"Well, back in Shanghai after a bloody brilliant weekend. Went down thursday evening to have Friday on the track for a little familiarization.
The rain on Friday can only be described as Malaysian strength and British endurance!!! Good time round the track beginning to get comfortable in the wet, Much easier and more exciting with full wets, especially the fast 3rd or 4th gear corners, 3, 6 and 13. FACK!
Waking up Saturday we expected it to have rained itself out. Not quite, took Aaron 3 hours to get to the track from the hotel due to flooding! (this is usually 60 quai away) We all went out for practice however the rest of the day was canned since it really was getting a bit daft.
So of course in true Zhuhai stylie (I am sure BP can relate to this one) we spent the afternoon in the "gents club" getting massages etc
Sunday was dry in the morning however the track was still wet however drying out. This race series is totally open and so any tyre goes, kinda nice but it can get expensive. Most people were on DOT tyres however a few opted for slicks. I qualified on the 4th row and subsequently had a terrible start. Don't know who he was but some lad had a nasty high side into turn one. The race was restarted. I had a blinding start and put myself at the back of the lead pack. Anyway, it was a semi dry race, loads of maneuvers etc and a lot of fun. Ended up ninth and roughly at the same position as i was in shanghai, pleased since these guys have been riding this circuit for 4 years or so.
The heavens opened for the second race so it was back on with the full wets. These were the same tyres I used in shanghai and for the previous 2 days so they were a little thin on the ground. I'm not making excuses mind you!
Good start and again at the back of the lead pack, I got a little carried away with my new slipper clutch and wanged it into first way way to early into one of the hairpins. The rear was approaching the stop on the bars and so I put it into the gravel. (gravel which you could loose a small child in). The lads helped me pull it out and I restarted. Obviously nothing spectacular in that race however good experience in the wet and a lot of fun.
Lots of crashes and thankfully no one seriously hurt. That is apart from Aaron who was beaten by a girl - Loetta!!!!!!!!!! I am sure legend would have a hard time going faster than her.
I heard her boyfriend is a Pilates Instructor or somthing similar!
Pic is Loetta!
Bike is going well, although a front fork upgrade kit is on its way."
Sorry Will, lost the pic can you re-post