Despite the conditions, the stars put on a really good show for the thousands of spectators who braved the conditions. Scott Redding said: “The weather spoiled things for everyone but I met loads of fans and we put on the best show that we could in the conditions.”
Six times World Champion Jim Redman was just as upbeat: “I can’t remember rain this bad for a long time but you can’t fix the weather. The important thing for me was that we put on a good show for the thousands of spectators who turned out. I really enjoyed meeting everyone and brought the bike back in one piece and so I went away happy.”
Thundersprint organiser Frank Melling was still smiling: “The reaction to the Thundersprint has been tremendously positive from spectators and traders and, in view of the thousands of spectators who braved the conditions, we were all wondering just what a vast crowd we would have attracted if the weather had been even half decent.
“I would like to add a special note of thanks to the people of Ashbourne, and the surrounding areas, for making us feel so welcome. When you start looking in Estate Agents’ windows you know that you are in a very special place.”