Two races – two finishes – and two signatures on my Novice license. Slower in the second race and lapped by a few more, but I considered getting home in one piece a priority. I’m grateful to my Worcester-based cousins Alex and Tony for coming and giving me their support – one of their photos is reproduced here. Thanks must go to Richard and the Newbridge Boys for looking after me and providing a flawless ride; and to Malcolm for coaching me – even when he’s not at the circuit. Roll on Snetterton at the end of April.