October 05th, 2014
After an earlyish start yesterday, I headed up to Silverstone to catch the qualifying for the British Superbikes. Due to my work with the Ducati Forum, I was able to get some hospitality for myself and five friends with Pirelli. With a tasty sausage sarnie and a coffee inside me, we were shown a presentation on the evolution of the Angel GT tyre, which are the tyres I used to get to and from World Ducati Week earlier this year and were shown around the tyre changing facility that Pirelli had up and running for the racing. The weather was awful in the morning, so the tyre changers were super busy, changing tyres for everybody across all the classes.
Thankfully the weather improved and we got to see a few races and the qualifying itself, which by now was on a rapidly drying track. Sat up in the Luffield Grandstand, I watched as proper riders gave it the berries onto the start finish straight. I love Silverstone and having been on track there myself, the respect I have for those guys is immense.
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My name is Matt Brown and I'm a UK journalist formerly based in London, but now calling the South of England home. I've been riding bikes since 2007, but got hooked straight away. Nothing gives me the feeling of freedom, even when stuck in a city. In 2010 I became a RoSPA gold rider, but when it comes down to it, I'm Just a normal man, riding his bikes as often as he can.