Friday, 17 June 2011

Donington Park - Preview

This weekend sees is one of the years biggies as scooters return to the legendary Donington Park circuit.

We will be providing support races to the fantastic Superstars International Series.  This is an international series featuring some awesome machinery, and drivers including ex F1 start Johnny Herbert.

I am hoping to make a return to the track after having to miss the Pembrey race.  I think racing around the full 2.5mm GP circuit on a scooter has to be an almost unique experience of a lifetime to follow in the wheeltracks  of the likes of Ayrton Senna and Valentino Rossi.

I have been fortunate to be able to put this event together after making contact with the organisers BARC two years ago.  We raced then supporting British Truck Racing and the spectacle of scooters impressed them so much they were glad to have us back again after I'd contacted them.

As always putting together a race meeting is a tough job, with lots of ups and downs and seemingly endless hoops to jump through.  But its all sorted now and the riders are most definitely well up for this one.  Stuart Day and John Howe will be making their first appearances in 2011 and will be hunting down the front running bikes.

Guy Topper is on top form currently aboard his super quick DJ250 'Cooler' but at Pembrey and Mallory he was joined by stablemate Doug Turner also riding a heavily developed 250.  Multiple champion Charlie Edmonds will be looking to keep them in check despite a cc and power disadvantage.  No doubt the likes of James Campen and Chris Geyton will also have ideas on being the front running Group 4 scooters!

Meanwhile the auto's of Josh Brown, Craig Bewey and Joe Ravenscroft will be giving chase too and no doubt be looking very fast round Donington.  The bigger cc auto's of Scott Chapman and Keith Terry will also no doubt be picking up their fierce on track rivalry as they also chase down the pack.

Its going to be a biggie!

Pretty much everything is in place now, just missing one thing to make it perfect.

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