We had a testing weekend in Scotland for our previous round of the British Superstock 1000 championship 2 weeks ago. I hadn't been to the track before so my goal was to bring it home in one piece so we could have a successful test at Snetterton the Tuesday after. We did exactly that!
After hours of decisions, advice and head scratching we came up with settings much more similar to what everyone else is running and what our suspension supplier recommended. We dialed it in and hoped it would work for the race!
The weather had been beautiful and hot all weekend, like a South African race meeting! Sunday morning was no different, waking to not a cloud in the sky, I hurried to jump on my newly changed steed for warm up . It was a completely different motorbike! It handled so differently to how I've had it all year, it required a completely different riding style, and even gearbox change!
|Front tyre marks from the rider behind|
We have some more testing coming up this week, which I am very excited for! I'll let you all know how it goes once the dust settled after our hectic week of 4am starts and 10pm suppers!
No one can say we're not trying hard to turn this season around!
Here's the video of my crash on YouTube:
Cheers for now, some more interesting blogs coming up soon, including an afternoon beer with '70's Grand Prix legend, Paul Smart!