Tag: Double Win

It’s fantastic to get the double for Yamaha on the R1’s 20th anniversary.

I said I would shave off my mustache if I won both races at Brands Hatch. I’m a man of my word and as ive done the double I would like to see a charity to be the beneficiary of all its attention. I think it’s most fitting if I pick the well known Movember Charity who are tackling prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention in men. If you would like to watch the shave off you can do so on my Facebook page or to donate, you can do so here… https://www.facebook.com/donate/234520637168757/?fundraiser_source=external_url

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This weekend was Cadwell Park. After testing here last week and doing low 26’s I was pretty confident for the race weekend. In the first session the times were a bit down but as the track improved so did the times and we topped every practice session. I qualified on pole and knew my team had done everything they could, to give me a good bike for the race. We had consistent lap times all weekend and a good race pace, so the rest was up to me.

In race 1 I got the hole shot and lead from the start, with the plan to get out front and control the pace. I quickly started to get a gap and when it was up to over 3 seconds the safety car came out for 2 laps. It was half race distance and I had used the best of the tyre, I had everyone bunched up behind so had to push hard to get a comfortable gap again. I finished in the lead, 2 second ahead of the second place rider.

In Race 2 I started from pole position again and lead start to finish.  Even when I had made a gap to second I kept pushing. It’s easy to make mistakes and lose concentration when you’re not in a battle. I didn’t have someone on my back wheel and chasing this time but I might have next race, I wanted to be smooth and calculated so I kept pushing and rode hard to the flag.

2 Pole Positions, 2 Wins & King of the Mountain this weekend.  It feels good to have the Triple Double too! A big thanks to my team for all their hard work, every weekend.

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