The Bavaria City Race was a really fun event unlike anything I’ve done before. Riding the RSV4 Aprilia around the streets of Dublin city centre is something I won’t forget in a hurry even if the weather was unkind to us. The 6km loop was closed off to the public and lined with barriers overnight turning Dublin into a makeshift racetrack! We used both sides of the road and as the traffic lights continued to switch from red to amber then green we took no notice and carried on through. I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of support I received from the Irish fans. I’m so focused on the job in hand when I’m racing that I tend to forget just how many people are following my progress back home so that was fantastic to witness. Check out the selection of pictures from the event below:
It was nice to see Jack Kennedy at the Bavaria City Race following his double victory in the British Supersport Championship at Snetterton. Best of luck to him for the rest of the season.
The Monster Energy girls kept me dry as the rain persisted throughout the day. I’m not sure if PJ Gallagher came along to see me or the girls though! It was good catching up with PJ again. I owe him one for all the shout-outs he’s been doing on the radio, I must get along to another of his gigs next time I’m back home for a while.
Buttsy and the rest of the drift squad were impressive to watch ripping up the streets of Dublin, I’d love a go in his car to try and learn the ropes of rear wheel drive.I had a spin in an F1 simulator in the afternoon. It’d be an awesome piece of kit to rent for my next birthday party!Thanks to Ian, Alan & Dan for bringing my bike across from England and braving the cold all day! Also thanks to Phil Read for organising it. They’re a good bunch of fellas.My family enjoyed it in the Bavaria hospitality, it was no wonder with great food and free Bavaria beer on tap! It was a nice family day out for my birthday – thanks to Gavin and everybody involved in organising the Bavaria City Race.-Eugene