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Thundersport GB 2018 Season has come to an end and what a season it has been. TW Suspension Tech provide the Thundersport GB paddock with specialist suspension set up and technical support.
Many riders who used our professional services went on to achieve fantistic results:
John Ingram - GP 1 Elite Champion
Chris Barnes - GP1 Elite 3rd Place
Michael Austin - GP1 Sportsman Champion
Dan Frear - Elite 600 Champion
Andy Guy - Sportsman 600 Champion
Shaun Baliff- Pre National 600 Freshman Champion and 2nd overall in Pre National 600
Ryan Strafford- GP1 Classic Champion
Sebastian Spiers - GP1 Cup Champion
Andy Windsor- Golden Era Supersport Champion
Ash Thompson - 4th in Golden Era Supersport
Ian Lawton - 6th in Golden Era Supersport
Taylor Rose- 3rd in Stocktwins Championship 1st Year Racing
2017- TW Suspension Tech are appointed as the Suspension Specialists for Thundersport GB
Providing the Thundersport paddock with specialist suspension setup, support, suspension services and repair we helped a number of riders achieve some of their best results!
See summary below:
TW Suspension Tech lead the way with rider suspension set up support and secure 7 out of the top 10 chamiopnship positions in the 2016 Aintree Formula 600:
Aintree Formula 600:
TW Suspension Tech Supported Riders included:
1 st - Robert Vary
2nd - Mike Norbury
3 rd - Stephen Gorton
4th -Conor Umney
7th -Martin McGrath
8th -Dave Lewis
9th- Richard Wilson
TW Suspension Tech has supported a number of riders during the 2015 season with their suspension tuning and set up to enable them to achieve their best. Now the season has come to an end we are really proud to announce some excellent results:
Joe Lawrence of JDL Racing reports on his sucesses in his first year at Pre-National 600. It's a real pleasure working with Joe and and the JDL Racing team. We are really looking forward to the 2016 season.
"This year we competed in the Pre-National 600 Championship with Thundersport GB racing on National circuits around the UK. This was my first time racing on the big circuits and we had to learn each track on the race weekend. However we managed to finish the season in 11th position overall with 13 top 10 finishes and a best place finish of 6th.
This was a big learning curve for JDL Racing, as we had to pretty much learn every circuit on the race weekend and then race to our best abilities on a bike that is not as competitive as a lot of the bikes on the grid. We learned how to work as a team in a professional paddock with limited funds which was a fantastic experience and a dream come true for me. We had to miss one round at Snetterton due to funding but we managed to attend every other round.
Teut at TW Suspension-Tech made sure that not only our bike was set up at each circuit this year but he has played a huge part in making sure I was ready mentally for each practice, qualifying and race.
Thanks for a mega first season!!
We are over the moon to be continuing our racing with TW Suspension-Tech through to 2016 and lets hope its another successful one!! "If in doubt...Flat out!"
John Dieternam, racing his Team Baxi Yamaha YZF 750 in the 2015 Golden Era Superbike Championships, approached us in May, he was suffering with handling issues and problems with the suspension set up. They previously tried a number of things to overcome the problems, but without success.
We reviewed the problems John was experiencing and made a detailed analysis of his existing set up, we made some considerable changes to his suspension units and following completion of our Suspension Tuning together with contimued support throughout the season to get the best set up at each track John finished the season with:
12 Race Wins
4 Lap Records
Winning the Thundersport Golden Era Superbike Championship!
This was an excellent result for Team Baxi Yamaha. Well done John, Its been a real pleasure working with you this season.
Roll on 2016, we look forward to supporting you again next year.
Mike Norbury who is only in his second years racing came to us early in the season with some handling issues. Following some suspension tuning and set up works to his existing suspension units he went on to complete the season with our support at hand.
Mike finished the season and managed to win:
PDMCC formula 600 champion
PDMCC open class champion
2nd in PDMCC formula 400 (after winning first few rounds and engine blow)
Still waiting for northwest championship results
1st at cadwell
1st at oulton (down to 1.46 lap)
2nd at Mallory
4th at Aintree
Regularly finishing in the top ten at most places he is progressiong quickly in his racing career.
He now has his National licence and is considering road racing next year.
Brendan Brown racing his Honda CBR1000R and RS125 in the Darley Moor Championships came to us early this year. We fully serviced his Bitubo suspension and set up the bike providing him with technical set up and support throughout the season.
Brendan went on to win the:
Open Solo Championship
2nd in the Peak Cup Championship, (Just missing out on the Championship behind Simon Bowyer) This was a great battle between the two riders and made for some great racing!
TW Suspension Tech would like to congratulate Brendan on his excellant results and we look forward to supporting him again throughout 2016.
Brendan Brown racing on a Honda CBR1000R fitted with ECH Bitubo forks and XXF31 Bitubo rear shock has achieved a thrid place at Darley Moor on the 21st and 22nd March. Competing against other well known riders including Richard Cooper, Dan Copper and Jon Hodson this is an excellant result and well deserved.
