The Scooble Returns
The Formula 400 class consists of 400cc four strokes and 250cc Two strokes, much like the old supersport 400 racing class.
The class was split into those bikes that are over 64hp and those that are under as well as a class specifically for rookies all in the same race.
The majority of the grid consisted of Kawasaki ZXR400's, with a few Honda NC30/35's thrown in, and on the very odd occasion a Yamaha FZR400 or a Honda CBR400. Mine was only one of two KR1S's on the grid.
A good 400 is probably putting out over 80hp at the back wheel.
Fortunately, all riders came away relatively unharmed.
I was still way down on power in the 400 race, but starting to feel a little more comfortable amd lap times were pretty respectable for a bike that was still at least 12hp down on power.
During the lunchbreak, I changed from the Michelin cut slick to a Pirelli Supercorsa on the front as my front tyre was getting butchered and tearing up really bad. I also took the opportunity to increase the rear re-bound damping by two clicks to slow down the rebound as the bike was starting to 'bob about' mid corner.
This racing lark is bleeding expensive!!