After the freezing BSB test day mid week, Sundays Thundersport GB event was a pleasant change with clear blue skies for most of the day. The racing didn’t disappoint either and the program reported 394 riders competing over the weekend. The atmosphere in the paddock at a Thundersport GB meeting is always good and the organisation looks slick.
I watched the first race infield at Redgate and decided to move to the Craner Curves for Race 2 – Golden Era Supersport and Steelsport. The race was hardly underway when there was a spectacular accident as Adam Darnell lost the bikes rear. I quickly started firing as the accident unfolded and more riders got involved. Sparklight team-mate Chris Hellewell had nowhere to go taking a nasty fall and the Yamaha of Karl Foster cartwheeled at some speed and distance, narrowly missing Adam Darnell.
As usual the marshals and medical staff were quickly on the scene and attended to the riders promptly and efficiently. Fortunately no-one suffered any serious injury and all were able to walk away.