Philip helped me a lot in those early years and calmed me a little. He was the first person to sit me down and say: “leave yourself a foot to the kerb. If there’s a last lap and a win in it, then you’ve a little in reserve.” I think his advice helped me become not only a safer rider, but a stronger one also.
It’s hard to believe this is their 20th year in racing, but they’ve had some great success over the years and I’ve fond memories of working with both Hector and Philip, and the boys at TAS Racing.
It was great for me. Philip and Hector and all the boys in Moneymore took me under their wing; it was like an extended family for me. I spent quite a bit of time over in that ‘neck-of-the-woods’ in Northern Ireland and I absolutely loved it.
Riding for the TAS squad was an enjoyable part of my career. I’ve always felt aligned with Philip, Hector and all the boys within the TAS Racing team and that relationship continues today.