Sunday 13th of March, the official BSB Test and Matt Kuhne (Team Hammercrete / UKracing) had his first test with all the other riders competing in the British 125 GP Championship at Donington. The test was used to get Matt familiar with the ...
Sunday 13th of March, the official BSB Test and Matt Kuhne (Team Hammercrete / UKracing) had his first test with all the other riders competing in the British 125 GP Championship at Donington. The test was used to get Matt familiar with the Donington Circuit and get some base settings for the bike. The test also gave Matt a great chance to see the competition he will be racing with in the British Championship as most teams and riders attended the first Official test for the season. After a good test at Mallory last Wednesday Matt was looking forward to getting to Donington. Matt had been doing laps on the Sony Playstation to get familiar with the circuit before actually seeing the circuit for the first time.
Matt Quotes: It was another good test for the team. I was feeling positive from our previous test at Mallory last Wednesday. My main objective for the weekend was to see how my competition rode. I was lucky enough to have both last years British and MRO 2004 Champions here at the circuit. It also gave me some laps around the circuit giving us some much needed data for when we return here to race later in the year.
My first two 20 minute sessions were used to fine tune the bike and finding a suitable suspension setting for me. So for the last session I could get out and try and string some good laps together. I followed out one of my main rivals to get some lines as I hadn't been here before. Towards the end I was able to get around and dice with some of the faster riders which was a real posotive for me because I know I have a lot of improvements that I can still make here.
So overall it was another great test.; I learnt a lot about the competition, and the circuit. The team is really working well together and we have been able achieve our objectives for each session.
On Wednesday we are heading over to Barcelona to watch the World GP IRTA testing for a couple days, I am also going to catch up with good friend Casey Stoner. I am also using the time to take an inside look into how the World GP teams work with the riders in achieving a good setup.
I am looking forward to competing at round 1 of the BSB 125 GP Championship at Mallory Park on the 26 to 28th of March.