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Go Bri!


1-2-3 RACE!


I hate walking


Brian chatting up Dan


After the 600 race




Brian Moe..ZZZZZ


How's that lean angle Kev?


Brian Moe..


Kevin "Brownbelt" Pinkstaff




The lads from Pirelli




Yes, this is the traffic I usually see going home through Seattle. :o)



WMRRA Round 4


Series: WMRRA
Date: Aug 9th - 10th

Classes raced and results
600 Supersport -
LW Superbike
- 1st
600 Superbike - 2nd
MW GP Twins - 5th

WOW! Yet another action packed weekend that had the ups and downs of racing. In the end we had a successful weekend despite some unexpected challenges with the SV. As always, I need to thank Dan & the team for all they do, along with the Gua's for their amazing hospitality and friendship.

Notes on practice:
Practice was uneventful as I only did a few laps on each bike to make sure things were working well.

Race 1
600 SuperSport
Weather conditions - cool & dry, then wet
Pirelli Tires front / rear - soft dot front - med dot rear
Total laps - 5
Result - 1st

As we did the sighting lap for this race I saw rain coming on the horizon. I knew we might only get in a few laps before it rained, so I really put in a fast first lap and luckily lead the field for the first three laps. By this time it was raining steadily in turns two, three, and four. Eli got by me on the brakes going into turn two, but got caught out in turn three and crashed (thankfully unhurt) in turn three. From here I just crawled around and managed to keep the bike upright to take our first 600 victory of the year - finally!

Race 2
600 SuperBike
Weather conditions - warm & dry
Tires front / rear - soft dot front - soft dot rear
Total laps - 10
Result 2nd

I got another decent start in this one and managed to slot in right behind Eli. From here it became an absolute scrap as we dipped into some pretty decent lap times. Not much else to report, other than Eli had my number today. We'll see what we can do to remedy that in the future, but my hat is off to him. He rode an awesome race. Also, Mike Sullivan, a usual suspect in these races, wasn't directly in the mix because his "A" bike was out of action. Despite that, he broke the track record this weekend on his 1000. Well done Mike, a 1:24.917 is now the mark to beat!

Race 3
650 GP Twins
Weather conditions - warm & dry
Tires front / rear - soft front - soft rear
Total laps - 8
Result - 1st

I got a really good start and managed to lead the field into turn one. From here I just set about hitting my marks and riding the bike as cleanly as I could. Unfortunately, near the end of the race, the bike started to misfire and I started to worry that it wouldn't finish the race. Luckily, it did and I managed to keep my lead for the win.

Race 4
Middle Weight Superbike
Weather conditions - warm & dry
Tires front / rear - soft dot front - soft dot rear
Total laps - 8
Result - 5th

With the SV superbike not running correctly, Dan opted to have me ride Kevin Pinkstaff's Supersport SV. The team quickly changed the tires, shift linkage and generally got the bike ready for me to race. With cheeky smiles on their faces, they said I had the warm-up lap to figure the thing out. I did my best to learn the bike's character on the sighting lap, but I have to say I've become accustomed (read spoiled) to a certain level of performance in the engine and chassis department. Kevin's bike, being supersport, featured stock forks and brakes. So that, and a host of other things, leads me to a whole bunch of excuses. I rode the bike as hard as I dared seeing at it was Kevin's. On the fifth lap Kevin's brother Brian drafted by me on the front straight and I actually got to ride with the little bugger for a few laps. Don't worry Kevin, I re-passed him a few laps later but that kid brother of yours does a good job on a motorcycle. Anyway, I had absolutely nothing for the lead riders in this one and was drafted for fourth at the finish line handing me a big dinner plate of humble pie. Congrats to the racers that worked me in this one. We'll get the SV sorted out for the next round and then payback will be my dessert.

Thanks again to everyone that is involved in our race program. We wouldn't be doing it without you.

Now I have a few weeks off to train and spend time with the kids. Looking forward to coming back relaxed, focused and, most importantly, on form.

Stay tuned

Next Race - Seattle Aug 30th - 31st.