Found out about this recently. Should be fun.
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Posted 23 July 2015 - 05:10
Surely the Pro-Am series used LC350s not 250s. The ones shown in the article have blue plates which denotes a 350.
However good to read about the return of any two strokes to the track.
PS. Why is Mackenzies' granddad photographed with the machine, was Niall not available?
Posted 23 July 2015 - 07:09
I suspect there will be a few 'granddads' out on the track
Your right, the series originally used RD350LC's then the first version of the YPVS. Reading some stuff on other forums I think the change to the RD250LC for this re-run is down to cost and availability. It sounds like they're doing a decent job on the bikes with new shocks, cranks and cylinders.
As well as Niall I've heard the following names may be involved, Mick Crick, Stuart Moorehouse, Kim Barker, Curt Langan, Geof Fowler, Steve Chambers, Nigel Bosworth, Terry Rymer, Jeremy McWilliams, Alex Bedford, Ivan Gray and even Damon Hill.
Posted 23 July 2015 - 18:53
I think a later incarnation of the series was the TZR250 Challenge, which was nearly as nuts as the Pro Am, but by then you had to pay for your own bike, which made it a slightly safer grid to be on
Posted 29 August 2015 - 19:29
Posted 31 August 2015 - 08:40
5 were blacked flagged in the only practice session, because the exhausts were smoking as they left the pit lane!!!!!!!!!!.
I believe the Moto GP officials were briefed on 2 strokes before the race.
Here's the result. It was very wet and the tyres maybe weren't best suited to the conditions. Of the DNF's at least 6 crashed. Fortunately I don't think there were any significant injuries to the bikes or the riders.
Edited by MECZX, 31 August 2015 - 09:35.
Posted 31 August 2015 - 15:52