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THUNDERSPORT GB

CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016 Rounds 7 & 8 29th & 30th May 2016

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SUNDAY 29TH MAY 9.00am

15 minutes Qualifying

9.19am

15 minutes Qualifying

Crank Racing Thundersport 500 Group A

THUNDERSPORT GB RACE DAY TIMETABLES

Crank Racing Thundersport 500 Group B 9.38am

15 minutes Qualifying A&R Racing Pre-National 600 & Selco Freshman

9.57am

15 minutes Qualifying Avon Tyres Supertwins & HMT Stocktwins

10.16am

15 minutes Qualifying RST Moto- Dunlop Aprilia Challenge

10.35am

15 minutes Qualifying

Golden Era Superbike and Golden Era Supersport 10.54am

15 minutes Qualifying GB Racing Thundersport 600 Sportsman Elite

11.13am

15 minutes Qualifying

Stewart Events Thundersport GP1 Elite & Freshman RACE 1 - 8 Laps (11.35am) Crank Racing Thundersport 500 RACE 2 - 8 Laps (11.55am) A&R Racing Pre-National 600 & Selco Freshman RACE 3 - 8 Laps (12.15pm) Crank Racing Thundersport 500 Cup RACE 4 - 8 Laps (12.35pm) Avon Tyres Supertwins & HMT Stocktwins RACE 5 - 12 Laps (12.55pm) Stewart Events Thundersport GP1 RACE 6 - 8 Laps (1.20pm) RST Moto - Dunlop Aprilia Challenge

LUNCH BREAK RACE 7 - 8 Laps (2.20pm) Dymag Golden Era Superbike & Monex GP1 Freshman RACE 8 - 12 Laps (2.40pm) GB Racing Thundersport 600 Sportsman Elite RACE 9 - 8 Laps (3.05pm) Sparklight Golden Era Supersport RACE 10 - 8 Laps (3.25pm) Crank Racing Thundersport 500 RACE 11 - 8 Laps (3.45pm) A&R Racing Pre-National 600 & Selco Freshman RACE 12 - 8 Laps (4.05pm) Crank Racing Thundersport 500 Cup RACE 13 - 8 Laps (4.25pm) Avon Tyres Supertwins & HMT Stocktwins RACE 14 - 8 Laps (4.45pm) RST Moto - Dunlop Aprilia Challenge RACE 15 - 8 Laps (5.05pm) Dymag Golden Era Superbike & Monex GP1 Freshman RACE 16 - 8 Laps (5.25pm) Sparklight Golden Era Supersport

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MONDAY 30TH MAY 9.00am

8 minutes Warm Up sessions

There are 6 Warm Up Sessions prior to the commencement of racing. These are split in classes as detailed on competitors Final Instructions in the following order:1) Thundersport 500 A & Aprilia Superteens 2) Thundersport 500 B & Aprilia RRV450GP 3) Pre-National, Freshman & Golden Era Supersport 4) Supertwins, Stocktwins & Golden Era Steelsport 5) Thundersport 600 Elite, Sportsman & Golden Era SBK 6) Thundersport GP1 Elite & Freshman ends @ 10.05am RACE 1 - 9 Laps (10.15am) Crank Racing Thundersport 500 RACE 2 - 9 Laps (10.37am) A&R Racing Pre-National 600 & Selco Freshman RACE 3 - 9 Laps (10.59am) Crank Racing Thundersport 500 Cup RACE 4 - 9 Laps (11.21am) Avon Tyres Supertwins & HMT Stocktwins RACE 5 - 12 Laps (11.43am) Stewart Events Thundersport GP1 RACE 6 - 9 Laps (12.10pm) RST Moto - Dunlop Aprilia Challenge RACE 7 - 9 Laps (12.32pm) Dymag Golden Era Superbike & Monex GP1 Freshman RACE 8 - 12 Laps (12.54pm) GB Racing Thundersport 600 Sportsman Elite RACE 9 - 9 Laps (1.21pm) Sparklight Golden Era Supersport LUNCH BREAK RACE 10 - 9 Laps (2.20pm) Crank Racing Thundersport 500 RACE 11 - 9 Laps (2.42pm) A&R Racing Pre-National 600 & Selco Freshman RACE 12 - 9 Laps (3.04pm) Crank Racing Thundersport 500 Cup RACE 13 - 9 Laps (3.26pm) Avon Tyres Supertwins & HMT Stocktwins RACE 14 - 12 Laps (3.48pm) Stewart Events Thundersport GP1

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RACE 15 - 9 Laps (4.15pm) RST Moto - Dunlop Aprilia Challenge RACE 16 - 9 Laps (4.37pm) Dymag Golden Era Superbike & Monex GP1 Freshman RACE 17 - 12 Laps (4.59pm) GB Racing Thundersport 600 Sportsman Elite RACE 18 - 9 Laps (5.26pm) Sparklight Golden Era Supersport


THUNDERSPORT GB (Affiliated to the ACU as Club Thundersport Ltd) This meeting is held under a European OPEN Road Race Permit, complying with the National Sporting Code and the Standing Regulations for Road Races of the ACU, the Supplementary Regulations of the above organisation, and in accordance with the ACU / FIM Environmental Code.

CADWELL PARK CIRCUIT MAP

Permanent Course Licence No. 012 ACU Permit No. ACU 46183 Outline Flags and other signals used at this meeting: (full details are shown in the ACU Handbook a copy of which is available for inspection in the Race Administration).

OUTLINE FLAGS AND OTHER SIGNALS

RED LIGHTS - May be extinguished as the signal to start races. May be illuminated to stop races or practice NATIONAL FLAG - May be used as the signal to start races GREEN FLAG - Indicates that the track is clear YELLOW FLAG - This Flag indicates that there is danger ahead. Overtaking in this sector is forbidden YELLOW /RED STRIPED FLAG - This indicates a lack of adhesion in this sector. Oil, Water or another substance (debris) on track RED FLAG - The race or practice session is stopped. Riders must return slowly to the pits or as directed by the marshals YELLOW I BLACK CROSS - This flag is shown at the startline at the beginning of the last lap. OHEQUERED FLAG - Indicates the end of the race or practice session NOTICE: MOTOR SPORTS CAN BE DANGEROUS! Despite the organisers taking all reasonable precautions, unavoidable accidents can happen. Please comply with all instructions of marshals and notices and remain in permitted areas only. THEY ARE CONCERNED WITH YOUR SAFETY

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CLERK OF THE COURSE Dave Stewart

SECRETARY OF THE MEETING Dave Stewart 10 Hemington Lane Lockington Leicestershire. DE74 2RJ

RACE SECRETARY Bernadette Stewart

ASSISTANT RACE SECRETARY Joanne Lumb - Angie Matthews

CHIEF TECHNICAL STEWARDS

CHIEF MARSHAL John Pedersen

CHIEF INCIDENT OFFICER Mark Lumb

SOUND CONTROL

Rodger Wadey (Senior)

OFFICIALS & ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Stuart Bailey (Chief) Phil Page (Eligibility) Judith Richardson (Admin)

DEPUTY CLERK OF THE COURSE Paul Matthews

STARTLINE OFFICIALS Dave Richardson (Chief) Mark Lumb (Deputy)

RACE CONTROL Joanne Page

ASSEMBLY AREA

Norman Lowes Margaret Lowes - Rosey Ferguson

PODIUM CREW Thundersport Syd Carol Cochrane

RECOVERY TEAM

Dan Wesley / Tom Freeman Andy Driver / Natalie Wesley

ACU STEWARD John Ward

TIMEKEEPERS TSL Timing

CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER

Steve Goodyear / Steve Ready

AMBULANCE SERVICE APMS Ambulances

COMMENTATORS

Robin Murphy - John Ward

CIRCUIT MANAGER

Jon Rush (01507 343248)


Don’t be Average......... .... Be AWESOME! Here at Thundersport GB we have built a platform for riders of all levels to challenge themselves in order to fulfil their dreams. Almost every rider that comes into the sport has some personal goal that they want to achieve and that personal challenge sets them apart from everyone else. For some it’s the ambition to do the Isle of Man TT, others want to be the next Valentino Rossi, yet others just want to see how good they can really be and have fun whilst finding out. The people who support the racers are

extremely special and important too and sometimes it’s actually harder to watch someone you care about taking the risks to fulfil their dreams than it is to do it yourself. Of course there will always be others who simply stand on the sidelines watching and making excuses as to why they can’t do it themselves, but the vast majority of people at any race track are there to encourage and support. Let me make it 100% clear:- There is no such thing as an Average Racer, they are all well above that boring and

mundane state of being that defines average. The best of them will one day become champions, but you can never reach that status until you put yourself to the test and give it your best shot. That obviously carries the risk of failing to reach your goals at the first attempt, but these are special people and they aren’t afraid of competition, they are far more afraid of being simply average. So when you see the very last bike comes through at the end of the race, please remind yourself - That guy is

awesome too!

