Terry Rymer Yamaha OW-01 1m 36.590s
DONINGTON GP, GOLDEN ERA SUPERBIKE. SEPTEMBER 2016.
When a world class rider like Terry Rymer dusts off his leathers, it’s never a surprise when he’s still rapid.
At Donington last September the 50-year old Londoner raced a Peter Day-prepared Yamaha OW-01 in Golden Era Superbikes with Thundersport. This 1989 bike weighs just 160kg with a bored-out 860cc inline four producing 148bhp.
Rymer won all four races and his fastest lap would put him top 15 in the GP1 Elite class amid a grid full of 200bhp-plus S1000RRS and ZX-10RS. Like the similar vintage Carl Cox GSX-R1100, it just goes to show that if you’ve got a light, sweethandling bike you can still turn in some pretty handy lap times… especially if you’re Too Tall Tel.
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