Testing this year will be at Valencia. The team will have two days on track over the Easter Monday and Tuesday, 28th/29th March. Technically, there is only a modest amount to do, but for the riders it will be very important to get up to speed before the 1st round of the Italian championship the following weekend.
Probably the biggest change to the bikes is the new fairing and headlight set up. Last years lamps have been brought inside the fairing in order to try to give a better aerodynamic presentation and possibly improve top speed, which was down by some 8/9kms against the competition at the end of 2015. a new replacement for the gas discharge light will also be tried. The team will also need to put some hours on the new tanks and mounting system, which is as yet untested.
After the test, the truck will travel to Vallelunga via the Mediterranean ferry which crosses from Barcelona to within 40kms of the circuit on the Italian coast. Practice is on Friday 1st April and the 4hrs race is during Saturday evening.
Peter Lindén and Hugh Brasher will ride at this event.
Just two weeks later the team are out again at Paul Ricard for round one of the European Classic Series. Riders at that race will be Peter Lindén and Ian Simpson. Last year the event attracted crowds of over 25,000, with the 4hrs classic endurance as the headline event.
|Ian Simpson leads Peter Lindén during the SA TT Classic Series at Zwartkops|
See you at Vallelunga