Thursday, 24 April 2014

Spring Success - Olivers mount 13/04/14


Image by Andy Standing / Scarborough Review (

A large capacity crowd greeted Scarborough's first road race meeting of the year at Oliver's Mount. Nick Anderson this time riding in two classes on RMKD's 650cc ER6 supertwin and Kawasaki ZXR 400. Nick began the day steadily, qualifying in 9th position on the ER6, and a brilliant 2nd position on the 400.

In the supertwin race one, after getting boxed in at turn one, he was 11th at the end of lap one with much work to do, onboard a bike he has never ridden around the mount. Aided by the new slipper clutch and increased BHP, he powered into 5th position, shedding 4 whole seconds off his best lap time with a 1m56.199! A great result considering the depth of talented riders in the race.

On the 400, Nick settled for a 2nd place finish, despite a worn clutch on his own ZXR Kawasaki, his best outright finishing position around Oliver's Mount.

Team RMKD would like to thank Peter Hillaby for his help and advice, which went a long way to us achieving these results, and sets us up nicely for the rest of the season.

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

A Winning Beginning - NEMCRC 19/30 March 2014

The usual season opener was again at Croft in North Yorkshire, with Dave Bell and Nick Anderson riding RMKD ER6 Kawasaki's. Normal service was resumed for Dave, who cut through the field to win the stock twins class in race one; second on the road overall. Nick battled with Dave and Brad Vicars, before finishing second in the supertwin class, and third on the road. Dave continued to be victorious in the three remaining races, setting blistering 1.31 lap times on the stock machine.

Sunday saw Nick switch from the 650cc to his own, ZXR 400 - built and prepared by Roger at RMKD. In the first race of the day, he finished 3rd on the road, beating several more powerful supertwins, some of which mounted by established TT riders. This was enough to win the 400cc class by 21 seconds in the shortened 6 lap race.