The series I race in is the RGB formula run by the 750 Motor Club. RGB stands for Road Going Bike-engined – they’re all kitcars, all bike engined and all must be nominally capable of passing an MOT bar emissions so we all have lights, indicators, handbrake etc. Control tyre is the Yokohama A048R. Visit the excellent forum set up by Tim Hoverd here. While most of the cars are race-developed versions of road-going kits like my Fisher Fury lots of the front runners are in mid-engined specials designed and built specifically for racing.
I’ve made lots of new friends in the RGB paddock, the ones listed below are those with an online presence – either blogs or YouTube sites or both.
It’s mostly Tim Hoverd’s fault that I’m racing. His build site and racing diary provided lots of the inspiration that got me into trouble and he’s continually provided loads of help throughout my build and race preparation. His Fury has been converted to Class B spec for the 2009 season with an injected Honda Fireblade engine.
Derek’s fast. Very fast. Derek runs a Class A BDN S2 with a Kawasaki ZX12 engine and you’ll usually find him somewhere off the front of the pack. He’s our 2008 series champion and is RGB’s answer to The Stig except that he’s very articulate and a really nice bloke. You can see his sideways driving style on his YouTube site. He’s got a new car in the wings for 2009, be afraid ..
In 2008 Paul won Class B in his R1 engined Stuart Taylor Phoenix. Paul’s another nice bloke who’s been really helpful to me particularly during the race prep of the car. He’s planning to campaign a new mid-engined car in 2009.
Adrian’s another guy who helped me out with advice early on – he’s written the excellent newbie FAQs on the RGB Forum. Adrian races a Class B Genesis Evo.
Class C Stuart Taylor Phoenix, carbed Honda Fireblade engine.
Austen’s a newcomer for 2009 in his Class C Kawasaki ZX9 engined Stuart Taylor Locosaki.