Wilby gets off to a flyer in his pursuit of title success

SOLID START: Paul Wilby, who had to settle for second place last year finds himself joint top of the leaderboard
SOLID START: Paul Wilby, who had to settle for second place last year finds himself joint top of the leaderboard

Paul Wilby has made a promising start to the new MRO National Mini Twin Championships as he sets his sights on going one better than last year.

The 39 year-old Diss-based racer saw his second season in the championship, which races as part of the British Motorcycle Racing Club series, with four races in each of its nine rounds, end in frustrating circumstances last year after being narrowly pipped to the title.

But after clinching two race wins and two second-place finishes in round one at Brands Hatch last weekend, Wilby finds himself top of the leaderboard ahead of the season’s second round at Snetterton tomorrow.

“I’m feeling good and things have started really well,” he said.

“I am definitely aiming to win the title this year. Things are taking shape and I think I’m faster than ever before.

“Obviously I am not going to win every race but I think I am more consistent than I was last year and I’m feeling really confident.

“However, I know I won’t just walk away with it and the championship is just as competitive as it was .

“I believe one of my biggest rivals will be Richard Goode. He had a strong finish to last season and I think he will be challenging all season.

“Hopefully I can continue my good early form at Snetterton. It is my local track and so I’m expected to do well.

“I will have that added pressure of having a lot of family and friends there watching so hopefully I can do well.

“One thing is for sure, I will be going all out for the win.”