The weather was a bit of an issue again but we had completely overhauled and rebuilt the engine for this round and spent a lot of time working on the suspension set-up. Luc was really happy with the power after his rebuild, and with the handling after Ed’s modifications, so we were all set for a good weekend.
The track was damp for qualifying but Luc rode the tyres of the bike on drys and managed pole position in the stocktwins and a front row start overall with the supertwins class.
Race one was a solid 5th after a restart but the bike had developed a lack of power meaning Luc was always overtaken on the straights. The fuelling was adjusted (the sv650 is the carb model) for race two, and that made an improvement which meant we managed to finish 4th.
Race three the next day was in ideal conditions: warm and dry. A very entertaining race that ended with Luc on the podium again in a solid 3rd place after another late night where we brought the engine back up to full power.
Race four started well but ended badly as Luc was caught up in another riders accident and crashed, fortunately with no major injuries.
All in all a classically mixed bag racing weekend with crashes technical issues and dodgy UK weather. What else would you do on the weekends?