R&G IS HIRING: Design Engineer needed

R&G IS HIRING!

DESIGN ENGINEER to bolster our busy Prototyping Department.

Bringing new ideas, continuing and enhancing our existing development, you will need plenty of demonstrable, relevant experience in the automotive industry in order to take on this rewarding role.

The best candidates will also have 3D scanning, CAD design and CNC machining experience. Some UK and international travel and some very occasional weekend/evening work will be involved.

Pleas send your CV and covering letter to simon@rg-racing.com or to Simon Hughes, R&G, Unit 1, Shelley’s Lane, Alton, Hants, GU34 3AQR&G Warehouse Alton

5 STARS: R&G Elevation Stand reviewed by MCN

Motorcycle News have given the R&G Elevation paddock stand an excellent review in their November 26, 2014, issue by awarding the black stand with five stars for both Quality Rating and Value Rating.

Among the comments, reviewer, Emma Franklin, said: “The R&G stand feels as good and performs as well (if not better) as stands costing twice as much.”

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MCN R&G Elevation Paddock Stand

 

Testimonial – BMW HP4 crash

R&G customer, Keith Throckmorton, recently took a tumble at the first motorcycle track day ever held at the new National Corvette Museum track in Bowling Green, Kentucky, on his 2013 BMW HP4.

Keith: “The crash occurred on Saturday, October 25, 2014, during the second afternoon session of the intermediate group. I was riding my 2013 HP4 at the time of the crash.  As you can see from the YouTube video, I entered a right hand turn at a very steep lean angle and my front tire lost traction.  My handlebars started tank slapping and I was ejected in a high-side crash.  

The bike came down on its left side and skidded approximately 40 yards on asphalt the entire way then came to rest just shy of a stack of tires put up as a crash barrier.  I estimate my speed at the time my tire slipped at about 60 mph. I tumbled and rolled and came out of the accident uninjured.  I was able to go get the bike and ride it back to the paddock thanks primarily to the R&G Aero Crash Protectors I purchased first thing when I bought the bike.

The bike suffered only minor damage; none of the plastics were touched at all. The left side R&G Aero Crash Protector was worn and the bolt was bent, but it held and prevented the serious damage which would have occurred if I had not invested in this product.  

My left side engine case took some scraping, and my gearshift lever tip scraped, as did my rear wheel slider and my rear stand spool.  My ego suffered more than the bike, but I’m determined to learn from this accident and become a better rider.“

Keith Throckmorton

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Testimonial – Alex Bellamy Suzuki GSX-R750 K7

R&G customer, Alex Bellamy, dropped us a quick note to tell us how his R&G products performed after an innocuous ride turned into a crash while riding his GSX-R750 K7 on the road:

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Alex: “I was coming out of a tight corner to enter a dual carriageway when I hit a pothole and the back wheel popped up and then the bike just span away from me in a low-side and proceeding to slide about 50 metres down the road without me!

“The initial impact of the crash damaged my gear lever, footrest and clip-on (ASV lever didn’t break, so the clip-on did!) but then the R&G Aero Crash Protector did an amazing job of not letting much else get damaged! The bolt got bent up, but I guess that it did its job to absorb the impact.

“Overall the R&G products did an amazing job and the only damage was easily replaced. I’m also pleased that R&G sell ‘Half Kits’ so I only need to order products for the side that got damaged. I think I’m also going to be looking at Swingarm Protectors and Fork Protectors in the near future as a winter precaution!”

