Let’s talk racing

You don’t need to be told the rain has been a pain so far. It really does take some believing May and spring in the UK were, according to the UK Meteorological Office, the warmest on record. Warm and wet is one thing, but to us riders it is a nightmare. Waterproof and warm riding gear or normal gear but with an oversuit in a backpack? Decisions, decisions.

For racing competitors, competing in wet conditions is a real mind blow. Leathers with or without rubberised, tight-fitting tops give only minor protection against the rain and spray, and no respite against the cold.

Round 4 (14-16th June) of British Superbike at Knockhill, Scotland was another wet, cold weekend. However, with all eyes on the championship, team crews and riders “got on with the job.” In between race proceedings, we took time to hook up with Evotech Performance supported teams to get tech updates on the Evotech parts they’re using – closed circuit and open-road racing are the toughest forms of Evotech product development. And we love feedback…

With 37.73 miles per lap of the Isle of Man TT course, and with three or six laps depending on the race class, we need all the help we can get to keep the bike together and the rider safe,” said Darren Jones, FHO Racing, Team manager and Crew Chief to Peter Hickman.

With any form of racing, parts that are 100% accurate, such as an exhaust hanger, mean we can replace them for whatever reason very quickly. Road or circuit, the radiator / oil cooler guards always get hammered but we’ve never had a problem with Evotech guards, or any of their parts come to that. There are other reasons we use Evotech parts – the finish is impeccable; the company is local and very reliable. We can’t ask for much more than that.”

By Evotech Retail on 21 June 2024