Video: Ducati 899 Panigale Onboard at Thruxton

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Thruxton British Super Bike championship 22-23-24 July 2016

Thruxton is the UK’s fastest track. With an average lap speed of over 114mph on a superbike, it’s faster than any MotoGP circuit (thanks to Matthew Roberts for that juicy nugget) and requires massive swingers to succeed. Buggered by noise issues means that riding Thruxton is a rarity, which is a shame as its warp-speed idiosyncrasies deserve to be spread far and wide. There are no trackdays and only British Superbikes brag the privilege of an annual trip to the Wiltshire countryside for some tyre-shredding amusement. Panic not. Here’s an onboard.

My first race back after missing a few rounds of the Ducati Cup couldn’t have been staged at a better venue – my local track. After much faffery involving mic location, we chucked a Drift camera on the side of the P&H Motorcycles/Carl Cox Motorsport 899 Panigale for Friday free practice. The first lap follows Sean Neary to give a sense of speed, as it’s such an open, expansive circuit with few reference points. The second lap was my fastest of the session, good enough for 7th in the Ducati Cup. Apologies for the inconsiderate bug splat. Race report and weekend vlog to follow…


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