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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Video archive

I have now gathered together most of the videos I have made over the last few years and put them all together in the one place to make viewing easier.
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Sunday, April 13, 2008

Gordon goes 'bang'

On Sunday I concentrated on Gordon and didn't ride Ming, warm up went well and things looked good for the race. Another flying start off the line - leading the race on lap one, second corner, and it is all over for Gordon. The little end broke and the con rod punched a giant hole in the front of the motor breaking the crank cases, barrel and wrecking just about everything in it's path. Even the front engine mounting was badly damaged bending the mounting bolts. It's amazing how much force is involved when the motor lets go!

Sunday morning warm up.

Just had time to do two laps this morning, everything seems to be okay - just a check as Steve and I have fitted the new calipers, and the brakes seemed to be working...

Gordon looks so gorgeous that Rory from PB magazine just couldn't resist taking some photos of him.

I'm busy chatting to Matt from PB who is having his first go at Supermono racing.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

2008 first supermono race

Out in the opening race of the season for Gordon.
He really does get off the line like a rocket.
Worked really hard dicing with Mark Lawes, I did manage to get past him at some stage.
Ultimately crossed the line 2nd.
Not bad for his first time out since October.

Saturday qualifying

Steve McNichol has been very patient with me - I inadvertently left some wheel spacers in my fleece pocket some 5 hours away at home!
This means that we have had to swap front wheels between 'Ming' and 'Gordon' for each and every session. Also swapped brakes everytime!
Gordon feels good - managed to run at the front for most of the single practice combined qualifying session - ended up 3rd behind Nick Chadwick and Mark Lawes.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Getting ready for Snetterton

Gordon is begining to get a bit anxious with 'Ming' about his return to the track this weekend.

He really likes his new 'lime and liquorice' colour scheme though.

Monday, April 07, 2008

Gordons new clothes

Gordon's new bodywork should be ready over the next few days ready for his first outing at Snetterton at the end of the week.

Colour-it-in are 'Wrapping' him like they did with Bill, vehicle wrapping is a novel way to colour the bodywork without having to spray the bodywork like normal.
It has advantages over painting, being basically a 'sticker' the coating helps to protect the bodywork from minor damage, stone chips and minor scratches. And in Bill's case when I have finished using him and is being returned to BMW we can remove the graphics and coating and reveal his original colour scheme.
Gordon is waiting at the garage for his new clothes, still feeling a bit naked after his rebuild but looking forward to his first outing of the year.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Gordon comes home

After a long rebuild Gordon has finally returned home.

Peter Day has spent many hours carefuly rebuilding him back to his former glory.

I now have to fit his new bodywork once 'Colour it in' have finished vehical wrapping it then he will be ready for action for the first round of 2008 at Snetterton April 12th.
Ming came along for the ride and it was a test to see how 2 machines would fit in the van!