BSB » Catherine Green becomes first female winner

"The crew kept gesturing to me over the wall to slow down, but I couldn't as I thought it might ruin my concentration" - Catherine Green.

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Sick Cylinder - Unregistered

August 31, 2012 2:32 PM

Congrats to Catherine.

I have just been reading a book about Ernst Degners defection and the early two strokes (Stealing Speed by Mat Oxley) - the motor cycle authorities did everything they could to stop women racing. In an attempt to stop beryl Swain in 1962 the TT introduced a minimum weight limit of 9 stone 4. She had to go on a cake diet to bulk up! Then when she came 22nd in the 50cc TT the FIM banned all women from international motorcycle competition. Beryl went through all the appeals to the FIM, but eventually had to admit defeat and retire from the sport.

I am glad that times have moved on and hope Catherine (and Jenny) inspire a new generation of young ladies.

Sillius Soddus - Unregistered

August 31, 2012 5:20 PM

I've been laboriously picking my way through MCn one picture at a time and I haven't noticed it there either yet.

Probably it is.
Probably I haven't got to the right page yet.
But as the right page was either the front or the back page maybe its really not on the right page?

You get all this guff about women's olympics often in sports so obscure you haven't heard about them (running & jumping fer instance) but when something truly unique occurs it goes by with barely an acknowledgement.

Bit cra9 really innit? :rolleyes:

notfastenuff - Unregistered

August 31, 2012 7:15 PM

I consider myself a fast road rider, fast on trackdays so i had a go at racing
3 seasons on 600s = no wins
dropped down to 125s (thought it looked easier)
2 seasons = no wins
If you havent had a go its hard to realise just how fast she is

Trust me she is very quick

i know some knobheads will thumbs down this comment
but they are just jealous of her talent WELL DONE GIRL

Jon M - Unregistered

September 04, 2012 9:25 AM

It is indeed excellent to see a young lady win a British championship race, and as a low rung club racer I know exactly how good you need to be to even ride at national level.
Guys, even if you're doing fast group trackdays it's still a big step up to racing. People give Jenny Tinmouth, Karl Harris etc a hard time but boy oh boy- they are fast.
And those 'mobile chicanes' they call CRT? YOU try and keep up with one! They are fast as fxxk!

BUT, for the sake of every young boy who has also won a 125 race lets keep some perspective. Catherine is fast and talented but so are plenty of other guys, so lets keep it in balance.
Best of luck to everyone who steps up to the grid.

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