Well we did it !!
I have to say a big thank you to Graham & Martin for having faith in me, to offer up the ride.The boys wanted to see what racing was like, well they saw alright. LeMans start, Pace cars, tyre changes, wind, rain, hail, floods, the lot in one day!!!!!!
Thanks to Graham for giving me a great bike to ride, I did the best I could but im really paying for it today.[god im sore]
I think Im getting to old for this racing gig.
I might have to take up golf or something less phisical.
Now my take on the race. Sat AM:: Wet & cold. I didnt got out in the wet, I didnt see that anything would be gained, as did many other teams.
It slowly dried up so off I went & talk about dicky conditions! Dry track but rivers running accross at T1 T2 T9. There was no point trying to set the world on fire, so I just had fun pulling mono's down the straight for the boys, & settle into the bike a bit.
We/they decided on Sat night, that I would qually the bike. Although I didnt really want to, I knew I could turn a time that would see us not last. [but near enough]
We stuck it on 37th with a 1:13.2580 on the last lap. So that was good, we were getting faster so all was good.
Seeing I was only riding the 1000 we worked at making it easy to ride, & by the end of the weekend I think we got it pretty good.[BTW] The 1000 was very much like riding my FZR1000!!
Graham was stating the race & was turning good times, & getting faster the more he was on it.
Martin was next out & was matching Grahams times,[around 1.12s so they had their first taste of racing & did a pretty good job of it.
With that out of the way me & Zol went out & had a ball !! Did what the boys wanted & we made it to the end of our stints with no problems.[thank god] I did our fastest lap 1.09.36, so Im happy with that.
Apart from a couple of bad pace car calls, we all didnt put a foot wrong all day & came away happy with what we did..
A big thanks to my son in law/cheif machanic Mark, for doing what he always does, [which is pretty much doing everything I dont want to do]
Bones for keeping us under control, & working out what to do next.
Graham & Martin for giving me the oppituity to ride with them, & hopefully guide them through their first race with what little wisdom I have.
bike41 29th outright, 4th in class.
G.Allott/M.Ball Cooranbong Racing-Greg Dunn YamaSuzSuzSuzuki 1100 CL4 178 04:02:42.5780 96 1:09.3630
Not a bad effort for a couple of virgins, & a couple of has beens.
Now weres that bloody RADOX???