Jon Railton Newsletter – 26/07/2012

I always look forward to riding the GP circuit at Brands Hatch, as it has some of the best corners in the country and you have to be committed to get the best lap time!

Free practice on Friday was held on the Indy circuit due to the limited number of days that can be run on the GP circuit. The session was simply to dial myself in but more importantly discover if the changes we had made to the brakes resolved the previous problems. Unfortunately the brakes were still losing performance and had no feeling especially when they got hot.

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Jon Railton Newsletter – 09/07/2012

Heading to Oulton Park I was hoping that the brake problems I had experienced at Knockhill had been resolved by fitting PFM discs and Ferodo pads.

Free practice on Friday was held in extremely wet conditions with a lot of lying water on the track. I spent the session building my confidence in the difficult conditions and felt as though I could go quicker if necessary should qualifying be wet. With 50 entries free practice was split into 2 sessions. On combined times I finished 9th overall.

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Burke Extends Championship Lead at Oulton Park

Seton Tuning Yamaha’s Ben Burke extended his Metzeler National Superstock 600 championship lead with a hard-fought third this weekend at Oulton Park (6-8 July). The 23-year old Australian benefitted from a couple of unforced rider errors in the closing stages to secure the final step on the podium.

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Jon Railton Newsletter – 07/08/2012

Testing at Cadwell Park – Cadwell is one circuit where it is important to get it right from the off as it is very narrow and has no run off except onto the grass. To be fast you have to be precise which means more than most other circuits it is important to test there before a race meeting.

Cadwell was the circuit where I first rode the Kawasaki ZX-10R almost exactly a year ago.

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