Brands TD 14-02-2002


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14 February 2002

Brands Hatch track day Ian and Mark
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Well...the car and trailer was already loaded from the night before after Mallary Park when I reloaded my stuff from the truck. For that reason alone I should have been early but I was one of the last to sign on and I had already missed the first session. Another Go Star racer & friend Mark Parchment also turned up at last minute but unfortunately he was about 4th reserve ian2-02-02.jpg (185019 bytes)and he had no chance of getting out.  Thanks anyway to Mark as he got the bike ready and changed the wet wheels over to dry's while I sorted out finding someone to sign on as the office was now close.

 Quick check of this and that and I was out on a warm up first session to feel my way round. It felt smooth and easy and I really was coasting around. I was told I was doing 57's as a warm up. It was a well relaxed day and I got to talking with Ian Burgess another rider who we meet before and will be joining Go Star soon. Good chilled out man who will add more chilled fun to Go Star.

jim2.jpg (158691 bytes)As Mark was never going to get out he later went back to work to earn more money to fund his racing habit. The day went on and I was easily going faster and faster without much effort or force. I decided not to put the lap timer on as I had visions of it adding pressure to me instead. I went faster and faster and caught and passed one of the instructors in the fast group. Don't know who he was as they all have the same outfit. He came back pass me down the back straight but I went round the outside of him around clearways and never saw him again. 

 I was really making some serious LOVE to the bike and I was all over her hanging off for England. This bike is So So good fun, big time. Anyway I was clocked by someone I was talking to in the 54's secs without any hard or risky effort. Every time I go out on this bike I seem to be getting massively faster. It's feels that good. The tyre shredding problem is however returning and I think the rear suspension is still far from sorted.

Along the way, I talked to a lot of people there and another chap (Jim) crashed his KTM 620 super moto who again happened to share our garage. It seems that every time we go to a track day these days someone in our garage ends up crashing. " for every pleasure someone experiences pain" I had the pleasure that day. 

Hq3.jpg (52847 bytes) Also I was talking to Shirley Ellis about the team and fingers crossed we may have our first girl racer within Go Star...that would be cool all round and we would all give her our full support with mechanical help, advice, name it. Let's get it on.

Still a few seconds to go to get on the front pace but I see light within tunnel and I think there is more in the BAG. Can't wait for Ledenon next week now, 4 days of worshipping at the R1 alter.



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