Archive for September, 2010

Pembrey ~ Through the eyes of a spanner!

I’m More at home wielding spanners rather than a pen I apologise in advance.

BARC Pembrey (from the “Other Seat”)

lap after lap the lean angle increased through the fast left at Dibeni, knee and boot scraping the tarmac wearing through the hard protection and into costly leather. The blagged tyres were spent, I think they were trying to say something, the rear slides out an instant before the front slides at the point Ady had gone down in race 1, I gather it up only to lose the rear again hard out of the right hander, they weren’t saying anything they were shouting STOP PLEASE!!!

Pembrey Motogrande

Pembrey S.Wales, Motogrande Race ~ September 2010 Words and pictures by G. Levy Test Day The first few sessions of the test day were track familiarisation as I have not been to Pembrey before, so it was a slow build up of speed as you get a feel for grip and what gears to be [...]

Pembrey in action

For your viewing pleasure is some footage I took of the Hottrax Motorsports Michelin Power Cup and Motogrande Races at Pembrey September 2010. Not the greatest video footage in the world but you get a good idea of whats involved going into turn one and also what happens if you get it wrong.

Pembrey S.Wales ~ 3hr Race Report

Apex Racing ~ Official Race report, 3 hr Junior Endurance Race, Pembrey September 2010 Now I wouldn’t say I was brimming with confidence going into the 6th round of the championship but I have a bit of soft spot for Pembrey. At last years Motogrande race my R6 screamed its head around the grippy little [...]

Two meetings to go

The story so far…   (track back through the race reports for a full report)    Snetterton, April  The wrong place at the wrong time when the safety car came out (twice!) saw us finish in a respectful but disappointing 6th place  Cadwell, May  Poor tyre choice and once again at the wrong place at [...]

Stop Press, Power Cup Wild Card Ride

OMG…. After an unexpected fall at Angelsey what better to calm the nerves than to brave it out with an entry into the fiercely fought Michelin Power Cup next weekend at Pembrey. The schedule will see me racing in the Power Cup ahead of the Junior Tag Endurance with a further 2 sprint races on [...]

Anglesey Motogrande

Anglesey Motogrande Races ~ Coastal Circuit Friday the 27th August through to Sunday 29th August 2010 words by Glen Levy.  pictures to follow.   Test Day The weather was better than I expected as we arrived in the dark on Thursday, close to midnight (given the 2 weeks of rain prior), after a swift setup [...]

Moto2 rider Shoya Tomizawa, San Marino Grand Prix

Words by Nick (apex) Matthews Nineteen-year-old Japanese Moto2 rider Shoya Tomizawa has died after a crash during Sunday’s San Marino Grand Prix, the second death in the sport in two events. Motorcycling has always been among motorsport’s most dangerous pursuits given riders are often thrown from their bikes and run the risk of hitting objects [...]

Anglesey Motor Racing Circuit, Trac Mon (from the other seat)

Anglesey Motor Racing Circuit, Trac Mon   Words and Pictures Nick (apex) Matthews   This weekends race meet was the most dramatic meeting I have attended, broken engines, on track battles, crashes, desperate repairs, parts begged borrowed and erm stolen and to top it all a pass on the fast one himself.   Read and [...]