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TT Dream: Rollercoaster...

But having had a decent run at the Manx GP last year I wasn't giving this up without a fight. Cue some frantic emails and a couple of phone calls to the organisers during the week after Brands, and they agreed to take a second look at my application. By the end of the week, I had received a second email:

“Dear Oliver... regarding your entry to TT 2013... after further conversations... we would like to offer you an entry into the Lightweight Class”

Yes!!

So within 7 days I had been built up, utterly destroyed, and then revived again! With a huge sigh of relief I now have a confirmed entry for the Supertwin race and I really cannot thank Gary Thompson and the TT Race Management Team enough for taking a second look at my entry.

Although I have missed out on a slot in the Supersport races, in a way that makes life a little easier. I can now focus all of my attention on getting the twin set-up for the TT course and getting up to speed on it. Racing wise, next up is the Easter weekend meeting at Donington Park and hopefully the weather will perk up enough to enable us some decent dry weather running before the road racing season starts in late April.

Hopefully that's all the drama we'll have to suffer through between now and TT fortnight. Then all I'll need to do is qualify in a field that now has Mr McGuinness himself as a confirmed entrant. Should be easy then eh!

Thanks for reading,

Oli



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Oli

March 27, 2013 11:49 PM

Cheers Whitehead. I would have loved to have done the NW200 but with such a short gap between the North West and the TT it was impossible to fit around work. Fingers crossed we'll have a good run up to the TT with the meetings in Ireland, a nice safe practice week and get that finishers medal. Anything more than that will be a bonus! Oli



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