You may remember that our sponsored bike rider Sam Osborne had to stop racing just after the season’s start last year after being diagnosed with Post-Concussion Syndrome. He sustained a head injury during a crash at a testing session at the end of 2015, the consequences of which only became apparent a few months later. Now, Sam is on course to return to racing in 2017 and will compete on a bigger bike, a Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9. To get to know his new Suzuki, Sam has just returned from a 3-day track weekend in Cartagena, Spain – away from our winter – where he hoped to get the best preparation to start the new season in the best possible shape.
The result of Sam’s Spanish weekend? Very productive were his exact words, as well as “I feel like I already know the bike. I can see the bike has great potential and is definitely not lacking in power. With the amount of power slides and wheelies I was having in Spain, it’s absolute animal!”
Sam plans to enter both the Thundersport GP1 Sportsman series, as well as take part in the No-Limits programme with which includes sprint as well as endurance races. Riding in both series will mean that Sam is racing on most weekends but if successful, his move up the racing rankings will come that much quicker.
We wish him well and look forward to bringing you some very positive news as the season gets underway.
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