Despite the cold, I made pretty good progress and got to Goodwood at 07:45, where vehicles were already lining up to enter the circuit. There was a reasonable amount of publicity stating that for the first time bikes would be allowed in to the circuit. So seeing as this months event was branded as 'Supercar Sunday' any Superbike was welcome. It turns out that they in fact were running the event just like previous incarnations and that the bikes were all grouped together in one of the tarmac car parks next to the track. Not the end of the world to be honest, but I think that certain bikes could have, in fact should have been allowed to park up inside one of the internal paddocks, or beyond the start finish straight towards turn one. As it was though, the bikes seemed like a little bit of an afterthought, which was a slight shame, but it certainly didn't ruin the day. Once parked up, coffee was the first order of the day.
Ducati, as you would expect, were well represented, but it was also nice to see a new Fireblade SP amongst a host of other seriously quick machinery.
When I arrived, a little after 13:00, the ace was still busy, but clearly quieter than it has been earlier. Again, I met up with a few friends and managed to discuss my plans for the Italy trip (assuming it still goes ahead) in July with Pete, a man who has some much experience on two wheels, it's not funny.