The guy (or maybe girl) at the back of this freight train is Awesome too!

We want to be Awesome too.......... As an organisation we are very much of the same mindset. We go to great lengths to make our events excellent and nobody is more disappointed than us if things don’t go according to plan. We don’t publish unrealistic timetables or make promises that we have no intention of keeping. If something doesn’t happen, you can be sure that it is never down to lack of effort or commitment on the part of any of the Thundersport Team. As many of you will remember from last seasons Spring Cadwell Park event, even a half mile oil slick in wet conditions doesn’t faze us or even make us consider giving up – everyone got every lap of every race on that days timetable.

Although I personally love change and I am always motivated by being able to create new classes, or the opportunity of saving an interesting dying class, we are extremely careful

not to take on any extra races that might negatively affect the quality of tracktime that we give to our established competitors. For several years now I have

Grand Prix 250s are the last true customer GP racers.


Wanna see an awesome sight? - Add 4 GP250 bikes to this picture.....

maintained that a normal weekends race schedule should not extend beyond 36 races, otherwise you are either setting an unrealistic target, or offering races of a distance that is not credible. Here at Thundersport GB you will find that it does exactly what is says on the tin. Our class structure has a diversity that provides an entertaining spectacle throughout the weekend with machines ranging from the Aprilia RS125 2-stroke Superteens right through to the latest GP1 Superbikes – with just about everything in between. This weekend we have a few unusual extras running in the Golden Era Superbike class that are actually some of my favourite bikes – the 250GP Yamahas. These bikes are actually eligible for the class by accident more than design, as the original concept that included 2-strokes up to 500cc was really aimed at the RG500 and RD500 models. The one class we don’t currently run that I would love to reintroduce at some point is the original Thundersport GP2 category. The idea was for up to 350cc GP 2-strokes to compete on equal terms with 4-stroke racing motorcycles of up to 650cc twin cylinder. It was my original concept for Moto-2 at

world level and although the FIM saw fit to plagiarise GP3 and call it Moto-3, they sold out to a Honda closed shop for Moto-2 instead of being really adventurous with the class. Sadly the 250GP class has dwindled in numbers so that last years average grid numbered just 17 bikes, which has brought about a split grid situation for the 2016 season. There are still enough bikes out there to save the class, but that fine window of opportunity is closing fast and soon these beautiful little GP racers (the last of the breed) will be consigned to PostClassic status and end up being paraded rather than raced in anger. Thundersport GB is still an ever evolving championship and every year we will look at the changes we can make to further improve the package. Syd thinks that Internet TV is the next big thing and whilst I was sceptical a year ago, I now see that he was probably right. We already overlay our event commentary onto our live timing, so why can’t we also put some basic

live picture streaming onto it as well? I don’t know what’s coming next (well maybe I do) – but it will be awesome!

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CRANK RACING

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THUNDERSPORT 500 & 500 SENIORS THE BIGGEST BANG FOR YOUR BUCK!

The Thundersport 500 and Thundersport 500 Seniors championships are the absolute cheapest possible way to go road racing on this planet. A whole race package can be picked up for less than the price of a top of the range helmet. That said, the racing is hard and close - bordering on the frantic at times. The talent of a racer needn’t be judged by the value of the bike he/she happens to be sitting on, some of the most gifted riders in the country ride these humble parallel twins. The predominant choice of bike here is the Honda CB500, but once you’ve watched a couple of these races you’ll never look at one of these staid commuter bikes in quite the same way again. The 500 Seniors championship caters for riders of 40 years of age or older on 1st March of any given racing season. Some of these lads are fulfilling a long term ambition to race that they simply didn’t have the resources to satisfy when they were younger. When you see the level of skill displayed by some of them, you have to think that they could have made a pretty good living at it if circumstances had been different. We also include a Freshman Championship No Rider Hometown Team Machine cc CL for newcomers to racing and these 1 Joe Barton Wakefield HB Motorcycles Honda 500 T are identified by an “F” on the grid 2 Elliott Humphrey Scunthorpe Rat Out Racing Honda 500 T listing and by their bright orange 7 Dave Grace Mickleover Capital Windows Honda 500 T novice bibs on track. 8 Harley Smith Driffield British Army Race Team Honda 500 T Dunlop Alpha 13 control tyres keep 11 Mark Leaning Scunthorpe Old Man Racing Honda 500 S it all even in the rubber department 14 Ben Coyle Aintree Ben Coyle Racing Honda 500 T 15 Daniel Capper Middlewich Team BGC Honda 500 T so the rider at the front is truly there 17 Dave Moss Deeside JCM Racing Honda 500 S on merit. 18 Chris Bramley Nottingham JBM Racing Honda 500 F If you’ve always wanted to have a 19 Kev Burton Thetford K.Racersshed Honda 500 S go at racing, but either thought you 21 James Lee Stockton One Way Round Racing Honda 500 T couldn’t afford it, or you had left it 25 Ben Martin Dover BM Racing Honda 500 F too late - go and have a chat with 27 John O'Toole Derby Campbells Racing Honda 500 T some of the 500 competitors this 29 Robert Carver Barnsley CJ Accessories Honda 500 F weekend. 31 Nick Clift St Albans AC Bikes Honda 500 T 32 38 40 41 42 46 47 49 50 51 52 54 57 59 64 66 67 68 69 70 75 78 80 81 82 84 85 86 87 88 89 92 94 95 96 97 101 106 108 111 116 117 121 167 172 185 194 222 321 333 414

Will Leaning Mick Marshall Rob Aimable Craig Cameron Jonathan Perry Chris Satchwell Mark Shore Steve Waring Roger Biggs Olly Kelly Craig Fowell Lara Small Chris Poncia Brett Sanderson James Burley Chris Jones Mark Robinson Clive Mindham David Ince Matthew Snow Nick Turner Rhys Hollingworth James Pickford Owen Graves Lewis Osler Andrew Manchester Roy Wilson Oliver Dean Jodie Chalk Rhys Hutchinson Gary Smith Gary Cutts Joe Miller Charles Radford Kevin Hearth Lee Howarth Colin Mooney Thomas Hudson James Butcher Paul Anyon George Williams George Davies Josh Leaning Chris Cooper Dave Schofield Jamie Hudson Jordan Ashington Peter Bardell Ryan Vickers Sam Palfreyman Steven Tweddle

Scunthorpe Rawmarsh Dover Stoke on Trent Winsford Harpenden Liskeard Chester Uppingham Farnborough Winsford Derby Attleborough Mexborough Hull Huddersfield Pontefract Kettering Burbage Brigg Kettering Sheffield Huddersfield Hull Wakefield Warlingham Rawmarsh Castleford Glenrothes Middlesborough Rotherham Mansfield Hull Sheffield Poole Westbourne Stockton Sheffield Brentwood Neston St Neots Shirley Scunthorpe Rawmarsh Barnsley Sheffield Bradford Campton Thetford Nottingham Market Rasen

Slower Brother Racing Rare Fast Racing Blackstone Racing CMC Motorcycles JPR Racing Satchwell Racing Blast Racing R-Kid Racing Two Dogs OK Racing Wicked Styling Via Moto Honda C/field Poncia Brothers Racing Sanderson Racing JBR Osler Racing Robinson Racing Fermac Racing Satchwell Racing Rat Out Racing Fermac Racing Scrap Iron Racing JP Racing Graves Road Racing Osler Racing DMP Performance Rare Fast Racing OC Graphics Racing Chalky Moto Hutchinson Racing OTS Racing GC Racing M-Tec Racing CR Racing KH Racing Royal Marines Motorsport Triple "S" Honda / KLM Hudson Racing Triple Js Racing Dee Banks Unique School GW Racing No More Straps Leaning Racing Team Motoz Racing Schofield Racing JH Racing Jordz Racing Bling Pig Racing Satchwell Racing SP Racing Renta Racer

