Rob Mac riders move on to Cadwell, Oulton

Rob Mac Racing continued their countdown to the new British Superbike season with a day of testing at both Oulton Park and Cadwell Park.

Having enjoyed their first run with the new Yamaha R1 at Donington Park, the team decided to spend a day testing at Oulton Park and Cadwell Park too in a bid to gather more data over different circuits.

All three of their Superbike riders, Michael Rutter, Chris Walker and Graeme Gowland, were on track, as well as their Supersport competitor Dan Linfoot, with each continuing to laud the competitiveness of the Yamaha.

Rutter, who will ride the North West 200 Coca-Cola sponsored machine, is happy with his transition so far from the Ducati he rode in 2008.

''We have had a great weekend, I am getting more familiar with the bike with every lap, and the lads are learning about how the bike works and what we need,” he said. “Oulton and Cadwell are probably the most technically demanding circuits and to get vital feedback at this time of the year is crucial. I am really enjoying developing this amazing machine.

Having hailed his first time on the bike as 'awesome', Walker continued to be impressed by his new machine, even if he is now turning his attentions to getting fully comfortable on the bike before the team head to Knockhill for more testing next week.

''The shock factor is calming down! The first few rides on your new bike always take a while to sink in but I am getting used to it. We have had a great weekend – Cadwell was a bit frustrating with the weather turning wet, but Oulton worked out great.

“I am getting to understand the bike, my crew chief Chunky and I are building a good relationship and the bike is starting to feel like mine. We move on to Knockhill in a week and will have the next stage chassis and engine, so all it's going to plan.”

''I'm still waiting to wake up! I can't believe how much fun this is, the weather turned bad at Cadwell but I don't mind the rain, it is more important for me to keep riding what ever the weather and I'm loving it,” added Gowland.

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Chris Walker continues testing the Rob Mac Racing Yamaha R1 at Oulton Park and Cadwell Park
Graeme Gowland continues testing the Rob Mac Racing Yamaha R1 at Oulton Park and Cadwell Park.
Michael Rutter continues testing the Rob Mac Racing Yamaha R1 at Oulton Park and Cadwell Park
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Josh Brookes, Anvil Hire Yamaha, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
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Luke Mossey, JG Speedfit Kawasaki, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
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Tommy Bridewell, Team WD-40 Kawasaki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
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Sylvain Guintoli, Bennetts Suzuki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
James Ellison, McAMS Yamaha [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Dan Linfoot, Honda Racing [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
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chris - Unregistered

March 18, 2009 4:20 AM

Best of luck to all of them, carn't understand why there is only the factory yamaha team in WSB if the bike is so good :?. Bring on the sun shine lets go racing

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