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Old 9th April 2019, 21:47   #1
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As some of you know we are following the progress of a relation of my wifes (Ryan Vickers) in the British Superbike Championship this year.
Today saw the last of the pre-season testing at Silverstone
I'll let Ryan describe it in his own words
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"Well that's it for the Silverstone Test, we had some great sessions learning to ride the bike in the wet which was very positive! We also had some great dry weather riding 👍 unfortunately in the final session of the day I had a high speed crash at Turn 2 tucking the front at about 150 mph, luckily I got away with it, with just a sore foot! I know my mistake and that is the main thing, itís all part of the learning curve! Sorry to the team for making a mess of the bike but we will be back and stronger than ever at round 1"


Typical bike racer 150 mph crash and more concerned about the bike than himself.
Anyone else going to round 1 Easter weekend
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lucky NAUGHTY WORD-NAUGHTY WORD-NAUGHTY WORD-, at that speed I'd expect a lot worse.
Goodness knows how they pick themselves up and walk away as if nothing had happened. My legs would be jelly.

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going to silverstone to watch them on the 21st and got Assen booked for later on in the year

Can't wait
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when i was a biker we used to go to most of the super bikes donnington, mallory park cadwell park etc sorry to say i dont watch it anymore i used to when rocket ron haslam ,steve marshall etc was on the tracks . just seemed to have lost interest thats all rgds mark
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Not going but watching on the tele.

Last track I went to was Brands Hatch to watch Geoff Duke fly round on a Gilera.--I was up a tree at Druids.---





PS. ( Saw Jim Clark from the same tree whilst he was flying around in a Lotus Cortina saloon. )
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Heres a couple of press release pics (hence the stand) of Ryan Vickers courtesy of Lee Hardy Racing
Lets hope that famous #7 proves to be lucky for him.

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Getting down to it
Another photo from the silverstone test.
Gotta love the concentration in his eyes..

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How they get all that grip from two 50p size bits of rubber in contact with the tarmac astounds me! The only time I got my knee down was when it was followed by the rest of me, before somersaulting into a tree! They don't move you know and are very hard! Note to bikers - always look out for a soft place to land!
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Live TV Update

Just found out that the British Superbike Championship Silverstone race day will be shown live from 13.00 hrs on Sunday 21st April free to air on Quest TV..

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How they get all that grip from two 50p size bits of rubber in contact with the tarmac astounds me! The only time I got my knee down was when it was followed by the rest of me, before somersaulting into a tree! They don't move you know and are very hard! Note to bikers - always look out for a soft place to land!
I was caining my CB750 when a corner caught me out on West Mersey Island. In the split second I was about to come off I saw a feel of trees, the hedge was ramped and saw myself being inpailed by a tree branch 50 ft up in the air. Luckely I was able to drop the bike and ended up down the road on the hedge. Talk about having a thousand yard stare for the rest of the day
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