I’m still smiling after another fantastic weekend’s racing and doing the double at Snetterton 300. In the sprint race I had a great battle with Glen Richards and it went exactly to plan. I have to say, taking that win was magic.
In the feature race, planning didn’t come into it because there wasn’t a chance to, with trying to make a pass before a pass was made on me! It was a five man scrap to the end which made for a really exciting race.
I watched the race when I got home at 6.30am on Monday morning; normally I’d sleep in but I had to watch it again just to prove to myself I’d won it! It was a brilliant race to be part of and at one point I was thinking, ‘this is slipping away from me’. But I dug in because I knew Billy would make a move and maybe run Glen wide and I also had Sam on my tail to contend with, so I had to ride defensively too.
When I saw Billy pass Glen into the last corner, I knew I could get better drive, so I pulled out of their slipstream and won the drag to the line. I knew I had it in the bag before I crossed the finish line, so couldn’t help a cheeky celebration fist – 50 yards for the chequered flag!
In fairness to Glen he rode a perfect race but I mugged him on the line with a ‘Jack Attack’. Sometimes it works out and sometimes it doesn’t, although this time it worked in my favour – so I suppose you could say I was Triumph–ant!!!
It was another brilliant team effort from everyone at Mar-Train Yamaha and it’s a bonus to have a bit more of a cushion at the top of the championship table.
I’m taking part in the Bavaria City Racing in Dublin this June Bank Holiday weekend, so I’m really looking forward to that. As a Dubliner riding my race bike around my home city is a pretty big honour. It’s great that such a high profile event is taking place in Dublin; it’s not just good for the team and sponsors but also for the fans and is sure to do a lot of good by highlighting motor racing in general.