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    Re: Brands GP

    Alex. On a different note, did things calm down after I left, it was quite a weird febrile atmosphere, any more ambulances? I was only there for an hour or so late morning and saw loads of crashed bikes, especially in the fast group. Do you think they were trying to keep up with Mr BSB? I've never heard the tannoy telling everyone to calm down before.

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    Re: Brands GP

    I think the lunch break helped.
    Both times I have done BrandsGP, once a group has an early red it seems they get frustrated and more follow.
    As the full GP is not open often in a year I think inexperience and a lack of patience is more evident on that track.

    Pretty sure we all lost a session...but the last one I did 13 flying laps...so that was extra long and uninterrupted my back was cream crackered from the compressions.

    Managed a 1:44.8 and a bunch of 1:45 to 1:48's. Theoretical best was a 1:43. I know the 1:3x's are possible.

    I will change to a 43t rear to extend the wheelbase and try to improve drive, reducing engine braking helping me maintain speed in the corners.







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    Re: Brands GP

    Quote Originally Posted by Huge View Post
    Alex. On a different note, did things calm down after I left, it was quite a weird febrile atmosphere, any more ambulances? I was only there for an hour or so late morning and saw loads of crashed bikes, especially in the fast group. Do you think they were trying to keep up with Mr BSB? I've never heard the tannoy telling everyone to calm down before.
    Main fast ones were at paddock. 2 things I put it down to was, 1/ tailwind down the straight increasing top speed and 2/ after tipping into paddock wind was getting under, washing the front. I certainly backed off through there, my cahoona's aren't that big nowadays lol
    Speed doesnt kill, its how fast you stop.......

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    Re: Brands GP

    Few laps chasing Alex 20.9.19 https://youtu.be/pQW8TasQHpg
    Speed doesnt kill, its how fast you stop.......

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    Re: Brands GP

    We need to talk about camera angles
    Thank Bman nice to have someone follow me for a bit.

    I can see where I was losing time maybe those, Galfers need to go they were vibrating under maximum effort.

    The blast out of clearways the RR certainly lays down the power

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    Very smooth guys. I'm now officially p*ssed off I wasn't riding. H

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    Re: Brands GP

    Cant wait to try the s1000rr there.
    Im not sure i can match my times on zx10r there as that track really suited the kawasaki.
    Bmw will be quicker on corner exits but i could brake so late with the zx.
    My best is high 1.34s.
    Heres 1 lap chasing a new race r1.
    https://youtu.be/777SoWiQdmE

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    Re: Brands GP

    Quote Originally Posted by alex View Post
    We need to talk about camera angles
    Thank Bman nice to have someone follow me for a bit.

    I can see where I was losing time maybe those, Galfers need to go they were vibrating under maximum effort.

    The blast out of clearways the RR certainly lays down the power

    - Alex
    To be fair, it's the angle I use to see track, rpm, gears etc for personal use lol. Should've raised it for the day.... Good to see your lines picked up ….Good day all round
    Speed doesnt kill, its how fast you stop.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by bananaman View Post
    To be fair, it's the angle I use to see track, rpm, gears etc for personal use lol. Should've raised it for the day.... Good to see your lines picked up ….Good day all round
    Its a good idea to see the dash too. Thats how i learn. You can see how different exits and lines etc effect your speeds

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