Mark Goodings recorded bronze replica finishes, for the first time at TT 2017, enjoying his strongest TT campaign to date.
A first bronze replica trophy to add to growing roads CV, was wrapped up in the opening Monster Energy Supersport race, finishing a very respectable 37th.
Following a non finish in the Superstock race, plus the cancellation of the second Supersport encounter, this left just the Senior, to complete Mark’s third TT race week.
Photo by Jim Gibson
Going onto finish 35th aboard the PMH Promotions/Pennine Stone Ltd backed Kawasaki, he made it back to back bronze replica finishes, along the way, lapping in excess of 120.6 mph.
Speaking via his Facebook page, Mark’s reflections on TT 2017, are as follows:
“Back home and finally getting into the swing of things outside of the TT paddock. We’ve had an incredibly busy TT 2017 made up of some good results, late nights and disastrous weather conditions at times.
It’s safe to say we didn’t get as much time as we would have liked on both bikes, due to a mixture of mechanical issues and weather related cancellations. However, we certainly can’t complain as we came away with two bronze replicas, 35th position in the Senior TT and 37th position in the Supersport race.
This was all while starting from the back of the grid and we even managed a personal best lap speed in the Supersport race of 118.108 mph.
We had a strong pit crew who carried out two faultless pit stops, which was a credit to all those involved.
We’d like to thank everyone that has helped and supported us in the run up to this year’s TT as it wouldn’t have been possible without it. Special thanks goes to;
Mum & Dad, Phil & Ashley Tasker, Jack Keeton, Brian & Lisa Reid, Natasha Reid,Brian Snailsby, Jayne & John Davis, PMH Promotions, Pennine Stone Ltd, Rock Oil, @XS Gaurd Mouthguards, Dry Brow, B.O.M. Batteries, Hawks, Auto 66, Multifix, Liftrucs UK Ltd, TT Supporters Club & Graham, Pipe Werx, Oliver’s Mount, Zhoodz, Dynobike and IPG.”
Words by Stevie Rial