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post #1 of 37 (permalink) Old 03-09-2005, 07:07 AM Thread Starter
 
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Shanghai GP

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Who wants to come to Shanghai to the MotoGP and watch me make a complete fool of myself in front of 250 thousand people? Another support race has been organised and i am just getting my tricked up blade sorted for this one - No expense spared

I am organising tickets for mates in Singapore so let me know if i need to order anymore. Race day is the 1st of may so it will be starting 3 days before on the Thursday.

You can all kip at mine if you want however you will have to be prepared to go spoons with Big "GP drifter" Phil, and i'm not referring to the loose way he exits outta the 4th gear turns but the travelling gypo way he drifts from one GP to another!

You will need a tourist visa which you can get in 3 days and about 30 flip flops from the consulate which is located next to the GRAND Blighty one on Tanglin Road.


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Right Fellaz

Who wants to come to Shanghai to the MotoGP and watch me make a complete fool of myself in front of 250 thousand people? Another support race has been organised and i am just getting my tricked up blade sorted for this one - No expense spared

I am organising tickets for mates in Singapore so let me know if i need to order anymore. Race day is the 1st of may so it will be starting 3 days before on the Thursday.

You can all kip at mine if you want however you will have to be prepared to go spoons with Big "GP drifter" Phil, and i'm not referring to the loose way he exits outta the 4th gear turns but the travelling gypo way he drifts from one GP to another!

You will need a tourist visa which you can get in 3 days and about 30 flip flops from the consulate which is located next to the GRAND Blighty one on Tanglin Road.


Let me know
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post #3 of 37 (permalink) Old 03-24-2005, 01:38 AM Thread Starter
 
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Lads oh Lads oh lads oh lads!!!!!!

Been riding Shanghai F1 circuit today!!!!!! Did 40 laps before lunch, was at my desk by 2pm!!!

I bought an 05 blade in Hong Kong and had it shipped up here, Feroz provided all the parts from Singers. Feels like a proper race bike since it has zero lights and no side stand (highly impractical, but cool)!! One of those repsol replicas however I did away with the funny colour fairing so it is now full black with orange number boards and orange wheels, phots on their way..

I have 2 mechanics who canna speak a lic of English, but do absolutely everything!.....er…..???? Two bikes per pits and a “quiet” area behind the boards in the garage to chill out.

Shanghai Track????????????? Well, it is a total contrast to PI, the donkey shac stable with a staring grid and an awesome track! Sorry dave, I meant Phillip Island. This place is HUGE, it makes Sepang look small. 4.5km track (somin like that), really good balance, really flowing in some parts and then all out speed and heavy breaking in others. One turn is about 270 degree third gear screamer, the turns just go on for ever!!!!! The back straight is over 1100 m long and you enter it red lining 3rd gear. With stock gearing I am seeing 299 flash up for about 3 seconds before the anchors are applied. I’m having to brake before i even see the turn!!!!!!!!

I am dead chuffed with the bike, almost got all the same parts as I had on my R1, terrifyingly quick especially when I went 1 down on the front and 2 up on the back, didn’t really work since I was maxed halfway down the straight!

I have another practice tomorrow and then qualifying on Saturday, 2 races Sunday. Looks like rain so will get the wet ones out. Totally open class so slicks are generally the order of the day!

Oh and the Pit girls!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!

None today but forecast looks good tomorrow!

Numbers for MotogGP tickets in MAy???????, ordering a load for OTHER mates in singers. Grandstand tickts are really steep, about 200USD for the best seats. Will look into the hospitality tickets or "special prices" tomorrow.

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Now that you've insulted my goat track (I think??) I wanna see some photo's.....

Are there really going to be 250k people watching, jeez I'd stall it off the grid without a doubt.

Good luck with the weekend Bbq, hope it stays dry and you keep it on the tar, I'll also be expecting a full report Mondee!!

Is it weird in here, or is it just me?
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post #5 of 37 (permalink) Old 03-27-2005, 05:13 PM
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Want to but

this clashes with Round 1 of the famous MSS - 500,000 spectators!

The Shanghai track certainly looks awesome on paper - 5.3km (Sepang is still the longest at 5.5) and as you say Will, some unending turns. Unusual too in that there are the same number of L and R turns.

Looks like you're well sorted Will. Now about those photos of the pit girls...

