During 4 hrs of torrential rain Peter Linden and Mike Dickinson fought off a serious challenge from the Austrian Team Horvath Guzzi to secure the team’s first win at Misano.
Free practice had gone well, in lovely sunny conditions, but the heavens opened for qualifying and the race. Although the thirty or so competitors were soaked, competition was fierce, with sweatshop Phase One eventually scoring pole, with Horvath Guzzi 2nd , Segale 3rd(Kawasaki) and Wobker 4th on another Kawasaki.
The race conditions were truly appalling, with the risk of aquaplaning high from mid-race onwards. At one stage it was thought that conditions were bad enough for the race to be stopped. However, with great skill and supreme judgement Linden and Dickinson guided the 100% reliable bike to its wet win.
It’s been a long time since the team raced with the ECU in a sealed polythene bag…..but it was worth it.
See you at Snetterton for the inaugural Snetterton classic 4 hrs this Sunday (18th) afternoon.