‘It will cost me £48 a lap!’
HONDA RC213V-S STEPHEN ALEE
“I’VE JUST COLLECTED this RCV complete with race kit and it is actually going to be raced! I’ve been endurance racing an RC45 with No Limits and we now have dispensation to run the RCV.
“First jobs are to make new fairings with a catch-tank, and mod the fuel tank for quick-fill. The forks and swingarm are going to need a bit of work for quick-release. The rear may well be altered to take an HRC SPW quick-release system. As for the front, I’m not sure, but we’ll make something.
“The engine is to be rebuilt every two and a half hours but we will do more than that. I’ll strip it and rebuild the engine after it’s run in and make it a little more endurance-proof. Going by the book, crank, rods, etc have to changed at 3000km. At Donington, running it per the book, it will work out around £48 per lap in maintenance...”