Featured Ng Racing Round 3 - Donington Park 11th & 12th May

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  1. Bad Billy

    Bad Billy Baddest Member
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    Well here we go again, onto round 3 at Donington Park, I like this track, so hoping to put the absolute disaster of Snetterton behind me & have an enjoyable weekends racing.

    NG Racing preview of the weekend is on below link;

    https://www.ngroadracing.org/upload...i7FXU8SebTWsTVj2k7_7nLPVZoHTyMwtjHF6g_h_prM74

    I am told that Formula Prostocks Suzuki Bandit Challenge grid is full so should be fun in the first couple of corners! Even more so as this weekend has no test day on Friday, so we will turn up and as our practice is also qualifying, try and put in some decent laps from the off! :eek:

    I am looking forward to seeing 3 Forum members who have already confirmed they are coming on Saturday :cool:.

    Any Forum members that attend are more than welcome to come & say Hi and have a cuppa with me in the Paddock, don't forget to take a photo to post on here!
     
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  2. Ron Ashurst

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    And you owe me one flipping the bird twat, don't forget my little "hobnob". <<< Just to keep your motivation up mate ;)
     
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  3. Ron Ashurst

    Ron Ashurst I came into the world screaming & covered in blood
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    And Good Luck. No Crashes, No Breaking shit. Don't traumatize the wife. Arse down, Elbows in and don't stare at the tank. Go round the bends and fast on the stretch. No texting or selfies on the stretch either. End of pep talk. :D
     
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  4. Bad Billy

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    Thanks, try not to, can't afford to, definitely not, think you got the arse & the elbows confused, no texting or selfies whilst riding .. got that! Thanks for the err .... pep talk!
     
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  5. Bad Billy

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    Well I am sure @Dozers Dad and the others will line up for a photo with me, we will of course flip you the Bird!
     
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    Good luck Billy...........
     
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  7. Bad Billy

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    Cheers Wezza, enjoy your holiday mate :cool: (if you can bear to leave that new bike alone).
     
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    It is going to be hard I can tell you...
     
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  9. Glyn Phillips

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    Have fun Billy, awesome place to race:cool:
     
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  10. Bad Billy

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    This is some on board footage plus track side camera action of Donington round of prostocks last year including a big off at the start, the bike it is taken from is now mine, shame I can't ride like the guy I bought it from!

     
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  11. Yorkshireman

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    Got that to be about 1.20 minute laps, not too shabby at all.
     
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    He was quick that Matt Baker, he is a Yorkshireman too! I think he won all 4 races there last year, he's coming to watch so he'll be giving me some stick!
    It does surprise me how well the Bandits cope with track, it feels like you're wrestling a Gorilla compared to the modern stuff I have been used to, but they do go round corners better than you would imagine, however, they need riding if you know what I mean?
     
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    I was trying to see if he was using the squeeze then pull technique as he brakes but there was a bit too much travel on the fork to pick it up. I remember Rossi talking about how much front brake they had to use on the Bridgestone to squash the tyre into the track to get it to grip.
     
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    #14 Bad Billy, May 2, 2019
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    Squeeze pull is what we all try and do, however at Snett I just panicked & went pull, result locked front and a crash!
     
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    Just seen the running order for Donington, we qualify in our practice session, then are out for first race between qualifying sessions 8 & 9, so some time after 11:30 I would think. 2nd race Sat is race 10, so likely to be 4pm I would think.
    Sunday we are 3rd to last race in morning and again in the afternoon so likely to be similar times as Sat.
     
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  16. Dougie D

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    Good Luck and enjoy the weekend Billy:cool:
     
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    Cheers Dougie, after last round just praying for a problem free weekend, don't even care where I finish, just want to enjoy the racing again, wherever that is in the field. It is a full grid, there are some quick riders coming that don't do all the rounds because they race at other clubs as well, they just pick the events they like or are close to them. So there will be some battles going on at the sharp end, but to be fair wherever you are in the pack there are people to race with.

    It will be nice to meet up with @Dozers Dad, @Tiglet & @Yorkshireman who are all coming on Saturday to watch, not sure if any other forum members are coming but anyone who is make sure you come and say Hi.
     
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  18. andyc1

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    Best of luck Billy :cool:
     
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    Good luck mate, enjoy.
     
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    Err how can you say nice and @Dozers Dad in the same sentence :laughing:

    They’ll only be one normal person out of the trio and that’ll be me :heart:
     
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