Cool kid Reid hoping to shine on Oulton Park stage once again
Current British Supersport Championship leader Andy Reid is looking forward to Oulton Park's Bank Holiday meeting with his Quattro Plant Cool Kawasaki team - a venue that served up his maiden win in the class last year and afforded him a high-profile award.
'I'd a solid test at Oulton Park last week, even though we maybe didn't get as much track time as I would have liked," said the Jordanstown rider, who was 'sold' on the idea of additional support recently - having picked up a deal with Northern Ireland based commercial estate agent, Frazer Kidd.
"Track conditions were not ideal at Oulton last week, but I was able to match my race pace from last year," was the confident response from the Quattro Plant Cool Kawasaki championship leader.
"I'm in a really good place at the minute, both mentally and physically, and I have that big smile back on my face, that was there most weekends when I raced in the 125cc class.
"A lot of that is down to the environment this season within the Quattro Plant Cool Kawasaki team and the ZX-6R, which I just love riding," added the Ulsterman, who also took to pedal power this week in preparation for round two at the Cheshire venue.
"It was brisk in that weather, I will tell you that," he smiled.
"And a 25mph headwind didn't make it as enjoyable as I would have liked, but it was great to get out again and spin the legs."
Summing up he concluded: "We've started the year as I envisaged: coming out of the blocks strong but not getting overly excited. I'm absolutely buzzing to go racing again this weekend at Oulton Park and after the round one win we are a step closer to that end goal.
"I'm hoping to tick off step two on Sunday and Monday."