Stephen Sword enjoys his day at the road races

Well here’s my first Blog for the readers and fans of Tyco Suzuki on the team’s official website: www.tyco-suzuki.co.uk. I know the road racing side of the team has a lot of history, so hopefully between myself and Stuey [Edmonds], we can raise the profile of Suzuki’s official team in British Championship Motocross also this year.

I got a good couple of weeks’ training and riding in before the last British round at Canada Heights. I was determined to have a good result after a slow start at the first round. To sum the day up: it was a lot better than Fat Cats that’s for sure! I was disappointed not to get the overall at Canada Heights, even though we were joint top points’ scorers, but I suppose I’ll have to be satisfied with second… for now.

It was a good boost for the team and not a bad day to do it on, with Phil Dashey from Tyco and a few of his colleagues turning up. It was just what we all needed. If we continue to improve like that then we will be in a good position for the championship. My next race will be the first round of the Red Bull Pro Nationals at Landrake this coming weekend, which was postponed two weeks because of the weather. It’s a track I enjoy and will be focusing on a good start to the championship.

It was my little boy’s third birthday last week. He got spoiled by everyone and has been hyper for a week now. We had a party for him with about thirty kids there; it was a challenge but lucky for me, Jodie had all angles covered!

I attended the British Superbike round at Thruxton, which is only about 40 minutes from my house after the boys in the team invited me down. It was good to hang out and have a chat to some of the road race lads. I know a few of them as they started in motocross. The racing was good and even better for the team as Josh Brookes took a great win in the second race.

I went down onto the grid for race two and it’s a bit different from motocross to say the least, but cool to see what it’s all about. I was pleased to see Stuart Easton doing well after what he has gone through over the past year. I grew up riding motocross with him and I completed my school work experience at his dad’s garage in Hawick. Fitting car tyres and starter motors didn’t really interested me that much, but the fact that I could take my motocross bike, so Stuart and I could go out practicing after work – that made it all that bit more appealing.

Let’s hope we have some more podiums and hopefully wins to report next time around for Tyco Suzuki. Who knows I might even talk Philip Neill into giving me a run on one of the team’s GSX-R600s! Maybe even take in a GSX-R Track Day…

Cheers
Swordy

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