The last race of the 2013 Calendar was the BritCar/Gt Endurance; but this is a one day affair. So, for all intents and purposes, ThunderSport Motorcycle Racing was the last proper race meeting. Proper as in the paddock village grows from the thursday tests through to the Sunday racing.
It seemed like Donington was the place to be – the paddock was really buzzing. There was a bit of a who’s -who of spectators; customers came in to report sightings of Ron Haslam, road racer Guy Martin and the Lowes twins: Alex, who won the BSB crown and Sam, who won the World SuperSport this year! But the name on everyone’s lips was out on track – Freddie Sheene, the son of the GP legend Barry Sheene.
The odd rider came in ‘crowing’ that they’d passed Freddie in practise or out of a corner as though they’d beaten Barry himself! How is that for pressure on your first race meeting? Racing in the Pre-National 600, Freddie took three podiums: one 2nd place and two 3rd places! Who is crowing now!?!
It was a great way to finish off the season. Don’t miss Thundersport next year!
This has to be the photo of the weekend :
Guy Martin slowly being surrounded by his adoring fans!
Stay warm and have a fun festive season. Merry, Merry!