The 2012 season sees six of the Phase One Team integrated into Honda Europe’s World Endurance Championship effort. The TT Legends Team finished seventh in 2011, it’s debut year, with three fifth positions and two DNF’s. The Team’s corporate objective in 2012 is to finish in the top three. Tomorrow, Monday the 9th of April, the Team depart for round 1 at Magny Cours; the Bol d’Or.
The riders for 2012 are John McGuinness, Cameron Donald, Gary Johnson and Simon Andrews.
The Phase One Team members with the Honda TT Legends 2012 Team are:
Dave Martin Timekeeping
Ben Nahum Tyres
Mike Wain Fuel
Ulf Melchert Fuel
Russell Benney Race Manager
For more on the Team, the dates and to follow progress over the weekend see http://www.hondattlegends.com.
The season will be of five events;
Cartagena 6 hours 27/28 April
Mettet 2 x 2 hours 26/27 May
Spa 2 x 2 hours 30 June
Oschersleben 2 x 3 hours 11 August
Classic Bool d’Or 2 x 2 hours 1/2 September
Peter Linden will compete in all events, accompanied by team regular and main backer Hugh Brasher, of Sweatshop fame.
As Hugh will not be able to do all the races due to his Sweatshop and London Marathon commitments, Brett Richmond (NZ) will stand in to join Peter.
Brett and Hugh have just returned from testing at Albacete on the Team’s modified “Frame 17” bike. This was the old Toleman/Cowie “factory” P&M Endurance bike that did so well in World Endurance events in 1978.
Over the winter the bike has been fitted with an updated engine, based on a GPZ 1100 Kawasaki.
All went well at the Albacete test and the Team are excited about it’s prospects for Cartagena.
Brett debuted in the Classic Endurance scene with Team Glam in 2011 as a stand in for Bob Collins and he is wholeheartedly welcomed into the Phase One Team in 2012.
For those who do not know Brett, he is most well known in Europe for his 400cc TT win in the early 2000’s before he dipped from the scene and moved to Spain to live and work.
He now lives in Valencia.
To follow results, please keep an eye on the Phase One website.