Wednesday, October 11, 2006


I could see Taffy coming at me, but didn't move my hands off the wheel. Stupid. My hand hurt afterwards, but I figured it was just a bit sprained. I've broken my wrist before, so I know what that feels like. Definitely just a sprain...

Only it got worse rather than better. So today I figured I'd better get it looked at. One X-ray later and it seems I have a fracture of the first proximal phalanx. Or thumb, as it's sometimes known. It's only a tiny fracture, where the ligament joins the bone, but it definitely is fractured. They've given me a wrist/thumb brace, but don't seem inclined to do much more about it. "It'll hurt, take some pain killers if you need them and it'll heal up eventually". Umm, OK.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Spa Quick report

Great weekend at Spa. I qualified fifth in class, much better than expected after such a long time off. In race one I span at the final corner on the last lap, and collected Glyn Davies in a nasty frontal impact - captured on video here.

Race two I was rather further back due to a crap second qualifying time, but got a belter of a start. All was going well until Keith Pennington biffed me off the track at the first proper corner (Les Combes), leaving me to rejoin dead last. Had a fun race overtaking loads of people, and made it up to seventh place before red flags put an end to play. Unfortunately the countback to the previous lap deprived me of the last three overtakes, so I was only credited with tenth.