BARRY SHEENE FESTIVAL OF SPEED.
Once again current and former
BRA riders excelled throughout the various classes at this
unique historic motorcycle event.
The P6 125cc
Class was dominated by BRA riders #79 Stephen Kairl,
#93 Paul Borg
and #69 Jason Dunn finishing in that order. Newcomer
Anthony Marsden finished in 6th place in his first
race on an Honda RS 125 steadily improving his lap
times with setup help from Col Dunn.
Post Classic and Forgotten Era Class 125cc. Stephen Kairl also won this class on his Honda MTR125 with another
Bucket racer Queenslander Ron Carrick finishing
Post Classic 250cc. 1st. Peter Wade
got his Suzuki 250cc really singing to put one over
on the Yamahas.
Forgotten Era 350cc saw Stephen
Kairl finish 2nd in this Class bringing his tally to
2 wins and a 2nd making him the most successful
rider of the meeting.
Post Classic 500cc. 2nd Peter Wade
6 500cc Class. Regular Motolite racer
Michael McLean won on his Honda 400 sponsored
by Whites Racing Products.
Pre Modern F1 had regular One hour rider Alex Pickett of Cycle Torque doing incredible
lap times on Brian Mowles rather standard Honda 900 to finish an excellent 3rd against much hotter machinery.
It all goes to prove
if you want to be fast,
learn on and race a little-un, it's all about corner
speed and making the most of the power you've got.
Learning to race on powerful bikes with too much
power for your ability just gives you bad habits and
scares the crap out of you. Power Corrupts.
you want to sharpen your race
craft and cornering skills get yourself a CommuterLite, Superlite or Motolite and do some
real racing. Ant West, Joshua Brooks and Chris
Vermulen raced the Moriwaki 80s (Motolite) when they first
hit road racing, look where they are now, good
enough for them, surely good enough for you.
If you can ride
a Bucket fast then your on the way!
Paul Borg (P6 Honda RS125) holds a slender lead
over #79 Stephen Kairl (P6 Honda RS125),
#3 Keith Campbell (Classic 500cc Honda500) and
#69 Jason Dunn (P6 Honda RS125).
line up includes #51 Leanne Nelson, #79 Stephen
Kairl, #69 Jason Dunn all on P6 Honda RS125s. Bike
on pole position is #42 Alan Johnson Yamaha250.
Paul Borg P6 Honda RS125 Leading #7 Joe Ahern Norton
The little 125s mixing it with some big bikes.
leading #29 David Woolsey (Classic Unlimited Triton
808) followed by #93 Paul Borg (P6 Honda RS125), #79
Stephen Kairl (P6 Honda RS125), #3 Keith Campbell
Classic 500cc Honda 500) and #69 Jason Dunn (P6
Newcomer #86 Anthony Marsden finished in 6th place
overall on his first race on a P6 Honda RS125.
Anthony was pitted next to Jason Dunn. Jason's dad
Col took Anthony under his wing and Anthony
responded by lapping quicker each time he went out.
#18 Alex Pickett of Cycle Torque riding Brian Mowles
very standard Honda 900 finished in 3rd overall in
the Pre Modern F1 Class. Paul Grant-Mitchell won the
class with #97 Stephen Ward 2nd.
Alex and his Dad Chris are off to compete in the
Manx GP at the Isle of Man later this year.
See Adrenelin Generations: Manx TT 2013