I first spent some time working with Lee Spelzini during my 2013 season with ThundersportGB at Snetterton. I was stuck in a position where I wanted to increase my pace and bring the lap times down, but had no real idea how to, other than by accelerating harder and braking less.

At first I was fairly sceptical about the benefit of Lee’s approach, but his ability to listen and tailor his services to my specific circumstances began to take my attention away from the technicalities of actually riding the bike.

By the next morning, others in the pits and paddock were commenting on my improved and happier demeanour and cheerfulness, despite me not thinking I was behaving any differently!

Lee was able to calm my nerves, visualise what I was doing and plan to be successful, in addition to getting me to focus on the race and convert my negative perception of myself and my ability into a positive and confident attitude.

Was it worth it? Well, over the 2 days I spent with Lee I brought my lap times down by over 5 seconds a lap, and it is fair to say that this is something I would never have been able to do without the help and support of Lee. Not only that, but I was then able to take the techniques I had learned into the next round of the EMRA championship at Cadwell Park – where I was able to take another 5 seconds off of my PB lap times there, take two class wins and lead the championship!

I can honestly say that this cynic is becoming converted, and I really look forward to working with Lee again in the very near future to get further into The Fast Zone.