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BSB Official Pre Season Test Day Donington Park 22nd March 2017


BSB spectators

I'd been looking forward to this for a long time but the weather forecasts got worse as the day approached and sure enough after a bitterly cold overcast start, drizzle then rain arrived. Despite the weather there was a surprisingly high attendance.
The first Superbike practice was a little thin on the ground with many riders missing the session. Defending champion Shakey Byrne was fastest. The remaining two sessions also had a number of riders missing, preferring not to risk the tricky conditions. Christian Iddon and Josh Brookes were fastest in the 2nd and 3rd sessions respectively with Iddon fastest overall with a best time of 1.42.674.
Despite the conditions it was good to see the season get underway but it also meant the times were meaningless and I'm no wiser as to who this years title contenders are likely to be!


Leon Haslam JG Speedfit Kawasaki

Leon Haslam JG Speedfit Kawasaki

Glen Irwin Be Wiser Ducati

Glen Irwin Be Wiser Ducati

Shaun Winfield Anvil Hire TAG Yamaha

Shaun Winfield Anvil Hire TAG Yamaha

Classic Yamaha Livery

Classic Yamaha Livery

Michael Dunlop Bennetts Suzuki

Michael Dunlop Bennetts Suzuki


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Auto 66 TT Warm up races Cadwell Park 19th March 2017

Cadwell Park was a chilly but dry setting for the Auto 66 Clubs first meeting of the year. Overcast for long periods and struggling for light particularly in the Hall Bends area I had to wind up the ISO setting higher than I like. Overall a good days racing and an opportunity for me to brush the dust off my camera for the coming season.


aaron staniforth Honda

Aaron Staniforth Honda CBR 1000

Tom Neave Kawasaki ZX6R

Tom Neave Kawasaki ZX6R

blackstock and rosney LCR Suzuki 600

Blackstock / Rosney LCR Suzuki 600

Lee Crawford Suzuki 600

Lee Crawford LCR Suzuki 600

Rikki Mcgovern Honda RVF400 vs Tom Saville Kawasaki ZXR400

Rikki Mcgovern Honda RVF400 vs Tom Saville Kawasaki ZXR400

Mark Goodings ZX10R

Mark Goodings Kawasaki ZX10R

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Honda VFR750 Project Nearly Completed

Not much to do now to get my Honda VFR750 on the road. Finding decent fairing panels has been difficult and taken some time, I don't have the lower and mid panels but that won't stop me from getting it MOT'd and on the road. I'm tempted to go the half fairing route as the kit sold by Pferrer which really looks great. If I do go for the half fairing then I will have to sort something out with the coolant reservoir, but I've got an idea……
The traditional and most common colour is red but I decided at an early stage of the build to go with Lapis Blue and I'm really pleased with the result, particularly as there is a near perfect colour match between all of the components after cleaning and polishing.


Honda VFR750


I need a screen, mudguard and a few minor bits and pieces and its ready to go. It starts on the button and sounds great but theres a very slight misfire which I'm hoping will clear on running. Anyway barring any unexpected gremlins I should get a full summers riding in.

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New Season - New Site Design

The old site design was looking tired and I've updated it to a fresher, modern design before the season starts. I've also added a little more detail to the my Honda VFR400 NC24 rebuild and updated the photos especially some of the front forks which are often a source of confusion as the components differ between legs. I'll be updating the progress of my other bike, a VFR750F RC36 which is coming along nicely and should be finished by spring.

VFR750F rolling chassis

Since the photograph was taken I've fitted Motad pipes, Delkavic end can with high level link, seat and tank in Lapis Blue. I'm collecting matching plastics in good condition - only the lower fairing panels needed now.

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