Honda Honda Honda Honda Honda Honda Honda Honda Honda Honda Honda Honda Honda Honda Honda Honda Honda Honda Honda Honda Honda Honda Honda Honda Honda Honda Honda Honda Honda Honda Honda Honda Honda Honda Honda Honda Honda Honda Honda Honda Honda Honda Honda Honda Honda Honda Honda Honda Honda Honda Honda

500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500

T S F F T S FS F S T T T T T F F S S T T S F T T T S T T T T T S T T S T S F T FS F F T S S T F T T F T

Thundersport 500 Points 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Joe Barton Peter Bardell Ben Coyle Dave Grace Josh Leaning Jodie Chalk Ryan Vickers John O’Toole James Butcher Will Leaning

226 210 156 126 121 100 90 81 78 49

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Colin Mooney Dave Moss Mark Leaning Nick Turner Chris Satchwell Clive Mindham Mick Marshall Dave Beswick Allan Brookbanks Chris Cooper

260 195 161 128 120 111 92 81 72 58

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Anthony Seasman George Davies Rob Aimable Robert Carver Tom Hudson Steve Waring Sam Palfreyman George Williams Craig Cameron Chris Jones

170 145 125 114 110 103 101 97 94 88

Seniors 500 Points

Freshman 500 Points

CLASS LAP RECORD 1.41.099 - Joe Barton



A&R RACING PRE-NATIONAL & SELCO FRESHMAN 600

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PRE-NATIONAL 600 PASSION PUT INTO ACTION!

INTO THE FIRE The world of motorcycle racing can be an intimidating place for newcomers. If you want to start on a 600cc machine, you’ll quickly discover that everyone else on the grid is a budding Axe-Murderer in the making. In order to ease the transition into this fiercely competitive category, we created the “Pre-National Sport 600” class for riders who have yet to gain a National Licence. It was originally made up of a mix of pure novices and riders who are generally in their second season of racing. It tends to work slightly better than a pure “Novice” or “Rookie” grid because the new riders have some slightly more experienced riders around them that they can learn from - rather than the fastest newcomer being left to his own devices. This is hugely beneficial when it comes to things like lapping slower riders, or dealing with temporary course changes such as lack of adhesion flags being utilised on parts of the track. Of course those things can be learnt by trial and error, but having someone who has done it before just ahead of you takes the guesswork out of it. New for 2016 is a “Freshman” category within this race, which is for riders on a Novice licence with very little experience.The bikes themselves are pretty much the same specification machines as those on the Sportsman Elite grid, but at this learning stage of the process any small differences are immaterial. As the season progresses some of these riders will become very polished and take part in the Sportsman Elite races as well in order to measure their progress. As with all 600cc production based formulae, the Pre-National 600 No Rider Hometown Team Machine cc CL Sport & Freshman classes races 5 Chris Curtis Worcester Speckled Hen Racing Suzuki 600 S on “Road-Legal” treaded tyres unless a “Wet Race” is declared, 10 Sam Holme Elvington Sam Holme Racing Kawasaki 600 S in which case tyre choice is free. 11 Will Harper Desborough MSG Racing Suzuki Suzuki 600 S There are no restrictions on the 14 Daniel Jones Solihull DJ Racing Honda 600 F brand of tyre used and all major 19 Lloyd Shelley Burntwood Access Bookings.com Triumph 675 S manufacturers are 23 Andrew Evans Carnforth Andrew Evans Racing Yamaha 600 F represented. 25 34 41 42 44 47 48 49 50 58 59 65 68 74 75 79 80 81 82 84 85 89 92 93 96 99 108 122 131 195 535

Adam Shepherd Chris Lavisher Graham Sutton Justas Gadliauskas Charlie White Zac Oultram Alex Laureys Mark Tomkinson Matty Whelan Liam Warren Liam Hellewell Ashley Milburn Chris Manger Jason King Tom Hill Nick Barnes Stephen Kimmings Stevie Elliott Owen Graves Ben Wotton Neil Goodson Liam Dale Craig Varley Adam Gittings Cemal Oram Ben Wales Mathew Dawes Paul Wilson Greg Scanlan Robert Cadiz Alexander Young

Barton u Humber Newbury Withernsea London Southampton Manchester Balham Newcastle Barnsley Spalding Nottingham Swadlincote Leeds Gainsborough Chesham Peterborough Orsett Exeter Hull Sleaford High Wycombe Bradford Withernsea Manchester Bristol Knottingly Studley Dormansland Reading Billingshurst Witney

Shepherd Racing LBR Racing ALS Autos Surrey Projects Royal Marines Motorsport Konect Racing APL Racing PP Racing Bennetts M/cycles LW Racing CFS Racing Cotton Racing Manger Bros Racing Kings Property Unraceables Park Electric SK Racing Royal Marines Motorsport PRB Racing Wotton Racing Unraceables Barrett Steel Racing KSM Racing Selco Builders Suzuki Royal Marines Motorsport BW Racing MD Racing PW Racing GS Racing RC Racing British Army Race Team

Kawasaki Triumph Kawasaki Yamaha Triumph Yamaha Kawasaki Triumph MV Agusta Yamaha Kawasaki Triumph Yamaha Suzuki Yamaha Yamaha Yamaha Triumph Honda Triumph Yamaha Yamaha Kawasaki Suzuki Suzuki Yamaha Kawasaki Yamaha Yamaha Suzuki Honda

600 675 600 600 675 600 600 675 675 600 600 675 600 600 600 600 600 675 600 675 600 600 600 600 600 600 600 600 600 650 600

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Pre-National 600 Sport Points 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Lloyd Shelley Ashley Milburn Liam Hellewell Mathew Dawes Ben Wotton Adam Darnell Alex Laureys Adam Shepherd Sam Holme Joe Lawrence

234 193 138 137 125 107 86 68 67 53

Pre-National 600 FreshmanPoints 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Alex Laureys Daniel Jones Liam Dale Neil Goodson Neil England Andrew Evans Luke Blackburn Tom Hill Nathan Bridgland Alex Young

204 165 150 128 99 91 84 69 67 62

CLASS LAP RECORD 1.34.423 - Sam Osborne


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AVON TYRES SUPERTWINS

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& HMT RACING STOCKTWINS

SUPERTWINS THE ORIGINAL GP2 FOR THE MASSES!

WHAT’S SUPER ABOUT SUPERTWINS? Thundersport GB started out with what is now our Supertwin class back in 2009 (it was called GP2 back then) and it has since appeared in Irish Road Races, the North-West 200 and more recently the TT Races. These light and manouverable 650cc twin cylinder 4-strokes can be built for around half the cost of a 600cc Superstock machine and open up a route for the home tuner to get re-involved in the modern racing scene. The British Superbike package is missing out on this middleweight category at the moment and I can’t understand why. It would fill in that elusive rung on every budding young racers ladder to success. STOCKTWINS ARE SUPERTWINS ON A BUDGET Whereas the Supertwin category has no tuning restrictions, we also compliment that with our more cost concious Stocktwins Championship. The Stocktwins has grown out of the original Minitwin idea. Cost control was always designed to be a core principal of Minitwins and the rules were so tight that you can effectively say that these were as close as you could get to standard road bikes with a go faster exhaust and race suspension. However, having to use a lot of original parts and not being able to junk non-essential crash damaged parts precluded competitors from taking advantage of a lot of extremely cheap pattern parts readily available from the far East and that was the main reason for No Rider Hometown Team Machine cc CL us adopting Stocktwins regulations. 3 Ryan Redman Blackpool British Army Race Team Suzuki 650 S The only difference being that any non-performance enhancing part 8 Andy Driver Bromley Sundridge Windows MuZ 690 T may be used regardless of whether 10 Rob Spink Bicester Team Janman Kawasaki 650 T it is from the original manufacturer 16 Lawrence Barry Abridge LMB MZ 690 T or not. 17 Jonny Towers Coton in Elms Team Edge RST Kawasaki 650 T Both classes create great racing 19 Neil Schofield Barnsley Schofield Racing Suzuki 650 S and you will see that a well ridden 24 Jonathan Perry Winsford JPR Kawasaki Kawasaki 650 T Stocktwin can even get into the top 5 of the overall race result. 25 Stuart Szulczewski Grantham JP Racing Suzuki 650 S Supertwin or Stocktwin - both have 26 Daniel Taylor Kirton Lindsey Direct Commercials Suzuki 650 T that V-twin rumble and both offer 28 Teo Papadopoulos Farnborough Excelerate MRT Suzuki 650 S superb competition on a budget 32 Simon Worley Ashington Cedar Racing Suzuki 650 S that a normal working man can 34 Ian McGann Southampton British Army Race Team Suzuki 650 S afford. Crack on! 35 36 37 43 45 49 60 68 69 70 71 72 73 76 77 78 79 96 98 99 111 121 131 133 195 222 313

