Barber Motorsports Park – reccy

Suzuki GSXR600 Ex AMA Supersport

I nipped off to the USA to have a run round and learn the track in Alabama, at Barber Motorsports Park. They have a large classic festival there in October each year, and it’s certainly on my bucket list. So I thought I’d best have a run out, to check whether it’s ‘left or right’ at the end of the pitlane.

Thanks to Russ Foggan for arranging and making everything possible.

Barber is a most beautiful track, and the museum boasts of ‘being the biggest motorcycle museum in the world’ – and it certainly is awesome – blew me right away, just the amount of bikes, the variety and the way they were all displayed.

Thanks especially to Mike Daniels for the loan of his great Suzuki GSX600.

The track is undulating with several blind approaches and a great combination of fast and double apex corners, the surface is grippy if not bumpy in places. I had a great time, and hopefully will be able to rustle up some budget to go back there and race, a) if I get an invite and b) if someone wants me to ride their machine.