ELITE & SPORTSMAN
THUNDERSPORT GP1 THE BADDEST BULLETS ON THE BLOCK! No 2 3 4 5 9 11 12 13 21 22 26 27 28 29 33 35 36 42 44 52 53 55 60 62 64 71 73 74 80 82 85 90 92 94 96 98 105 111 121 126 142 156 164 333 338
Rider Josh Day Ricardo Ballerini Craig Neve Curtis Rothwell Paul Charman Stephen Parsons Ben Scranage Richard Blunt Chris Barnes Terry Fuller Richard White Brian Fuidge Gary Hutchinson Kingsley Ruddy Michael Neeves Shane Pearson Colin Parker Rob Elsmere Stuart Martin Craig Currie Chris Burrage Jonathan Panter Ash Stone Nick Edgeley Michael Tustin Phil Crowe David Brook Curtis Wright Lee Wilson Stephen Foster Jody Lees Rory Parker Mark Sykes Lee Williams Callum O'Shea Rick Dickinson James Vevers Sonny Martin Brett Guy Jonathan Lodge Ross Barnes Dave Jackson Matt Stevenson Jack Yorke Marc Greenslade
Hometown Swindon Hailsham Immingham Bolton Accrington Milnthorpe Bolton Bury St Edmunds Preston Evesham Watford Poole Ripon Barnsley Peterborough Derby Letchworth Erith Nettleton North Wheatley Chelmsford Newbold Verdon Matlock Bolney Evesham Market Rasen Bradford Stoney Stanton Barnsley Bristol Rugeley Ramsey IOM Grimsby Bootle Port Soderick IOM London Workington Wirral Bridgnorth Holmﬁrth Dartford Lincoln Ripon Leicester Tidworth
Team Crank Racing Knight Road Racing Callmac Flexi Hydraulic Rothwell Racing Accrington Auto Bodies Giraﬀe Racing Scranage Racing Portico Sport AP Broome Racing Full On Racing Get Low Racing Royal Marines Motorsport Reds True Barbeque KOR Racing Prime Factors Racing MeltedSliders / S-GTTL Global Roberts Reckless Racing Ian Martin Motors Team Evolution David Burrage Racing RJS Superbike Stone Racing Team Edge RST Racing Team MTR Phil Crowe Racing Team Arkoni Racing IN Competition Willy Wilson Racing Foster Racing Midland VW Racing Layson Engineering Mark Sykes Racing Team Willo/ Hi-Tech Monarch Honda RD Racing Jink Tatoo Studio Guildford Audio Guy Racing JL Graphics.co.uk FP Racing Jackson Racing PSFR Racing Hilltop Motorcycles British Army Race Team
Machine Kawasaki Ducati Kawasaki Suzuki Yamaha Kawasaki Kawasaki Kawasaki Kawasaki BMW Yamaha Honda Kawasaki Kawasaki BMW Kawasaki Yamaha Suzuki Kawasaki Kawasaki Yamaha Suzuki Kawasaki BMW Kawasaki BMW Kawasaki Aprilia BMW Honda Yamaha Kawasaki Kawasaki Kawasaki Honda Kawasaki Kawasaki Kawasaki Yamaha Kawasaki Kawasaki BMW BMW BMW BMW
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CAREFUL WITH THAT AXE EUGENE! These bad boys are the most sophisticated and powerful bits of kit in the paddock. When you start racing, everyone secretly wants one, but the ﬁrst time you ride one in anger reminds you very forcefully that they can bite! It is a reminder of how fast technology has advanced in just a few years when you consider that all of the bikes on this grid have more advanced electronics than even the most sophisticated Grand Prix machines had before the 4-stroke Moto-GP era started. It’s even more amazing to consider that if a decent standard club rider were on one of these machines in any Grand Prix before around 1991, he would probably have won! That is a little factoid that both astounds and offends people like me that grew up with Wayne Rainey and Eddie Lawson as their racing heroes (because NOBODY could have smoked the tyres like they did could they?)................ This race actually has 3 categories within one race - all riders contest the main Thundersport GP1 Elite category and that can be won outright by a Sportsman rider if he is good enough. The “Sportsman” riders have their own stand alone championship - identiﬁed by an (S) in the rider listing here - and there is also a “Freshman” category for riders who are yet to obtain their Full Clubman Licence - identiﬁed by an (F) in the rider listing above. This weekend there are so many riders here that the Freshman class can be found sharing a grid with the Golden Era Superbikes. Apart from the tuning differences, the main elements affecting the lap time differences between the bikes here are the tyres. GP1 riders may use any tyre, slick or treaded and even 16.5 inch rims if desired. There is an open tyre policy in most classes at Thundersport GB and Michelin, Dunlop, Avon, Continental and the other brands all put a lot of effort into getting their men onto the podium. If one brand dominates the podium, the rest of the riders very swiftly switch to that brand. This is a VERY big marketing exercise, because over 1,200 tyres will be used at pretty much every Thundersport GB meeting.
CLASS LAP RECORD Thundersport GP1 - 47.368 Phil Crowe
Thundersport GB Race Day Programme for 5th & 6th March 2016 @ Brands Hatch.