GSX-R1000 Crash, worst finish to best MotoTT trackday ever!

Today I attended a MotoTT motorcycle trackday in Taupo. It was a special trackday as they were drawing the grand prize winner of the 2012 Suzuki SV650S (valued at $13,500). To have an entry in the draw you needed to have attended two trackdays since August 2011.

At lunchtime they pulled my name out of a bag of over 200 entries, “it was easily the best, most valuable thing I had ever won in my life, I was on cloud 9 and it happily came on the second anniversary of my first ever trackday back in May, 2010″.

However within a few hours of winning the SV, I also had the misfortune of low siding my GSX-R1000 K7 at turn three (track one) on the opening lap of the fifth session of the day. This was due to cold tyres and the rear stepping out while leaning into the corner. I walked away unscathed with only myself to blame, so was very disapointed and haven’t been unble to fully enjoy my win since.


The video below highlights my best and worst MotoTT trackday of all time.