We were running a reverse configuration with a longer overall length than the configuration the AFM and CCS use, and only Ole -- who has never raced and only done a few trackdays -- reported his laptimes.
In the AFM Formula III class in March, AFM expert Steve Magri finished on the podium with a 2:02 laptime. If you've raced a 125, you'll know he wasn't running a "relaxed" pace.
By the way, a good rider on an RS125 will have better lap times than most people running an SV650 at a track day. In fact, race laptimes for 650 Twins riders were about the same as the RS125s. Oh, and laptimes for 600 racers are also about the same as those of the 1000cc guys, and only 10 seconds a lap faster than the 125 two-strokes. The first-place FIII finisher would finish aobut mid-pack in Open Production, too.
Jeff Tigert's best time in 600 rpoduction was only .2 of a second slower than Dave Stanton's best time on his GSXR-1000, incidentally. Both riders have a level of skill and bravery that is inconcievable to most normal people.
In fact, I wonder if anybody who has only done track days and never raced (I don't know if you've raced or not) could keep up with a racer on an RS125 on any machine, no matter how powerful or good handling. Michael Corbino did a 2:09 on a 250 Ninja, and I would like to see the average track day guy try to keep up with him. That would be amusing.
Check out the race times yourself at http://www.afmracing.org/downloads/results/2006/bw-0306.html
. If you had done so before, you could have saved yourself some embarrassment, too...
By the way, Lee was turning about 2:20 and I was able to get under 2:30, although we didn't take many lap times because we had tire issues in the heat and didn't want to push it much.
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