The final 4hrs round of the ECS is scheduled for next Saturday night, 26th October.
The scrap for the championship honours is the most exciting prospect in classic endurance for years. With the championship growing like no other, already with five races planned for 2014, across 5 countries and with full grids, winning this inaugural series is crucial. Currently, any one of eight teams can win the series, let alone the race.!
There are truly four favourites; Kaiser and MotoBel, winners at Imola and Spa, plus the series leaders, Sweatshop Phase One and Alf’s endurance. Each of these teams have particular strengths and weaknesses and we have worked hard to turn our weaknesses into strengths !
From our team’s perspective, all the necessary preparation work has been completed; the new engine spec has been proven at the classic Bol (fastest race lap), the overall lightening work has been successful and the new brakes and pads are tested.
The rider line-up is also as ready as possible following two days successful testing at the circuit last week and with a further top up test planned for this Thursday.
During the tests a good setting was found which will allow the team to go fast early on Friday for official free practice.
Particular thanks are due to Hugh at Sweatshop for making the tests possible and also Etienne at Beringer and Allan at SBS for getting the new parts to the circuit in time for the test.
The race is planned to start at 17.00 hours on Saturday afternoon. It will again be true endurance, rewarding teams that return strong day and night performances.
We hope to see you there. RB
Races for 2014
Paul Ricard 4hrs 4th -6th April (ECS)
Imola 4hrs 16th-18th May (ECS)
Mettet 2+2 hrs TBA June
Spa 4 hrs 4th-6th July (ECS)
Nurnburgring 4 hrs TBA (ECS)
Oschersleben 4 hrs TBA, mid August
Classic Bol 2+2 hrs TBA mid Sept
Aragon 4hrs TBA October (ECS)
Misano 4hrs TBA October