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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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