Tuesday, 26 October 2010
Time on the Lav
Bob Dixon's racing year finished on a high last weekend, with the 200 miglia event at the Franciacorta circuit, Brescia: his (OK, Piero's) Laverda Corse team finished first in the 500 race to secure second overall in the 500 classic endurance championship. It was a bit of a nailbiting finale because although the opposition in the 500 class had all but melted away, they were faced with the task of trying to complete the necessary amount of laps before the race ended. To score points in an endurance event you have to complete at least 75% of the total laps covered by the winner - regardless of what class the winner is in. Easier said than done when you're racing big-inch Bimota KBs, SBs and suchlike. To compound Laverda Corse's problems, the race was terminated 10 laps ahead of schedule due to poor visibility.
Anyway they did it, with riders Piero Laverda, Hermann Ansorge and of course Bob. Incredible achievement, and congrats to all. And proof that if you need the fastest and most reliable Laverda 500 in the world, you need to get to Laverda500.cc