Many thanks,

Alex

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TRISTAR R&G TRIPLE CHALLENGE: PETT AND PITCHERS SHARE THE SPOILS AT FINAL ROUND

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Fresh from his victory at Silverstone, Young Gun winner Tom Carne continued to set the pace during opening free practice and qualifying, securing pole position for the opening race by 0.488s ahead of 2014 Champion Freddy Pett. Rounding out the front row was Cup competitor Sam Thompson.
The opening race got underway in dry, but overcast conditions and capitalizing on his pole position, Carne grabbed the holeshot ahead of Thompson and Pett. As Carne extended his lead, Pett moved into second on lap two and began closing down the gap. Setting four consecutive fastest laps, Pett made his move into the lead on lap seven but as Carne attacked back, the red flags were deployed and the result declared. Joining the pair on the podium was Scott Pitchers while Thompson secured the Cup Championship with his eleventh victory of the year ahead of podium debutant Matt Coles and Terry Lewis.
Speaking after the race, Freddy Pett said “It was a good race, I really enjoyed it to be honest. I concentrated on catching Tom and we made a few passes but luckily for me I was in front before the red flag came out! For some reason I was convinced I was about to run out of fuel with the extra warm up lap so I was glad to see the race end.”
By virtue of setting the fastest lap in the first race, Pett started from pole position with Carne and Phil Atkinson rounding out the front row. Once again Carne grabbed the holeshot but it was Thompson who moved into the lead at Graham Hill bend. Scott Pitchers went to the front on the second lap where he would remain until the chequered flag, his fourth victory of the season. Completing the podium was both 2014 Champions with Pett in second and Thompson making his return to the main podium in third.
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Race victor Scott Pitchers said, “Although there was a dry line out there, if you moved off that it was very slippery and I had quite a few movements from the bike on the brakes – it was like riding on marbles! It’s brilliant to get the win here today, the final ever TTC race, and it was even better to do it in front of such a big crowd!”
 
2014 TriStar R&G Triple Challenge Cup Champion Sam Thompson said, “It’s been an incredible year and I want to say a massive thanks to Tony Scott and everyone involved in the series. My aim for the latter part of the season has been to mix it up with the faster guys so to get another podium in the main class was brilliant and has really helped my riding. I now feel ready to make the next step so I’m excited to see what the future brings!”
T3 Racing owner and series organiser Tony Scott said, “What a great pair of races to finish what has been another incredible season of racing and although I wasn’t there in person, I’ve been following closely online! Both Freddy and Sam are deserved champions, but they’ve had some tough competition from one of the strongest fields we’ve ever had. 
 
Over the eight seasons that we have been running, we’ve seen some fantastic riders come through and establish themselves as stars of the future. I would like to say a personal thank you to every one of the competitors who have entered for making it one of the best one make series to race in Britain.” 
 
The TriStar R&G Triple Challenge utilises the hospitality of the world renowned Ace Cafe London, teaming up with the cafe at each of the nine MCE British Superbike events providing exclusive hospitality across all three days of the event. Guests are able to enjoy a full English breakfast upon their arrival and selected hot specialties from the Ace menu for lunch. Drinks and refreshments are also available throughout the day.
For more info about Ace Cafe visit www.ace-cafe-london.com
2014 TriStar R&G Triple Challenge Standings
1st                           Freddy PETT                       290.5
2nd                          Scott PITCHERS                 231.5
3rd                           Phil ATKINSON                   207.5
4th                           Sam COX                           174
5th                           Tom CARNE                        162
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2014 TriStar R&G Triple Challenge Cup Standings
1st                           Sam THOMPSON                274
2nd                          Terry LEWIS                        195.5
3rd                           Max ALEXANDER               185.5
4th                           Andrew LUND                     169

5th         Kieron NEWMAN                       130.5

R&G ADDS MORE COLOUR TO PROTECTION

DSC_6689Range of coloured cooling system guards introduced

  • Radiator Guard, Oil Cooler Guard and Downpipe Grille now coloured
  • Products protect expensive cooling systems and exhausts
  • Huge range of specific fitments and universal option
  • Available in red, light blue, dark blue, orange, black, green, titanium
  • Prices from £19.99 – £117.99

Leading motorcycle crash protection and damage prevention products provider, R&G, has introduced a range of colour options on its popular Radiator Guards, Oil Cooler Guards and Downpipe Grilles available for a huge array of bikes.

DSC_6660Following the Company’s introduction of the orange Radiator Guard for the KTM 1190 Adventure in 2013, R&G has answered requests from its customers to add more colour options to these popular products. The coloured range includes red, light blue, dark blue, orange, black, green, titanium and are available for a large array of bikes, covering everything from Yamaha’s MT-125 right up to a Kawasaki GTR1400.

