Sunday, 30 January 2011

Let's go racing!!!

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?

Sunday, 16 January 2011

2011 Season starts here

Over the winter the workshop has been reorganised and a new exhibition corner and a P&M corner have been opened.

The exhibition corner features the 3 World Endurance Championship winning bikes, all now in excellent condition and in running order. Their last time out was at Goodwood in 2009 and it is hoped that the team can do some more demonstrations with them this year.

In the P&M corner preparations are well underway for the 5 hour race in Cartagena on February the 5th. And at the other end of the workshop the modern stuff is being refurbished before racing under the Sweatshop colours, with plans to compete at the Barcelona 24 hours and the WEC at Donington.

The team have several bikes for sale in order to get equipped for 2011. Please see the For Sale page.