The Thundersprint attracts many stars and celebrities but there are none more popular than the relaxed and charming James May, co-presenter of the BBC’s “Top Gear” programme. Although an expert on cars, and renowned for his hilariously laconic assessments of all that’s new in the world of four wheels, James is a dedicated bike fan and rates the Thundersprint as one of his favourite events of the year.
James will return to Northwich on May 10 with his mighty 1964, 87cc Honda which produces a breathtaking 6.5 bhp. James will line up with six times World Champion Jim Redman and Double World Champion, James Toseland.
James (May, rather than Toseland) said: ‘When I crest Castle Hill in Northwich in my borrowed van, and see the town spread out below me like Camelot, I will know that my faithful charger, the 87cc Honda C200, has arrived at its spiritual home.”
Asked about his racing achievements on the mighty Honda James listed doing 45mph on the A4, changing the oil and finishing a very close next to last in the 2007 Thundersprint.
Truly,”Mad Dog May”, as James likes to be known when he is racing, will bring a very special presence to the Thundersprint start line.