After dominating in 2012 and 2013 and then being beaten into second place last year, Sweatshop Phase One are eager to clinch back to top spot. Hugh Brasher will partner Stephane Mertens on the freshly rebuilt 1230cc P&M Suzuki, now further lightened and equipped with Ohlins latest Classic shocks. Practice, qualification and racing take place on Saturday, with the first 2 hrs leg on Saturday at 15.30. The second leg will be held on the Sunday at 14.00.
Spa will be next, in early July, where the team hope to run two bikes for the first time there. The plan is to run Ian Simpson with Stéphane Mertens and the Hugh Brasher with Peter Lindén, who should be fully fit after his wrist operation.
Mettet is just south of Charleroi in the Belgian Ardennes, just right for a weekend’s ride.
See you there RB