Spot light on Thundersport
But Syd Day is far more than just the man who welcomes winners onto the podium and badgers riders to get their videos in to him on time.
“I live and breathe Thundersport, this is how it’s been since we first set it up,”
he reveals. “Yes, there are probably far more relaxing things a man of my years could be doing to occupy his time, but there’s nowhere else I’d rather be.”
As owner/director of Thundersport GB, Syd has been there from the very beginning, setting up the club with Dave Stewart in 2007. And it was all borne from an idea of something they both felt passionate about.
“Dave and I had been talking and we both felt there was a need for something new, something to bridge the gap between club racing and the British championships,” Syd explains.
“It’s something we both felt strongly about. The gap between the leading club at that time and the British series’ was just enormous and a sad situation was developing where riders would dominate in the clubs and move up to British and it was too big a leap.