Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Catch up since Belgium

Hi there.
Sorry for the delay in posting once again but working away has got in the way.
Hopefully Chris will post some photo's soon as he is the man with the camera!
Gedinne was amazing. The weather was baking hot the whole time except for the thunderstorm on Sunday afternoon which made for a scary finish to the weekend. Road racing is definitely a whole different ballgame to short circuit racing.
As usual me and Phil ended up with very similar times, with Phil ahead by a few hundredths of a second by the end of the weekend. We both managed a three minute lap which was our aim on arrival at Gedinne so very happy with that. Our heartfelt thanks go to Stu and Andy for their invaluable support throughout the weekend. Stu even took us to the local supermarket to buy the beers!  
Chris and Colin had a great time on the outfit up until Chris ended up in the straw bales and broke his leg. I am sure he will tell the tale soon enough.
A few weeks later and we were all at Cadwell for the last meeting of the season. Chris came with me but only to watch as his leg was still braced up.
I nudged closer to the 2 min lap with a 2.02 and once again Phil was not far behind. The weather was fantastic and the turnout was huge, some of the biggest grids for a long time. There were 35 starters in my races.
We are home now and starting work for next year. I have stripped the daytona engine and will be fitting a better set of cams for next year, as well as a better exhaust. We intend to go to Pendine sands in May 2016 to try our hands at straightline speed racing so we need to do a fair bit of bike protection before then to stop the sand, which as you know can get everywhere!
I will try and get the boys to add some more info shortly. Cheers, Miki.