Next weekend's Cartagena 5 hour race is without doubt the earliest race meeting in Russsel's 34 years of racing. Never before have we done a February event, but why not? The daytime temperatures look to be in the teens and it's been dry and sunny.
Hugh Brasher and Peter Linden are back on the 1978 ex Bernie Toleman/John Cowie P&M Kawasaki, this time with a new engine. Over the winter the team have prepared a larger capacity, higher revving motor which they will test in pre practice on Friday the 4th of February. If all goes well this will be the new race motor. Also, the rolling chassic has been further developed with new discs, fairings and many detailed changes. This race will debut the new "Sweatshop" colours.
This is the first race of our Classic season which will include Spa, the Classic Bol d'Or and the Oschersleben 3 hours.
The race gets underway at 12.30 and finishes just before dusk. See you there?