So last time we spoke I was looking forward to round 1 of my championship after a good winters prep.
For me round 1 was amazing with my new team. We got our first pole position of the year and managed to win both races and securing the fastest lap. So as you can image i was pretty happy.
Round 2 was at Brands Hatch Indy which is my worse circuit of the year and honestly we struggled a lot with the bike set up and looking back we could have made a better package for the races, but that said we still managed 2 more podium finishes so for me we learnt a lot.
After Brands I had a hectic week with an official test at Oulton and a scheduled trip to Italy where I managed to start my training out in the hills. The days I did have at home I was preparing my flat track bike with a front brake as a friend of mine had built a new TT style track and me and the Lowes twins were getting into that which was so much fun with the gps lap timers and over competitive nature of us all.
Round 3 Oulton park, I was feeling quite confident about this round as the test was real positive. Race one went to plan as I led from start to finish and managed to pull a good gap at the end using a harder tyre.
The second Race was all going to plan sitting in p3 waiting to make my move and then James Ellison bike broke directly Infront of me leaving me no where to go and at 160mph I hit the back of his bike luckily I got thrown over the front and slid down the track. I had mixed feelings as it was my first crash of the year which wasn’t my fault and I was confident to win another race. But the positives were that I was unhurt and still leading the championship. Straight after this event I managed a few days of flat tracking then a friend and I ventured down to Plymouth for a Dainese dealer day but on route we hooked up with Adams surf boards where I got a day surfing and I picked up my new board they had made me .
The following weekend I made a trip to Imola to visit Wsbk team Puccetti as I was planning to do my home Wsbk round at Donington. For me this was quite exciting to ride at my home track with them.
I brought my crew Chief Simon and mechanic Dave to the race and honestly I was quite happy. We had a disaster in qualifying with a crash and ended up eighth but The race was like a dream on a private team we managed a second place which is the first time a non factory bike had been on the podium this year. Race 2 didn’t go as good as another rider hit me making me crash but again we were running in p2 and feeling strong.
After this race I was straight back out to Italy where I was doing some extreme adventures being canyoning, cliff jumping then rock climbing I also managed a few days Cycling and wakeboarding but the whole week was amazing.
Getting back from there I rushed straight to Wellingborough where I was hosting my annual Sparks golf event the Leon Haslam Classic and even though the weather was terrible I think everyone had a fun day and we raised nearly £17,000 for Sparks. The day after I was at Snetterton for a official bsb test but we had some issues with my bike so I didn’t get any laps but I’m feeling ready and raring for round 4 in Scotland, Knockhill where hopefully I can extend my lead.
Will speak soon hopefully with more good news and exciting things I have been up too.