Sunday, 1 March 2009

March Update

Well.... The race season is getting closer! It's 6 weeks now until we will be sitting on the grid at Mallory Park for the first race of the season. The winter has seen many of the racers rebuilding bikes so it will be interesting to see what everyone turns up with at the first race! I think there may be a couple of surprises in the pipeline.

So..... whats new?....... well not much I'm afraid, so this blog is more of a look forward than anything.

The first race this year is Easter Monday at Mallory Park. Easter is falling a little later this year than last so hopefully the snow that was on the ground last year will not be repeated!

March 6th there's a Focused Events track day and they have allowed scooters to take part (full race scooters with ACU licenced riders). Stuart Day has done a few track days with them, but this will be the first time that they will have had 10 or so scooters! We will be on track with their riders (mainly modern sports bikes) so it will be .... interesting! We will be circulating in 20 minute sessions, with fingers crossed 6 sessions over the day, so quite a few laps!

Full report to follow!

Then on March 27th is the official pre-season practice day also at Mallory Park. This one is run by VMCC, and we will run in 10 minute sessions this time, possibly also on track with the VMCC race bikes too, depending upon how many scooters are entered (i.e. we may have our own sessions).

Sometimes scooters take different (faster) lines so depending upon numbers we may run seperately, although it is only practice, so no-one should be going too lairy (!)

So if all goes well, then those two test days will give me lots of laps of Mallory. Which is just as well as I would really like to find 10 seconds from somewhere! I reckon the majority is sitting in Gerards which is my nemesis bend! There's also a bit sitting in the bus stop - I didn't really get that clean at all last year, but I'm hoping that the extra power from the new engine will help things along too of course!

On the BSSO front, I've been working with Eden who did the Scooterotica forum ( ) and we have now got a new BSSO FastScooter forum....
you can visit it at
Downside to the new forum is that we have to start again with all the posts, but we now have full control of it and lots of new features too!

Next update in a weeks time after the first Mallory test!


Rocket Rob said... site mate...will be coming up to Mallory for the 27th march and will be camping! Look forward to seeing ya.


Rocket Rob said... site mate...will be coming up to Mallory on the 27th from Cornwall and will be camping! Look forward to seeing ya.

Cheers Rob

Boo said...

Hi, do we know how much the camping/entry fees are for spectators at this event?



Paul Green said...

Boo...... Its a single day event, so I don't know about camping? I presume you are talking about teh night before?

Probable best to check direct with Mallory park circuit!?