Tom Bramich - 2019 WorldSSP300 Season Blog - Introduction
In Australia a young racer dreams of the big breaks that can take them onto the international circuit. In 2019 one of our athletes is grabbing that chance by the throttle and riding a Kawasaki Ninja 400 on the international stage in the World Supersport300 Championship.
Tom Bramich is riding for Carl Cox - RT Motorsports by SKM - Kawasaki Team. When he is in Australia, Tom is putting in laps on a Ninja 400 at local track. Through the year, Tom will keep adding to this blog and give an insight into the life of a young Australian racer taking on the WorldSSP300 Championship.
First post - February 2019:
Hi everyone, my name is Tom Bramich, I’m 22 years old and this year I’ll be racing a Ninja 400 in the World Supersport 300 class for the Carl Cox - RT Motorsports by SKM - Kawasaki Team. I’ve rode motor bikes since age 3 and I started racing in 2012. I won the Australian Moto3 Championship in 2015 and last year I won the Australian Supersport 300 Championship.
I recently picked up a Kawasaki Ninja 400 to train on before I head off to Europe at the end of next month and wow what a bike! Instantly I felt right at home on the bike, getting faster and even more comfortable every lap. I was blown away with how smooth the throttle connection was immediately, allowing very precise throttle application. Secondly, the gear box is faultless, shifting up and down the gears effortlessly. The slipper clutch is something I definitely have to get used to, as I’m in the habit of feeding the clutch out to modulate the engine braking rather than letting the slipper clutch do it for me. With more time on the bike and more focus on setting the suspension to my liking, I’m excited to see where me and the bike end up.
We headed to Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit on the 2/3 February to do some testing. Now I have spent some time on this Ninja 400, I’m really excited to develop the bike more to how I like and learn even more about what the Ninja 400 is capable of.
I will share how the testing went and what comes next for the season in my next update.
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