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JT SPROCKETS - HIFLOFILTRO RACING UPDATE 21 MAY 2017 British superbikes

Whilst Britain basked in an unprecedented heat wave, the British Superbike circus rolled into Knockhill circuit in Fife for the fourth round of the championship. The 1.3 mile Scottish track was to play host to the first major upset of the series and our congratulations go to Jake Dixon and the RAF Regular and Reserves Kawasaki team for their first win of the season and for “doing the double”, using JT Sprockets and Hiflofiltro filters of course!

 

A big practice crash damaged Jake’s bike and his technicians had to work hard to get the Kawasaki race ready, even borrowing a swing arm from the rival JG Speedfit Kawasaki team. In race one Jake made a good start from the front of the grid and held onto the lead during a race that saw 6 riders fail to finish, including the Anvil hire Yamahas of Josh Brookes and Shaun Winfield. Jake took his first win of the season, with Luke Mossey finishing in second position and Shane “Shakey” Byrne completing the podium in third.

 

 

The TAG Racing team had a better second race with Josh returning to the top 5 on the track and salvaging 6th place in the championship. Josh’s team mate Shaun Winfield struggled with rear tyre grip but managed to bring his R1 home in 20th. Race two saw an epic, sometimes physical, battle at the front of the pack between Jake Dixon, Shane Byrne, Luke Mossey, James Ellison and Dan Linfoot. Jake fought hard against the defending champion and, as Ellison took the lead from Mossey, Jake took third place from Shakey Byrne. The RAF Regular and Reserves rider then snatched second from the McAMS Yamaha and waited until the penultimate lap to strike for the lead. Jake took the chequered flag for the second time, catapulting himself up to 8th in the championship.

 

In other classes, long time JT sponsored riders Matt and Kurt Wigley had mixed results. Kurt finished 13th in the British Supersport 600’s on his Sorrymate.com Yamaha and scored three valuable championship points. Unfortunately Kurt’s twin brother Matt crashed his ZX10 Kawasaki in qualifying, breaking two vertebrae, and we wish Matt all the best for a speedy recovery.

 

The next round of the British Superbike championship comes to you from Snetterton at the end of June.

 

 

POS

RIDER

TEAM

PTS

1

LUKE MOSSEY

JG SPEEDFIT KAWASAKI

141

2

LEON HASLAM

JG SPEEDFIT KAWASAKI

111

3

SHANE BYRNE

BE WISER DUCATI

90

4

CHRISTIAN IDDON

TYCO BMW

86

5

JASON O'HALLORAN

HONDA RACING

83

6

JOSH BROOKES

ANVIL HIRE TAG YAMAHA

78

7

PETER HICKMAN

SMITHS RACING BMW

74

8

JAKE DIXON

RAF REGULAR AND RESERVES KAWASAKI

66

9

GLENN IRWIN

BE WISER DUCATI

63

10

JAMES ELLISON

MCAMS YAMAHA

51

11

DAN LINFOOT

HONDA RACING

46

12

TOMMY BRIDEWELL

TEAM WD-40 KAWASAKI

37

13

MICHAEL LAVERTY

MCAMS YAMAHA

35

14

JOHN HOPKINS

MOTO RAPIDO DUCATI

31

15

SYLVAIN GUINTOLI

BENNETTS SUZUKI

30

16

TAYLOR MACKENZIE

BENNETTS SUZUKI

20

17

BRADLEY RAY

BUILDBASE SUZUKI

18

18

JAKUB SMRZ

LLOYD & JONES / PR RACING

17

19

BILLY MCCONNELL

QUATTRO PLANT FS-3 KAWASAKI

16

20

LEE JACKSON

SMITHS RACING BMW

14

21

DAVIDE GIUGLIANO

RETIRED FROM CHAMPIONSHIP

10

22

JAMES WESTMORELAND

GEARLINK KAWASAKI

3

23

MARTIN JESSOP

RIDERS MOTORCYCLES BMW

2

24

AARON ZANOTTI

PLATFORM HIRE YAMAHA

2

25

SHAUN WINFIELD

ANVIL HIRE TAG YAMAHA

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JT SPROCKETS - HIFLOFILTRO Isle of Man TT Report 2017 13 June 2017

The world famous Isle of Man TT races came to a close for another year over the weekend and our congratulations go to Michael Dunlop for securing his 15th TT win.

