Sunday, 28 February 2010

Linden Back with Phase One for Classic Bol

Peter Linden, 2000 Endurance World Champion, will be re united with his old team at this year's Classic Bol d'Or.

The Swedish fighter pilot will partner UK Endurance racer Hugh Brasher, on Phase One's 1978 Pecket & MCNab Kawasaki at the 8th running of the Classic Bol d'Or at Magny Cours on the 10th and 11th of April.

Linden has great memories of the circuit where he clinched his endurance crown after a battle with season long rivals GMT'94 at the real Bol d'Or in 2000. Hugh Brasher said; "It's a real privilege to race with Peter, we aim to take this race seriously and the experience he brings will be invaluable."

The pairing will use the bike on which Graeme Crosby made his European debut at Brands Hatch in 1978.

Team boss Russell Benney expressed delight at the line up, which is restricted to one professional and one amateur rider per bike. The event is becoming the 'classic' of classics: it strives successfully to encompass the spirit of the 1960's and '70s and the 2 x 2 hours format, including Saturday evening is just right.

This race is a must for the endurance enthusiast that finds the modern scene just that little bit too intense.

Phase One Endurance are set up to welcome supporters with a cup of English tea in the paddock, so be there.

The Classic Bol d'Or is held at Magny Cours, Nevers, France, 9th to 11th of April, with race one on Saturday at 19.30, followed by the second leg at 14.15 on Sunday.

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Wylie Joins Phase One for the NW200 and TT

2009 TT best Newcomer Ben Wylie has secured a berth alongside Carl Rennie with the Phase One Team for their roads campaign. Wylie was impressive in 2009 , both in the 600 and Superstock categories, and will move up to the premier class this year on the Team's Superbikes.

Yamaha Phase One Manager Russell Benney enthused, "Ever since working with Ben in the Shell Endurance Academy Team in 2005, I have been impressed with his determination and grit. My challenge will be to help him channel that enthusiasm and to focus it on race success . Some of the skills he learnt in World Endurance will be drawn on this season. To be safe and competitive on the roads, he is going to need the ability to maintain extremely high levels of concentration for long periods; just like in the Le mans 24 hours race. He will also need a high level of physical fitness and must be mentally prepared." .

Ben Wylie's reaction to his Phase One ride: "I'm delighted to be back with the old team and I'm determined to build on the results I had in my debut year at the TT. Riding the Superbike at the Northwest200 is going to be awesome, I can't wait!"

A team insider said, "We were really pleased to hear that Ben was back; ever a prankster and great fun to have around. He will learn a lot from Carl and with no pressure on him , should perform well."

Wylie will contest the Senior, Superbike and 600 races on the Team's machines and starts testing at Albacete on 15/16 March.

Saturday, 6 February 2010

Welcome to the new Phase One website

The new Phase One website will be up and running for the start of the 2010 season. Until then, please bear with us while we find all the old files... in between preparing race bikes and chasing riders!