This week sees Brechin’s own Valentino Rossi, Ryan Watson, jet off to Spain to compete in the last round of the CEV Buckler Championship.
The CEV is the Spanish equivalent of the British Superbikes and is largely viewed as the breeding grounds for future Moto GP racing stars.
This will see Ryan putting in his final laps this season before a winter break. Having finished the British Superbike series at the beginning of October, Ryan has been missing the buzz.
And this saw him trade his two wheels for four wheels when he drove the Duncan McIntosh designed cartie in the recent Brechin event. Ryan explained that he thoroughly enjoyed the cartie racing experience and wished to thank Duncan McIntosh for the opportunity but added he would be glad to be back on is bike this week.
The 2012 race season brought mixed fortunes for Ryan, starting the year strongly with two podium finishes. Unfortunately this wasn’t to last when a series of mechanical failures saw Ryan fall down the Championship ranking and eventually take the decision to split with the Appleyard/Macadam team.
Seeing the frustrated potential in his son, Keith Watson decided to invest in Ryan and create their own race team - WatsonWork Racing - with the help and knowledge of Gordon Work. Keith explained this would not be possible without the support of Ryan’s sponsors and wished to thank Subsea Fluids, INP Signs, The Hardware Store, Mike Ingram’s Body repair shop, DSTC Ltd (Dave Street), Framework Property Developments Ltd., family and friends.