Superbikes 2016 Ride - Day 5

 

Saturday, 27 February 2016

 

Race Day; Up, cook and eat breakfast and off to the circuit for the first race of the day. Didn't need to be early after all, an accident on the second lap resulted in the race being cancelled. A bigger crowd coming in today made it more interesting and certainly gave a larger selection of bikes to look at. Recent and current models don't interest me as much as the older bikes that owners have gone to the trouble of maintaining in good condition or restoring. As a result, quite a few of the photos are of bikes that are around 40 years old.

 

The day consisted of sitting in the Aussie Superbike Club area enjoying the hospitality and watching the racing out of the sun, wandering around the circuit looking at the spectator's bikes and the racing from different vantage points, further exploration of the trade exhibitions and walking the pits of the superbike race teams. It was a good day of racing with almost all races having very close racing for the podium positions. A few accidents occurred and while spectacular, most did not appear to result in any serious injury.

 

After the racing, I went for a ride to some different sections of the island just to have a look around.

 

35 klms to and from the track and down to the bottom of the island today.

 

  • Honda CB1100R race bike for the Australian Period 6 race class Honda CB1100R race bike for the Australian Period 6 race class
  • Honda CBX1000 race bike for the Australian Period 6 race class Honda CBX1000 race bike for the Australian Period 6 race class
  • Griding up for Race 1 of the Australian SUperbikes Griding up for Race 1 of the Australian SUperbikes
  • Coming down of Lukey Heights into MG Corner Coming down of Lukey Heights into MG Corner
  • Pit Garage for Australian Rider Josh Brooks Pit Garage for Superbike World Championship Australian rider Josh Brookes
  • A well cared for and rare Honda CX500 Turbo A well cared for rare Honda CX500 Turbo from around 1982
  • A couple of custom bikes A couple of custom bikes
  • A restored early 70s Kawasaki Z900 A restored early Kawasaki Z1 from around 1972
  • From 69/70 a restored Honda CB750 and an early 70s restored Honda CBX1000 A restored Honda CB750 from around 1969 and a restored Honda CBX1000 from around 1979
  • Griding up for Race 1 of the Superbike World Championship Griding up for Race 1 of the Superbike World Championship
  • Superbike racing - Hard to capture bikes travelling around 300 klm/hr Superbike racing - Hard to capture bikes travelling around 300 klm/hr
  • Superbike racing - Hard to capture bikes travelling around 300 klm/hr Superbike racing - Hard to capture bikes travelling around 300 klm/hr
  • Superbike racing - Hard to capture bikes travelling around 300 klm/hr Superbike racing - Hard to capture bikes travelling around 300 klm/hr
  • Superbike racing - Hard to capture bikes travelling around 300 klm/hr Superbike racing - Hard to capture bikes travelling around 300 klm/hr
  • Southern end of the island looking out into Bass Straight Southern end of the island looking out into Bass Straight
  • Southern end of the island looking out into Bass Straight Southern end of the island looking out into Bass Straight
  • Southern end of the island looking north-east toward the Mornington Peninsula Southern end of the island looking north-east toward the Mornington Peninsula
     

 

 

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