teaming up will reduce the stress on the bike. Mine's been thrown down the track that often it'll be lucky to last my first stint!
I should have kept my mouth shut!
I had fuel issues on the saturday with a broken overflow valve on the tank. We swapped the tank over on sunday morning for a spare, but the spare had a broken fuel pump outlet so we swapped the fuel pump over too.
Did one warm up and the 50km race in the morning with no dramas. Around 15 to 20 mins into my first session the bike died on start finish straight. hopped off and ran and pushed it into the pits with fuel pissing out the bottom of the bike. Turns out the fuel hose had come off the tank otuput and just needed clipping back on. Probably my own fault for not putting it on properly in the first place
We got it fixed and the second session was going great until the fuel overflow on the second tank gave out too. Basically every time I hit the brakes the fuel would slosh forward in the tank and out of the overflow onto the tank and spray up at me, same as it was doing on Saturday. It was real hard not to think of GhostRider at each corner!
Sadly I think my fuel hose cost us a shot at the other limited team who beat us by 4 laps, but it was a great experience, albeit thoroughly exhausting.
I have never been so glad to take a chequered flag in my life! By the end of my third stint on track I was completely spent.
In the 50km races I didn't do so well as most other riders were lapping 3 or 4 secs faster than I was, but most of the races I was consistently lapping 1:22s and 1:23s which is well under my previous best of 1:25.7.
I took 3.7 seconds off my PB and lapped consistently under it all weekend, cracking out a 1:22.0 in the 50km race on Sunday morning. This is also the first time I've properly destroyed a rear tyre. I don't think I could really ask for more than that at the moment so I'm pleased with the weekend's results.
can't wait for next year!