Monday, 8 August 2011

Cock of the north...Pole...24th/25th July

The RMKD team were anxious about the debut meeting of their newly finished ER6 Supertwin as they headed to Olivers Mount. A few laps of Cadwell Park 3 weeks earlier had showed its potential but hardly a shakedown and with Ryan Farquhar, Adrian Archibald,Ian Lougher and Ian Pattinson in the line up it was going to be a tough call.

Free practice showed a few flaws in the suspension set up and adjustments were made. Timed qualifying was next up and Dan Frear was on the money...setting pole and dipping under Farquhars lap record. Everything going to plan and more ! unfortunatly whilst leading from the off Dan encountered a slight problem with the throttle and had to retire, the 'problem' which we thought we had cured then occured again in Sundays race and again he retired the ER. A little bit dissapointed but not disheartened by the 'straight out the box' potential.

Dan also rode the RMKD ZXR 398cc and the results were a formality,no one getting within 4 seconds of his lap time and he brought the little Kawasaki home untroubled some 20 seconds ahead of his nearest rival James Cowton on his Honda.

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Thundersport is go !.... Cadwell Park 29th/30th May

This meeting was supposed to be the debut outing for the long awaited Kawasaki 650 supertwin/GP2 machine we have been developing over the winter. A very busy work load has ment our own bike has had to take a back seat and we narrowly missed the deadline.

Having the option of the the reknown zxr 398! or the stock engined er6 Dan Frear opted for the ever competative zxr. With only 5 laps completed of the 20 minutes timed qualifying Dan was happy to take his front row position, only being pipped by the Alan Percival. Race one saw the lead change several times eventually Dan taking 2nd place behind Marty Lennon and his rapid ER650 with Alan Percival 3rd. A slight engine fault in the 2nd race saw Dan pull the little Kawasaki up and retire from the race.

Monday saw the heavans open and the RMKD team opted for the 650 Kawasaki, a good decision as the first race saw Dan take a solid 3rd after a few close calls in the appauling conditions and take a well earned win in the 2nd race after a race long battle with Marty Lennon on a much quicker bike.

Mondays racing is due to be televised on Motors TV 16th June.

Monday, 28 March 2011 the F400 man...... Cadwell 20th March 2011

Will Leanings RMKD debut couldnt have gone any better, showing maturity beyond his years he lead the first f400 race but slowed on the last lap allowing his elder brother Josh to take the win prefering to start the trophy and points races from grid 3 and the 'better run up coppice'. His plan worked and he won both the remaining races putting in the fastest laps of the day. All three f400 races went to the Leaning brothers,Josh on the RMKD powered zxr400 had a few 'gear selection problems' settled for using his track time as a steady warm up for the NG event in April. Will was trouble free on the RMKD number one bike...ususally ridden by Dan Frear....and made the most of his rapid mount. In fact he even had the now 'usual' mutterings of 'big bore....and 440' banding about...amusingly enough from riders who arnt in the same league talent wise and 'pit crew' who could hardly prepare a spoon for an 'egg and spoon race'.

To all the doubters outhere...fill in the official 'protest form' and bring along £350 and we will gladly remove the cylinder head and let you measure our 398cc rocket...