Tim Hawkins Lee Dawes Kevin Pearce Alex Platt Andrew Castle Paul McClung Greg Madero Gary Rodwell Caolan Irwin Paul Williams John Simpson Dean Ratcliff Ray Maloney Mark Kirkby Robert Kirk Adam Goodyear Lee Silvain Jason Markham Rob Pragnell Lee Winters Aaron Bradley James Field Jon Rutherford Ben Tolliday Robert Cadiz Peter Bardell Matt Hanton

Minehead Bristol Worthing Lincoln Lincoln Haddington Towcester West Kingsdown Donegal Beaworthy Antrim NI Dursley Aberdeen Hexham Lincoln Waterlooville Bury St Edmunds Salisbury Portsmouth Windsor Nottingham Barton u Humber Congressbury Scarborough Billingshurst Campton Laceby

Hawkins Racing WC Racing Cedar Racing Stamp End Garage RAF MSA McClung Racing Madero Racing Mong Motorsport Scott Racing Motorcycles Ace Motorcycles Bude Trick Bits Roadrunner Racing Moto Scotland MK Racing RK Racing Goodyear Racing That'll Do Racing British Army Race Team Willow Construction STW Ride it Lad Racing RAF MSA WC Racing Team Tolly Racing RC Racing Bling Pig Racing 3one3 Racing

Suzuki Suzuki Suzuki Suzuki Suzuki Kawasaki Suzuki Suzuki Aprilia Suzuki Suzuki Suzuki Kawasaki Suzuki Suzuki Kawasaki Suzuki Suzuki Kawasaki Suzuki Suzuki Suzuki Suzuki Suzuki Suzuki Suzuki Kawasaki

650 650 650 650 650 650 650 650 550 650 650 650 650 650 650 400 650 650 400 650 650 650 650 650 650 650 650

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Avon Tyres Supertwins Points

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Jonny Towers Daniel Taylor Caolan Irwin John Simpson Aaron Bradley Greg Madero George Lawson Jason Markham Max Dixon Jonathan Perry

218 172 158 143 122 122 62 61 58 57

HMT Racing Stocktwins Points 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Aaron Bradley Greg Madero Jason Markham Max Dixon Teo Papadopolous Ben Tolliday Neil Schofield Ian McGann Gary Rodwell Alex Platt

234 219 114 107 105 97 97 90 86 71

CLASS LAP RECORDS

Supertwins - 1.35.432 - Bradley Perie Stocktwins - 1.37.434 - Dan Taylor


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THUNDERSPORT GP1

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ELITE & SPORTSMAN

THUNDERSPORT GP1 THE BADDEST BULLETS ON THE BLOCK! 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 usually has 2 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. There is also a “Freshman” category for riders who are yet to obtain their Full Clubman Licence. This weekend there are so many riders No Rider Hometown Team Machine cc CL here that the Freshman class can be found sharing a grid with the Golden Era 2 Josh Day Swindon Crank Racing Kawasaki 1000 E Superbikes on page 23. 5 Curtis Rothwell Bolton Rothwell Racing Suzuki 1000 E All categories of GP1 rider may use any 9 Paul Charman Accrington Accrington Auto Bodies Yamaha 1000 S tyre, slick or treaded and even 16.5 inch rims if desired. There is an open tyre 10 Mark Pennington Coventry MP Racing Kawasaki 1000 E policy in most classes at Thundersport 13 Richard Blunt Bury St Edmunds Portico Sport Kawasaki 1000 E GB and Michelin, Dunlop, Avon, Continental and the other brands all put 17 Gary Woodward Burton on Trent Team Able Racing BMW 1000 S a lot of effort into getting their men onto 21 Chris Barnes Preston AP Broome Racing Kawasaki 1000 E the podium. If one brand dominates the 22 Terry Fuller Evesham Full On Racing BMW 1000 S podium, the rest of the riders very swiftly switch to that brand. 26 Richard White Watford Get Low Racing Yamaha 1000 S This is a VERY big marketing exercise, 27 Brian Fuidge Poole Royal Marines Motorsport Honda 1000 S because over 1,200 tyres will be used 28 Gary Hutchinson Ripon Reds True Barbeque Kawasaki 1000 S at pretty much every Thundersport GB meeting. 29 Kingsley Ruddy Barnsley KOR Racing Kawasaki 1000 E That’s well over £1,000,000 worth of 33 Michael Neeves Peterborough Prime Factors Racing BMW 1000 E tyres each season without even counting tyres used for out of season testing! 44 Stuart Martin Nettleton Ace Container Services Kawasaki 1000 E

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Alistair Kirk Euan Meston Jonathan Panter Tom Parkes Ash Stone Nick Edgeley David Brook Lee Wilson Jody Lees Rory Parker Mark Sykes Lee Williams Callum O'Shea James Vevers Sonny Martin Andrew Stockdale Paul Brown Eoghan Delaney Jonathan Lodge Dave Jackson Matt Stevenson Jack Yorke Josh Down

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AKR / McCurry Motorsport Ecosse M/cycles RJS Superbike Parkes Stone Racing Team Edge RST Racing Team Arkoni Racing Willy Wilson Racing Midland VW Racing Layson Engineering Mark Sykes Racing Team Willo/ Hi-Tech Monarch Honda Jink Tatoo Studio Guildford Audio ADS Racing 1st Call Recruitment RPM Cycles Racing JL Graphics.co.uk Jackson Racing PSFR Racing Hilltop Motorcycles JD Racing

Kawasaki Yamaha Suzuki Honda Kawasaki BMW Kawasaki BMW Yamaha Kawasaki Kawasaki Kawasaki Honda Kawasaki Kawasaki BMW BMW Kawasaki Kawasaki BMW BMW BMW Honda

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Thundersport GP1 Elite Points 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Lee Williams Josh Day Craig Neve Michael Neeves Dave Jackson Jonathan Lodge Phil Crowe Lee Wilson John Ingram Gary Johnson

159 133 129 84 71 64 54 53 50 48

Thundersport GP1 Sportsman Points 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Paul Charman Michael Tustin Matt Stevenson Ash Stone Sonny Martin Richard White Nick Edgeley Jonathan Panter Gary Hutchinson Gary Woodward

200 141 107 98 86 82 69 59 57 52

CLASS LAP RECORD 1.30.744 Sam Hornsey


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The APRILIA RRV450GP machine is without doubt one of the most desirable racing motorcycles in the world. It combines the very best Italian styling with British innovation in one beautiful package. Given the choice between a bland commuter machine that merely has body styling to ape its more exotic stablemates and something that is designed from the ground up to race, there really is no contest. NEW for 2016, IN Competition have created a race kit that turns the Full Power RRV450GP into a 32bhp restricted variant that is suitable for 13 year olds to learn the craft of road racing on. The Aprilia RRV450R is a 50% power version of this already proven machine, designed to compete in the World renowned Aprilia Superteen Challenge - the Worlds longest running one make series. Once the rider is ready to move on to a full power version, there is no need to sell up and start again, as IN Competition include the “Power Up” service in the original price of the machine. A few hours in the IN Competition workshop and the RRV450R becomes a full power RRV450GP ready for the next step on the racing career ladder. APRILIA RRV450GP - (Full Power)

