I will just give a short summary for now, with more details later.
We have the race dates decided. See below for the list.
The technical specification for the new bikes is also in place – now it’s just a matter of building something!
Hugh and Peter will be fronting up the team with a third rider TBA.
Main sponsor Sweatshop has reconfirmed and we are delighted to have the full backing of Conti once again – and this year on the brand new spec tyres!
The first test is at Valencia on the 9th – 11th of March, just 5 weeks away.
A brief summary of what’s been going on:
- As predicted, the European Classic Series has finally self-destructed, with just Spa left as a stand alone event.
- A new unofficial championship has been launched, called the European Endurance Legends Cup (EELC). This will run over 3 races, Paul Ricard, Donington and Oschersleben.
- The Classic Bol is alive and well, again in September.
- The Italians are running an enticing 4 race series, but they currently haven’t any decent classes to race in.
- We are building a new P&M for 2018, with more powerful engine, less weight and improved Beringer brakes.
Our race plan is:
Paul Ricard 4 hours, 24th/25th March,
Donington 4 hours, 13th May,
Oschersleben 4 hours, 8th/9th June,
Spa 2 x 2 hours, 30th June
Classic Bol 2 x 2 hours 14th/15th September
In addition, the team will do some ICGP racing on the new BSR Yamaha TZ350s, running Peter Lindén at least at Hockenheim on 7th/8th September, and at Interlagos in early December.
As a result on embarking on our new projects, we will sell another of our 2017 Peckett & McNab Suzukis. This bike is the machine that won at Imola last year. It is on Ebay and Racebike bits.
European Classic Series winning machine, ridden by Ian Simpson and Peter Lindén. Fresh from winning the Imola 4 hrs in 2017.
The motorcycle can be sold in whatever specification the purchaser requires (EELC, ECS, CRMC, Endurance or Sprint), with an 1170cc or 1230cc engine.
The present specification is for 2017 ECS;
Frame: P&M frame 148, owned from new. Built to Phase One specification in 2015, with alterations to rake and swinging arm pivot height, painted black, not powder coated.
Engine: Wiseco pistons, Megacycle cams, APE valves and springs, Salter head, Nova gearbox, reinforced clutch, high ration oil pump, etc,
Rolling Chassic: Ohlins worked Thundercat 41mm forks, Koni rear units, Moto Sachses ignition, Dymag magnesium wheels, 18 x 2.75 and 18 x 3.75. 300mm Beringer brakes with 14mm master cylinder and 34mm calipers. Lithium ion battery with total loss system, Ragged Edge bodywork, Racefit titanium exhaust system, 33/35mm Keihin RS carbs, single ATL quick filler, 22L BSR tank, etc,
The motorcycle has been refreshed ready for the 2018 season and can be raced immediately with no additional work.
The motorcycle can be supplied with additional engines and spares at cost.
(that ‘Kawasaki’ tank can be re stickered ‘Suzuki’ if required!)
More details will follow soon.