TRICKBITS Racing boss Paul Jinks is gearing up to debut his newest creation as he heads to Thundersport GB at Cadwell Park this weekend.
The 2016 Supertwin championship-winning bike builder, who sits fourth in the standings with five podium finishes from six races with rider Greg Madero, won’t just have his full-time rider at the helm of one of his SVR machines for Round 3.
In addition to former Stocktwins champ Madero, Jinks also plans to let Cadwell Park lap record holder and former Supertwin champ John Simpson loose on the brand new Trickbits JHS SVR18.
After teasing images of the new creation across social media for months, Jinks is now ready to cut his Suzuki loose on the Lincolnshire circuit, and he believes – despite the lack of testing time so far – he has something special in his garage.
“John will ride it for the first time on the Cadwell test day,” he told UK Clubsport. “Luckily, we have two of the old models that Greg has and that John set the lap record on in 2016, so we have a backup in case we struggle with the ’18 model in terms of geometry, etc.
“James and William Holland of JHS Racing have done some special engineering, in my opinion. The 2018 bike is making lots of BHP and has a Nova close-ratio gearbox and some good electronics, but the proof will be in the results.”
With series’s leader Jonny Towers on the KMR Kawasaki, championship newcomer Lukas Wimmer aboard the Krämer Motorcycles weapon and plenty others sure to pose threats, the Supertwin battle looks set to be a scorcher this weekend.
*Main image: Paul Jinks
*Side image: Colin Port