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Old 10-21-2019, 07:36 AM
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Default Gotland Grand National 2019

I'm off to Gotland again. This will be my 8th time. I leave from home Wednesday morning with my mate Magne. He rides a 2019 EC250, I'm on my 2015 EC200. I's a 610km drive to the ferry, so we'll use most of Wednesday in the van.

Gotland Grand National

We both ride in the 50-59 class, it's my last year in this class. We are 484 riders in our class, and are racing Friday, together with the army bikes, women and above 60, 673 riders in one single start. This is as mentioned on Friday. On Saturday, on the other hand, there are 2500 riders on the track. This is among the largest races in the world.
The track is 22km long, I hope to do 4 laps (as I do most years). Last year I managed to do 5 laps, in near perfect conditions. I expect more mud and slippery conditions this time. My usual position is well behind mid-field, so I'm expecting a place around 350-400 in the 484 man race. Time will show. I'm looking forward to it, that's for sure.

Magne is somewhat faster than me and aims for a top 200 position.

Anybody else going this year?


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Old 10-27-2019, 03:23 PM
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For me, this is the season's last race. I am very happy with the outcome. Mainly because I managed to do 5 laps, actually better than expected. I ended as # 329 out of 441 in my class, around where I use to be. I have never been among the top contenders in my class, but have great fun racing anyway. The track was pretty dry compared to most years, as this is a race renowned for its mud.
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"So you know, that you're over the hill when your mind makes a promise that your body can't fill" (Little Feat: Old Folks Boogie)

2015 EC200 Racing: TE bars, Rekluse Core Exp 3.0, 38mm Lectron & Ohlins S3 steering damper
2006 EC200: 2011 plastics, Rekluse Z-Start, revalved KYB forks & Scotts steering damper
1998 Bimota Supermono
1986 Duc Mille S2
1975 Guzzi sidecar hack
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Old 10-28-2019, 01:38 AM
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Congrats! I'm like you, I normally finish mid pack on back. I race just to have fun!
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Well done !
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