Engine - 449.5cc liquid cooled V-twin 4-stroke Gearbox - 5 speed with separate oil supply Frame - Steel & Aluminium composite Swing Arm - Box section aluminium with bracing Exhaust - Stainless steel headers with Arrow silencer Front Forks - 40mm upside down with billet yokes Rear Shock - Maxton bespoke monoshock Front Brake - 320mm floating disc with 4 piston brembo Rear Brake - 220mm fixed disc Front Wheel - 3.50 x 17 Marchesini Racing Lightweight Rear Wheel - 5.50 x 17 Marchesini Racing Lightweight Tyres - Dunlop Alpha 13 Lightweight Race Weight - 125 kg half wet Max Revs - 11,400 RPM Power - 64bhp at rear wheel

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Engine - 449.5cc liquid cooled V-twin 4-stroke Gearbox - 5 speed with separate oil supply Frame - Steel & Aluminium composite Swing Arm - Box section aluminium with bracing Exhaust - Stainless steel headers with Arrow silencer Front Forks - 40mm upside down with billet yokes Rear Shock - Maxton bespoke monoshock Front Brake - 320mm floating disc with 4 piston brembo Rear Brake - 220mm fixed disc Front Wheel - 3.50 x 17 Marchesini Racing Lightweight Rear Wheel - 5.50 x 17 Marchesini Racing Lightweight Tyres - Dunlop Alpha 13 Lightweight Race Weight - 125 kg half wet Max Revs - 9,000 RPM Power - 32bhp at rear wheel

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Not unless it’s as sharp as a razor - and these RRV450s are exactly that. Ask any of the Supertwins frontrunners and they’ll tell you that if you leave a gap even as small as a front tyre going into any corner, you’ll find a whole Aprilia RRV shoved into it well before the apex of the turn! When Aprilia created the SXV450 with its advanced composite frame and super-stiff swingarm, they couldn’t possibly have known that they were inadvertantly producing the basis for one of the very best middleweight sportsbikes in the world. It is often the case that when a bike of this kind is created with the sole purpose of winning races, it ends up being a little uncomfortable on the eye (that’s polite language for “pig-ugly”). Nothing could be further from the truth with Ian Newtons creation, the bikes are truly stunning to look at and they perform even better than they look. The bike was created to give our burgeoning talent pool of Superteens a place to learn how to ride a 4-stroke motorcycle that also demands high corner speed and accurate throttle control. The lessons they learn are then directly transferrable into the 600cc and 1000cc categories. The proof of how well this works is evident in the progression of many ex-RRV riders into the higher levels of the sport. In the past three seasons that “Where the hell did he learn to ride like that?” phrase has been used to describe Sam Wilford, James Folkard, Jake Dixon, Brad Jones and Ross Twyman who all stood on the podiums in their first ever appearances at BSB after graduating from the “Aprilia Acadamy of Excellence”. Take your place at your favourite spot to watch these encounters and you’ll be amazed and entertained in equal measure. You can’t buy one for the road, you can’t buy one for track days, you can only buy one to race here - you can have one in any colour you like - as long as it’s black! The Superteens will be sitting right behind these boys on the grid and they’ll be looking to see how the more experienced riders handle themselves. Soon enough though this crop of 12-15 year olds will be aboard the more powerful bikes themselves and they won’t be taking any prisoners. The Aprilia Challenge is No Rider Hometown Team Machine cc Class THE MOST SUCCESSFUL ONE MAKE SERIES IN THE WORLD! 3 Ben Ashcroft Warrington Ashcroft Racing Aprilia 125 ST

6 7 8 9 13 14 16 18 22 24 39 48 54 55 58 66 69 73 76 77 88 93 96 97 196

Kasey Wyatt William Caines Connor Thomson Alex Taylor Jake Clark Will Hodgson Lee Harnett Jodie Fieldhouse Zak Corderoy Max Lofthouse Connor Sellors Harry Phillips Sam Cox Jack Scott Trystan Finocchiaro Rhys Irwin Caolan Irwin

Beckenham Shirley Horley Southwater Bromsgrove Wigan Dublin ROI Worle Blewbury Burnley Nantwich Leicester Maldon Luton Redditch Letterkenny ROI Donegal Cameron Tenzing-Jenkins Callander Luke Verwey Silverstone Kade Verwey Silverstone Harry Leigh Hathern Matty Rangeley Hull Conor Wheeler Hatfield Laurence Edgeley Bolney Jack Tynan Reading

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450 450 450 450 125 450 450 125 450 125 450 450 450 125 450 450 450 450 125 450 125 450 450 450 450

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Aprilia RRV450GP Points 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Will Caines Sam Cox Will Hodgson Caolan Irwin Matty Rangeley Alex Taylor Ross Simpson Zak Corderoy Trystan Finocchiaro Conor Wheeler

192 191 160 151 125 114 105 95 85 76

Aprilia Superteen Points 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Rhys Irwin Kade Verwey Jack Scott Max Lofthouse Connor Thomson Jake Clark Laurence Edgeley Matthew Bower Jodie Fieldhouse Adi Behal

230 208 185 144 137 114 105 78 70 63

CLASS LAP RECORDS Aprilia RRV450GP 1.36.718 - George Stanley Aprilia Superteens 1.43.914 - Jake Dixon


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GOLDEN ERA NO GIMMICKS - SUPERBIKES OF THE 90s WHEN TRACTION CONTROL WAS ALL IN THE WRIST ACTION Some of the most memorable race action came from a time before the electronics geeks interferred with the direct relationship between the twist grip and the throttle slides. Seeing Yasutomo Nagai, Scott Russell, Giancarlo Fallappa, Aaron Slight and Anthony Gobert not only backing it in on high speed sections, but also squirming out of corners whilst the chassis tied itself in knots may not have been as fast as modern Moto-GP bikes - but it looked a whole lot faster and infinitely more exciting. Golden Era Superbikes is our version of this classic era of motorcycle racing, before 1000cc across the frame 4 cylinder bikes displaced the “real” Superbikes of the 750cc era. Just looking at these homologation specials on their paddock stands invokes memories of that era and when they fire up, the chatter of the flatslides just makes me grin - I can’t help it. These classes are not Pre-Injection or Pre-2000, they are tailored to the bikes that actually raced in that iconic era. The technical regulations allow all and any modifications that were used in period and ban anything that wasn’t around or allowed at the time. Tyres on the Superbikes are any make, any pattern, any type including slicks. Rims are also free and even carbon wheels can be used. No 1 4 6 7 13 14 17 20 21 28 34 37 38 41 44 47 48 49 57 66 71 79 83 86 90 95 99 121 188 212

Rider John Dieterman Phil Stead Nick Williamson Bruce Dunn Richard Blunt Brad Davey James Lodge Andy Challis Josh Leaning Jordan Watling Adrian Teasdale Vince Carlton Andrew Pollard Alan Naylor Mick Riddle Nathan Hutchinson Richard Harrison Kevin Howdle Ryan Strafford Ron Fry Ritchie Thornton Rob Want Ben Hollingworth John Gibson Lee Ewbank Adam Houghton Graham Ward Martin Stanier Rob Heritage Luke Blackburn

Hometown Preston Northallerton Southampton Peterborough Bury St Edmunds Abingdon Holmfirth Peterborough Scunthorpe Doncaster Carlisle Market Rasen Belper Wakefield Coningsby Middlesborough Cleasby Cannock Mirfield Hartley Surbiton Leeds Yarm Peterborough Oldham Winsford Leeds Stoke on Trent Rushden Louth

Team Team Baxi Yamaha Langver RBM Motorsport Dunn Racing Portico Sport Motovation CMR Motorsport Team CT Racing Leaning Brothers Elec-Tec Racing Van-Glass.co.uk Moto46VCR G-Eight Racing Donkey Box Racing RAF MSA Hutchinson Racing Melted-Sliders Alpha Hair Academy Strafford Racing Rocket Ron Builders Team 71 A1 Press Racing Royal Marines Motorsport 2GC Racing Wer1Racing Kipper Licker GW Racing DPR Car Shop Blackburn Racing

Machine Yamaha Yamaha Honda Yamaha Kawasaki MV Agusta Kawasaki Suzuki Kawasaki Kawasaki Suzuki Ducati BMW Yamaha Suzuki Aprilia Suzuki Suzuki Honda Kawasaki Kawasaki Yamaha Honda Ducati Yamaha Suzuki Kawasaki Suzuki Kawasaki Kawasaki

cc 750 250 1000 250 750 750 750 750 750 750 750 996 1000 250 750 1000 750 1000 1000 750 750 750 1000 996 1000 750 750 750 1000 1000

