It was an exciting weekend's racing all round- not only was the #MotoGp under way in Melbourne but across the Tasman in NZ our very own #DeanOughtred88 was having a mammoth race meeting as he rode three very different bikes in 4 classes as part of the Trans-Tasman trophy meeting in association with NZ Post Classic.
Dean got under way in fine form, putting all the bikes at the pointy end of the start grids and took a 2nd in his first race on the period 5/pre 82 GSX1100 as he diced it up with the famous kiwi Macintosh ridden by Dennis Charlett, won his first outing on the Gsxr1100 in Period6/pre '89, and the CR750 in period 4/pre 72.
Unfortunately a low side fall on his next outing on the GSXR meant a DNF, but it didn't slow Dean down as he ran(complete with leathers) from turn 4 to the pits at the conclusion of the race, and jumped straight onto the CR750 for back to back sessions.. By the time he got there the pit gate had closed so he started the race from pit lane and went on to finish 2nd!
Day 2 in the morning saw us get underway with a good start off the back of the revolving grid, and a solid ride saw the GSXR crossing the line in 1st to take the chequered flag:)
In the early stages of the very next race on the CR750 he had a fall on turn 3 which meant the CR had to remain parked for the remainder of the meeting with cosmetic damage- and due to being checked out by medical Dean was also forced to miss the next race on the GSXR..
He was back on the remaining two bikes for the afternoon sessions and locked down a win in the final international race on the GSXR and had a brilliant battle with the incredibly quick Macintosh to finish 2nd by a narrow margin, which landed Dean 2nd overall for the meeting in the Period 5/Pre 82 class.
A massive effort from all the team with a mixed bag of success and hiccups over the weekend, but all up its been another amazing meeting in NZ, a big thank you to all the messages of support, the organisers, and the other teams that not only shared our garage over the weekend- but also those that travelled so far from Australia and across New Zealand to make this event a definite draw-card each October:))
Stay tuned for more historic racing with the upcoming Cemetery Circuit on Boxing Day and the #PhillipIslandClassic in Jan 2017 back in Australia!