We'll start with some great news - our entry to the “Stars at Darley” event has officially been accepted! In this race is an IOM TT legend, numerous BSB-level racers and several former “Stars at Darley” winners. See the full entry list below...
* To achieve a sub-1'00 lap of Darley Moor on the Kawasaki Supersport 600 machine - completed!
* To score a championship point in the Formula 600 class - completed!
* Be able to complete 9 laps of Darley Moor before the "Stars" complete 10 laps (to avoid us being lapped!) - hopefully achievable!
BSB Superstock 1000 racer Josh Daley had also requested to run #88 in the Stars race, so we have graciously stepped aside and let him use it for the event. This means that we will use #188 on the Kawasaki Supersport 600 machine (for all races) this coming weekend. Both bikes are now prepped and ready to go - now all we need to do is lap within 110% of pole position to officially qualify for the Stars races...
Championship Trophy Return
Following our double-championship success last year, we will be returning the championship trophies to Darley Moor this weekend.
Due to a change of eligible machinery in the Formula Darley class, that trophy will either go to Martin Robbins or Tony Griffiths.
The Mini Sound of Thunder trophy has an outside chance of being retained by us this year - but if we don't win it then it will go to Elliot Williams who has ridden very strongly all season.
ER650 Rain Light Relocation
The rain light on our Kawasaki Supertwin has been relocated from on the top of the rear seat to the underside of the seat for a couple of reasons: It will make removal of the seat slightly easier and will also reduce complexity if the seat unit needed to be replaced following an incident.
New Brake Pads and Tyres (Supersport 600)
With our "Stars at Darley" entry confirmed, we thought it was time for some early servicing on the Kawasaki Supersport 600 machine. The pile of part-worn Brembo Z04 pads that came with the bike's purchase has now expired, so we have replaced them with some EBC GPFAX pads for this upcoming meeting. We have also ordered in a spare wet rear and a spare dry rear tyre just in case fresh rubber is needed.
New Camera and AiM Solo Mount (Supersport 600)
The biggest change for the season finale is the introduction of an onboard camera to the Kawasaki Supersport machine! We ordered a steering-damper-level GoPro mount from KelFab, which was a great piece of kit, but unfortunately would probably have come into contact with our helmet during a racing crouch - so a bespoke solution was devised...
Once we started building the bespoke mount, we decided to increase the scope of the mount to also include a home for our AiM Solo GPS laptimer. Fingers crossed that everything works out as planned and we can bring you some additional footage from the weekends racing :-)