CL SBK SBK SBK SBK SBK SBK SBK SBK SBK SBK SBK SBK F SBK SBK SBK SBK SX SBK SBK SBK SBK F SBK F SBK SBK SBK F F

Golden Era Superbike Points 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

John Dieterman Nick Williamson Ritchie Thornton Richard Blunt Jordan Watling Richie Harrison Richard Stubbs Ryan Strafford Richard Steadman Andy Challis

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Ben Hollingworth Andrew Pollard Rob Heritage Andrew Batner Lee Ewbank Stuart Goodson Matthew Streeter Mike King Dale Emery

188 163 130 124 114 103 92 90 77 73

GP1 Freshman Points 223 150 122 69 66 58 45 36 20

CLASS LAP RECORD Golden Era Superbike 1.33.572 - Chris Martin



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Emma Jarman Brian Fuidge Sam Edwards Aaron Silvester Steven Proctor Alan Naylor Richard Wardle William White Darren Ibbertson Lewis Barnes Nick Edgeley George Pycroft Paul Rogers Max Wadsworth Joey Thompson Stuart Haslam Jack Drury Richard Stubbs Stephen Kaplan Ryan Varley Kurtis Drew Sam McFarlane Janis Eglitis Richard Charlton Charlie Morris

Winnersh Poole Nelson Horncastle Wakefield Wakefield Forsbrook Watford Rotherham Swindon Bolney Measham Boston Halifax Selby Langley Mill Boston Stone Wallingford Leeds Cirencester Wellingborough Coventry Towlaw Potters Bar

Jarman Racing Royal Marines Motorsport AP Broome Racing Stralia Race Tech Rigsby Racing Donkey Box Racing RW Racing Get Low Racing Phoenix Race Team Lewis Barnes Racing Team Edge RST Racing Pallett Bros Dodgespeed Racing Specialised Group Bidvest - Thompson S&S Road & Race Jak D Racing DCR RAF MSA Varley Racing KD Racing MSG Racing Suzuki Surrey Projects CPL Products MSG Racing Suzuki

Yamaha Suzuki Kawasaki Yamaha Yamaha Kawasaki Yamaha Triumph Kawasaki Yamaha Triumph Triumph Kawasaki Kawasaki Kawasaki Yamaha Triumph Yamaha Yamaha Honda Yamaha Suzuki Kawasaki Yamaha Suzuki

600 600 600 600 600 600 600 675 600 600 675 675 600 600 600 600 675 600 600 600 600 600 600 600 600

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Jordan Rushby Charlie Morris Joel Williams Darren Ibbertson Liam Shellcock William White Sam Thompson Jack Drury Jonny Towers Ed Pead

135 119 76 64 56 55 50 49 48 39

Thundersport 600 Sportsman Points 1 Charlie Morris 201 2 Jonny Towers 87 3 Brendan Mallinder 86 4 Sam McFarlane 83 5 Aaron Silvester 79 6 Nick Edgeley 76 7 Sam Osborne 66 8 Robert Goodall 54 9 Sergjs Kravchenko 45 10 Wayne Crossman 38

CLASS LAP RECORD 1.31.183 - Dean Hipwell


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GOLDEN ERA MANIC - SUPERSPORTS OF THE 90s WHEN TRACTION CONTROL WAS ALL IN THE WRIST ACTION! As with the corresponding Superbike class, some of the most memorable race action came from a time before the electronics geeks interferred with the direct relationship between the twist grip and the throttle slides. The term “Mad Axe-Murderers” was actually coined by James Whitham when he did a couple of Wild Card rides in the World Supersport Championship and watching it from trackside you simply couldn’t argue the accuracy of that label. If Ghengis Khan rode a motorcycle it would have been an R6 or ZX6RR from this era (he might have struggled getting his helmet through Technical Control, but who’s going to argue with him?). Golden Era Supersport is our version of this classic era of motorcycle racing, before traction control took over from pure fearless determination. These classes are not Pre-Injection or Pre-2000, they are tailored to the bikes that actually raced in that iconic era. The technical regulations allow all and any modifications that were used in period and ban anything that wasn’t around or allowed at the time. Tyres are any make, any pattern, any type - as long as they have a road legal designation. Full wets are permitted only when a Wet Race has been declared. GOLDEN ERA STEELSPORT Since we started running the Golden Era Supersport class, many riders asked us about creating a parrallel series for the Steel-Framed bikes of a similar period. Initially we did not want to do so, because we saw that idea as the brainchild of the Derby Phoenix Motorcycle Club. We are not the kind of organisation that indulges in appropriating other peoples ideas on principle. However, the Derby Phoenix Club have had a difficult time of things over the past few seasons and they approached us to give a home to their loyal riders in 2015 as they no longer had the resources to organise their own events. The upshot of that were talks between us as to how we could assist them in not only giving their riders a place to ride, but ultimately putting them in a position to re-launch their own series. I am pleased to report that they are now well on the way to recovery. No 1 2 3 6 7 14 16 18 21 24 25 26 28 31 35 38 43 49 50 53 55 56 57 64 68 96 117

Rider Chris Spink Sam Nicholson Adrian Bridges Shaun Evans Mark Hudson Brad Davey Luke McRae James Barron Mark Warren Andy Scanlon Jamie Pearson Ryan Cooper Martyn Bloomfield Steven Chadwick Mark Biswell Ian King Rob Vickerman Tom Parkes Robert Tucker Rob Mawbey Darren Kay Phil Cox Jon Good Chris Hellewell Nick Wainwright Ian Evans Aaron Staniforth

Hometown Stafford Nottingham Solihull Kirkby in Ashfield Cheadle Abingdon Billingshurst Scarborough Hereford Thatcham Alvaston Leeds Tarporley Milnthorpe Aylesbury Louth Willerby Barford Radstock Derby Middlesborough Maldon Kings Lynn Rotherham Beverley Chepstow Sheffield

Team Team Spink Motorpoint Derby Sparklight Racing Evans Racing Brosport Motovation European Pumps JB Racing MAW Racing Stubble Racing Pearson Racing Coops Racing/Race HQ EB Racing S C Racing Bizzle Bikesport Loony Tunes Air Tech Racing Parkes Sparklight Racing Racing Lines Tyres DK Racing AF Switchgear JG Racing Sparklight Racing Paintzfiction Racing British Army Race Team Paxford Garage

Machine Honda Yamaha Yamaha Yamaha Yamaha Ducati Suzuki Honda Yamaha Yamaha Yamaha Yamaha Yamaha Yamaha Honda Yamaha Yamaha Yamaha Yamaha Yamaha Suzuki Yamaha Honda Yamaha Yamaha Honda Honda

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CL SF SS SS SS SS SF SS SF SS SS SS SS SS SS SF SS SS SS SS SS SS SS SF SS SS SF SF

Golden Era Supersport Points 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Chris Hellewell Karl Foster Ryan Cooper Nick Wainwright Martyn Bloomfield Sam Nicholson Gordon Wright Luke McRae Andy Scanlon Rob Mawbey

288 133 130 119 109 108 99 85 69 63

Golden Era Steelsport Points 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

David Langley Mark Biswell Ian Evans Connor Irwin Jon Good Chris Spink Jack Tynan Luke Addison-Doy Brad Davey Andrew Goodsell

