Well what a unique day I had at a cold but dry Oulton Park today.
First 2 sessions on the 996. This is just superb, I love it so much and it's getting closer to what I want every time I ride it.
Next session on Italsport's potential 848 challenge bike. This was not that much different than the 996 on power but is so much lighter therefore so much easier to ride and very enjoyable.
Another session on the 996.
Next two sessions on Italsport's 1198 ex Metzeler challenge BSB bike.
Words cannot really describe how fast this bike accelerates. It was a challenge in it'self to hold onto the damn thing along lakeside as I changed gear with the front wheel airbourne and the bike still continued to try and break the sound barrier. Then you hit the brakes, this was like putting a steel bar through the spokes but with loads of control, and then it kicked me in the back again with such a force I struggled to breath in.
996, like the 620x2 and on steroids.
848, like the 996 but more refined.
1198, Like the film star you always wanted to make love to. You might get the chance of a ride, but you will never be able to stay on long enough to make an impression.
It should be banned (only after you've had a go).
Great to see to Chaz (he only comes to see Toni
)and Paul Kennedy again.
Oh and last Sunday at Cadwell had my first taste of using wets. After a shaky start I got to a stage where I would say the grip in the wet is comparable to the DD bike in the dry, kneedown in the wet. WTF how is this possible
but it is.