The last time I posted a blog, Id just come back from Paul Dennings fancy dress party, where I went as DJ Talent from Britains Got Talent. It went down really well, but after the party, it was straight back to work!
The Monday after the party, I went to an event in Exeter for a long-term sponsor of myself and the Crescent team, Goodridge, which was celebrating its 40th anniversary. Stirling Moss was there to open the new extension theyve just had built and it was a really good do. I also went to Woodbury Park Nigel Mansells hotel and golf club with the guys from Goodridge and had a look around the World of Racing museum, which Id recommend to anyone. One of the best exhibits there was the telemetry reading for a lap Nigel did of the Michigan Speedway when he was in Indy Cars. On one lap, he averaged 236 mph and didnt lift off the throttle once! Fantastic!
I then went to Mallory Park for Tommys first race with us and he ended up doing an awesome job. Before the race weekend, Id told Tommy to just enjoy it. But he proved his talent by dominating practice and qualifying and only missed out on pole by a whisker. Then just as it was looking like wed be enjoying a good result, the man from Down Under intervened.
Following the Mallory Park race weekend, I went over to Donington Park for the MotoGP. I caught up with Paul Denning and the Rizla Suzuki team and just enjoyed the atmosphere!
A couple of days later, we went to Brands Hatch one of our sponsors had bought Toms bike from late last season and was having a go on it around the GP circuit before he puts it away. While we were there, we gave Tommy a bit of time on track to prepare for the Brands Hatch round of the BSB, which was where I went next
I must say, MSV did a fantastic job over the BSB weekend and put on a really good show. Agostini was on-track and there were loads of classic bikes. It felt like the good old days!
With regards to the racing, it was a mixed weekend for us. Tommy finished fifth in race one and fourth in race two, but then in race three he had some front end issues and finished seventh. It was a bit of a mystery as he was struggling for grip but we hadnt changed a thing from race one and two. Congratulations to Leon Camier on doing a fantastic job and taking a hat-trick of wins. Hes been in great form all year and although hes on a very good bike, hes ridden flawlessly and deserves his championship lead.
Elsewhere, Sylvain is doing well. After he had an x-ray last week, were confident that hell be back on the bike and testing soon. Watch this space!
Finally, were off to Poole Quay shortly for our annual sponsors day, which should be a good laugh. Blue Chip and Worx will be among the sponsors coming along and its just our way of saying thank you for their support.
See you at Cadwell Park!