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#201 Borderraider

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Posted 25 February 2014 - 11:39

anyone out there remember these names from the time? :confused:
Graham Marchant
Roger Marchant (no relation)
Steve (Smooth) Burrows
Mark Plato

remember it as a very well contested era,lots of different machinery
Suzuki Katanas
Suzuki GSX1100
Kawasaki GPZ900
Kawasaki GPZ1100
Honda CB900
Honda CB1100R

I can remember Graham Marchant & Mark Plato. Had the pleasure of racing with them at a number of Marlboro rounds.

My name is Colin Watson



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#202 Borderraider

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Posted 25 February 2014 - 15:18

Brands Hatch results from July '89, anyone from here?

 

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#203 picblanc

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Posted 25 February 2014 - 15:32

Don't think so Colin, but David Bowie went on to bigger things!



#204 linuxrob

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 20:23

Howard Selby & Eric McFarlane !!

Those too names ring a bell from Croft, always on pole Position.



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Posted 29 July 2014 - 21:12

:rotfl: That sounds excessive Paul but I wouldn't put it past em. As Stu said, you had to ride it so give me a rider over trickery any day. The only rule I broke knowingly was the seat padding thing which was a load of B******s anyway. Surely if that's how you feel safer on your bike it makes sense to give in a little, hat's off to BEMSEE for taking a sensible attitude to it.

A few lads i knew would use oil instead of grease in wheel bearings and used a combination of laxatives and vitamin pills a few days before a race, a step too far really. My take on the seatpadding thing was an old innertube under the cover blown up for the ride to Croft and scrutineering, then let down.