Originally Posted by WeeJohnyB
Sent you a U2U Chris - I'd go for the R6 mate unless you are in the novice group. If FE are running open pit lane, you'll be totally blitzed and I'd personlly say extremely dangerous on the straight.
Tim, this place reminds me of Jerez for the lap times, so the magic 2min lap is the target, although harder to do here. The start finish straight is a big key to a fast lap as you enter feathering then full on the throttle so it depends on how brave you are, then the braking for the end is crucial, but as the first bit is downhill at 160/170, you have to be brave to keep off the brakes until a more normal braking position, although there are lots of braking markers into the faster than it looks first corner.
Thanks to WJB I got my times down to 2:18 on my 749.
Monsta Tom and Final edition were doing 2:11 on their 999/998 bikes.
On the curve that leads to the main straight on his DD bike, Mike Winters would creep up on me then once on the straight I would be gone. Similarly the litre bikes would do the same to me.
On the plane back Tom and I were watching the video that I took and he and Andy were taking 3 to 4 seconds out of me on the straight just on power, which was more than I thought.
Entry speed onto the straight was about 110-115mph, so the more ponies you got there the better.