19/02/07 – First Race Rapidly Approaching
It hasn’t been an easy off season for MIST Suzuki Racing. The ongoing search for sponsorship has been slow although with one or two notable successes. Steve Jordan Motorcycles are supporting us again which will be a great help. We are waiting to speak with S&B Commercials about our transport needs. They were a big help last season and we are hoping to work with them again in 2007. Teng Tools also look likely to be coming on board giving us a range of their excellent products which should make things a lot easier, both in the workshop, the paddock and the pit lane.
As a rider update, Matt Bond is now fully signed up although there has been some delay with Daniel Brill due to issues with his personal sponsors. We are still hoping to resolve the situation but are also keeping an eye out for another SuperStock 600 rider in case things don’t work out.
On the positive side we received the first of the new Suzuki GSXR1000K7 bikes for Matt. The official UK launch isn’t until the 24th February so we aren’t allowed to publish any pictures just yet. Needless to say we were very happy to have it early and have already run it in on the dyno and are busy sourcing parts for it. Steve Jordan Motorcycles have a Dyna Pro dyno that measured our stock Suzuki GSXR600K6 last year at 100 hp and in full race trim at 110 hp. The GSXR1000K7 makes 163 hp at the rear wheel out of the box!
Matt even came down to help unpack the bike and we can’t wait to get him out on track so he can start getting up to speed with it. Just need to find somewhere with some race bodywork now.