FX Superbikes Round 1. Meri and I had worked together at the track several times now, so we had our routine down to a fine art. Mitch & I worked hard to get the bike ready to race, so all that Meri had to do was work hard on the track, and work hard she did! Meri placed 15th, 17th and 16th for races 1,2 & 3 in the AM-Sport 600 class, and finished 17th in the Stars of Tomorrow class. Meri’s lap times were consistent with testing, and she rode exceptionally well considering that she was still getting used to her new bike. We opted to fit a new rear tyre for racing on Sunday, so I quickly dropped in to the workshop on my way home to get it ready for Sunday morning.
FX Superbikes Round 2. This morning was a little foggy, and the forecast was for showers or a storm later in the afternoon. We only had a short warm up and no practice before racing started today. I don’t know what Meri ate for breakfast, but her competitors were on her menu for the rest of the day. Meri placed 8th, 7th and 7th outright for her races in the AM-Sport 600 class, and took first place in D grade in each of these races. Meri also finished 16th in the Stars of Tomorrow class, which is no mean feat considering how many litre bikes are in that class. Meri was exstatic to learn that she was taking home the trophy for her class today, and we were very proud of her for doing so. She had some great battles with her competitors, and worked very hard to get the result that she achieved.
Mitch & I at Racetune Moto have been around racing for many years. We have seen what makes a good team tick, and what makes a bad team fall apart. A great team ticks like clockwork, and I feel that Meri, Mitch & I had this tick over rounds 1 & 2 of the FX Superbikes Series. Our preparation, attention to detail and determination helped get the results we all were looking for. We are all on the same page, and we know that Teamwork makes the Dream Work. Not long now, and we will be racing again in sunny Queensland, we’ll keep you posted.