In a flash of coruscating chrome, two of the most stunning bikes ever to grace the iconic Brands Hatch circuit in Kent had the crowd on its feet on the last day of the season for the British Superbike championships.
The bikes, wrapped specially for the occasion in chrome for British Superbike rider Peter Hickman and Lee Jackson, the 15-year-old 125cc rising star were definitely the stars of the show.
Peter's 1000cc Fireblade and Lee's 125cc Honda were given the star treatment by Perry Cooper and Ryan Travis from Totally Dynamic's Lincoln centre.
Ryan said that the wraps were the most difficult his team had ever undertaken. Unlike a car, there are no big flat surfaces and in the end they had to remove every panel from the bikes and deal with them individually.
Ryan said, "A bike has so many different surfaces and chrome is really hard to work with in the first place. We had to make up individual wraps for the seat panels, the rear seat unit, the main fairings, the mudguards and the fuel tank."
The Superbike stunners were a real boost for Lee, who finished fifth overall in his class and for Peter, who has gone from strength to strength since he signed for Tyco Honda.
Lee, who comes from a legendary bike racing family - his Dad and his Uncle raced and his Grandad works hard behind the scenes on his 125cc team - said: "The chrome wrapped bikes looked a million miles better than anything else on the track and, on such a big day, that's really important."
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