Brendan is being supported by TW Suspension Tech, we have fully serviced and set up his Bitubo suspension providing Brendan with the best set up to help him achieve his best result. Providing advice and support throught the weekend we fine tunned his settings until the optimum set up was achieved.
We look forward to supporting Brendan throught the season and feel a win is only around the corner.
Well Done Brendan.
Well it was Round 1 of Thundersport GB and we were blessed with great weather at Brands Hatch!
I will be visiting a lot of tracks that I have never seen this year, and Brands Hatch is one of them. We got there Friday for some afternoon testing and the first session I was surprised how technical the track was, even though it is very short (the Indy circuit), the undulations, long sweeping and tight corners were tough to get used to. However after a few sessions I found my feet and managed to get into a rhythm. It was the first time I had managed to fully test the new suspension setup by TW Suspension Tech and I was amazed how well the bike handled, a massive improvement from last year!
After testing on Friday we decided it was going to be more beneficial to run new tyres for the race weekend in order for us to be competitive rather than running used worn tyres.
Saturday morning came and it was time to go qualifying on the new tyres. I had never raced on new tyres before and what a difference it made! The Continental race tyre was awesome, providing a lot more grip and great feedback, which by the end of the session saw me qualify 27th out of 44 riders with a time of 54.648s. I knew there was room for improvement, but I was very happy to actually qualify for the races.
I managed to get a good start off the line and straight away slotted myself mid pack. With the new tyres working well I managed to chase down the rider in front but unfortunately we ran out of laps and couldn’t get by. We finished the race in 22nd position and improved my lap time to a 52.984s from 54.648s, a massive improvement on the qualifying times in the morning, and I was starting to really enjoy Brands Indy circuit.
Again I got a good start off the line and managed to get into 22nd place, this race was great with a lot of battling throughout. On the last few laps I managed to catch the 20th place rider but then was passed by the rider behind…I wasn’t best pleased so with 2 laps to go I got my position back and then immediately got into 20th place, we swapped positions 4 times in 2 laps, even though it was tough I was grinning ear to ear inside my lid J, but by the chequered flag I held off the other riders to claim 20th place, with a fastest lap of 52.722s, just marginally slower than the first race.
Sunday - Race 3
On the second race day, for qualifying they take the quickest times from the Saturday and then put you on the grid accordingly, this meant that I had moved up from 27th to 24th on the grid. The weather was again awesome, warm, sunny and dry. I got another good start and managed to again get mid pack. I was keeping up with the pack in front until I made a mistake in the early laps, running wide through the left hander “Surtees” resulting in me running onto the kerbs on the exit, which allowed my mate Adam Gittings through on the last corner, however I got a great drive onto the start finish straight and got back past Adam and then got my head down for the rest of the race. We didn’t see anyone else for the rest of the race and we came home in 23rd but again we improved on my fastest lap time and got a 52.172s!
For the last race of the day the temperature had cooled down and the clouds had come over, we were praying for it to stay dry and luckily it did. I got a great start off the line and managed to get myself in with the middle pack. I was on the tail of the group for the first part of the race however I hit a false neutral coming out of the last corner which meant they gapped me by a few seconds, leaving me to race on my own trying to catch them down for the rest of the race. By the end of the race we came home in 18th, just outside of the points. I was over the moon, my goal was to get in the teens and to get 18th in our first race at Brands against the quality of riders around me was great!
We are now looking forward to Donington Park Round 2 on 10/11/12th April. Again we will be looking to run new tyres if funds allow and luckily we have raced there before so fingers crossed we are looking to improve on last years times and positions J
Thanks again for all of your support for 2015, it wouldn’t be possible without your help!
Anthony Vanlooy Reports on his sucess in the F400 Races at Castle Combe with NGRRC - 14/15/June 2014
It was baking hot conditions this weekend at Castle Combe for the NGRRC F400 races, Saturdays racing resulted in a 3rd place for the qualifier and a 2nd place for the championship race that day whilst managing to break the lap record held by the local man Simon Gates, but I was unable to chase him down in time, good result though on old tyres.
Simon Aspin #139 racing in the CBR600 Steel Frame Championship with PDMCC reports on his success following a 2 1/2 year break from racing. Sunday 8/6/14
TW Suspension Tech fully tuned and set up Simon's bike prior to his return to racing.
"On my second race meeting with PDMCC in 2 1/2 years the weather was great being very warm and dry. I was pushing the bike harder and found that the rear was moving around a bit in the hot conditions. Luckily Teut was on hand at the circuit that day and with a minor tweak to my settings, off I went again.
My lap times came down immediately and the bike felt great, helping me to finish 2nd and then 3rd. It came down to the last race ( Steel Frame 600) with a fantastic start I had the 2010/ 2013 Steel Frame Champion hot on my tail trying to catch me, I managed to lead the race right through to finish. My rivel crashed out on the last bend to the start staight finsh line and I finished "1st Place" with a 13 Second lead.
I am now leading the Steel Frame Championship and am so pleased.
Thanks Teut @ TW Suspension Tech