SOAR 2024 Round 2


Friday Practice I had some nerves in the pits, I woke early and struggled to get back to sleep – that didn’t help, but I still managed to get 5 solid sessions in. Then Andy Horton came over and told me my times had been consistently good in the low […]

SOAR 2024 Round 1


The first chance to try out the new bike was SOAR practice weekend. Sadly the Saturday was a washout but we got a good few sessions in on the Sunday. The bike was hard to start and running rough at first, in the first practice session it didn’t even rev […]

2005 CBR600RR B Bike Upgrade


Well I didn’t have the money from selling the red #1 CBR600RR for very long! Admittedly I started looking as soon as the deal was done. I figured I might as well stick with Hondas for some commonality of parts but if I saw a deal on a newer R6, […]

SOAR Rounds 6 and 7, 30 Sept – 1 Oct 2023


The final rounds of the season! Ugh Zoe and I went up on Wednesday evening and after some remote working on Thursday, we got a canopy and the tent up and registered for the weekend. Friday Practice Danny very kindly installed two new tires for me, a Pirelli front and […]

SOAR Round 5, 9-10 September 2023


Took the blue bike back to Denny who found that a valve shim had fallen off during assembly – that was causing the misfire. There were a few leaks around the thermostat again and a couple of other minor things but he got it rebuilt ready for me to pick […]

SOAR Round 4, 25-27 August 2023


After the blue bike ran hot and lost coolant last round, I ordered a head gasket from Denny at the local store, TSR who was amazing and put the order through even though he was on vacation! Danny (and Dex) helped me get the engine out and then Rian had […]

SOAR Round 4!


Another great race weekend in the bag! I think this is my best overall placement weekend so far! I had such a blast in every one of my races and was fairly happy with my pace. I could feel there was a lot of room for improvement but I’m glad […]

SOAR Round 3, 28-30 July 2023


Modified layout – it’s short but I quite like the longer turn 1 on this layout. The KSR practice day was on Monday this time so Josh and I did the SOAR Friday practice instead – it’s better value for money now that it’s a full day since they cancelled […]

SOAR Round 2 24, 25 June 2023


Reverse Alien layout, this is the only time we do reverse direction so I put the Pirelli scrub on the rear to try – it’s not supposed to be flipped so this is the only chance to really wear the left side. Thursday KSR track day We met Rick in […]