But, that wasn't nearly as bad as my friend and arch nemesis, Phil Turkington crashing in the first practice and breaking his femur and foot. The corner workers didn't see him and, depending who you listened to, he lay off the track either two or three laps until the practice was over and a couple of racers told race control he was out there. Phil was remarkably philosophical about it, saying it was 'pilot error' and we must accept the consequences of the risks we take. I think he has a high tolerance for pain , too.
The entry was pretty meager, but there were a few interesting bikes.