I remember you being fascinated by it when you came, it still fascinates me now, the pure power and slow squeeze that gives the optimum grain flow is incredible. You know you're welcome any time Christian 😉
Wow! That's amazing!
I kind of hope he crossed paths with My Step-Great Uncle Gil Appleby who was also on the beaches x
Please give your Grandad a massive hug and a thank you from me. He's all kinds of awesome x
You must be so proud of him Christian. Hero amongst thousands of heroes
Grandad you are the best, I'd love to shake your hand x
Wow. So much respect for those guys. It’s a shame they had to go through that but it is an amazing story and piece of history.
Amazing. You must be very proud
What an amazing chap #proudgrandsonmoment
Thank you Sir for all you did , massive respect to you and all your fellow hero’s xx ❤️
What a true hero, thank you for sharing your Grandad with us all xx
What heroes they are each and everyone of them total respect
Deepest respect a humbling experience listening to you. Thank you for your efforts. I greatly appreciate them thank you
Hero. Typical old school understatement ...dropped from 600 feet the night before D Day and still he says he had an ‘easy entry’! Learn from this man people!!
What an absolute legend.
What a hero !
Real HEROES who we will be ever in debt to for giving us our freedom x
That was a 50/50 call on your part with no thinking time, it's tough and thankfully Frazer will be okay, don't beat yourself up about it, I'm sure there are people who can help sort your thoughts on that. Not a complete disaster so on to the next round and better results. Enjoy your racing and we are all rooting for you. Also sending best wishes to Frazer. X
Don’t apologise Christian, you’ve nothing to apologise for. Great racer and a credit to yourself and your family and to your fellow racers. Dig in son and your talent will shine through.
And this is why you are loved by everyone in the paddock mate, huge amounts of respect🙌
Keep smiling , shit happens in the job you do , also it could have been a lot worse than it was, no one was severely injured and split second decisions can't always be the right ones, Your an amazing rider and deserve some good luck! 💛💛💛💛
It was a racing accident not a lot you could do mate...like you said literally a split second to make your decision...feel for you .must be a horrendous feeling..chin up pal..great result under the circumstances..best of luck at Donnington..👍
Sorry to see you struggling so with the issues of the weekend. None of it was of your making and things can only get better. Hopefully they will sort things out fast and you can get back to racing like we all know you can. Chin up and hope to see a smile back on your face at the next round. xx
Hard video to make, you didn’t have to say any of it but it proves you’re a lovely fella taking the time and speaking from the heart.
Respect xx 🏍
That must have been an awful experience. So much easier to cope with injuries to ourselves but the sense of responsibility and sometimes guilt over others' injury is a completely different kettle of fish.
Hang in there Iddo
I understand you'd feel some responsibility with what happened at the Water Tower but let's face it, it's in the lap of the gods when that sort of thing happens! Fraser will be back, no doubt, and none of the riders would blame someone in that circumstance you found yourself in. It's just part of the risk that comes with it. You rode well this weekend, can't wait for the next round 🙂
You are a top dude Christian I can’t imagine what you’re dealing with mentally but I remember watching you at Brands Hatch and I’m sure when you were hit you knew it was a racing incident and the same in reverse will be thought by Fraser I’m sure. Chin up r kid x
It's a racing accident, nothing was intentional don't beat yourself up over it, respect where respect is due, good luck for the rest of the season 👍
Just shows what a true gentleman you are when you’ve been so affected by something which couldn’t be avoided. So glad Fraser will be ok, could have been much worse. Chin up and good luck for Donnington👍🍀🏍
It’s a hard one as it’s easy for everyone to say it’s racing but your human so your gonna care and feel it but we all know the risks and choose to do the sport and yes when you are going at speed round a track you have a split second to act on incidents. Well done for speaking about it and try not to feel bad and put it behind you. You rode well and hopefully the next round goes without gremlins and the bike behaves. Nicola give your man a big hug from us and looking forward to seeing you at Knockhill 👍🏻x
Mate there was nothing you could do at that speed with other riders taking avoiding action & all the debris on track with an accident still in progress plus you where blind to it until you where on top of it. I photographed the whole thing & it’s clear to see that you tried to veer left away from Fraser. You did all you could with split second decisions, so don’t be hard on yourself. With you taking what avoiding action you could & Fraser doing his best to avoid you certainly prevented a far worse outcome.
After witnessing it all I can fully understand how you feel but you did enough under the circumstances.
Keep your spirits up & good luck at donington.
Keep at it , chipping away ,, yeah it’s dangerous. But you can’t be responsible for everyone at every point , just learn from it that’s it. Try not to dwell on it. But that’s what makes you Human ,, see you at Donington was great meeting you at Oulton 😎👍
Hated seeing you getting so upset I'm so glad Frazer is ok other than his arm bless him , not your fault things can get a little crazy out there some times goes with the job , go see Frazer if you can it will help put your mind at ease x
Omg my heart breaks for you. You have nothing to reprimand yourself for. Take time and be with your family. You will make the right decision in the end. Failing that Ive got loads of work for a dodgy builder 😉😉😉 Only joking you know that x
I know it wasn’t a team or bike issue and, I may be out of hand here but, you have spent far too much time riding for an uncompetitive team, on an uncompetitive bike. I’d like to see you riding in a situation that would allow you to be at the front.
Keep strong Christian, you are true inspiration to the sport both on and off that track. Your a true gent. Keep smiling and stay focused, this year will be your year. x x
You took the best avoiding action possible, good luck for Donny Christian.
Remarkable man and fabulous racer! There’s no need to apologise to Fb readers. You need time to regroup and understanding how your feeling.. respect to you! Take care Christian.. 😊x
Ah Christian that made me get a big lump in my throat and a few tears, as we all know it’s a dangerous sport and accidents happen and sometimes we can’t help the end result. But you saying sorry even though it wasn’t your fault and beyond your control it’s when they don’t contact you or have any feelings about an accident. Keep your chin up matey from all of us 👍
Good man, solid performance as ever. Still up there lad.
Hey we all make mistakes... we learn from them all the time.. so glad Fraser is ok... all the best for the next weekend!!! ❤️👍🏻
Not like you intentionally did that mate, you can’t put any blame your way. Accidents happen, like you said.. it’s a dangerous sport, but we love it nevertheless 👍🏻
Keep rocking on 🤘🏻
1m 02secs is the fastest that I’ve ever clocked round Kirkistown and that was on a 400. Yet a few years ago some twits from some arm chair racers forum labelled me slow. 53secs is a blistering pace though.
Watched you do 3 laps back wheel in the air brakeing hard for the hairpin, total respect chum
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Watched you coming into the hairpin today.. sidewards 💯👍😮
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That track has apexes right?
Looks like your going out off bounds down the straight twice 🤭🙈 looking good mate
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Ring it’s neck me ewd! 🤛👍
Whoaaaaa that’s hardcore !!!
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Puts are 1:06s to shame Roy Conn lol
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Looking good and bike sounds great 😀🏍
Cheeky backing it in 🤟🤟 and that laptime ocd heaven 😂😂
Christian iddon that is some goin round kirkinstown.... My best round der is 1:05 and I think am a great fella.... Lol. Yr on a different level altogether....