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| Lisa Takes Week-end Double at
After all of the problems and
difficulties that Lisa has suffered this year, she has come back after her
recent injury to take both 125cc races at Knockhill this weekend (7th/8th July
with the TTwebsite logo on her bike, being interviewed after the first
was so determined this weekend to do something positive and show that I had it
in me to win, and I did it.
over the moon with the way the weekend turned out and have to say that it has
been one of the most enjoyable weekends that I have ever had in my
Unfortunately the weather on
the Saturday was just so bloody awful, there was fog that was so heavy, that
they had to cancel the practice.
Sunday morning however turned out to
be a great day, in more ways than one. The weather was good and I felt
When we arrived at the track, much to my horror, the track
was soaking wet, and it was teemin down. Anyway, I got my race face on and took
ma baby out for a few laps to get the feel of the place again.
wrist had only been out of plaster for a couple of weeks I wasn't sure how it
would hold out. It didn't feel too bad after my practice spin around the track,
but by God did it give me gip later on.
Anyway, I kept my practice to
just a couple of laps as I didn't want anybody knowing just how quick I could
go, before the racing started.
A wee bit later the track was drying out
except for a couple of places just where you want to crank the bike over. It
was running across the tarmac, so too wet for slicks and not wet enough for
full wets. Not having any intermediates I decided on wets and added a coupel of
lbs to them to stiffen them up a bit.
In the first race, I got a great
start from the front row and was in the lead for the first corner. I lost the
back end going down Duffus dip due to the tyres being cold and opening the
throttle a bit too early, I didn't loose the lead though! I think everyone
behind must have sat up after seeing me loose it, then get it back again.
It was a three way fight every corner for the whole race between
myself, Ron Thompson from Scotfibers and Michael Robertson. Unfortunately Ron
lost the front end at the hairpin on the last lap making everyone gasp as it
looked like we were all going down.
By all accounts it was a good race,
I don't know 'cause I was looking in front all the time!
Me and Deek with "ma
Once the high of winning had started to wear off, I got my head around winning
the second race.
I sat in the dummy grid concentrating on the track,
lines etc and that helped disperse the butterflies!
Again in the second
race I got another good start and I just went for it, I knew that if I kept in
front, I would win. This race was just as hard as the first with myself, Ron
and Michael all fighting it out for the top spot.
I was getting good
pit signals from my crew, Stewart and John, so I knew what was going on behind.
Wel into the race, my tyres were tearing up and it was like riding on
marbles, but I knew I had it in the bag. I can tell you I was really pleased to
see the chequered flag and to know my race was finished.
Over The Line And It's Mine
Without a doubt this has been the best racing weekend I have ever
had. I'm still emotional thinking about it now! I could never have done it
without the help of my Hubby Deek, Jack Milton, Lesley and Craig "camera man"
Dewar, Stewart Cole and his Lucky pit board, and John "timekeeper" Wilson.
A big thanks also goes out to Raymond "Hodgi Ui" Hodges and sidekick
Johnny O'neil who due to commitments with the Paul Robinson/ Connolly
Transport/BPS team could not be with me yesterday. Thanks for everything Ray,
but now who's in front with the championship points?..... ME!
all the officials, Marshals and spectators who cheered me on, and especially to
the little girl, Marianne, who asked for my autograph, She made my
Now I know I'm a real racer!
All the best 'till next time.
Lisa and all at Team Miller Racing.