|The weather doth bring mud and gravel out of the paddock and onto the road...|
|Barbara brings the Varna into catch|
|Barclay Henry steadies the bike while Barbara exits|
|Danny Guthrie takes a break from the timing table to observe launch distances|
Barbara may have Done Good with the new bike, but she still needed to qualify the old Tempest as a backup. A frustrating series of false starts ensued and you don't need to speak French to understand the gist of the disembodied Angry Noises emanating from the cockpit. The De La Salle team attempted to run both their machines today but the white one pulled up with some unknown malady while the red was so slow that we had to pull them off as we needed to re-open the road. The Ford ASBO will do 10 mph in "D" with the engine idling and I was obliged to brake to avoid overrunning their chase car. There is much to be said for learning from other people's hard-won experience.
|The second Mexican machine - very pretty, very very slow|
|Nik Vatin's Black Helicopter2 proved invaluable in tracking the Mexican bikes|
|Multinational taping team deals with Chuck Norush3|
|Jamie Guthrie4 about to launch an Adam Ince unconcerned by the fact of someone having robbed one of his back wheels|
Out to 305 for the evening. It's blowing a hooley again in town. Out on the course it's flat calm, until it isn't. And then it is again. There is Weather to be seen on all sides but we are hopeful that it will pass to our south.
It didn't. Game over. Bugger.
|This came out to play, and brought its horrible mates with it|
- Points. Laughs.
- ["TANBH" - Ed.]
- Name courtesy of the clowns and Western Half-Devil Monster Faces of Team Cygnus
- AKA "The Future Mrs Ince"