Originally Posted by skidlids
Kim how did the trackday go
I was going to ask you on Sunday but I didn't manage to meet up with you and the rest of the Hant's guys
Kev, as you mention it passed the noise test ok although the bike does not run so well on them, difficult to start and stops on tickover
Anyway, I arrived at around 7:30 after refuelling at the convenient petrol station a couple of miles from the circuit. Completed the docs and sorted my mirrors etc. Had time for a coffee then did the noise. I passed but many did not including Steve Hillary's (Ex Rapido) Paul Smart 1000 thingy
Motorcycle Folly seem a good bunch and with only 12 bikes per group plenty of safe space
First few laps as sighters with no overtaking....as if....
We did get that wrong though as the instructor peeled in we were supposed to but a little bit of hestitation from the front guy and whoops....off for another lap
Well I thought at first I did not like the circuit much at all...I've been spoilt by our annual trip to Cadders....but after the first proper session it started to come to me although it took another session or two to get the chicanes sorted
The sessions were 15 minute with 4 groups for some reason but I felt I got good track time with only one slight delay for an off at one of the chicanes. Still got to sort out my braking into these bloody chicanes as that is the only place I was overtaken by another 1098s and a Rizla painted GSXr 1000 and a Fireblade, at one point I could easily stay in formation with them but later in the day they whizzed past and I had no answer. I could see around 140 along the fast start finish bit before braking for the left then right which became much more scary as I got more confidence and over ran it a couple of times. I failed to overcome the need to go faster at the right after the back....err almost straight...and over the bumps, just could not find a bump free line!
Overall I would go back as it is about 50 miles from my house so do-able, refuelling easy, I even went out at lunch to refuel! roughly 60 miles to light on
Rear tyre completely destroyed on right side
anyone know where I can go to finish the left off
A grand day out all in all