Since we last raced at Castle Combe (in 2014), the track had been resurfaced. Our PB lap was 1'20.129, which we were hoping to beat over the weekend. We went out on the Saturday morning for a free practice session and remembered how fantastic the circuit is and then waited for hours and hours whilst the day's scheduled programme was delayed by numerous red flagged races.
Sunday morning brought another clear, dry and hot day. An estimated 20,000 spectators flocked to the circuit for the close racing, numerous parades and superstar appearances - including Freddie Spencer, Guy Martin, Stuart Graham and John McGuinness.