The third round of National Superbike and Supersport Championship. I am very happy with the results as my lap time was further improved. My best lap time is 1:48.681. But I am happier the most since I managed to keep most of my lap time during the race in under 1:50.
Not many participants for this round with only 14 starter with most of them are fast rider. Some key points taken from the race.
Yup. I tried it, and I must say this one is key for quick upshift. I have been practicing with clutchless upshift since Friday free practice and I am sure it cut my lap time for fraction for a second for sure. Clutchless upshift is normal at performance riding. If you see an on-board cam in MotoGP or superbike you’ll notice that the rider does not pull the clutch lever during upshift, they upshift without pulling the clutch lever.
As I have reversed my gear shift pattern, I simply push the gear lever and the bike gear will upshift without even the need to pull the clutcth lever.
Maintain throttle mid corner
I almost crash twice this race! Exiting S Kecil and Mid Corner S Besar. Some scary shite.. Phew! Come to think of it all were due to not maintaining throttle mid corner. When trying to push for a better lap time, sometimes you felt that you were too fast coming to a corner. Yet once you have committed for certain speed coming to a corner don’t try to regulate the speed by abruptly closing the throttle. It might upset the chassis and throw you from the bike. Not very nice.
Exiting S Besar I thought that I was too fast mid corner. The reality was that the bike can handle it, but your mind don’t. I was closing the throttle mid corner hoping to reduce the speed, yet what I got was the bike shook left and right. Closing the throttle mid corner will simply make the bike lost balance and can causing a painful low side or worse.
More report and pics coming soon, as for now I look forward for more track day practice, and stay tune for performance upgrade for the CBR!!