Round 1 of Interclub is here and I am ready with everything… well yah sort of…lol
Got the SCX rear mounted and a used SC1…sigh.. a used SC1 as Russell stuffed up the front tyre order by RaceCenter. Daz managed to fit a near new SC1 at great price so situation was easily controlled…. Anyways, day is here and wifey drove me there so I was not tired with 2 hours of driving to Phillip Island. Good choice as I felt energetic during the day and not sleepy as I usually do when I am at Trackdays.
Novice Qualifying saw me reaching to position 2 easily in 1st lap only to do a big stoppie at Turn 10 (MG) at PI and almost overshooting the corner before managing to turn. The good, I didnt run off the track on the first lap of the day. The Bad: It saw me loosing a spot as someone else used the opportunity very well to overtake me.. lol. Later in the qualifying I got stuck behind a 400CC (benefits of being in a novice class, they all race together but in their classes) at Hayshed and couldnt make up my mind how to go around that due to less experience at PI. Result: Someone else overtakes me again.
Qualified 7th with almost rear loosing grip at times and some tearing developing. Times 1.50 but I did 1.48 on a previous track day so I knew I can do better.
Novice race for which I qualified 7th saw me doing 1.47 (new pb) was the best one. Race start wasn’t too bad either as I wasnt thinking about it and just did a normal street style start. It can be heaps better though. Lost 2 positions and then gained them back again but by this time, rear tyre was dead with no traction at T12 Siberia and I was sideways at T12 on each single lap.
Came in pits and yes…It was down to markers and totally shagged.
Spoke with few people and a decision was made to put SC2 for the next race F1A (Main Superbike Class with experts). Went to get SC2 from the car and I found that I didn’t have it there…!!! LOL
Wifey to rescue and she nicely bought me a new SC1 rear!! Yay!
Did the F1A Class race and came back with new pb of 1.46. I can improve even more but it would take track time.
Till then… Prepare for Round 2 @Broadford on May 24!