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post #6 of 37 (permalink) Old 03-28-2005, 06:08 AM Thread Starter
 
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Talking SIC Round one

1st 1st Away – Shanghai Formula One Circuit, SIC 25th –27th March 2005

After a mad rush of parts from Singapore and bikes from Singapore it all came good on Thursday of last week at the circuit. I have had the bike kitted out in a similar fashion to my old R1, rear shock full system brakes etc. Putting a slipper clutch on it, quick shifter and may have to change the ECU since the power commander is not loosing the rev limiter.

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This weekend was the first ever motorcycle event held at the circuit. I was the third guy ever to ride a motorcycle round Shanghai Formula 1 track!!

After about 5 laps of the circuit I considered the bike “run in” so I was set. I was using stock pads and stock road tyres for all of the practices and one of the qualifying. Was putting in respectable times however they were holding me back or even NOT holding me back as the case may be.

The course itself is awesome, same designer as Sepang. The first corner is a mean right hander!!!! enter in third gear (after the front straight), you are slowing down all the way through to reach about 5000 revs in third, drop it into 2nd mid turn and then go straight into turn 3 (another right hander with an even tighter decreasing radius, oh yeah – there is a height change of about 3m between 2 and 3). This is the first of about 3 double apex funky turns, sorts the men out from the boys. First lap is interesting!!!!!!!!!!!!!

First qualifying I put in a pretty poor 2.33 (middle of the pac) The standard is pretty similar to Malaysia with maybe a little more on the extremes, the fastest guy has a wild card entry in the 250’s for this MotoGP in Shanghai and the slowest guy….. Well….. he was slow.

Open rules on this one so I automatically had slicks, cut slicks and full wets coming out my ears. Had one session in the wet on the stock tyres, really good – the blade is so user friendly, even in the wet. Bit of a wolf in sheep’s clothing if you really want it to be. My mechanic was a legend, did all my entry forms, took my bike to scruteneering, changed endless sets of tyres, serviced the brakes and clutch at the end of every day. And he DID get me a fantastic pit chick for the start of the first race, I was one of the most photographed riders!!!!!!!

Riding on the Michilin pilot race was really nice, didn’t like going in a straight line but was stable as anything mid corner, the lean angles you could develop were impressive as well as how far you could brake into the corner. They would tend to break out very slowly so giving it beans outta the corner was fantastic!!!!!!!!!

They guys riding in this series all tend to be deadly serious about the racing, what I mean is there tend to be far more accidents than there need to be. Seems to be a matter of life or death!

A mate of mine Rob Healey, BC – you may know him, lives in Hong Kong. Brand new 10. During the warm up lap, someone started to weave at about 150K down the straight, someone, coming up fast behind collided with the weaving bike, putting one of the 2 down. The bike shot across the track infront of me, hit the barrier and bounced back across the track. Rob was coming up at close to 250, nowhere to go but into this flaming wreck.

He cart-wheeled like a rag doll. The race was delayed about 20 minutes while they cleared things up. No-one was not keen on racing after seeing that.

Rob broke is left lower leg in about 4 places, along with his left shoulder, compressed his vertebrae and had a wicked dose of concussion. He was doing a Boycie all evening, “ Turn 2, oil on the track, ooooooooooohh, musta hurt!” His was funnier though. His wife is 8 months pregnant and so could not fly up to meet him so i have been doing the organizing. Anyway, The look on his face each time we told him his wife was pregnant was classic!!!! Even funnier when we told him she was 8 MONTHS pregnant. We got it all on camera for his little one, his delirious state in the hospital that is.

Planning to medivac him out tomorrow evening, operation on Wednesday in Hong Kong. Robs brain is back to normal now however his bones may take a little longer to heel. His bike is almost finished, split frame etc etc….. The funny thing is that the guy who caused the accident has not held his hand up. Pretty rough since rob was definitely an innocent bystander who came off worse by a long way!

Anyway, fantastic weekend had by me, apart from the reoccurring nightmare down the back straight.

Next race is in 2 weeks time at the circuit and then the following one is the GP – WoHoO!!!!!!!

My best time was a 2.21, MotoGp wild card guy was doing a 2.16/17 on a 10. Overall position was about 7th or 8th overall, have not got the final results yet.

Photos on their way.
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