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Global Motorsports Kaylami sidecar recap

Cameron happy despite spin South Africa is a long way to go for the Superside teams, and it seems even further if you cant even complete a lap in the race. Despite being one of the few teams in this situation, Rob Cameron and Ian Simons seemed...

Cameron happy despite spin

South Africa is a long way to go for the Superside teams, and it seems even further if you cant even complete a lap in the race.

Despite being one of the few teams in this situation, Rob Cameron and Ian Simons seemed happy and even enthusiastic in the wind down after the race.

With the ex-Steinhausen Racing LCR, a new chassis for Global Motorsports in 2002, Rob Cameron and new passenger Ian Simons, spent the first round at Valencia in setup mode. Their ninth placing there was encouraging, setting their hopes for the trip to South Africa.

But it was not to be for the Brits at the AA Kyalami circuit - with the mid-pack chaos through turn one seeing them spin spectacularly from the track and beach themselves in the gravel trap.

"We came into the first corner about four wide, there just wasn't enough room for all of us. I tried to make it round, but we spun and ended up in the gravel", Rob reflected.

With the machine unrecoverable for the remainder of the race, Rob and Ian could only run to the safety of the barriers and sit the race out, not adding to the seven championship points that they'd earned in Valencia.

Talking to Superside after the event, Rob and Ian were happy with what they learned during the weekend, after spending some quality time in the pits with Steve Webster.

Webbo, who had raced the chassis when team mates with Jörg Steinhausen in the Steinhausen Racing team in 2000, gave an impromptu tutorial in the Global Motorsport garage during the long wait for the race on Sunday, pointing out some of the things to look out for to Rob and the team.

"Webbo came over and had a look at the chassis. He really helped us out with the setup and it felt much better in the warmup. We're really looking forward to Monza now", said Rob.

With a better chassis setup and a fast Suzuki GSXR motor, the Global Motorsports team are really coming along. Will we see them on the podium at Monza?

-gm-

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