Anyway, having never ridden it, but wanting to for some time, I'm going to be heading up to the Bedford Autodrome. Owned and run by MSV I'm really looking forward to it as I know they run a very tight operation, taking great care to look after those in attendance. The last trackday I went to, I was less than impressed with how it was run and will take some convincing for me to return.
So with the money situation being like it is, I'm going back to basics. No van, just me, my bike and my tailpack. I haven't ridden to a trackday in years and having chucked it at the scenery at Silverstone, I know the consequences.
I'll be taking the FireBlade and the day is going to start with a few hours of A road and motorway travelling, but leaving the house early will mean less traffic, well for the first few hours at least.
So with a few days until I have to go, I've started my prep, which today was a good old fashioned clean and basic inspection. Later in the week I'll adjust the chain and make sure the bike is healthy enough for the track. She's wearing Pirelli GT Angel touring tyres, but thats fine with me. The tyres have plenty of life in them and are so versatile, they should be perfect. I have no intention of pushing too hard, but in the same vein, have no intention of being a rolling road block.