2019 Post TT

Published on 13th June 2019

The last 12 months have been extremely busy for us both personally and with the track training business which is the reason why the blog has fallen by the wayside. I will try and keep this more up to date as there is a lot going on for us and the coaches which you may want to hear about.

Firstly the best news you will hear. James continues to be cancer free, recent tests show no return of the disease. I am sure you all agree he is looking fit and well in his TV appearances this year.

TT 2019 was both frustrating and succesfull for our coaches. When I spoke to them in the TT paddock waiting for news on whether or not practices or racing would take place there was a very profound sense of nervousness as you can imagine. Even Davo was showing signs of nerves which I have never seen in the previous couple of years. The organisers did a great job of making the most out of every safe opportunity to get the riders out.

Lee Johnston got his first and very well deserved win in the Supersport race in very difficult conditions. I was up on the mountain watching the race and it was extremely cold and windy, feeling more like November.


Davo Johnson had his first TT podium in the Stock 1000 class with Honda. A very tight battle coming down to a last sector charge from Davo to narrowly beat Micheal Dunlop.
Dean Harrison was consistently on the podium finishing with his and the teams well deserved victory in the Senior TT.

We also suffered the loss of Daley Mathieson at the TT. If anyone wants to donate to a fundraising effort for his wife Natalie and daughter Daisy this is the link https://uk.gofundme.com/in-memory-of-daley-mathison

Our next track training day is at Croft Circuit next Wednesday the 19th of June with an incredible coaching line up. From road racing we have Dean Harrison, Davo Johnson and Davey Todd. From BSB we have Tayor Mackenzie, Christian Iddon and Dan Linfoot. Of course James will also be coaching on the day. At Croft we are trying some 2 to 1 coaching with video which is proving to be very popular. This is a more intensive day which may be the next step for some people to improve. I recommend that anyone trying this first does a "normal" day with us as they may find that gives them enough to work on before using the intensive coaching to fine tune any problems.

We are very pleased to see that a rescue package has been put to together for Scarborough, I've already entered the Twin and Supersport Categories. I'm usually easy to spot bringing up the rear!

See you all soon Drinkie

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