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Sheepracer

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I had a big crash at Pembrey yesterday
« on: July 08, 2018, 09:53:47 PM »
A cracking weekends racing home at Pembrey Circuit. Best lap time there on my old 400 was a 113.47. Set a weekend target of a sub 110 given I’m now on a 600.  First practice on the Saturday and banged out a 108.4 - quicker than my team mate. Thought he’d swapped out transponders over- Richard Leonard.

Qualified well for race 1 Just .4 off my team mate. Great start - took a few scalps and slept on Rich’s back wheel. Tipped it into Honda slightly tight to try and drag him on the straight and lost the front- Big off. Bike a bit worse for ware and my helmet had a good scrape on the tarmac. Bit sore on the shoulder and sprained wrist but ok. Fixed the bike Saturday night and good to go Sunday. Today saw long delays as air ambulance required - all my thoughts with Cameron Caulfied and his family.
Got out for race 1 and back of grid due to yesterday’s crash. Great start and pulled a few places going into 1st hairpin. Not as confident going into Honda but getting faster.  3 la s to go and my gear linkage failed and was stuck in 3rd- lost a few places I fought for but managed to limp home. Final race of the day well up for it. Another good start and tagged on to Rob Havenhand and another rider, great 3 way battle ensued for the remainder of the race. Really enjoyed a great battle with some close moves.
Back to paddock and got called to race  control- thought to myself “oh shit” in for a bollocking for our close racing. Shocked and chuffed to receive performance of the day award chosen by the commentators.
Thanks to My team mate, Richard Hughes and family, Leanne Prins for her support and brolly dolly Callum Hill for making me laugh. I’ll post some action pics as soon as they are available. It’s coming home my arse.


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Re: I had a big crash at Pembrey yesterday
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2018, 08:15:27 AM »
Nice one , glad your OK , bet you have a few aches this morning 

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Re: I had a big crash at Pembrey yesterday
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2018, 09:29:24 AM »
Ouch! Hope your feeling ok today.

Shame about the lid, loved that one as so distinctive.

When’s the next race meeting for you?


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Re: I had a big crash at Pembrey yesterday
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2018, 12:07:17 PM »
Aching like a bitch mate. Next Race is Donny next month.


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Re: I had a big crash at Pembrey yesterday
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2018, 06:41:02 PM »
I guess riding to the limit you’ll occasionally tip over. Glad you and the bike okay.

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Re: I had a big crash at Pembrey yesterday
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2018, 10:50:12 PM »
Ouch glad your ok shame about Lid I liked that one too
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Re: I had a big crash at Pembrey yesterday
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2018, 08:01:35 AM »
I’m surprised you haven’t won one yet 😁

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Re: I had a big crash at Pembrey yesterday
« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2018, 11:44:25 AM »
Only my fourth race Les! Lots of fast boys out there. Plenty more practice needed. Plus the youngsters have no concept of fear at all!! I’m 45 😂😂


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Re: I had a big crash at Pembrey yesterday
« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2018, 10:29:17 PM »


A few pics from the weekend


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Re: I had a big crash at Pembrey yesterday
« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2018, 10:41:19 AM »
Nice pics mate looking good
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Re: I had a big crash at Pembrey yesterday
« Reply #10 on: July 15, 2018, 04:18:02 PM »
Glad your ok buddy  :thumbup2 love the pics

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Re: I had a big crash at Pembrey yesterday
« Reply #11 on: July 15, 2018, 04:49:23 PM »
Fair play Sheepracer :cool
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