Well it is almost time for the first race of the season at Brands Hatch on 05/03/16. Unfortunately the race engine we have been building was not able to be completed due to issues getting the Wiseco pistons from America. They were originally ordered back in November from a company in the Sates, but got lost in the post which caused delays in getting a refund. They were then ordered again through a UK company which I will not name that claimed to be a UK importer for Wiseco. It turned out that they had just ordered them from another company in America and added some mark-up. There was another 6 week delay in the pistons arriving. By the time I had the pistons it was too late to get the cylinders re-bored and the engine rebuilt in time for the first round.
However the bike will be race ready. As an insurance policy I have a spare standard engine which has been dropped into the frame. This has been tested at Mallory and Donington and runs fine. I will be down on power with this being a superbike class but will be fighting for as many points as possible. I am confident that with the lighter bike and superb Ohlins suspension from Kais I will be able to push for a good result.
The fairing is still being painted and stickers applied. We will get some good pictures up of it all finished at the circuit. Here it is as it stands now.