A long trek up to Scarborough on this sunny friday afternoon, but we were all looking forward to a great weekends racing! We got set up and did a couple of laps with Stuey (Marks Dad) in his car just to get a feel for it before we took the outfit out. All good, few lumps and humps in aukward places but nothing the boys wouldnt deal with! Mark, Sarah and Reckless (the hound) arrived later that evening, good to have the camp full!
Saturday morning and Tony Thirkell and Dean Kilkenny, locals to the area and experienced on this track, took the new comers out on a couple of laps, along with all the newcomer solos!! Solos followed behind a solo rider, but it was still a bit hairy watching the sidecars sniffing the exhaust pipes of the solos!!
All good, Mark has done this circuit before, so he was able to guide Wayne were he was happy for him to gas it etc! Qualifying next. With Moly, Conrad, Lindley and a few other locals there who have experience round here, there's no room to show off and be a trophy hunter, so as we were just testing, mid pack was good. After 4 laps thy were back to paddock and had qualified 8th.
Very greasy under the trees, keen to stay out of trouble, the pairing headed off, no serious bumps or scrapes, just learning, just testing. Some good battles up front with Moly and Conrad, Lindley and Ramsden battling well too. Lowthers looking strong out there and Crawford holding his own. Times arent record breaking although Moly was close! Wayne and Mark finished the 6 lap race with a 2.03.078 in 7th place.
Tyre change, back out, determined to make an improvement on their times, however, the weather had been against them and the gearing wasnt pulling right, so they decided to get round and just pull as much as possible, staying out of trouble. Louthers had a very unfortunate engine blow on them so after lap 3 the race was red flagged for safety, and all outfits were placed at the end of that lap. The boys had done the fastest new comer lap for that race with a time of 2.02.303, meaning, that had the race continued, they may have been able to improve yet again. 6th place finish, all ok and time to clean a very dirty bike!
Sunday..... the heavens opened! There was no point in the team going out in it, they wouldnt be able to improve on time with a very wet track and slow gearbox, so we called it a day. We decided to watch the races and enjoyed the rest of our time in sunny Scarborough!
Thank you to everyone who has made it possible for Real Racing to compete for another season....we need and appreciate your contined support.
Bristish Championship next... round 1 Oulton Park...Saturday 26th April. See you there!!