Well, it seems that Alan doesn't anyway. After an absence of ten years from racing at Brands Hatch, and despite being in a new class on an unfamiliar bike, he scooped four second places over the weekend at the first North Gloucester meeting of the season.
This means that Alan is now leading the championship, and needless to say was absolutely delighted at the way things went at Brands.
Unfortunately, the busy season of supporting riders through the paddock truck at North Gloucester Road Racing Club, Thundersport GB and Bemsee rounds, will make it impossible for him to take part in as many races as he would like, so the championship lead is held only temporarily, but it is always good to get off to such a great start.
Being so early in the year, it was very nearly dark by the end of proceedings but we did manage to snap a semi visible picture of Alan with the spoils.