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Apr 1, 2002

Racer James Lickwar On The Question Of Practice At Fontana

From an e-mail:

Thursday practice? I'm still trying to get up to speed after missing all of last season - and trying to learn how to ride these big four-cylinders. For me, I wish there was a Wednesday practice at this point in the learning curve! My guy who helps me couldn't come down for both weekends, so I didn't get anything done other than learning the track (at Fontana on Saturday). There won't be any continuity between the two weekends. 

Compared to some of these other teams that are testing here - I have it pretty good. It's only seven hours. But it forces the guys from the other coast like Chris Pyles and Opie Caylor to come out a week early for the club weekend. How expensive is that? And the tables will be turned when the series heads to Road Atlanta and VIR.

It's interesting that the teams like Attack Suzuki who have already tested here this winter in the AMA tests are back here for FTA. I'm sure they would rather show up a day early next week.

Even after riding on Saturday, I am undecided about coming back next weekend for the National because of the limited track time.

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