Thundersprint 2010 Called the "Best Ever"
Thundersprint 2010 called the "Best Ever"
Chris Walker really has collected every t-shirt in the racing world from GPs to World and British Superbike and as he sat on his Norton 961 race bike, surrounded by hundreds of autograph hunting fans, he was amazed: This really is a mega event. Ive always heard stories about the size of the Thundersprint but youd never believe it without seeing it.
The atmosphere was great too with really good natured crowds and a huge interest in our new Norton 961.
Winning on the Norton in its first ever race made for a perfect day. Well be back next year for sure.
Current GP star Danny Webb was just as enthusiastic. I had a brilliant day. The fans are great and although Ive been to the Thundersprint twice now I still cant believe the numbers. Its magic and I love every minute of the weekend.
Chris Cook, Head of Culture and Recreation for Cheshire West and Chester Council said: The Thundersprint has a huge impact on the local, and regional, economy with many tens of thousands of visitors staying in the area during the weekend.
Thundersprint is an important component of events Portfolio within Cheshire West and Chester. Free admission and an international reputation provide our community with the opportunity to be part of something that is unique, special and successful.
Thundersprint organiser Frank Melling was delighted with the whole weekend. He said: We could not have asked for better. We had a fantastic race entry ranging from pre-War bikes all the way to the two week old Norton 961. There was fabulous racing which gave great entertainment to the crowd and delighted traders. But best of all, there was nothing but happy faces - and thats the reason we run the Thundersprint.
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