Kevin's last lap - pictures

by Caroline Ash

Kirsten Ash (text) and Chesca Miles (photography)

Silverstone parade lap dummy grid

Kevin's family would like to say a huge thank you to all who made Friday night such a success. They very much appreciate all your help and support.

The parade laps around Silverstone started off the event, thoroughly enjoyed by all who took part, and by all who watched from the paddock. It was a fitting tribute to Kevin, who's family heavily associate him with the track. Caroline absolutely loved her own lap, which saw her get on a bike that day for the first time in over 20 years.


The auction was also a huge success. Suzi Perry, former MotoGP and current F1 presenter, and personal friend of Kevin's, hosted the auction and did a fantastic job. Troy Corser also attended and even signed a print of himself live to be auctioned off to a lucky winning bidder. Chesca Miles, stunt rider and also a friend of Kevin's, kindly photographed the event.

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Silverstone bike parking areaSilverstone bike parking area

parade lap briefingparade lap briefing

Caroline on the parade lapCaroline on the parade lap

pillion ride with Troy Corserpillion ride with Troy Corser

pillion ride with MCN road tester Chadpillion ride with MCN road tester Chad

Suzi Perry, Caroline Ash and Chesca MilesSuzi Perry, Caroline Ash and Chesca Miles

welcome from Carolinewelcome from Caroline

auction hosted by Suzi Perryauction hosted by Suzi Perry

Caroline with her bike loaned for the weekendCaroline with her bike loaned for the weekend

malauder
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I'd like to add my thanks to Andrea Friggi at Triumph who very kindly arranged the loan of a very nice bike so that I could participate in this lap. Suzi Perry did a fantastic job with the auction, Chesca Miles took some great photos, and there was clearly a lot of work done by Colleen Dixon at MCN both before and on the day.
A great event to show our respect for Kevin and our support for his family; thanks to all who came.
Mark

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Touching tribute from MCN/Suzi etc...

http://youtu.be/-IRbiPAUPZE

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Thanks for posting that Captain Scarlet. I wasn't even aware of it - nice shot of me on the back of Neevesy's bike for a pillion ride - slightly quicker than the parade lap :-)

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Once I get home I'll have a look at the link CS (The work computer system won't let me on).

Thanks.

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Nice video by Adam and Michael. I thought Suzi was a real class act at the event and what a nice down to earth girl she is. I spoke to her for a few minutes and she had time for everyone. I do hope she was not upset though when I turned down her invitation for the theatre, a light supper and then dancing until the early hours. I had to get to the camp site for a piss up with Caroline, Malauder and the rest of their nutcase friends.

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Shuggiemac - yes the camp site was certainly the icing on the cake. A bit of banter and frivolity to top off the day. Thanks for joining us - sorry you got the leaky airbed!
Has the picture you won in the auction got to you yet?

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Mark - it arrived here on Monday after help from Caroline and the UK office of the company I work for. I just need to get it hung up on the wall now.