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The Thunder Diaries is a chronicle of Team CMG 2’s attempt for glory at the newly formed Canadian Thunder Series. The year is 2002, the team consists of Costa Mouzouris and JP Schroeder, and they’ve got a Buell Firebolt and BMW R1100S respectively.
Did they do CMG proud or did they crash and burn? Bit of both as it turns out …
To Team CMG and their racing ambitions.
Team CMG’s first race. Stock Firebolt and a Beemer with a busted tranny …
Costa tries out the latest set of Firebolt Modifications. JP tries the Beemer with a working tranny.
|PART 4||RACE 3
Costa gets the Firebolt closer to racing spec but then suffers from brain fade. JP gets mean and paints his heads orange. Larry Tate joins in the fun on a Guzzi V11 Sport
|PART 5||RACE 3 – part II
Larry’s report of how the Guzzi faired.
Just when it looked liked Costa might actually win a race, he ends up eating dirt and breaking an ankle. Spurred on by Costa’s mishap, JP does a personal best at St. Eustache.
Team CMG take it to Mosport. Costa has a frustrating weekend while JP finds the cornering limitations of the Beemer.
Costa does us all proud when everything finally comes together just in time for the last race. JP decides to retire the BMW after the race and takes it easy so that he ensures he has something left to retire.
Costa and JP take the Buell Firebolt for a four hour endurance at St. Eustache. Things don’t quite go as planned.
What did Team CMG do to their bikes to make them race competitive … and how much did it cost?
Our thanks for making all this possible:
Team CMG Equipment:
Arai America (Team CMG helmets),
Kimpex (Team CMG Rhyno suits),
Pirelli (Team CMG tires),
Trac Racing (for the Elf fuel),
Prexport boots (for Costa),
Techlusion (Firebolt fuel control unit),
The racing department at Buell Canada, specifically Ric Marrero and Brad Dawson, and also everyone at Moto International (Costa Firebolt help).
A.S.M. (Jack Grammas)
Many thanks to Pat Doyle of Bavarian Motosports for trusting not just Mr. Tate, not just Bondo, but also Jeff Bloor, to take his lime-green baby out onto the track once more. It’s like the village bicycle.
Flair Photography for the use of their excellent racing shots (email – email@example.com)