29th August, Brands Hatch
In advanced preparation for the 2020 Minitwins race season CMW put their young rider and Apprentice Technician Connor Hood through his paces around Brands Hatch for his ACU race licence. Under strict instruction from the ACU on track instructors and after some formidable practice starts off the grid and into Paddock Bend the ACU passed Connor and have since issued his ACU Race Licence.
CMW are now well on the way to building their Minitwin for the BEMSEE series next year.
Saturday 14th September. CMW returned to the famous Pendine Sands Beach in South Wales for another record breaking weekend on the Royal Enfield.
The Continental GT 535 had been retuned and entered into the 650cc pushrod part faired class. A Honda K4 racing fairing was used to streamline the bike. The CMW technicians Russell and John pushed the output on the CMW in-house dyno from 34bhp to a record breaking 37bhp. The rider Keith Laker made speed runs on the GT across the standing Mile course set on the beach by the organisers of Straightliners. The course consisted of a 1 mile standing start on the Saturday and a flying quarter mile before the end of the 1 mile course on the Sunday. Keith achieved a top speed of 95mph through the 1 mile speed trap and setting a new record for the class. CMW are now going to rebuild the engine with a new in house manufactured crank to push the capacity to 612cc and will return to Pendine in May 2020 to hopefully achieve breaking the 100mph barrier.