Ah, I gotcha. I'm kinda surprised, I thought there was pretty good turn-out for the lightweights. As you know I'm mighty interested in the FZ's, seems like everyone has an SV, just kinda like being different. Wish the older Ninja 650 was a little easier to get to the same level as those two bikes.
Haven't rode VIR yet, but watched MA there. Really awesome track, I think you'll have the R3 to the max speed more than a few times on the long straights lol Can you make it through an endurance race on one set of tires?
Have you not listened to anything I said? lol...I'll have like 5 weekends and a track day on these tires easily by then, which is WAY more than a 2-hour endurance race. That race will be about 60 laps give or take. A typical CCS weekend yields about 40-55 laps, depending on how many races I do and how many laps I feel like doing in practice. So the tires will be fine. I'm more concerned about fueling. Supposedly last year there was a dude that did the whole race on one tank of gas on an R3...BUT...it was in the rain, so the pace was slower and therefore fuel consumption wasn't as high either. I don't think we'll be able to pull that off. I'm also not set up for a quick-fill tank and jug, so I guess we'll probably just put in a gallon or so during the rider change and lose a bit more time (like 20 seconds or so) with the fueling. Oh well...
The R3 tops out at pretty much every track I've been to so far except for CMP. Depends a lot on the wind direction, but at NCbike, NJMP and Summit Point I've hit around 106-108 mph which is pretty close to max with my gearing. That's 6th gear with the shift light flashing and reving somewhere north of 11,500 rpm. I don't quite expect that at VIR. The front straight there is not actually that fast based on what I've seen from others. NJMP and Summit Point are a bit faster. If they ran the whole course, then maybe cuz I think they have a long straight in the back section, but I'm pretty sure they'll only run the North course, which is what MotoAmerica and CCS run too.
2007 ZZR600 (sold)
2006 CBR600 (sold)
2010 1198 (parted out across North America)
2013 CBR500R (sold)
2009 ZX6R (parted out across North America)
2015 R3 (sold)
2018 Ninja 400 (race bike)
2013 RSV4 (race bike)
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