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post #1 of 18 Old 05-24-2016, 02:40 PM Thread Starter
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First race of the season - Pictures.

Hey guys!
Ive just bought some photos from my first race in the new to me class.
On a new track with a new engine to get used to, a ruined qualification and brake problems - i ended up on 16:th place in heat 1, and 17:th in heat 2.

Also, fairings and some other stuff are changed since my 6otm failure.
Very well, here are the bragging photos:

First race of the season - Pictures.-13233012_1047859288614013_5682461711779997240_n.jpg
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Anddddd this literally just saved me money. Was going to buy one of my track day pics but now I am not even proud of myself. Lol

Nice shots!
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16th and 17th with that body positioning and elbows down Are you racing in World supersport or how freaking fast are those other guys you're racing against??

Awesome pictures though! I wish I looked that good on a bike

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I know, but it is somewhat of an indication, and it's usually more one-sided. In other words, when you see someone that looks like a WSBK rider, it's very likely that person is fast, not slow. But when you see someone that looks like Mick Doohan riding a 500 2-stroke back in his day, it could be anything...cuz obviously those guys were fast as hell riding all crooked on the bikes like everyone was back in the 90s and before.

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I know, but it is somewhat of an indication, and it's usually more one-sided. In other words, when you see someone that looks like a WSBK rider, it's very likely that person is fast, not slow. But when you see someone that looks like Mick Doohan riding a 500 2-stroke back in his day, it could be anything...cuz obviously those guys were fast as hell riding all crooked on the bikes like everyone was back in the 90s and before.
There are quite a few people behind me who regularly get their elbows down. I *can* do it, but it is not the most efficient way around my local track so I dont bother. They expend too much time and energy to get that far off the bike, which is one of the reasons why I am faster than they are.

Some tracks, like ones with high speed, long sweepers can benefit from that style of riding. I have NONE of that at my local.

Also, the closer you are to the ground, the more your sense of speed increases which can actually lead to slower lap times if you do not account for it.
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Move that elbow out of the way and you might get another 5or6 degrees of angle.?

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First race of the season - Pictures.

I dont like making excuses, but here we go!
Before this race I had 18 laps on the bike since I bought it, that is the 18 laps I got in Almeria before the engine broke.
It was my first time on that track, a former f1 track with crazy banked and long bends. Rule of thumb is "when you think that if I don't brake now I'm going to die - wait at least 10 yards and you will still be too slow into the turn".

First race I was in 10:th (I think) ending up behind a very defensive rider and tried to get past him. After 4 laps of trying I tried too hard and almost went off, and was passed by the rest of the pack, almost 100 yards behind them, lost motivation totally and was really tired from all those attacks. Lost 2 more places to the slower pack, but took them back on the last lap thinking "I'm not having this..."

Race 2, when the pictures are taken, I practically lost my brakes on lap 3 and went off. Was pissed off thinking "medal or hospital!" and got back on track and in 26:th position.
Since brakes now was useless I had to brake early and try to make up for it with throttle, since throttle will throw you wide I also had do compensate for that with a bit more lean angle.
Came in 17:the after 12 laps, and had gained 34 seconds on 16:th place. No points in that race either though.

The class I'm racing in is rookie 600, next one is superstock 600 that is the highest 600cc class here. The rookie class is the middle step, and known to be a rookie class without rookies, that is why they created 2 lower classes so there would be a safe place for the "real rookies" to begin racing. One of them is speedster cup where I was last year. Belonging in rookie 600 was my goal when I started racing last year, and obviously I completed that goal. Now I'm looking for points in all of the upcoming races, and if I finish the cup on the podium next year, I'll retire since that will force me into sst 600 that I cannot afford.

Here is a video from one of my friends from this track, called Anderstorp raceway:
http://youtu.be/tIwGIXLIT6k
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Fuck it, for what it is worth, you look awesome in the pics. There are circumstances and there are excuses. Sometimes it's hard to differentiate between the two. Next couple races will be the indicator. Speed is a very relative thing. Classes are designed to keep people competitive. It's no fun killing everyone and it's no fun being killed by everyone. Have fun and don't crash. Of course thsee are the main goals.
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