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Rapid Rikard Gustafsson Seeks Improvement

Rapid Rikard Gustafsson Seeks Improvement

Rapid Rikard Gustafsson Seeks Improvement

Words and photos by Ivan Sansom & Rose Hughes

Current FIM-E Top Fuel Bike champion, Rikard Gustafsson and the RG Engineering team haven’t been resting on their laurels during the ‘off’ season.

The Swede started off 2023 running a personal best times of 5.742s and 260.65mph [FIM-E speed record] and are looking to push further this year.

Rapid Rikard Gustafsson Seeks Improvement

“Our 2024 season started in October last year when we started to order parts. In November I went over to MTC in US to make some small changes on our piston design. After running the same piston sets since 2015, it was time to replace them together with a lot of other stuff.”

“We’ve also fitted a new blower from JM Tech, a new Waterman fuel pump, etc., and made changes to the clutch setup.”

Rapid Rikard Gustafsson Seeks Improvement

Having shaken off the fuel delivery problems that beset the second half of his championship tour last year, it will take a lot to stop the Swede in his quest for a fifth title in 2024.

“We’re looking forward to this season and hope to step up our program even more!”

Rapid Rikard Gustafsson Seeks Improvement

The FIM-E Main Event takes place at Santa Pod Raceway, England, May 24-27th 2024.

2024 FIA/FIM Main Event

 

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