NEW BIKES IN PRODUCTION
Presently completing design modifications and development in readiness to create another two Britten V1000's, these will be the 9th & 10th to be built.
These two Racebikes will carry a number of improvements on previous models and are intended to be completed in the final quarter of '97. As you know R&D takes priority and this is progressing well.
Southern Hemisphere season:
AUSTRALIAN National BEARS Round as support races to the World Superbike final at Philip Island Oct 26th - 28th. Britten V1000 (ridden by Andrew Stroud) totally dominated the event winning all races entered by significant margins. In addition the original Girder Britten V1000 was displayed at several venues in central Melbourne.
NZ SERIES - Nov 30 & Dec 1 was the start of the opening round of the New Zealand Road Race Superbike Title. We are halfway through the series and currently running second on points. The series resumes at Ruapuna Christchurch Mar 23 and finishes Mar 30 at Teretonga Invercargill. This year we have chosen Stephen Briggs as our rider, Stephen has considerable international experience, having raced in Europe for the last three, including some rounds of the '96 World Superbike Series (Muzzy Kawasaki) and won the Assen round of the '96 World BEARS Series on the CR&S/Britten, in 1995 Stephen was second to Andrew Stroud's World Series Championship Title win also on a Britten.
WANGANUI BATTLE of THE STREETS - The first Robert Holden Memorial race at the notorious Cemetery Circuit was won by Britten with Jason McEwan at the helm. Britten dominated this meeting with Jason putting on a fantastic display on the Britten's stunning power and agility on the rough tight and demanding street circuit.