BEMSEE play hosts to the TTXGP Euro series; British round 2 this weekend.
7th July 2012
Whilst the rain may have stopped play qualifying in F1 Grand Prix yesterday; TTXGP teams managed to find enough sunshine to get the job done!
The morning practise session was a wet start on an unfamiliar track and proved to be a challenge for more than one of the team…
Whilst the favourite racer from Germany, Matthias Himmelman made seemingly light work of the qualifying session to gain pole position for this afternoon race; it was not without trials and tribulation. “Snetterton has been a challenge for the team with different conditions between the morning practise and the afternoon qualification session. It wasn’t until after this last session that I felt I knew the track a little better so could confidently push the bike a little harder. I am driving three seconds faster in qualifying than the morning session so am pleased with the result…” The weather was not the only thing worrying the team. The smell of overheating motors followed Himmelman around circuit for his last lap, naturally causing the team some concern. Himmelmann carefully explained “the motor is now 15 years old and has been working very hard recently racing in two consecutive seasons after having sat in the garage doing nothing for over 12 year. Its inventor Roland Garber hadn’t intended it to be used as a race motor when he developed it for Siemens in the early 90’s and was amazed with what the team had achieved to date. When it was designed its application was theoretical and ahead of its time, and in the fact the motor had never been tested at high voltages used in racing until the team came along and adopted it. It wasn’t built for its current purpose, and sometimes, they push it is a little too hard. However, all the safety features kick in and the bike behaves as it should giving this affable racer pole for the race .
All was not happy in the Zongshen camp either. With Fung and Yu achieving a second and forth place “ I really wanted to go out and be fast on the track today but the morning was a wet and a was forced to go slower than I wanted to, momentarily lost concentration and made a mistake. “ the mistake lead to Tang Yu and his bike parting company and a damaged Agni motor that needed replacing to ensure a successful start to the qualifying session. “the bike was fixed for qualifying but not performing as it should; I feel like I let the team down through my error and know I will have a lot to thank them for; they will work hard to balance the two motors in time for the race and mostly like overnight. His team mate Ho Chi Fung, too felt a little frustrated stating “ A track like Snetterton is suited to teams racing bikes with powerful motors as it is uncomplicated with lots of straights, not ideal to demonstrate to excellent handling the Zongshen ZPE 001R can deliver. “
Check back later today for a chat with guest racers Emma Franklin from performance bike and Jeremy Hill for BEMSEE Racing
|2||59||Ho Chi Fung||Zongshen||1:28.149|
|3||53||Jeremy Hill||BEMSEE Racing||1:37.138|
|5||5||Emma Franklin||Performance bike||1:47.658|
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