This weekend the team head for Spa, with one of the best line-ups ever – Linden, Brasher and Conroy.
The team returned fresh from their Mettet 4 hrs. win in June determined to better the 2nd place achieved in the first round of the ECC at Imola. The main competition is likely to come from the Moto-Bel Guzzi, Haquin Kawasaki and Kaiser/Kaiser, all top three runners at Spa last year. Back at Mettet, Stephane Mertens told us that Dholda Honda, winner in the last two races, would not compete this time due to lack of funds; a real shame if that turns out to be the case. More competition should come also from the Glam team of James Clark and Bob Collins, who failed to find form at Imola, but surely will be at the top again at this one.
Since Mettet the team have moved forward in several areas; there is a new pit perch in the pit lane, new posters, new team clothing and some bike improvements as well. New strengthened tacho brackets have been brought into service since early season failures of the originals, plus improved cross over gear linkages, following a failure at Imola.
So, its back on with the lights for the first night race of the year. see you Saturday night. The race starts at 8.00 PM and runs to 00.00.AM