Well after the recent pre season test in Almeria confirmed the bike was somewhere near I thought its time to get the thing looking right so was off with the fairings and down to our trusty painter Richard Dry at Motorcycle Cosmetic Repair near Fleet. Richard has always looked after my bikes (and cars) and
Well it’s been a while since I’ve written anything for the team website, mostly because I’ve not been on a race bike in over a year, 14 months to be exact! And it hadn’t ended well then, with 2 crashes from podium positions at Thundersport GB causing 2 written off helmets, a set of leathers,
I purchased My 2005 Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade in October this year and I had been staring at it for almost two whole months just itching to jump on it and see how it rode compared to my old Yamaha R1. The morning of Wednesday the 10th December I departed London Gatwick Airport with my Partner
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