The premier event, the Pokerstars Senior TT, was red flagged due to a crash on lap 2 when Ian Hutchinson crashed his Tyco BMW at the 27th milestone. The restart of the shortened race saw Michael Dunlop on his Bennetts Suzuki GSXR1000L7, using Hiflofiltro’s HF138RC oil filters, steadily increase on his 1.5 second lead over Bruce Anstey. The chequered flag dropped as Michael crossed the finish line a very respectable 13.3s over second place man Peter Hickman on his Smiths Racing BMW, and post a fastest lap time of 17:02.009 at 132.903mph. Dean Harrison on his Silicone Engineering Kawasaki completed the podium in third place.

 

In the weeks other classes, Martin Jessop scored an excellent second place finish in the Bennetts lightweight TT on his JT shod Riders Kawasaki 650 twin, just 9 seconds behind race winner Michael Rutter. Our congratulations go to Martin and all his team for a job well done.

Martin had a busy week, finishing 10th in the RST Superbike TT race and achieving a silver replica, as well as 12th positions in both the Supersport and Superstock TTs. Whereas Michael Dunlop took home a brace of trophies by winning the Supersport TT, as well as a  6th in the Superstock TT and a 7th in the Lightweight TT

JT Sprockets combined with DID428VX chain were also in action on the Nottingham University electric prototype race bike piloted by Daley Mathison in the TT Zero class. Daley brought the experimental machine home in third place behind race winner Bruce Anstey and second place finisher Guy Martin. Daley also finished 13th in the Senior TT, 16th in the Supersport TT and 23rd in the Superstock TT, all using DID’s 520ERV3 race chain.

So once more the sun sets over the Isle of Man 37 mile TT course and our utmost respect goes to all the riders who participated in the historic road racing event.

JTF 1908 Front Sprocket

The JTF 1908 Front Sprocket is now available for just £ 7.87

This high quality Sprocket is suitable for these motorcycle models:

  • KTM Road
  • 390 Duke
  • 390 RC

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NEW JTF 709 Front Sprocket

The JTF709 Front sprocket is now available in store for £13.22

In addition, this excellent JTF sprocket is suitable for the follow Aprilia motorcycle models:

  • 750 Dorsoduro / ABS
  • 750 Dorsaduro Factory/ ABS
  • 750 SL Shiver GT / AB
  • 1200 Dorsaduro / V4R ABS

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British Superbikes Championship at Oulton Park

The May bank holiday weekend saw Oulton Park in Cheshire hosting the third round of the MCE Insurance British Superbikes championship. JT and Hiflofiltro products were well represented as usual with the Eurosport coverage using the RAF Regulars and Reserves race truck as a back drop, providing great exposure for the JT brand. Our thanks go to Lee Hardy and all his team for their hard work.

On the track the TAG Racing Anvil hire Yamaha rider Josh Brookes scored consistent results finishing with 7th and 6th places and holding on to his excellent fourth position in the championship. His team mate Shaun Winfield had a difficult weekend, scoring a 21st place finish in race 1 and finishing just outside the points in 18th position in race 2. Other notable rides include 12th and 13th place finishes for Jakub Smrz on his Lloyd and Jones PR Racing BMW and a 10th position in race 1 for the RAF Regular and Reserves rider Jake Dixon.

In the National Superstock 1000s race Jakub’s brother, and Lloyd and Jones PR Racing BMW team mate, Matej Smrz came home in 9th position. Whilst in the Superstock 600 class Jack Kennedy had a great weekend on his Team GAC logistics MV Agusta taking a 3rd and a 5thplace, well done Jack. Congratulations also to the Wigley boys, Kurt and Matt, who put in strong performances throughout the weekend in the Supersport and Superstock classes respectively.

The Ducati Tri-options Cup saw Joe Collier on the Boast Plumbing Panigale cement his lead in the championship with two first place finishes. Joe leaves Oulton Park with an 8.5 point championship lead after just three rounds and our congratulations go out to him and his team.

