Race day on Wednesday was cancelled due to the cloak of manannin, had crossed from Ramsey and was bringing with it some more lovely rain!!
So, here we are, Thursday, race day.
Rain throughout the night had left the course damp in places, so Wayne and Mark set off down Bray Hill under caution and tried to gas it where possible without getting caught out! Not the place for mistakes and trophy eyes! Damp through Glen Helen and as they approached the mountain around waterworks, Wayne took the tear off from his visor and they all came off so he now had flies squashed on the visor which wasn't good for his vision! They we still on the noise though and came through the grandstand at 105.452.
Lap 2...... The road surface had improved slightly now and they gassed it up to Ramsey. A shower meant Wayne was able to rub his glove across his visor and clear the view a bit and take a better time of 107.639.
Lap 3.......with Greg Lambert and Kenny Cole in sight, and a clear road now, they opened the bike up, through to Glen Helen at 5.07, then off up to Ballaugh. Wayne had the number 10 outfit in close quarters at Rhencullen and all across the mountain section, down into Cronk ny Mona, until the got to The Nook and a gear slip saw a second lost, letting Greg finish just in front, but with the team finishing a fantastic 8th, with a lap speed of 109.154.
A great TT for Wayne and Mark, 6th and 8th, silver and bronze replicas. Of course they're not totally happy with the engines as the gear boxes need attention, something we will get sorted as soon as possible. (Funds permitting!)
As for the head shave......they did it!! And, raised over £1000 for the Rob Vine fund, which provides medical care and equipment for injured riders and motor sports on the island. A worthy cause. Well done lads!!
I'll try and load some pictures of the whole event soon, be patient!!
We would just like to say a huge 'Thanks' to everyone who has helped support this TT and hope you will continue to follow us throughout the season. We are at Donnington Park on the 21/22nd June and then at the Southern 100 on the 7th/11th July.
Carl, we need some repairs!! We had a safe journey home and had no more damage to the caravan, but it's still poorly from the outward trip!! Oops!!
Many thanks all.
To Spike, Greggers, Nick and Tim, Doc, Ted, John and Min, and every else who came, not only to see us but to watch the racing, so glad you came and thanks for your support! Good to see you!