Monday, August 23, 2010

Valvoline Superbike Hot Laps!

I've just been gifted a "hot lap" on the back of Glenn Allerton, Aussie superbike rider and all round top fella!  It was on his "wet" race bike and what a buzz!  The venue - Queensland raceway and round 5 of the Australian Superbike series.

The Valvoline sponsored Honda Fireblade.  Down about 10 - 15 BHP on the "dry" bike but still around 180 at the wheel!  With extra bars mounted to the tank for the pillion, I had to hang on as tight as possible when accelerating and push hard when braking.  

Can't really describe the experience - it was just awesome.

From left:  Brett (team manager), Ray (another lucky pillion), Glenn Allerton and me.

Yep, we weren't hanging around.  In fact, around 8 seconds off race pace.  Pretty cool!

Dave, the top geezer that sorted out the ride!  Thanks mate, I owe you on... hundreds!

I'd write more but was left speechless and smiling!