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British Superbikes. Cadwell Park 22 - 23 August 2015

Phew what a scorcher, hotter than the MotoGP in Barcelona! As I was driving to the circuit the local radio station reported that someone at Cadwell had texted that it was "foggy as owt here" but by the time we got there it had broken up, the weather only deteriorating for the final race (Motostars) on Sunday.
For the British Superbike free practice session I positioned myself across from the pitlane exit to get a good look at the bikes….

Tommy Bridewell

Tommy Bridewell flashes past his pitboard.

John Hopkins Ducati

John Hopkins leaves the pitlane on the Ducati Panigale.

Linfoot walking

Dan Linfoot walking back to the pits after his bike let go on the straight……

Linfoot marshalls

unfortunately leaving a trail of fluids along the straight causing the session to be red flagged….

Clean up

and for the marshalls to clean up in the sweltering conditions.



Josh Brookes

Double race winner Josh Brookes at Hall Bends.

Away from superbikes, the Ducati Trioptions Cup race was a good close race but an incident at Charlies led to a stoppage.


Dave Ferns Ducati

After the restart Dave Ferns flashed by on the grass coming out of Coppice - it looked like he had it under control but got pitched off….

Dave Ferns Ducati

bike and rider ending up on the track….

Dave Ferns Ducati

Ferns very quickly got to his feet, back onto the grass where he waved riders to slow down…..

Dave Ferns Ducati

then unaided, picked up his bike and moved it out of the way - quick decisive thinking!

And finally for a change of subject….

Monster fire eater

at the Monster Energy stand - free drinks and a fire-eater!

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No Limits Racing. Cadwell Park. 9 August 2015

Cadwell Park

I arrived early Sunday morning and was surprised to find that the event programmes had sold out on Saturday, which presumably reflected a good turnout for the previous days racing which included an endurance race. I tried to download a timetable on my phone unsuccessfully – Vodafone data connectivity at Cadwell Park often seems hit and miss and really should be better. Fortunately revised Sunday timetables were available at the paddock shop/office. I watching much of the mornings practice at the Mountain, a number of riders clearly enjoyed this section, and I thought the Neave twins (pre injector 600 class) in particular tackled this section in some style. However one or two riders should count themselves lucky! The racing didn’t disappoint and was generally competitive but clean throughout the classes. A good day but not having a programme was a real pain for me and many of the following photos are caption-less, if anyone can help here I’d be grateful.

Ducati



Tom Neave

Tom Neave (top) coming out of Coppice.

Tom Neave

and after the race.

racing motorcycle crash

Too much brake approaching the mountain section

BMW wheelie



Yamaha motorcycle



TSGP Yamaha

TSGP Yamaha TZ350 - Paul Fyson

Kawasaki ZX10

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