Spa Naoiri #5
5th? Track Day
On October 25th, I participated in another track day. I don’t remember if it was the 5th or 6th time. Great weather and a great group to ride with though. The track photographer managed to get a few good pics, so I thought I’d post some here.
The first pictures are from turn #7. That’s a hairpin left and the second to the last turn before the straight. After dragging my peg feelers on this corner on the first run, I decided to pull them off. Dragging the edge of my boot is a lot less startling and gives me a better feel for where I am in the lean. Anyway, here are a couple of shots.
The dude in front of me on that last pic is “Neighborhood Guy.” Even at the track, he’s sporting his Sorrel’s and jeans. (Don’t be fooled by ’em – he fast as hell!!)
The last run, it looks like the cameraman was stationed at turn #6. That’s a blind sharp right hander because you are coming uphill from turns 3~5. It’s a steep slope right before you get to the turn in point for #6. I was holding my own until about 3 laps from the end when Ken decided he had had enough of sitting in the back of the pack. He got by everybody then flew by the 3 of us in the front on the straight. (He’s well known to be a good rider at the circuit, so they don’t say anything when he passes even though we are theoretically not supposed to.) That’s him on the ZX6-R with the white helmet and black jacket.
Great day and worth the 3 hour drive to get there. Just wish there wasn’t so much traffic coming home.