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Champion's Ride Day Broadford 31st January 2009

Discussion in 'Racing, Motorsports, and Track Days' started by G, Feb 1, 2009.

  1. About two months ago after a PI track day, I had fairly significant and productive suspension modifications made by S W Racing. After realising that he would be attending a number of sessions there (at Broadford), the fact that I had recently returned from a trip to Tasmania and I could join a group of 21 other riders, I decided to do my fourth track day with Champs.
    For the first time (that I'd noticed), he offered a service whereby you pay approximately $100 or 110 to "try out an rear Ohlin's suspension". i.e. he installs it in your bike for the duration of the track day.
    In terms of Champs; I've noticed that the operations have improved over the last few years and it runs very smoothly and professionally.
    Interestingly, in the rider's briefing they asked that if a rider does "have an off", not to remove the keys from the ignition. Apparently, this had occurred and it makes it difficult to load a bike onto a trailer with the steering locked.
    Much like most of the preceding week, the temperature started at about 35 degrees and quickly rose to 44 in the shade, so it was a day to be sensible about hydration.
    Having ridden PI on numerous occasions, I like Broadford because of the short distances between corners.
    There are no pictures, but I can say I had a great day and look forward to going back there again. :)

  2. Hey G, did you stick around till the end of the day on Saturday? Heaps of people left during or at the end of the 4th session, just as a cool change was coming through. The last two sessions were much more comfortable than earlier in the day.

    I got a couple of pics of the fast group, but I'm not sure how good they are. Will try to get them up soon.

    I think PI is a nicer ride, but as a contractor who doesn't get paid leave, weekend track days are much better for the wallet. This was my first time at Broadford, and I agree that it is a fun track.
  3. Pleiades,
    Glad to hear you too enjoyed yourself.
    I decided to leave after lunch as I had had my best sessions that day, was very happy with the suspension tweaks and was waivering as to whether to stay.
    It became apparent that there had been a cool change once we'd hit the freeway. Drats!
    Looking forward to more track days at Broadford. :grin: