Blown away by lap time at Snetterton

Me on my green demon Kawasaki
Me on my green demon Kawasaki

Making the most of what is left of our summer, I enjoyed a fantastic track day at Snetterton race circuit on my beloved motorcycle.

What a day! The winds at Snetterton are so strong that I was forced to ride my Dad’s GSXR 750 – I was being knocked about everywhere on my Kawasaki!

Did you know that Snetterton was made up from two airport runways? Indeed it was.

It is such a fast circuit and I was ever so excited when I did a fantastic lap time of 1 minute, 31 seconds.

Then I phoned my big bro, Kelvin, who told me that his quickest time was 1 minute, 9! I think I shall race him at washing up, but I probably wouldn’t even beat him at that!

While I’m on the subject, I have a massive thank you to say to Rock Oil, who have sponsored my dear brother for over 15 years in motorcycle racing.

We do not thank sponsors often enough but if it wasn’t for these companies we would not have racing as we know it, whether it be bikes, cars, scooters or even lawnmowers.

My big brother will be at Silverstone for the last round of the KTM championship in the British Superbikes September 25-27 – Go Kelvin!

Talking of racing, when I visited FAI recently I was intrigued to see pictures all round the office of Sean Walker and his racing years. He had quite a few funny stories to tell, too.

How many more of our Aftermarket trade have been involved in motorsport? I would love to think we have some wacky racers among us.

Oh and one last thing before I sign off – a massive congrats to Mr Rossi for winning at Misano!

Published by emmabutcher

Emma has been CAT's editor since January 2008. There isn't much she doesn't know about the aftermarket - and her favourite topic is definitely BER!

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