Following the successful Nürburgring
tests, heavy lobbying from the rider line-up and Hugh Brashers generosity in providing a Nova gearbox, has
resulted in the team debuting its new P&M Suzuki this weekend.
The final decision will be made after more tests on Friday 5th Sept at the circuit where the team hope to get another two hours of tracktime in order to optimise some of the settings.
There were three area of work following the test; gear selection, ground clearance and clutch slip. All have been addressed by the team in the last week, after a big effort. .Much other work has also taken place to give a least a basic minimum of spares and improve the probability of finishing ….this race will be the bikes first 4 hrs continuous run.!
Peter continues to recover from his Swedish crash in July and his broken ribs and bruised lung remain sore. Cormac is regaining form after a lean spell and Hugh continues to benefit (as always) from more track time.
Nürburgring really is only 4 hrs by car or bike from Calais, so there are no excuses for not being there….and this is the heart of Bitburger country.!
The provisional standings are:
1. Team Force 50
2. Sweatshop Phase One 36
3. Hampe Racing Team 22
4. Motobel 20
5. Roadrunner 19
6. Alf’s Motorcycles 16
7. Les Melting Pots 15
8. Neate Racing 13