PETER BAKER

PETER BAKER

Lucifer’s Hammer

Lucifer’s Hammer.

A small selection of pics of the Buell 1125rr, Lucifer’s Hammer at Killarney on the 28th May 2016 for round three of the Supa GP series.

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The weekend did not go that well for the Bike Freight Transport Racing Buell 1125rr. During official practice on Friday I blew a huge hole in the exhaust, had this welded up for R600. Then in qualifying the end cap blew off the exhaust. So nothing I could do about it so it was left for the race on Saturday.

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Warm up on Saturday morning was a disaster for everybody due to a horrible crash down the back straight to turn 5. A number of bikes were involved with some riders receiving serious injuries.

Killarney turn 4 with Shak.

Race one then got under way after a re shuffling of the events for the day. I was placed 19th on the grid and just as the lights went out I stalled the bike. Couldnt get it re started, then finally it coughed into life. I was a clear half lap behind the back markers and had to peddle for my life to catch up. i was detirmined not to finish last. On about lap six I cought up with the tail enders and made my pass and started chasing the next bike only to run out off brakes with two laps to go. I was just praying that I had created enough gap that i would not be re passed and finish stone cold last. Then finally the chequred flag came down, much to my relief.

Turn 3 killarney 28th May 2016

Unfortunately what with the exhaust badly in need of replacement and my front brakes completely stuffed I had to call it a day and mark this one down to experience. Going forward, a new exhaust from Besserker Exhausts and new race pads from ESP and we should be back on the track for the next race.

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