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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-04-2017, 07:25 PM Thread Starter
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Racing 690-11/12th February at Sydney Motorsport Park

Thought I would start a racing thread for race pics, upcoming events, race mods and race reports. Hopefully this will be of benefit and interest to a lot of people in the 690 community.
Found this latest pic from Phillip Island meeting earlier this year.
St George MRC 1st meeting for the year is on 11/12th February at Sydney Motorsport Park
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-05-2017, 06:57 PM
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Garage
I'll definitely pop down for a look, will you be on track both days?

Do you get pre-allocated a garage at EC, post the number up if you can.

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Yeah Matt both days, won't find out garage allocations till a week out . I will post it when I know. Because the BEARS race is generally oversubscribed the organisers sometimes move F4 and F5 bears into unlimited retro as we are the slower of the group.

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Garage allocations are up for the first meeting at Eastern Creek this weekend. Garage 46 for me. Not far to walk to scrutineering for a change. Full BEARs grid from F1 Panigales, RSV4s, BMWS1000Rs to F5 Monster 695s, Gen 3 690, Gen 4 690 and 690 SMC. The bikes spread out a lot as you would expect , 200hp bikes on the track the same time as 60hp bikes but the class races are usually quite close. Qualifying/Practice starts at 9am Saturday racing around 10am.

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748 Ducati race bike

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748 Ducati
Triumph Daytona 955
Triumph Daytona 600 race bike
Kawasaki ZX7/ZXR750
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Garage allocations are up for the first meeting at Eastern Creek this weekend. Garage 46 for me. Not far to walk to scrutineering for a change. Full BEARs grid from F1 Panigales, RSV4s, BMWS1000Rs to F5 Monster 695s, Gen 3 690, Gen 4 690 and 690 SMC. The bikes spread out a lot as you would expect , 200hp bikes on the track the same time as 60hp bikes but the class races are usually quite close. Qualifying/Practice starts at 9am Saturday racing around 10am.
Thats quite a good info package youve started , thanks Jordo .
When you get all the info and post it in your duke section, the team helpers would also like to make another media package thread in ready to race forum>moto track

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Did you have any info /pics to share about your race day?.I was hoping to copy it and make a moto track thread in the ready to race forum.

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The weekend was very hot, air temp was 46'C and track temp was 67'C on Saturday which made the whole experience quite different. I skipped the practice session and went out in qualifying, 3 or 4 laps and was very cautious as the conditions were sketchy. Had the SC2 on the rear and the Pirelli guys were saying the 0 or 1 were the best tyres for these conditions so that played with my head a bit. Racing was called off after race 4 because of the heat , we were race 7 so missed out on Saturday. Had a few beers then back to a mates for a swim. Sunday was cooler 36'C air, 52'C track which was still out of the best performance range for the SC2s. First race had a poor start and was dicing with a jockey (60kg guy) on a KTM390 which was a hoot, passed him on the last lap and blocked the lines on the corners he previously had passed me on. Beat him by .3 of a second. Couldn't catch the 2 other 690s this time due to losing them in the first lap while trying to get past slower guys due to my poor start. Second race another poor start left me again behind the slower guys, Passed 4 of them by turn 5 only to have lost contact with the other KTMs. Third overall for the day but 1.6 secs slower than my best with a 1:56:0. The other guys all ran 44s which is where I should have been so will be a tight contest when I get the starts right. Strangly enough my concerns with the tyres were unfounded as not once did I have any real moments. So racing is as much mental preparation as in bike prep. The meeting was cut short with a crash resulting in the passing of a young first time racer. I have enclosed some pics of the weekend.
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Triumph Daytona 955
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Kawasaki ZX7/ZXR750
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Great stuff... looks just like our UK trackdays but a LOT warmer !
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Thanks jordo for offering the forum an insight into a ktmforums team racers day at the track.

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the front tyre looks like we raced on Mars
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IF YOU FLY JETS LONG ENOUGH , THIS KIND OF THING HAPPENS

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690 Duke race bike
748 Ducati race bike

Previous bikes:
Triumph Bonneville cafe custom
1098S Ducati
749 Ducati
748 Ducati
Triumph Daytona 955
Triumph Daytona 600 race bike
Kawasaki ZX7/ZXR750
A couple of dirties too
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