Excellent news! Mark collected my swingarm today from the welders, after the Anglesey crash. Lug welded back beautifully! Just all the other bits to fix now before I leave for the track on Thursday night… Eek!
As I’m on the mend and Mark is home from Russia, it was time to get the bike out of the van and see just how badly damaged it was in the accident at Anglesey. The answer is: Not too bad, really. Considering. The list is: Bodywork Fairing, mudguard, seat unit all broken. Will be
After the long 5 hour journey to this beautiful 1.5mile circuit right on the coast I got set up in the garage on Thursday and went straight for a walk of the track with Ben as I had never had the opportunity to race this awesome track until this weekend, looking around at the scenery
Who’s that loiterer with Caterham F1′s André Lotterer? That’s right! it’s B+B’s very own Ali Rowland Rouse! Ali has recently started working with the F1 team and had his debut with them over in Spa Francorchamps for the Belgian Grand Prix. We’d like to say a big ‘Congratulations!’ And wish Ali all the best with
The weekend started off as a hectic one, with still having to work the Friday and not being able to make the test day, I was starting to find myself getting apprehensive as i waited for my partner Harriet to pick me up, then kindly drive some 288 miles to Anglesey. We arrived at the
I’ve always liked Anglesey. The first time I went there I took a third in the 400 Streetstocks, and followed that the next year with a Pole Position, two wins, fastest lap and a lap record. The track is one of those beautiful flowing tracks which rewards accurate lines and corner speed to maintain momentum.
It’s no secret I’ve had real issues with the ZX6R since buying it. The thing was a lemon, with a smashed gearbox and dreadful handling. Two gearboxes later the bike was mechanically sound, but I just couldn’t get it handling. Last season we found the issue with the rear shock, in that the installed spring
The long drive to Wales resulted in a mixed weekend for the team. Simon Low continued his cracking form to solidify his championship lead, beating his championship rivals in both races. New recruit James Dunne continued to improve form on the ageing Yamaha R1 in the challenging Powerbike class with some great results demonstrating his
Excitement mounts! About to complete forms for Pembrey test and for Brands Hatch rounds 1&2, time to get into the garage and start seeing what the bike needs (other than a good service!).
My ACU race license and NGRRC membership arrived today… season is creeping ever closer! Getting very excited now, time to pull the cover off the race bike and get it prepared for testing. The ACU have really improved the process, by adding the ability to renew your license online. The application was simple, and the