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Rnd 1 – Phillip Island VIC, February 28 – March 1
Rnd 2 - Symmons Plains TAS, April 3 -5
Rnd 3 - Queensland Raceway QLD, May 29 - 31
Rnd 4 - Eastern Creek NSW, August 7 - 9
Rnd 5 - Mallala SA, August 28 - 30
Rnd 6 - Phillip Island VIC, October 15 - 18
Rnd 7 - Winton Raceway VIC, November 12 - 15
 
2009 ASBK
YRDT Rnd 4 - Eastern Creek NSW, August 7 - 9

 

Please check here for race report after the finish of this round

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2008 Formula Extreme
Round 4/5: 10-13th July
Queensland Raceway QLD


Well it’s been a long time between drinks! Please accept our apologies for the extended delay in sending out our post Round 4 & 5 press release – this is due solely to my absence and travel over the last 6 weeks. Thank you to everyone who has called Dean and asked how the Team went at QLD, it was certainly a mixed bag!

The weather was kind over the double header in July, we had 4 straight days of sunshine which was a welcome change from the Melbourne winter. The big K8 was back in DRT’s possesion with a straightend frame and front end and Dean was happy with the pace during Thursday practice, second fastest after session 1.

Despite the pain, early testing in June following Round 3 at Winton proved invaluable as Dean found P4 on the grid after session 1 on Friday. DRT qualified for weekends racing in P5 after Yarrive Konsky posted a hot lap to take P4 during the afternoon session.

Dynoverks customers will be pleased to hear that the Dynoverks tuned K8 GSXR1000 registered the fastest speed through the trap in the FX Class, 260 kph, only 9 kph slower than the fastest Suzuki Factory Superbike! (269 kph – registered by Pole Position Shawn Giles).

Saturday morning brought with it all of the usual nerves but the team were confident in our preparations and bike setup. Dean was also feeling good and positive about the first race of the meet. As the red light went out it became a 1 horse race with Chas Hern finding something extra to take the win from Lap 1. The minor placings saw Brayden Carr and Ben Henry fight it out for 2nd and 3rd while Dean and Yarrive Konsky diced for 4th place, trading places on a number of occasions throughout the race.

With 3 laps to go Yarrive took 4th place into Turn 4 and Dean immediately sought to square the ledger. Unfortunately on the following lap the highside gods decided to launch Dean out of the seat as he exited Turn 5, and whilst obtaining a photo of the bike and rider both in mid air is something special it was a dissapointing start to the weekend’s racing!
(click here for video).

With Dean in Race Safe for several hours DRT stripped & rebuilt #88 in time for Race 2, albeit needing a future trip to the bike chiroprator thanks to a twisted swingarm. The elation of being “back on track” in Race 2 was short lived as Dean retired the bike early in the race with a handlbar problem that was not evident until the bike was ridden hard. The garage did have something to celebrate as team mate Chas Hern took the double, winning from Brayden Carr in a sprint to the line by less than half a second.

Chas’ fortunes changed for the worse on Sunday with a spectacular crash at Turn 1, the #24 GSXR taking an end for end vacation in the gravel trap. Chas was unhurt in the incident. Motorcycle acrobatics were not in DRT’s plan for Sunday! With an all but timid start to Sunday’s proceedings Dean found himself in 8th position after Lap 1.

Determined to advance his way back through the field Dean took the fight back up to Yarrive Konsky once more and the relative differences between the #55 2008 Honda CBR1000RR and DRT’s #88 K8 GSXR1000 were hard to pick during the morning race. Dean took 4th place behind Yarrive at the chequered flag by 1.2 seconds.

The Team were pumped for another improvement in the final race for the weekend. Our chances of a podium finish were helped along by a great start which put Dean in 4th position on Lap 1. After a nervous first two laps Dean was able to settle into a good rhythm and found a consistent race pace. Although bruised and battered from the impromptu flight on Saturday Dean finished the race in 2nd position in DRT’s best result for the season so far (top ride Deano!).

Having experienced our most disapointing result on Saturday the Team was stoked to hear Dean had taken 2nd place overall for Sunday, and we began looking forward once more. After 5 Rounds we now sit in 10th place overall.

We’d like to make special thanks to Rod Churchward, Rod Simpson and Dave Kruze for their hard work on the bike over the double header in QLD. A five star thankyou to the Team from Oleon for their consistent and ongoing support trackside and of course through high quality Oleon products used by DRT.



Round 6 of the ASC Titles will be held at Symmons Plains Raceway in Tasmania on 29-31st August, next weekend.

Best Regards,
Dynoverks Racing Team

Chris Hutchins-Sach
Team Manager – Dynoverks Racing


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