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Old 11-07-2009, 03:42 AM
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Default Gotland Grand National, largest clubman event in the world?

It has now been one week since this event, I am slowly getting all my gear cleaned up.

This year there were 2285 riders racing, im my start (3 minuts in the clip)almost 900 riders blasted off at once. It is a mighty feeling, I can tell you that.
It's a three hour mudfest, I got 5 laps, a total of 110 km on 3h 41mins.

The starts:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lx_uEZi79FY
(Sorry 'bout the swedish commentary ^^ )

Some ruts:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzO-M7j9osE&NR=1


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Old 11-11-2009, 06:12 PM
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Wow, what a crowd! Looks like a great event. Thanks for giving us a glimpse of it.
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Old 11-02-2012, 04:07 PM
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This year the Swedish broadcasting company is doin a live webcast of this event. starts at 09:00 CET, 12 h from now.
http://www.svtplay.se/live/382492/pl...grand-national

The full WEC Gasgas team is there, both Cervantes and Figueras is starting. Unfortunately, the the webcast is ended before the pro start. Shame.

Do look out for no 460,
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Old 11-02-2012, 04:19 PM
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There is allso one crazy Finn with number 1352
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- Ohlins TTX both front and rear
- Rekluse Core EXP 2.0 + Rekluse clutch basket
- Scalvini full exhaust system
- S3 Head
- Trusty adjustable PV cover

That was ultimate setup for me...
Now trying something else for a while...
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Old 11-02-2012, 04:34 PM
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You're in the same start as I am. Good luck!
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Old 11-02-2012, 04:40 PM
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Same to you. Seems that there is more than 900 other starting wit us
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- Ohlins TTX both front and rear
- Rekluse Core EXP 2.0 + Rekluse clutch basket
- Scalvini full exhaust system
- S3 Head
- Trusty adjustable PV cover

That was ultimate setup for me...
Now trying something else for a while...
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Old 11-15-2012, 04:15 PM
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How did it go with your GGN race this year?
I ended up as #211 in the above 50 class. I am a quite slow as you understand, but next year I'll try to improve.
I hoped to do 4 laps, but managed only 3.
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Old 11-15-2012, 05:59 PM
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Still climbing in the ranks, #177 out of ~600 in the 40-49:ers, up from #223 last year.. Still got a bad start, two riders in front of me did not get their bikes started immediately, so I ended up coming to second corner 2 minutes after top riders, due to all the congestion. Then I had to do a pit stop on first lap to switch goggles, also lost a few minutes there.

It was overall nice conditions, not too muddy, execpt for the "Horse shoe" area. That was all a mess this year, with water almost reaching over front wheel, but you know that
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It's that time of year again, and the Gotland Grand National is one week from now.

I'll be there, again in the above 50 class. My number this year is 1194.

There will be live coverage on Swedish internet television:
http://www.svtplay.se/video/1542916/...grand-national
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Old 11-04-2013, 03:26 PM
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This year I reached my goal of doing 4 laps at the 22km course at Gotland. The race is 3 hours long, and my average speed was approx 19 km/h. Compared to the overall winner, Pierre Alexandre Renet from France, that is quite close to half the speed of the winner.

I ended up as number 243 out of 311 finishers in the above 50 class, and as number 1929 out of the 2446 participants that made at least one lap and got their name in the final results.

I know, I'm a slow "racer", but it's still great fun.
The bike with new Michelin S12 tires, mousses, Lectron, Kyb forks and all, performed flawlessly for almost 4 hours thru the mud and over the limestone.

What about the other Scaninavian racers here? Where did you end up?
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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
1961 Morini Corsaro 125
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