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    Almeira Track Day

    Just booked my track days at almeira, March 10,11,12. Any body going?

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    Done almeria april last year, you'll love it, really good track (though I have no previous experiance to base that on)

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    What company did you do it with? I have done Oulton Park a few times but this will be my 1st abroad. How did your bike cope with it? i have a 2002 factory.

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    went with tracksense, bike coped really well no worries.
    Was actually pretty much the first time i rode the bike. Was meant to be going on my triumph but it had a catastrophic electrical failure about 5 days before it was due to be shipped out. Then I saw my current 2001 mille R for sale so got a loan, and picked up the bike the day before it was shipped to almeria.

    There's a couple of tricky bits at almeria, a double apex bend at turn two and a double apex at turn 5.
    Nice drive through the desert to the track too. Nothings faster than a hire car

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    Was there with Jezza in November, have a look here

    http://www.rsvzone.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12748

    and here

    http://www.rsvzone.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12749

    Are those the dates for McWilliams Superbike Academy?

    I know there are a load of southern Irish lads going, my Irish mate reckons it will be a crash fest with them, hope it's not TBH.

    It's a blast of a circuit, have fun

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    Yes the academy is there as an option, great right up and pics mate, looks great. You say your bike was out gunned, i have a 2002 factory track bike, i am now a bit worried it will be too slow! Really am looking forward to it now though. Sounds like i will suffer in the heat too, scottish blood.

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    Dunc, it depends on the bikes that are there really, the 04 onwards bikes have more top speed than your bike, the gearing i was running was 15/46, i had other gearing that would have given me more top speed, but the infield section would have suffered, what gearing have you got? Your bike with 15/43 will top out about the same speed as mine was at 153-155 or so.

    Don't worry about it though, just enjoy it mate

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    When I was out there i was running standard gearing (since switched to 15/42) but I was still able to get on the power a lot earlier than the IL4 boys, beauty of the v-twin.
    Only place they had an advantage was on the back straight, I would get on the power earlier coming out of the corner and gain a few bike lengths, then by about half way up the straight they would come level with me and maybe creap ahead. But I could usually out break them into the next corner.

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