• View from Pit Lane – Edition 34

    View from Pit Lane – Edition 34

    Pau Arnos – 13/14/15 May 2022 – Part 3 Courtesy of Matt being on other duties, I was able to purloin his nice soft ‘Goldilocks mattress’, snuggle up and have eight full hours of wonderful slumber. Deep joy. I was up, revitalised, with the larks at 5.55 am, ready willing and able to overcome what […]

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  • View from Pit Lane – Edition 33

    View from Pit Lane – Edition 33

    Pau Arnos – 13/14/15 May 2022 – Part 2 I was up early just as daylight crept over the paddock. The morning air was full of moisture, producing a heavy atmosphere like a thick fog, without the fog. It was quite fresh which was a pleasant change from the previous day. The forecast was for […]

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  • View from Pit Lane – Edition 32

    View from Pit Lane – Edition 32

    Pau Arnos – 13/14/15 May 2022 We arrived at Circuit Pau Arnos early Thursday evening after an uneventful journey, for a change. The Truck was performing wonderfully well for an ‘old gal’ and did the 404kms in five and a half hours with a long fuel stop, as she has big tanks. The recent hike […]

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  • View from Pit Lane – Edition 31

    View from Pit Lane – Edition 31

    Test day – Le Vigeant 11 April 2022 Apart from the routine preparations, all we had to do on Trudy was the fork oil seals, which were easier to replace than expected. We did experience a little difficulty compressing the springs sufficiently to gain access to the dismantling nuts, but Rik quickly worked something out. […]

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  • View from Pit Lane – Edition 30

    View from Pit Lane – Edition 30

    Le Vigeant 23/24/25 March 2022 Finished Trudy’s prep with two days to spare, so not quite last minute. That gave me a half-day to play with ‘The Truck’. The hold up with the bike was once again the race ignition system. Somehow I’d been sent the wrong rotor forcing us to revert to the standard […]

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  • View from Pit Lane – Edition 29

    View from Pit Lane – Edition 29

    Update 16th March 2022 These last three months have flown by, leaving us within a blink of an eye before pre-season testing. Six days to be precise and, true to form, the prep is going down to the wire. I took delivery, at Cigma Racing HQ, of the new fairing set and refreshed tuned engine […]

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  • View from Pit Lane – Edition 28

    View from Pit Lane – Edition 28

    Update January 2022 A very Happy New Year, we hope and trust a fantastic Christmas was had by one and all. With the season fast approaching and just around the corner it’s time for a little update. Firstly we have had a slight change of plan for the 2022 season and are extremely excited to […]

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  • View from Pit Lane – Edition 27

    View from Pit Lane – Edition 27

    Season Review 2021 Just a reminder of our goal as a Team, which was and still is racing on The Isle of Man in The TT, either in 2022 or 2023. Everything we do is with this in mind and only practice for this end. Results haven’t exactly gone our way this year so I […]

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  • View from Pit Lane – Edition 26

    View from Pit Lane – Edition 26

    La Vigeant – 09/10 October – Part 2 The time soon arrived to get up to the collecting area and we were once again blessed with perfect racing conditions. Rik beat us there as he rode Trudie. We were all on foot carrying stands and warmers but by the time we’d caught him up, there was a […]

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