Tommy Searle: "I knew I couldn't lose it for the fans"

Tommy Searle: "I knew I couldn

Outstanding is just one word you can use to describe Tommy Searle’s ride at Matterley Basin on Sunday last. The pressure of racing at home, the thousands of fans willing him on, the pressure coming from Jeffrey Herlings and the thousands watching on TV makes his win truly brilliant.

Tommy Searle: “The pressure to win always makes it tough to do it at home, but I didn’t want to let anyone down. Jeffrey closed up in both motos, but I knew I couldn’t lose it for the fans ! It’s a long shot for the title, but a win like today is a big consolation. I could hear his engine at times, and the fans told me that he was close, but I just rode my own race. I didn’t know until halfway round the last lap of race two that he had fallen, but then the party could begin!”

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Images by Sarah Gutierrez

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