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
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
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
Brands hatch race report NGRRC Round 1 &2 Friday test day Despite an early start we managed to arrive late at Brands, due to Ali’s sat nav diverting us off the M25, down the M11 and back into London, almost back where we’d started. Still, Canary Wharf looked very sci-fi in the gloomy greyness of
Leather patches arrived from FlexiPatch applied, now all my sponsors will be displayed in glorious colour! The patches went on easily, following the instructions provided. Roll on next race!
Ben’s ZX6R first run of 2013 Having been laid up all winter, Mark has completed oil change, battery charge and cooling system drainage, and got the bike started and ready for Brands. Looking forward to riding it again!