Cooling systems on motorbikes, such as the radiator and oil cooler, are vulnerable to damage from road debris and stones flicked up and, even on track, rubber ‘marbles’ can pierce radiators. The R&G Radiator Guard (£19.99 – £117.99) and Oil Cooler Guards (£34.99 – £79.99) are constructed from robust aluminium mesh that doesn’t restrict the flow of cooling air but adds a second skin to help prevent objects from damaging the expensive cooling system. These products are also much easier to clean, as opposed to the delicate ‘fins’ on coolers.RAD0065RE_A

The Downpipe Grille (£44.99 – £79.99) offers a similar line of metal mesh defence but for header pipes that can be dented by stones or scratched, which can lead to the onset of corrosion on exhausts.

Radiator Guards and Oil Cooler guards are also available in Stainless Steel for further strength, but these do not have colour options.

For more information www.rg-racing.com

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R&G TRIPLE CHALLENGE RETURNS FOR EMOTIONAL FINAL ROUND

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14th October 2014 – After eight seasons of intense competition, the TriStar R&G Triple Challenge will come to an emotional conclusion at Brands Hatch this weekend.
Freddy Pett joined the established list of past Champions when he wrapped up the 2014 title a round early at Silverstone while Sam Thompson enjoys a 49.5 point advantage in the Cup class, with just 50 points remaining. 
It has been an incredible season for Freddy Pett, taking seven wins so far this season and finishing off the podium on just three occasions. After finishing runner up in 2013, a brace of second places at the high speed Silverstone circuit two weeks ago was enough to secure the 2014 TriStar R&G Triple Challenge. It was second place Scott Pitchers who took victory in the opening Silverstone race while Young Gun victor Tom Carne secured his second win of the season in the final.
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2014 champion, Freddy Pett
In the Cup class, Sam Thompson has dominated the second half of the season taking an impressive ten victories to enjoy a 49.5 point advantage at the top of the Championship standings. With just 50 points left remaining, it will take a disaster for the young rider to lose the Cup title. At Silverstone it was 17 year old Scottish rider Max Alexander who doubled up on wins as he continues to end the season strongly.
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Sam Thompson on course for the Cup title
As one of the most iconic circuits in the country, the Brands Hatch GP track is an undulating mix of fast flowing corners and is a firm favourite amongst fans and riders alike. Last year it was Phil Atkinson and Scott Pitchers who shared the victories, however with the weekends two races being the last ever in the TriStar R&G Triple Challenge, everyone will be going out to secure the final wins.
T3 Racing owner and series organiser Tony Scott said, “It’s certainly going to be an emotional farewell for the TriStar R&G Triple Challenge this weekend. Freddy Pett is a deserved champion and it was great to see him secure the title last time out, he’ll now have the pressure removed and will be going all out at Brands Hatch but there’s a lot of riders on the grid who’ll want the accolade of winning the final ever Triple Challenge races.” 
The TriStar R&G Triple Challenge utilises the hospitality of the world renowned Ace Cafe London, teaming up with the cafe at each of the nine MCE British Superbike events providing exclusive hospitality across all three days of the event. Guests are able to enjoy a full English breakfast upon their arrival and selected hot specialties from the Ace menu for lunch. Drinks and refreshments are also available throughout the day.
For more info about Ace Cafe visit www.ace-cafe-london.com
2014 TriStar R&G Triple Challenge Standings
1st                           Freddy PETT                      245.5
2nd                          Scott PITCHERS              190.5
3rd                           Phil ATKINSON               187.5
4th                           Sam COX                             154
5th                           Tom CARNE                       134
2014 TriStar R&G Triple Challenge Cup Standings
1st                           Sam THOMPSON             224
2nd                          Terry LEWIS                        174.5
3rd                           Max ALEXANDER           165
4th                           Andrew LUND                   143
5th                           Mark PENNINGTON      115.5
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TriStar R&G Triple Challenge class of 2014

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