Brands Hatch was a fantastic weekend and Patrick very quickly got the answer to the question that keeps him awake at night: “will his 500 racer going to keep up with the best “cammies” in Europe?”
Patrick got his answer: his Egli-Vincent was among the 3 fastest machines of the weekend: First race Alex finished 3rd in front of N1 Walmsley customer machine. Second race, back in the paddock with a sheared primary belt, Alex had to start from last row and finished 5th. Finally in the fourth race, Alex started on the second line, but was blocked by Richard Molnar at the start, and finished, 5th.
Patrick said, “Now I have a benchmark from where I can start working. There was no oil leak, no nothing to be changed on the bike, except the belt. We are now going to continue the development on the carburetors, the compression ratio, etc. and that will be next winter.” Now, the Classic TT is coming fast…
Philippe Guyony © 2014
Any words from john surtees? i guess he was the last to have a vincent winning at top level. HG.