Next round of the championship is at Knockhill on the 16th to the 18th of June.

Pos No Rider Team Pts
1 91 Leon Haslam JG Speedfit Kawasaki 111
2 12 Luke Mossey JG Speedfit Kawasaki 108
3 24 Christian Iddon Tyco BMW 86
4 25 Josh Brookes Anvil Hire TAG Yamaha 67
5 2 Glenn Irwin Be Wiser Ducati 63
6 22 Jason O’Halloran Honda Racing 61
7 60 Peter Hickman Smiths Racing BMW 57
8 77 James Ellison McAMS Yamaha 31
9 46 Tommy Bridewell Team WD-40 Kawasaki 31
10 4 Dan Linfoot Honda Racing 30
11 21 John Hopkins Moto Rapido Ducati 22
12 7 Michael Laverty McAMS Yamaha 21
13 50 Sylvain Guitoli Bennetts Suzuki 20
14 27 Jake Dixon RAF Regular and Reserves Kawasaki 16
15 28 Bradley Ray Buildbase Suzuki 14
16 96 Jakub Smrz Lloyd & Jones/PR Racing 13
17 34 Davide Giugliano Tyco BMW 10
18 3 Billy McConnell Quattro Plant FS-3 Racing Kawasaki 10
19 6 Taylor Mackenzie Bennetts Suzuki 4
20 14 Lee Jackson Smiths Racing BMW 4
21 40 Martin Jessopp Ridersmotorcycles.com BMW 2
22 8 Shaun Winfield Anvil Hire TAG Yamaha 1

New JT Professional Motorcycle Chain Breaker Press & Riveting Kit

The 2017 Riveting Kit is now available, the tools have under gone an improved hardening process and features a new riveting pin.

£ 29.99 RRP inc VAT

FEATURES 

  • Versatile boxed breaker and riveting kit for  both cam chains and motorcycle drive chains, Std, Heavy duty, O ring and Z Ring. 
  • Will break chains up to 632 size. (It is recommended to first grind the rivet head on 520 and larger chains) 
  • Each kit includes 3 extractor pins to fit most chains, 2.2mm, 2.9mm and 3.8mm, a chain press, 3 and 6mm anvils and come with a heavy duty spring. 
  • Suitable for all chain types (DID, JT, IRIS, etc.)  
  • Compact and easy to assemble. 
  • For riveting hollow pin connecting links. 
  • Housed in heavy duty high density plastic case. 
  • Kit includes press plates.
  • Comes with full instructions.

JT Aluminium Racing Rear Sprockets MX Road Race Street and ATV


Made from advanced aviation-grade 7075-T6 aluminium alloy, optimal lightweight design and CNC machined for performance and lifespan! All aluminium MX rear racing sprockets are manufactured from the best materials with a special self-cleaning design, and hand-finished to perfection

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The JT motorcycle sprockets' factory is today the largest and most advanced in the world. It is fully equipped with high accuracy machinery, including the latest generation of CNC computer design and computer controlled metal cutting equipment. JT is producing a full range of sprockets for the aftermarket as well as for the OEM.

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JT manufactures sprockets the right way, by hobbing, machining and drilling. This is the only proven way to achieve the closest of tolerances and the best teeth profiles. Heat treated and hand finished to perfection, all JT sprockets meet or exceed the highest possible quality standards set for the motorcycle industry. Each sprocket goes through up to 25 production stages and 10 individual quality controls checks before it is ready to leave the factory.

JT designs and produces 12 million sprockets a year for all makes and models of motorcycles. The current range is over 2500 types of steel or 7075T6 aluminium alloy and many items combine two or more different fittings into one sprocket.

 

D.I.D HEAVY DUTY X-RING MOTORCYCLE DRIVE CHAIN

D.I.D HEAVY DUTY X-RING


DID X Ring Technology

D.I.D’S patented X-Ring® construction reduces friction by twisting between the side plates instead of being squashed. Normal O-Rings and other makers' modified O-Rings have squashed points that increase friction. The twisting action of the X-Ring® disperses the pressure and minimizes power loss.

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