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Troy manhandles this 1935 bike around the track...not sure what it is, maybe a R5 Rennsport...the Goodwood website says it's an RSS. Troy gets the most out of the bike...beautiful to see him run the bike.

http://oppositelock.kinja.com/watch-a-superbike-champ-ride-the-shit-out-...

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Troy Corser...

...That would be an R5SS from 1936-37. I think it may be Sebastian Gutsch's bike. I think it's likely a replica because AFAIK there is only one factory built R5SS left, and I don't think they would risk it? It's really amazing what a very skilled driver can do with an antique like that!!!...I'm sure the bike is eternally rebuildable/repairable anyway?...

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Thanks for the update!

Thanks for the update!

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Yes, that was Sebastian's bike. Not a factory R5SS but an R5 racer. There are at least 3 known surviving R5SS bikes. BMW owns one. They use a lot of the museum inventory for historic races and events. Somethings, like the Schorsch Meier kompressor won't ever be raced again, too valuable. But they do race one of the RS54's. And a few others. I was at the new BMW Classic center with Fred Jakobs a couple months ago, and a few 328 racers had just returned from the Mille Miglia. Unfortunately both cars had corners that were punched in from "racing incidents". So they are re-thinking this idea now. Can't say I really blame them, but it is pretty cool to see and hear the old bikes, even if only for exhibition or a parade lap.

Sebastians bike is purpose built by him and highly tuned to compete in European vintage racing events. For those that saw the crash with Troy high siding in the rain, fear not, only a cracked valve cover. The bike is already fixed!

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