NORTH East twins rider Daniel Good is hoping his third time’s a charm as he looks to redeem the past two seasons and finally win the NEMCRC Stocktwins title.
And with plans to add a 600 to his competitive stable, he’s set for a busy 2019.
Good was the winner of No Limits Racing’s inaugural Standard Twins title this season, even after missing the final round of the year at Donington Park while battling it out at the NEMCRC finale at East Fortune.
A mishap by his closest NLR championship rival put paid to any worries at Donington, but a near-domination at East Fortune still brought him up just shy of the NEMCRC Stocktwins crown as Chris Richardson edged him in the standings.
While it’s Good’s second year on the trot coming up short of his home club’s title, he’s keen to put it behind him and finally lift the trophy.
“Last year my goal was to compete with NEMCRC and Auto66 with the SV650 and a KTM RC8R, but it didn’t work out with either Auto66 or the KTM so I did a few rounds with NLR and really enjoyed it,” he told UK Clubsport.
“I got lucky as I missed NLR’s last round of the season as it clashed with NEMCRC, but the lad in second with NLR crashed out in qualifying. Then I won four of the last five Stocktwin races with NEMCRC, but it wasn’t enough to win that championship.
“It was a strange way to win my first club title, and although I came second in the NEMCRC championship for the second year running, my goal is to try win that.
“My plans for this season centre around that Stocktwin championship, which starts at Croft on March 23 and 24. I would also love to do a Bemsee round this year, as they seem to have the most competitive and full grids of just Minitwin racers.”
Good is also eyeing a move to more powerful machinery as he looks set to make his debut in the Formula 600 series alongside regular duties on the SV.
“I came second in the bigger bikes with the NEMCRC Thunderbikes, finishing the season on an Aprilia, but we’re moving to the 600 class which should be very exciting.
“We’re converting a 600 road bike to a track bike so it will be completely stock, but I will use that as my second entry and see how I get on.
“I’ve always fancied an inline-four since watching club racing as a kid and the class normally has some top riders with really close racing, so I just cant wait to get out there at Croft in March.”
*Images: Jennifer Charlton