NEVILLE BRADSHAW AUGUST
21 August 2013
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Well Im glad to say its been another great month of
racing. We have had 3 weekends on the trot racing in the 3 main
championships here in the UK. Training on the bike has been a bit
tough lately, after my crash at Whitby, my left index finger has
been getting progressively worse, so I went to the hospital, and
it turns out Ive snapped the main ligament, which pulled a
piece of bone along with it when it snapped, so its been pain
management and doing enough to get by during the week.
First up we had round 5 of the Red Bull
Pro Nationals at Canada Heights, which is my favourite
circuit in the UK, so I was looking forward to a good weekend. I
was fastest in both practises and ended up qualifying 2nd. The races
went good, although I had a lot of work to do coming through the
pack, I came away with the overall win on the day, and managed to
take home the red plate and championship lead, so I was stoked on
Next up was the penultimate round of the
British Championships at the sandy Hawkstone park circuit.
It was tough going for me and I had to work hard for the podium,
after poor starts and a first turn crash in moto 2.I came through
the pack really good in all 3 races. I felt my speed and fitness
were great, I ended up 3rd overall, and managed to close down another
5 points on Elliot Banks Browne in the championship chase.
Finally this weekend we had the penultimate
round of the British Masters at Brookthorpe in Gloucester,
a track I have never been to before, it was really fast and stayed
relatively smooth through the day which made the racing close. Again
I struggled out the gate, in race 1 I got back to 2nd, and in race
2 I came from way back again, and rode really good to get back to
2nd posting the quickest lap in that one.. So I went 2-2 for 2nd
overall, and was happy with my feeling on the bike.
So now we have a weekend off after 5 weeks of straight racing,
but the next 2 weeks are going to be spent testing with the motor,
and trying to get my starts back on track, to give ourselves the
best chance at the final 4 races of the season. At the minute we
are 11 podiums on the bounce, so Im hoping to keep that running,
and hopefully in the next catch up, I will have wrapped up the masters
title, and be one step closer to that 3rd red bull pro nationals
title. We are going all in.
Thanks to everyone for all the support. Much appreciated.
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