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25/09/2013: Aintree's a fair way, but well worth the drive!

Alan's Aintree debut went well with a third place in his first ever Formula 400 race at this historic circuit, losing second place only on the last lap. Sadly, bike gremlins caused DNFs in the Formula 400 and Open 500 class for the rest of the weekend, but Alan returned full of praise for the track and the organisers, Aintree Motorcycle Racing Club, who organise 6 meetings a year on the Club Course.

The conditions were dry but cool and the new Continental race tyres behaved impeccably, giving stable, predictable handling hat inspired confidence to push, even on an unfamiliar track.

When asked about racing at Aintree again, Alan's reply was "Definitely", so we are hoping for a bit more reliability from the bike next time there and looking forward to more silverware for the already groaning office trophy shelf. To find out more about taking part in races at Aintree and following in the wheeltracks of legends from the glory days of motorsport, call the club's secretary, John Abel on 01257 462 216, or take a look at their website.

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