Leaving from our Northwich base, the 220+ mile journey took us over 5.5 hours due to a crashed Toyota Yaris and, later on, a fireball of a Luton box van! We arrived at the circuit around 7pm on the Thursday evening. All of the parking spaces next to the mains power outlets had already been taken but we managed to park close to where we were based at the BEMSEE Brands Indy meeting, so all was good.
As little Lucy was already bored of being contained in the caravan, Dave Jnr took her for a walk to the grasslands on the inside of Druids corner. Whilst over there, they witnessed cement dust being laid at Graham Hill corner, followed by the water truck washing the track clean. With this new info, we decided to fit the wet tyres and do a shakedown test on our Kawasaki ER650 Supertwin (just to make sure everything was OK). After doing approx 7 laps in the session, we pulled in as the track was starting to get a dry line and we didn't want to ruin the wet rear tyre.