Monday September 23, 2019
PETERBOROUGH racer Charles Wright says he will never forget his Grand Prix debut at the Principality Stadium on Saturday.

The Crendon Panthers no.1 scored five points in his first appearance on the world stage which has certainly made him hungry for more with a notable scalp in his first race being the eventual winner of the British Grand Prix – Leon Madsen.

Wright said: “It was a brilliant night for myself. I couldn’t be happier scoring five points, I’ll take that any day against these sort of riders who are the best in the world. Everything went to plan on the night.

“I was a bit unlucky in one of my rides when I was in a good position only for it to get rerun but like I say, five points I’ll still take that.

“I literally tried taking the Grand Prix just like another meeting. Obviously, there are a lot more fans but I just concentrated doing the job I have been doing all year, relaxing and getting out of the start and ride my own race because they’re just human beings at the end of the day. Of course they are all good riders but I know if I am out in front then I’m quick enough.

“It will be a day I will never forget and hopefully I will be able to do it again. I really was trying; I was never off the pace all night even when I was at the back I was giving it a go.

“The fans knew I was against top riders in the world and any effort and some good racing probably meant as much to them as it did to me.”

Wright paid tribute to his engine tuner Peter Johns – who has played a key part in his success this year.

He added: “Peter Johns is doing my engines this year and I can’t thank him enough for what he has done and it has made me faster on the bike in every way. It got me to Cardiff by winning the British Final and on Saturday night I just kept with the same engines that I have been running all year doing nothing different just using a standard setup which went well.”

The Peterborough promotion along with boss Carl Johnson would like to congratulate Charles for what he achieved at the British Grand Prix as he proudly represented the Panthers and country with pride.

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