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  1. vince
    5th September 2019 @ 7:58 am

    Hi Keith here, great article catches the feel of what was a fantastic event , it must be the only event where the spectators can be as involved in what is going on as the riders and direct support crews, with the TV screens at the circuit and the live timing on phones meant everybody was in on the action supporting thier favorites, unlike a lot of normal races where after a few laps you might know who is leading but as for the rest no chance. With live timing everybody could watch and be involved . The club class had a real battle for for the podium places which would go unnoticed in most races not here, it was brilliant and I was not even riding !
    As you might have sussed there are already plans for another meeting and if I can find another suitable venue I would like have more than one.
    As Sticky mentioned the podium teams from club class will move up to road class leaving club class open to new winners every time. The Teesside event with paddock space restrictions the BSEC will be happy to add 10 scooters to the grid.

    • Iggy
      5th September 2019 @ 10:35 am

      You’re right there Keith, my missus usually hates racing and was expecting to be bored. Not there though, she was timekeeping, wielding pitboards and had six hours of non-stop live timing on her phone. She loved it.

  2. paul d
    5th September 2019 @ 2:40 pm

    I agree with Vince, this article really captures the spirit of the event. What a weekend! A bit like ye we built our scooter on Thursday, put it in the van Friday. Left Galway at 4am Saturday morn and arrived trackside at 7 Saturday eve. All this after getting back from the Isle of Wight Tuesday night! The friendliness of the crews moved us. A big thank you to Chesilspeed for the handlebars, LCGB for calling to our pit offering us levers and for bringing spares, all of the teams on the track who showed great patience with our waywardness and Keith and co for letting us do it! Memorable.

  3. Willo
    5th September 2019 @ 5:22 pm

    bollax if i’d of known that a rider can ride for 2 teams in the same race at any point i’d of asked some of the other riders to ride mine but didn’t know that was allowed.

    • vince
      6th September 2019 @ 8:27 am

      Willo. it was not the intended idea but one team was a rider short and needed some help, so it was allowed. but would prefer it not to happen.

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