FORZA RACING TEAM 1999 -2003
Our thanks to Rutger Hauer for his support
TEAM PRESENTATION FORZA RACING
Where did we race?
We took part in all the Belgian national championship supersport races from 199-2003. Some extra races are added in Holland and Belgium.
Our inter Belgian Championship races in 2002:
BELGIAN CHAMPIONSHIP RACES 600 CC (INTER) FOR 2001
Due to some financial and technical problems, the racing team was put on a hold.
BELGIAN CHAMPIONSHIP RACES 600 CC (INTER) FOR 2000
ACCOMPLISHMENTS IN 1998
At the end of the year we arrived at the second place in the Belgian national 750
BELGIAN CHAMPIONSHIP RACES 600 CC (INTER) FOR 1999
05/04 Mettet : Unfortunately we had to forfeit our first race, it started raining again and it took to long to fit the rain tires
30-31/05 Carole France : 32° race was stopped prematurely due to an accident, we finished 9 place
06/06 Oostende : First race we had a good start but breaked a bit to late which lost us a couple of places, we finished eleventh. Second race gave a bad start, we finished twelfth.
08/07 Spa-Franshorchamps: endurance 4 hours, second driver Peter. In the training session: we could not get the suspension wright for two drivers so we put in a white power rear shock but this did not help. We were qualified as the 13 th 600 cc team. The start by Steven was good and after 6 rounds he arrived fourth place and stayed fourth until the driver change took place. Peter did not do so good he still was having suspension problems, he lost 10 to 12 seconds per lap. In total there were 4 driver changes Peter drove one and a half hours and Steven two and a half hours. All the pit-stops went without problems. The last hour of the competition the power of our machine began to drop. We finished 14 th in the 600cc. Tests later on the dyno showed only a 5 hp drop which we found acceptable due do to high temperature at the time.
24-25/07 Gedinne : Big problems, after only 2 laps the horse power was dropping again and we decided to stop before serious engine damage took place.
After opening up the engine we found a broken inlet valve spring. We were lucky the valves and cylinder head did not get damaged.
08/08 Dendermonde : the Belgian championship league canceled all further races this year in the 600 cc production league.
11/09 Chimay : Super Sport race, in the training we got 15 th place, a good start gave us a 8-th place which I find is a good finish with our production 600cc. The second race, we crashed in the final 3 laps. The driver got run over by one of the drivers behind him. Luckily no serious injuries but the bike caught fire and had to be cooled down a bit by the fire department.
For 1999 we finished on the twelfth place in the 600 cc production series and fifteenth in the 600 cc Super Sport Belgian Inter championship.