RBRacing/Labman-debut at picturesque Oulton Park, June 2014

Gerry Johnson Just For Fun, Labman News, RBRacing

Gerry and Richy set off for Oulton Park on the Thursday evening as this meeting is traditionally Friday testing / qualifying followed by two races on Saturday only. Just taking the one van jam packed full of everything that goes with racing bikes, they trundled off to the picturesque venue that’s not far from Chester. Upon arrival in glorious sunshine …

RBRacing/Labman has most successful meeting to date! Cadwell Park May 2014

Gerry Johnson Just For Fun, RBRacing

The team (consisting this weekend of only Gerry and Richy) arrived at Cadwell Park on Saturday teatime, ready for the races on the Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday. The weather was atrocious but the forecast was an improving one as the weekend went on. Fingers crossed! New tyres were needed and as these were fitted the bikes went through Technical …

Race wins for Labman at Croft season opener!

Gerry Johnson Just For Fun, RBRacing

Here we are again, season opener at the North East’s Premier race track, Croft Circuit near Darlington! RBRacing/Labman decided to opt for a local track for their first event of the season, primarily to give Labman staff/friends/family a chance to watch the team, at a high quality motorcycle racing event, right on their doorstep. The team arrived Friday evening following …

Thundersport Finale Donington 26th / 27th Oct 2013

Gerry Johnson Just For Fun, RBRacing

After a long trip down to Donington on the Friday night, due to accidents and road works along the way, Team RBRacing/Labman arrived at about 6.30pm. No rest for the team though as both riders had to climb into their leathers and take bikes up to Technical and clothing Inspection while the girls sorted the Caravan and supper out. Both …

“Master of Mallory” Thundersport Sept 29th 2013

Gerry Johnson Just For Fun, RBRacing

The historic venue of Mallory Park hosted the penultimate round of the Thundersport Championship for 2013. Initially planned as a 2 day event, it was curtailed to a Sunday only meeting, carrying double points, due to ongoing problems with excessive noise affecting the adjacent village of Kirkby Mallory. Team RBRacing/Labman, rocked up on Saturday afternoon, raring to go! Richy after a …

“Thunder at the Rock” Rockingham International 27th/28th July

Gerry Johnson Just For Fun, RBRacing

A combination of circumstances meant that only Gerry could enter this meeting on behalf of Team RBRacing/Labman. Team mate Richy had an important wedding to attend (what a wuss!) and other supporting team members were away on holiday. This meant a lonely drive to Northamptonshire for Gerry, with 2 bikes in the back of the van. His own bike set …

RBRacing/Labman Cadwell Park 26th/27th May “King of the Mountain”

Gerry Johnson Just For Fun, RBRacing

The team headed towards Louth on Saturday afternoon hoping for warm weather and exciting racing. The weekend didn’t disappoint on both counts! After settling in Saturday night, Sunday arrived sunny and warm for a change with qualifying fast and furious. First time for Gerry at this very difficult (but very exciting and technical track) with both riders scrubbing new rear …

RBRacing/Labman Road Race Team: Snetterton Round – April 27th/28th 2013

Gerry Johnson Just For Fun, Labman News, RBRacing

Next round for the race team was a very long drive with van/bikes/caravan/refreshments to sunny Norfolk to a track we knew very little about (apart from it being very fast). Not having the benefit of doing the test day on the Friday, we arrived Friday evening feeling a little naïve and worried whether we were going to be on the …

RBRacing Motorcycle Road Race debut @ Donington Park, Easter Weekend

Paul Chilton Just For Fun, RBRacing

This Easter weekend marked the beginning of the 2013 campaign for the LABMAN supported road race team. The team consists of Labman employee Gerry Johnson and his son Richard, riding Honda CB500’s in the Thundersport 500 national championship. Labman Automation are providing some much needed funding towards the team’s efforts this year and the bikes are very professionally turned out …