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Last Round of the Interclub

Discussion in 'Racing, Motorsports, and Track Days' at netrider.net.au started by Ian Wiltshire, Nov 18, 2006.

  1. I've been a bit slack, but now all the partying and drinking have finished I think 'd better post something.
    What a weekend, it was a hard last round and every one seemed to be in crash or win mode. This made it very difficult to stay up right and protect my lead in the series.
    Thoughts of Kev Curtain, Rossi, etc, in fact anyone who crumbled at the finish line were at the front of my mind during the first part of the day.

    I finished 2nd in the first race which which gave me a place in the Team Shield. I wasn't initially going to do it but sitting in 1st for most of the race kinda changed my mind.
    For some reason though, in the 600 race, I (the championship leader) was gridded 2nd row (8th) wtf? but a good start got me up near the front.
    A few hard chargers got passed me but I was confident that good finishes were all that were needed and just trailing home my two rivals was good enough.
    The next race, the Team Sheild event nearly ended the day for me. On the 3rd lap an out of control CBR1000 nearly T-Boned me in the apply named crash corner. 2"'s closer and the season could have come to a disasterous end.
    I decided to sit out the other team race and concentrate on the last two 600 races.
    These two races were equaly as fast and close as the first race but I finished 6th in both which was easily enough to give me the outright championship by 7 points.

    So this year, in the two championships I contested, I finished 3rd in one and 1st in the other.
    There were also two crashes - One at Crash Corner (Broadford)est. 160Km/h and the other at Sibera(Phillip Island) est. 115km/h.
    I've written off one pair gloves, one set of leathers and two crash helmets.
    Been through 12 sets of tyres, 2 sets Brake pads, 1 clutch, 3 chains, and 340 litres of 98 octane fuel.
    Raced at the GP, nearly broken a lap record and got 122hp out of a home tune 600.
    Quite a year.

    So I should (and of course would like to) say thank you to a few people.
    TW-Performance, SDRacing, Dexam, Performance Friction, Zaks Fairings, ValterMoto, Trevor Manley, Ken Onus (Megacycle), Jo, WIZ, Goodridge & Bridgestone.
    Without these people giving up there valuble time and resources, none of this would have been possible.
    Guys (& Girls) the championship also belongs to you.

  2. Congrats Ian! Must come see you race sometime.

  3. Impressive stuff!

  4. hey ian congrats on the championship win. i too have been celebrating a bit this week too,as i had my 1st win in novice race and now have my lap times down to 103s. still another 3 or so seconds to work on though, cant wait till next season.
  5. 1.03's is pretty fast. so those three seconds will be hard to find. Do you have any ideas where you could go quicker?
    And did you get your sprockets sorted?
  6. Top work Ian.

    A very nive write up. I love the exploits of the non factory backed do-it-yourself racers among us.

    122 hp out of a 600 :shock:

    Put some road fairings on that and go and embaress a lot of bigger bikes. :LOL:
  7. ian, i got a couple of sprockets off andrew brooks on the saterday so i missed the practice day. the bike felt much better with the lower gearing although it caught me out once when i tried to take the last corner in second. as for knocking them 3 secs off i think fitness and strength is holding me back a bit especially down the esses and thats where i struggle the most to keep my speed up too. i also find myself slowing down and relaxing a bit on the last corner to get a break after all the right handers.
  8. You probably need to make the bike a bit easier to steer if your getting tired and hold on with your legs, not your hands.
    Brooksy went well that weekend