‘It will cost me £48 a lap!’

HONDA RC213V-S STEPHEN ALEE

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“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...”

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