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WHEN EVENTS OVERTAKE YOU…

When you go and try to make a pass stick, what happens when you get unstuck?
Bloody car drivers, they think they’re all racers...

Q I was riding my Fireblade along a fast single carriageway road when I overtook a car. I blipped by it with no problem. I then came up behind a dark BMW that I later found out was an unbadged M5, travelling at about 65mph – the speed limit was 60 mph. I went to overtake, gassed it up to about 85, but as I glanced over my left shoulder the BMW was still alongside me. I accelerated harder still, and I only managed to put a couple of metres between me and the BMW.

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