Adamanda's World Superbike Page
August 1st, 1999
Ringers Tony & Jane Williams arranged a hospitality box for the SBK weekend at Brands Hatch. The box, between the
start line and Paddock, gave us a great view of the circuit, and had a fridge for the huge quantities of food and drink
provided by Tony & Jane.
Luxury - thanks!
Here's our view of the grid. A fantastic effort in Saturday qualifying put Foggy
on pole - as an indication of SBK popularity, there were more fans were at Brands
on practice day than went to Donington for the 500GP!
An enormous crowd watch Foggy lead the SBK gladiators from Druids down to Graham Hill bend. Is this ultra-close racing or wot?
Actually, it's just the warm-up lap.
The race gets underway and bikes pour six-abreast into Paddock at 100+mph.
Trailing behind, out of shot, BSB hero Chris Walker starts from the pit lane, after his bike stopped on the warm-up lap and
he had to run (in the blazing sun) back for his number 2 bike. Chris charged up the field to finish tenth, pulling some fantastic
overtaking manoeuvres at Paddock.
This is ultra-close racing! Foggy leads 13 other bikes at the exit of Druids. No wonder this event attracted a crowd of 121,000.
Compare this to 90,000 for the F1 GP or 80,000 for the FA Cup Final ...
The tyre troubles which have dogged the Ducatis all season continue to plague Foggy & Corser, leaving Edwards and Slight to
score a double double for Honda. Just to rub salt into the wound, while Foggy's tyre was down to the canvas after 19 laps, Edwards
has enough rubber after 26 to do a victory burnout.
As usual the Supersport race was excellent entertainment, although it was comfortably won by French Supermoto champion Stefan Chambon.
British youngster James Toseland gets a lot of lean but is well off line - he'll never amount to anything riding like that,
mark my words :-)