- Jun 30, 2012
What about this pair of old wankers ?
Many riders are under-rated because they race on very limited budgets. If you are going to be good, you need to start with a very good bike. So it takes a level of commitment that many cannot afford. Racing with dud bikes just teaches you to tame bad handling and performance. Racing with a good bike teaches you to go faster.Mick Grant-180mph on a 750 2 stroke in 1978 in the Isle of Man on the way to one of his TT wins,and won a 250 GP at Assen in 1977 I think.A very good,and underated rider.
He started racing on a VeloIf it is Steve Parrish, I was most impressed by his ride at the last Goodwood Revival. But I have never paid much attention to Mick Grant. I did not even know what sorts of bike he started racing with. It was a same sort of rubbish that I raced myself.
I was never that silly. You need a different mentality to do that. I would not even ride a modern sports bike around a race circuit. When I race the Seeley 850, I have thoughts about riding too fast, because I usually am. Around the back of Winton Raceway, it us relatively easy to get around faster than most. Anything with more herbs would be a real danger. It is never the speed, but the sudden stop. Some of the videos on Youtube are horrifying, if you have been there. Some of the guys who come off the front straight at Phillip Island almost end up in the Southern Ocean. - Commandos are much nicer.Did you ride works Kawasaki? Works Suzukis? Works Hondas Al?