282 189 130 101 91 80 78 51 44 44

CLASS LAP RECORDS

Supersport = 1.36.690 Chris Hellewell Steelsport - 1.40.399 Jack Haverkamp


FACT or FRICTION? Keeping Your Cool. Running an engine at the correct operating temperature is vital to it being able to deliver the maximum power it is capable of producing. Run it too cold and you’re causing it to wear its internal components out at a rate of knots. Run it too hot and you’re just throwing away power due to increased friction because everything is running at far tighter clearances than it was designed for. A nicely warmed up, cool running engine will not let you down in terms of reliability or performance. If you want the maximum performance out of the engine though, you need to understand how to look after it and give it half a chance. All of the metallic components in the engine are surface treated or finished and matched to give the best (lowest) friction co-efficient possible, but every part will still have tiny peaks, troughs, lumps and bumps on the contact surfaces that will grate against each other and cause wear if allowed to do so. As the parts are moving fairly quickly, it is designed so that sufficient oil will build up on the surfaces and create hydro-dynamic lubrication. This is where the actual metal surfaces do not come into contact with each other at all, but ‘float’ on a thin film of oil – just a few microns thick. In order to work properly the oil must remain within the viscosity limits it was designed for, or it breaks down and shears allowing direct metal to metal contact – not a good thing for engine longevity, performance or your bank balance when it cries “enough”. The window where modern, top quality motorcycle oil has its optimum operating temperature for is just 78 to 96 degrees Celsius. Anywhere below that and it is too viscous – being too stodgy and therefore slower to fill cavities – and anywhere above that and it starts to lose its viscosity – becoming too runny to stay in those cavities. Effectively, if an engine is too hot it will lose power due to the loss of hydro-dynamic lubrication and this will also cause irreparable damage because it will then allow direct metal to metal contact, destroying both surfaces. Being too cold is just as bad, as the oil remains too viscous (thick) and cannot get down the galleries and oil-ways fast enough to correctly lubricate the surfaces. As a general rule of thumb, the coolant temperature that you see on your water gauge is 8 to 12 degrees lower than the oil temperature at any given time, if everything else is set up correctly. Therefore, you need to be looking for between 68 - 86 degrees on your water temperature gauge at all times. Running an engine just 10% above those parameters

Catastrophic engine failure is often due to poor quality fluids could lose you up to 15% of the optimum power output. Two-stroke riders used to be brought up on that kind of basic knowledge, but in the four-stroke, push-button era, we seem to have let such simple tuning aids (and it is a tuning aid) become lost or forgotten. Which fluids are best? There are many different brands of racing fluids and all of them claim to be the best. A little research on what is best for your particular machine is required in order to find the best solution for you though. There is no doubt that using the correct lubricants, brake fluids and fuels directly affects the results sheets. Take your time to speak to your engine builder, fluid provider and other successful riders on your kind of bike, before making your choice. Saving £10 on an oil change, or a brake fluid choice could easily end up costing you thousands in the long run if the product isn’t right for you. If you are unsure of what you need to optimise the performance and reliability of your machine, speak to the experts and they will be able to give you guidance and advice. Fact & Fiction Every season we have a new intake of riders to motorcycle racing, who bring with them some common misconceptions from track days, internet chat rooms and bar stool tuning shops. One of the most common things is regarding the use of anti-freeze in the cooling system. In motorcycle racing the legal tolerance of anti-freeze or other solutions in the system is ZERO. There are many rules in the ACU Handbook and some of them have been there for many years unchanged. When asked why a certain rule is in place, it’s relatively easy to say “Just because those are the rules and you must abide by them.” – but

that isn’t always satisfactory when you are speaking to someone who may hold a preset conception that something is essential for the well being of their engine. Before I go on to explain the properties of the various types of coolants, it might be worthwhile to just explain why anti-freeze in particular is both outlawed and unnecessary. Safety Safety is always the number one priority from an organisers perspective and anything that is considered to be detrimental to that must be addressed. Every racing motorcycle carries various substances that are detrimental to the friction coefficient of the racing surface:- Engine Oil, Gearbox Oil, Brake Fluid, Fuel, Battery Acid and radiator coolant. All of those are essential to the functionality and operation of the motorcycle, but whereas some of them (fuel, oil & brake fluid) must essentially be oil/mineral based products, some do not have to be so. Anti-freeze and other coolants can be a real problem, as almost every variant is either glycol or gly-ethanol based. Every commercially available product on the market for this purpose is not only vastly less friction co-efficient (read – ‘really slippery’), but is also manufactured to resist the process of natural evaporation. In other words before it gets the chance to evaporate into the atmosphere, the likelihood is that anti-freeze will find the little imperfections in the tarmac surface and seep into them unseen. In the event of a spillage you can treat the surface area that you can see, but the danger is still there hidden in the pores of the track. Because glycol and its various substitutes initially float on water, a heavy dew or even a light shower of rain are enough to float it up to the surface of the


track, where it spreads out unseen in a thin slippery film, just waiting for your front tyre contact patch to find it. Syd actually questioned the accuracy of that statement, which lead me to read the 286 page US study on Glycol & Polymer Transfer in Kinetic and Vapour particles. (I can recommend it if you’re suffering from insomnia.) The upshot is that the glycol and polymers do indeed separate when spilt… Clearly, having slippery stuff appear without warning is an unacceptable risk, but it is one that we still face from other track users; cars, karts and track day riders all still routinely use anti-freeze and there are no controls on that usage. This is why we take an inordinate amount of care inspecting the track at the start of any motorcycle meeting. Once that is done, we need to remain confident that none of our competitors are prolonging the danger to themselves or others by carrying this potential time bomb in their radiators. Performance Many believe – wrongly - that anti-freeze improves the performance of an engine because it has a higher boiling point than normal water, but there is a very good reason for this. It has to have a higher boiling point because it is relatively poor at flowing around the engine due to its viscosity (resistance to flow) and it’s also pretty poor at conducting heat. The primary function of automotive antifreeze is to raise the boiling point and lower the freezing point of water. The original concept was purely so that everyday car & truck engines didn’t freeze up in winter and result in terminal damage. The original anti-freezes were so useless at efficient cooling, that in summertime you had to drain them and refill the system with plain water. The advent of anticorrosion chemicals came much later when automotive manufacturers started to veer towards “maintenance free” closed systems. Those old enough to remember (like me) will recall seeing the first little stickers on car radiators urging owners “Do not drain my anti-freeze” because all owners back then knew that in summer engines performed far better with just water in the system and couldn’t wait to get rid of the smelly stuff (usually down the nearest drain in a most environmentally unfriendly fashion). The fact that water is a more efficient coolant in summer is just as true today, but with our extensive knowledge of chemicals and the ready availability of so many cool looking brands, we seem to often overlook the obvious. ‘Gooey’ Glycol There are two main types of glycol commonly used for improving the performance of the various mixtures we seem to have become addicted to; EthyleneGlycol and Diethylene-Glycol. Both are used with a variety of other substances to make sure that organisms and corrosive particles (ions) can’t cause damage to your cooling system. Substances like potassiumhydroxide, sodium-tetraborate, hydrobenzicacid, sodium-neodecanoate and petroleumsulfonate are all added in various strengths to resist corrosion and attempt to mitigate the poor cooling qualities of glycol. The

main reason for the mixtures being so strong in recent years is the propensity of steel cylinder blocks married to aluminium cylinder heads. A combination of metals like that re-ionises the water very quickly and acts as an accelerant on corrosive forces. In motorcycle terms, that’s not really relevant unless you happen to be running a small block Chevy dragster or a 1928 Harley-Davidson, as we now use all aluminium motors and the coolant shouldn’t come into contact with much mild steel or cast iron in its travels around your engines internals. There are basically four different kinds of glycol based, automotive antifreezes on the market today: Green – ethylene glycol base Light Orange – propylene glycol base Dark Orange – ethylene glycol base (extended life) Red – DexCool – ethylene glycol base (extended life) As mentioned earlier, all glycol mixtures have a much higher viscosity than water. Adding antifreeze or any of the commercially available “corrosion inhibitors” to your cooling system will increase the viscosity of the coolant and will inevitably reduce the overall flow rate through the system. Whilst viscosity is generally referred to in a positive light when speaking of lubricants, it is most certainly a negative thing in terms of coolant efficiency. In addition, the thermal conductivity and specific heat transfer capabilities of glycols, amines and hydrazines are not as good as pure water. Combining these factors will in all liklihood result in a measurable drop in cooling performance, rather than the improvement you might expect if you only read the advertising jargon. Ethanol (ethyl alcohol) is an alternative choice, for freeze protection only and is actually permitted by the FIM, but not the ACU. It mixes well with water and does not decrease the overall system flow rate the way automotive antifreeze can. Ethanol has a lower viscosity than water and is almost as good at conducting and absorbing heat as water. On the down side, and it is a pretty big downside, ethanol

is highly flammable (even a 30% mix with water will burn freely). It’s also poisonous and toxic, so its use is also prohibited in UK competition. Conclusion The only logical conclusion to be drawn from studying the data, is that pure deionised water performs better in every respect from an engine performance aspect. By allowing better heat dissipation, faster flow and lower resistance, it will give you lower operating temperatures, keep your engine oil in its optimum operating range, reduce drag within the cooling system and therefore give you FREE POWER! Pure water is scientifically benign from an oxidisation point of view. It is only when it becomes contaminated that it induces furring of water galleries. Equip your engine with quality hoses for ultimate protection, as it is usually cheap connections that allow your coolant to become contaminated. Because we change it regularly, we don’t need to worry about corrosion inhibitors or furring up of the waterways. If the bike is going to be stored for any length of time unused, you can always put the ‘nasty stuff’ in it for the storage period. Just remember to flush it through thoroughly when you prepare it for the track once more. The downside is merely that you need to drain the system regularly and replenish with fresh de-ionised water to keep the micro-organisms and corrosive tendencies of normal water in check. You also need to drain it when overnight temperatures are low, or keep it in a nice centrally heated garage. My own ZXR750 Superbike used to live in the dining room, but not everyone has a wife quite as understanding as Bernadette….. You will of course also benefit from less engine wear and lower rebuild costs, if you follow the advice of only using the best quality fluids in other areas. Not only that, you’ll be guaranteed to finish more races and save yourself from the “walk of shame” to and from the recovery vans.

