After repairing the boost hose and the broken chain we’re good to go at the last meeting of the year, the Extreme Bike Weekend at Santa Pod. A bikes-only event with around 80 entered, but late in the year so no chance of a warm track.
1/8 4.56 @ 159
1/4 7.03 190mph #1 qualifier
Q2 6.99 @ 198mph
Q3 6.89 rolled off at 1000′ as moving towards the centre line, with this run keeping us at #1 qualifier, 0.6 seconds ahead of second place with the rest of the field struggling for grip.
Julian Hunt pics:
In Q4 the bike clutch didn’t disengage after the burnout, stalling the engine. The team stripped the clutch and gearbox overnight, and re-seated a bearing in the gearbox that could have been the problem, but in the first elimination round Sunday morning the bike did the same thing, putting us out. Despite the cold weather though the bike took 6 men to unstick it from the track after the burnout!
Yannick Richard photo:
Runs from the weekend (Sarah White video):
DR Photography photos:
Slo-mo from Blackett Photography:
See you next year 🙂