Silverstone 30.7.08

Got quite a lot of video footage that I will need to go through and upload, but here are some of the trackday tog pics to be getting on with.




Few from my selection of the day, cant wait to do it again.

Vid uploaded to Facebook. You need to already be a member to view. If you are not it is easy to do. I have added it here as these are large files. Pootube will only let you add up to 100mb 10 minutes and the resolution sucks. Facebook do not compress the size and allow up to 300mb and 20 minutes per video. You will need a fairly new machine and broadband (obvioulsy) to view, or you might get some picture lag. 1.6Ghz is recommended.

http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=28393862781&saved

Things to note:
Catch Adam but then fluff the final chicane and have to catch him again. He retires early. Then I have some nice clean track to get the hammer down.
8.45, Stowe corner, I caught a glimpse of yellow so slow down. Two bikes in the distance. One of them has overshot the left hander before club and is cutting the grass.
9.45, Brooklands, for some reason knock it up a gear mid corner. Maybe not quite with it after seeing the grass tracking. Bike pulls alongside and shows me his nose around the outside. Seems keen to get past, we are only a couple of feet apart, but I have the inside line for the right hander.
11.10, Guy on a Gixer slips past.
11.40, Come up to a couple of guys, one seems to have a problem. Next guy parks his bike on the line in Brooklands so I have to run wide again. Aprillia slips past. Get him back on Hanger Straight, but he is brave on the brakes and passes round the outside. I take him again into the left hander. Nice little dice.
15.00, Guy in green leathers passes me at Copse and gives a little thumbs up. By the time I am on Hanger Straight he is at Stowe… fast as ****!
17.35, Into the pits and the stewards have pulled the guy on the Gixer over. Getting a telling off? Naughty boy, I wonder if it was him that was trying to lean on me. We were warned earlier about close passing.

http://enbike.co.uk/view/603/me-on-me-gixer-silverstone-/

5.50 B comes up on fast on the bk straight i hold him up for a few corners and wen he finally gets past he gives me a two finger salute

i had a great time @ silverstone. its now one of my favorite tracks. its better than snetterton any day of the week. so many corners. i had a B follow me round for a couple of laps and he was full of praise for me i asked if i was good enuf to go up into fast group and he said in some corners i was as fast as adz and nuts if not faster(wow). i was hessitent going into the fast group and didnt want to go as i was comfortable in inters but it was a certain comment from nuts that made me move up. and to be honest im glad i did as it wasn`t that bad

I hate you all.

nuts…you are obviously confident which is great and looks like you had fun out there.

You could make life so much easier for yourself though with your lines and i hope you take this constructively as that is how it is intended. You are consistently turning in too soon meaning you are working far too hard from the apex to corner exit where you should be getting good drive but you are still trying to turn the bike to prevent running wide. This in turn naffs up the next corner and the next if its a series of bends.

the one time you are forced to turn in later at 14.30 as you go around the outside of the slower rider you are far far far faster and having to try miles less then you instantly follow it up by turning in too soon thus being wide for the flick right thus losing loads of time and having to push far harder than is necessary to do the same lap time.

All in all you passed loads of riders so you must have been going very well indeed. All of the above is prob a pile of useless rubbish so feel free to ignore. I’m just bored so had a watch and though it might help :wink:

Here is session #5

http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=28406097781&saved

Thanks, I know most of the corners are late apex at Silverstone and I could be doing better, but I don’t race bikes its just for fun. Its just a survival instinct thing, see the corner, turn in. I guess I could go quicker if I put my mind to it…

Can’t have been all bad then Kev. You looked like you could handle yourself in group 3.

Last couple from me, it all gets a bit samey after a while.

http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=28425267781

and a very short one.
http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=28432862781

HI NUTS IVE JUST JOINED THIS WICKED WEBSITE VERY GOOD , ME AND THE BOYZ WERE AT SILVERSTONE ON THE 30TH WE WERE WONDERING HOW YOUR MATE IS THAT CAME OFF ON THE FIRST SESSION ON THE ZX6 PLUS I WAS THE GUY ON THE BLUE R6 THAT NEARLY GAVE HIM SOME MAJOR BODY WORK ISSUE’S . ANY ONE GOT THE PHOTOS OF THE THE CRASH AS WE COULD’NT PURCHASE THEM !!! GOOD JOB IVE GOT THE REACTIONS OF BILLY WHIZZZZZ WE ALL HAD A WICKED TIME HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL AT SOME MORE TRACK DAYS

MATTY

Hi Matty, Ian is fine. Pictures of his off are on this post.

http://londonbikers.com/forums/Topic409128-34-1.aspx

looks like a good day had. great pics

Hi All… met a couple of you guys at Silverstone the other day. Some we spoke to in the pits, and one slid past me and MATTY at the best part of a ton… Hope he is OK… From my viewpoint ‘Elad’ had a great lean angle into Copse right up to the point where he tried cornering on the rims… MATTY clumped him on the way through, whereas I thought straight on and off the track was order of the day for me…Got one good pic of that ( with all three of us in the shot ) can’t wait to see the rest…

Booked again for the Bank hol Mon at Silverstone… good to see you there …

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Excellent pictures.

i was undicided a wether or not to go up. i really wanted to catch you that last session. shame i got held up a bit and lost my concerntration so pulled in and called it a day.

some pics of Elad:D

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i got ur pictures arnie you left them in the van m8

av you not uploaded the footage from your last session yet m8

i wonder if the bloke on the R6 has managed to get the stain out of his undies yet ?

He was shaking when he came to talk to us whilst we were waiting for Elad to get back to the garage, obviously shocked.

the two riders still on their bikes:D;) in the pictures both seemed like nice chaps. was chattin wid them whilst arnie collected his pics. seems like a very lucky escape by elad…

all in all a very good day.

elad wens ur nxt outing to the race track???