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Barnstorming through Barn... ...or Charging Round Charlies! If ever there was a motorcycle track that could truthfully be described as a “real riders track” that venue is Cadwell Park. Its narrowness merely accentuates its sinuous flowing nature and makes it even more important to have precise lines at every corner. The beautiful woodland that merges with the rolling hills of the Lincolnshire Wolds is a setting that would be hard to match anywhere in the world. Its beauty is partly enhanced by the fact that we all know that none of the modern breed of circuit designers would ever be brave enough, or skilful enough, to create something like this from a blank canvass. The deceptively fast layout here has evolved from something quite different and maybe a little primitive in its early form. It grew almost organically from a 0.75 mile bike track in 1934, through a series of lengthening procedures, taking it up to 1.5 miles by 1953. The 2.18 miles of tarmac that we use today are largely unchanged from the original layout that was first used for Formula 3 cars way back in 1961 (a very good year btw). All of the safety improvements over the years (of which there have been many) have generally been accomplished without detracting from the essential nature or feel of the track. That has taken both skill and dedication from the circuit staff as well as all of the

The charm of Cadwell Park is almost timeless. various owners through the years. There have been numerous plans to build more facilities here over the years, but somehow they always make me fear for the soul of the place. If we do ever get garages and all the other paraphernalia that we have at other circuits, I kind of hope for something really retro (maybe 1950s style) as they now have at Goodwood. That would be both in keeping with the history of the circuit and also be a very lucrative niche market for the venue. Cadwell has a history every bit as rich as Goodwood, but doesn’t suffer from many of the onerous rerstrictions imposed on the Sussex venue. For motorcycles Cadwell Park wins hands down and I would love to see a

historic Motorcycle GP here. Whilst we all appreciate the modern conveniences of the other circuits we use during the course of each season, somehow the old fashioned charm of this place makes us oblivious to the lack of garages, lengthy pit lane complexes and corporate hospitality suites. We cheerfully fill our generators, tie our awnings down and enjoy pleasant evenings camping out on the grassy paddock without giving a second thought to those non-essential items. A sunny weekend at Cadwell Park is usually one that you look back on at the end of each season as one of your high points. Oh, and the racing here is always fantastic!

Cadwell Park could easily be an even more accessible nostalgia mecca than Goodwood.


Who Keeps the Event on Schedule Behind The Scenes? Of course the whole team has to work together to keep an event running smoothly, but the people at the sharp end come rain or shine are the trackside Marshals, Recovery Crews and Technical staff. When incidents happen, their quick actions are essential in ensuring that things don’t escalate. They are armed with the tools to do the job of course:- Radios to communicate with Race Control, Flags and Boards to communicate with the riders, Shovels, Brooms, Detegents and Dust to deal with spillages and most importantly EXPERIENCE, TRAINING and TEAM SKILLS so that their actions are both reflex and coordinated to minimise any risks or delays. The skills required to do this do not come naturally to anyone and that is why constant training is carried out as the season goes on. Another tough day on A lot of it might not look like training, it looks like incident handling, but that is the very best the startline... kind of training because we learn far more from real life incidents than we can ever learn from made up scenarios. So when you are finished with your days racing and you see the team coming in from their posts, a simple Thank You goes a long way towards reminding them that you appreciate their efforts.

COME & JOIN THE A-TEAM!

Thanks from the rest of the Team too

Dave

The sense of achievement at the end of a busy weekend is on a par with that experienced by even the most ardent adrenaline-junky rider. If you’d like to find out more about becoming part of the team, just contact our Chief Marshal - John Pedersen (thundersportchiefmarshal@gmail.com) or Stuart Bailey our Chief Technical Officer (stubailey71@btinternet.com) or by using the link on the Marshals & Officials page of www.thundersportgb.com or leave your details in the Paddock Office and we will contact you. You won’t regret it and it could change your life. - We do have a lot of fun too!

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No matter how you choose to make your entrance.......... The new girl in Technical Control took the issue of bad numbers a little too seriously. The boys were going to stop her ......eventually!

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......our hardworking team will look after you! You might even get one of Jackos wine gums!

You never know when the skills you’ve learned trackside might come in handy......


THUNDERSPORT GB 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP DATES & VENUES DAY

DATE

LOCATION

EVENT

FRIDAY

19TH FEBRUARY

DONINGTON PARK

ACU-CTC COURSE

SATURDAY 20TH FEBRUARY

DONINGTON PARK

ACU-CTC COURSE

FRIDAY

4TH MARCH

BRANDS HATCH (INDY)

TESTING

SATURDAY 5TH MARCH

BRANDS HATCH (INDY)

INVICTA CHALLENGE

SUNDAY

BRANDS HATCH (INDY)

INVICTA CHALLENGE

6TH MARCH

SATURDAY 26TH MARCH

DONINGTON PARK (NAT) TESTING

SUNDAY

27TH MARCH

DONINGTON PARK (NAT) ROBERT FEARNALL TROPHY

MONDAY

28TH MARCH

DONINGTON PARK (NAT) ROBERT FEARNALL TROPHY

SATURDAY 30TH APRIL

SNETTERTON (200)

TESTING

SUNDAY

1ST MAY

SNETTERTON (200)

ACE OF CLUBS

MONDAY

2ND MAY

SNETTERTON (200)

ACE OF CLUBS

SATURDAY 28TH MAY

CADWELL PARK

TESTING

SUNDAY

29TH MAY

CADWELL PARK

KING OF THE MOUNTAIN

MONDAY

30TH MAY

CADWELL PARK

KING OF THE MOUNTAIN

FRIDAY

1ST JULY

OULTON PARK

TESTING/QUALIFYING

SATURDAY 2ND JULY

OULTON PARK

ADAM BOYLE TROPHY

FRIDAY

29TH JULY

ROCKINGHAM (INT)

TESTING

SATURDAY 30TH JULY

ROCKINGHAM (INT)

THUNDER AT THE ROCK

SUNDAY

ROCKINGHAM (INT)

THUNDER AT THE ROCK

31ST JULY

SATURDAY 27TH AUGUST

ANGLESEY COASTAL

TESTING

SUNDAY

28TH AUGUST

ANGLESEY COASTAL

MOTO SUPER-PRIX OF WALES

MONDAY

29TH AUGUST

ANGLESEY COASTAL

MOTO SUPER-PRIX OF WALES

FRIDAY

23RD SEPTEMBER DONINGTON PARK (GP)

TESTING

SATURDAY 24TH SEPTEMBER

DONINGTON PARK (GP)

DUKE OF DONINGTON

SUNDAY

25TH SEPTEMBER

DONINGTON PARK (GP)

DUKE OF DONINGTON

FRIDAY

14TH OCTOBER

CADWELL PARK

TESTING

SATURDAY 15TH OCTOBER

CADWELL PARK

CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS

SUNDAY

CADWELL PARK

CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS

16TH OCTOBER

All above rounds count towards the Thundersport GB Championship and Thundersport GB Cup for all classes. 01509 678888 www.thundersportgb.com www.apriliachallenge.net Dave Stewart - 07738 355186 jamiestewart9@googlemail.com Bernadette Stewart - 07711 721638 stewartbernadette9@googlemail.com Media/Sponsorship Enquiries Richard Day (Syd) – 07836 589666 / thundersportsyd@gmail.com

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