What a weekend!
It's not everyday we get to see someone we know showcasing their skills at such a high-profile race event like WorldSBK ,and even less often do we get to see Australia's finest #postclassic machinery sharing the bill with some of the world's top factory teams... but that's exactly what happened for us here this weekend as our '89 #GSXR1100 helped make up one of the most outstanding support grids of 'Pre 82' and 'Pre 89' bikes we've seen!
Rider #DeanOughtred #88 had a brilliant qualifying to put the big Suzuki on pole, and in the 1st of 3 scheduled races for the class Dean managed to get the hole-shot and hold the lead until a red flag caused the race to be abandoned with no result (or points) being allocated .
Race 2 got under way and there was a lot of challenging for the top spots between the GSXR and two extremely fast #TZ750 Yamahas ridden by multiple super bike champion #MartyCragghill and #CraigDitchburn, resulting in some amazing action with the back markers coming into play and Dean crossing the line to take third place:)
Sunday saw Race 3 set for an early spot on the schedule, and the Suzuki again got off the line first, but this race was possibly one of the most hard-fought and entertaining battles of the weekend with the two Yamahas of Marty and Craig swapping positions with Dean for the first few laps, before Dean and Craig pulled away to swap the lead several times on the final few laps...
The last lap was a nail-biter with Dean coming onto Gardner straight and across the line with the a true photo-finish win of .009 seconds!
It's been a great weekends racing for all of us at one of the world's most amazing circuits, and we'd like to thank all those involved with helping us achieve a podium result at our first #WSBK event of #2ndoverall against some VERY talented teams.
Next up for the Historic Solos ... the brilliant Barry Sheene Festival of Speed Sydney Motorsport Park March 18-20 2016....
Thanks for a brilliant weekend's racing!
Coxy, Dean, Don and Gav