RoSBK 2009 Round 2, Serres, May 17th

Because I liked so much the training I had last year with Motoevolution and I thought I still had so much to learn, I decided to go once again to Serres, for a new track session with Romanian Superbike.

This time I took to the track my new bike, a 2007 Suzuki GSXR 1000. In order to get it ready for the track, I exchanged the stock steering damper with a Hyperpro RSC, I changed the fairings with racing ones and I installed a pair of Pirelli Supercorsa hoops.

My friend Mihai Matei decided to take part at this event, too. He also registered for the track training. Because this time there were more students than last year, three training groups were formed: slow, medium and fast. I joined the medium group, my trainer being again Gregor Hamacher. The school was organize nicer than last year, we even received some nice T-shirts to put over our racing suits, so the instructors could identify us easier.

The training went on without incidents and finally I was able to qualify for the Saturday endurance race. I formed a team together with Mihai and another colleague from the track school, Cristian Guta. Our objective was to finish the race and, if possible, not to be the last team (although our team name was "Lanterna Rosie" - The Red Lantern).

Because I didn't know the starting technique in an endurance race, my start was only mediocre... but not bad for a first start! This was the first time when I carried a transponder, so I can tell my best lap time during the endurance race: 1:44.856. The team's best lap belonged to Cristian, and it was 1:40.888. We finished on the 10th position after 80 laps, leaving behind three more teams. Mission accomplished!

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Posted by: Dan Eugen Albu, at 2012-02-07
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