Definitely a good weekend notwithstanding YP's gardening expedition.
A good turnout by the Singapore crowd (Keith, Gareth, YP, Nils, Legend, Hannu, Boycie and me plus several sporting wives). Supplemented by a number of fit new Malaysian babes and a seriously undressed threesome attached to one of the car teams (sorry, didn't take a camera).
The regulations are generally being ignored. Tons of rumours that many 600s are tuned. Several guys not on Pirellis, not picked up by the standard scrutineering though rumbled soon after; however, I heard one managed to race on some other hoops.
Both SSP and SBK are increasingly competitive with 1:12s/1:10s at the top of the table. Even the man with the slowest best time in SBK (me) managed to knock off nearly three seconds over the weekend (1:17s). And of course Will beat The Legend: so did I in both races! Thanks for the go-faster tips Dave, you're a good sport.
Congratulations to Nils for getting on the podium with 1:13s.
Roll on July, I'll be on the new bike. Just as well too, the cops served two fixed-camera speeding tickets on me at the border, one dated Dec 03 and the other Jan 01! I said I'd take it up with the Johor police station and didn't have to pay or even give my address; this becomes the problem of my bike's next owner!
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