Friday, September 21, 2007

Bound for Assen.

Good morning, just on my way to the Netherlands, to work with the Mali-Jawa team again for the last round of the European Supermono championship.
I am really looking forward to it as Martin has now finished the third bike.
Keep coming back for updates as I will be be keeping the blog current from my mobile phone.
Photo by Rejman.



not forgotten


not forgotten
Originally uploaded by no1bloke

We have not forgotten Gordon just because he has been left at home.

The team are running four bikes this weekend.

Jan is riding an Over Yamaha with the number 66 in Gordon's honour.

Brand new bike.

Of course with this being a totally new machine we are finding all sorts of things as I push it more and more. The back is still not right, too hard I think.
The big problem is the front - under heavy braking the bike does not want to turn. Let the brakes off, no problem.
Turns out the bottom yoke is actually touching the frame causing the steering to stick! Managed to qualify 7th though amongst all the Euro regulars.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Went for it.

Had a good race, really went for it from the off.
It was just me and Mark Lawes at the front for the whole race. I didnt realise Stephan Meiners was creeping up behind and just pinched 2nd off me as we crossed the line.
Not bad when you think the bike had not turned a wheel before yesterday.

Mark Lawes is the 2007 European Champion.


Monday, September 24, 2007

Great weekend.

All in all it has been a great weekend. It was a class race with all the Euro front runners. I raced hard knocking over two seconds off my qualifying time.
It was a real testament to Martin also that his newly built unridden bike could make it to the rostrum. He never saw my race though as he too was riding, finishing a credible 11th.