Walker to Sidecars for 2016

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    He needs his ass kicked if he's not I'm 60 he is still young in comparison to me & he has more talent in his little finger than I have in my entire body. I wanted to spill the beans for ages but couldn't, had to wait for the official press release.
     
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    Now that's something to look forward to(Y) Thanks Enword
     
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    Chris Walker’s sidecar passenger for 2016 announced - and no, it's not Neil Hodgson and it's not me. Apparently he needs someone young and bendy

    So, instead, Portsmouth based Jed Pilmoor-Brady finds himself catapulted into the limelight for 2016, as passenger for World and British Superbike star Chris Walker in his rookie sidecar season. Jed, at just twenty-one years of age, already has earned his stripes in the F1 sidecar paddock with a solid season last year assisting Ian Drowne to eleventh place in the final standings for Mick Robson Racing, and previously with Simon Gilbert and his G-Force racing team. This latest development is without doubt another significant milestone in his young career.

    Jed (pictured, left - the kid on the right is technically too young to race in F1!) will have the responsibility of not only performing the task he knows and loves, but also imparting knowledge and advice to the eager ears of his new driver. He is very excited by the prospect of being part of the high profile Santander Salt team of three crews.
    “I’m very honoured to be asked to passenger for Chris. He has had such a distinguished career on solos at the highest level and I’ve absolutely no doubt he will take to the outfit with equal determination. He has a two-year arrangement, so the plan is to use the early part of 2016 for Chris to find out how it all works, but at the same time aiming to put in some good lap times. Once we settle in together, we can only progress. This is a great opportunity for me, and I intend to grasp it with both hands”.

    Brave kid!
     
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    Walker the Stalker great great rider a big favourite with the fans of BSB. Rode the Petronas for team Foggy in WSB. Also had a famous win in the torrential rain at Assen I think.
    His best performance for us were the famous battles against Nei Hodgson in BSB what an epic season that was and some seriously tough racing between the two.
    Good luck a fantastic normal down to earth guy who just loves racing.(y)(y)
     
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    Met Chris and his dad many years ago on the ferry back from Bilbao to the UK.
    Sat in the bar chatting to them for a long while,lovely unassuming guy.
    Saw him years later at a Crescent Suzuki open day in Bournemouth with his lovely wife,still the same,down to earth and time for everybody.I wish him the best of luck in his new venture.
     
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    That is interesting news, thanks for sharing. May well rekindle my (and others) interest in that category, as I tend only to watch the 2 wheel racing.
     
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    One of Chris's race engine's (ZX10R)with one of my dry sump kits fitted, just been rebuilt hope he beds it in nicely !! dry sump.jpg
     
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    Very nice! -- but there's no warrantee on race engines

    I assumed he was racing FII ----- bloody hell --- FI this is going to get interesting.
     
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    What a nice bit of engineering.
     
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    No he is riding F1 at BSB on the bike I rode for the last few years at BSB with my passenger from last year, they test soon at Val de Vienne, Sadly we are not going :(
     
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    There's something magical when you look at billets of ally and metal all formed into a race engine. Very nice:)
     
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    All our armoured vehicles run a dry sump system and it takes some doing with oil pumps, scavenge pumps and the like, but it does reduce the size and overall bulk and that allows designers to reduce the height of an equipment, meaning it's harder to spot, hit by another vehicle and be seen on a skyline.

    Looks an awesome piece of engineering :clap:
     
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    Thas had a fair bit o' fileing theer owd lad.

    I love race engineering.
    I'm guessing the pump is driven from the gear box?
    Also that looks a big capacity oil tank, any particular reason?
     
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    When are they testing at Val de Vienne please,it's just an hour from home in France,unlike most circuits nowadays they are very relaxed about spectators wandering in,would love to see them!.
     
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    14th to 18th March @Baldeagle7470 (y)
     
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    I did away with the mechanical water pump then took the drive for the scavenge pump from there, then used electric water pump, the tank capacity is a 6lt but you have to allow for air gap etc. With in reason the more oil the better its not working so hard, its out off the engine for longer so it cools better, its got more time to deaerate (very important)(y)
     
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