I just wanted to recap my race season with you guys....
back story is that after three trackdays I decided to get my race licenese lol. Did new racer school, jumped from beginner group straight into race group and it was a shock. First race I low sided in practice and damaged my bike. However, I was able to finish race weekend 4th to last so wasn't too bad.
After my first race (march 2012), my friend showed me a 250 for sale. I always wanted to ride a 250 after seeing how much fun the class was having out there....that and amateur supersport middleweight had a bad wreck EVERY single race...I really wanted to buy a 250 but could not afford. But my racing buddy went out of his way and brought it for me and just had me pay him back monthly.
First race on the 250 (april). I could only do one race because I had work on sat. First time on the 250 was interesting, there's no power lol. The straights took forever, however I felt super comfortable on the bike. Very easy to ride, almost felt like a toy. First time out on the 250 I did decent for never having rode one. After two more races on the 250 I was FINALLY able to drop 10 seconds off my personal best on my R6, this happened two weekends ago. I had some slicks mounted to the 250 and something just clicked. I was able to carry way more corner speed than before and felt super comfortable doing it.
I didn't think the 250 would help this much but after riding the 250 for about 3 races, I have dropped over 10 seconds on my time and continue dropping 5 seconds each race. I plan to jump back on my r6 after the season is over and see how much the 250 helped.
If you have the chance to buy or ride a 250 on the track....do it. Probably the most funnest bike I have ever ridden. Oh btw mine will be up for sale next year lol
on the r6....horrible bp