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Imitation game

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Everything looks so much easier from the sidelines: wheelies, rolling burnouts, pub fights. And the same goes for hustling a superbike. I was at Cadwell Park recently to watch the spectacle that is British Superbikes, and found myself among the folks critiquing the slower riders: “What are they doing out there? I could ride faster than that!” Of course you could, mate, if you found a big dollop of talent and lost five stone. In truth, riding any bike at that level of competition is ruthlessly difficult… it’s just that these guys make it look easy. How do I know this? Well, I spent six years trailing around mid-pack in the BSB circus, perfecting my excuse book, which was out in force the day after Cadwell BSB when Fags and I pulled off the most blinding of blags to ride Michael Laverty’s McAms Yamaha R1 superbike around the aforementioned circuit. And it scared the crap out of me.

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