The team is gearing up for its first outing of 2020 at the No Limits track days at Cadwell Park on 20th and 21st July.
Although perhaps not ideal for testing, it will be a great opportunity for the team to get back to a circuit and to do what we do best. Peter Lindén and Hugh Brasher will both be involved, provided there is no quarantine rule which will prevent Peter attending. The objectives will be limited to giving the riders rack time and some very preliminary trials with the new (2020) XR69. Currently, no overnight stays are allowed in the paddock, so we are hoping that that rule is also rescinded on the 4th July and we can do some team socialising in the ‘Park’.
As far as endurance racing is concerned, the EELC is a shambles – after a host of cancellations, postponements, date changes and new cancelled proposals, nobody has any confidence that anything other than Misano (in October) will happen this year.
It’s a real shame as that championship was starting to look pretty good. Without being too much of a pessimist – I wonder how many teams will not return after Covid – will there even be a championship again ? I certainly hope so.
The team is intending to make its 2020 race debut with Peter Lindén on the TZ350 at Most (CZ) on 8th/9th August. That should be a fantastic event looking at the line-up, with some of Europe’s best classic teams in attendance. Furthermore, many of the team have never raced at Most – so that will definitely make the weekend something special. We are hoping that Hugh can also race at Most if his professional calendar allows.
Thanks again go to MC Electronics, Continental Tyres (Cambrian Tyres) and Marchant Engineering Services, plus all our loyal trade sponsors for making it all possible.
That’s the update for now. More soon. RB