By this stage it was clear that Heat 10 was probably as far as the meeting would go, and Bees put a full lock
on the points with a clear 5-1 from Garrity and Stuart Robson over Lawson in Heat 9, moving inside the visiting captain off turn two.
But you get used to it so quickly that before long I was doing full lock
turns at walking speed and having fun seeing how long I could wait before putting my feet down when I stopped.
It inherited some excellent features from its predecessor, including the 265bhp in-line six-cylinder engine and Varamatic variable power steering which brought the earlier MKX's rather dead steering to life, altering the ratio from four-and-a-half turns from the straight ahead to two as it approached full lock
The bike can be slowed to a near standstill, the bars turned to full lock
and it scribes a smooth, tight arc in the road, with not a wobble or dab of the foot.
This means you can choose between three driving modes - two-wheel drive, four-wheel drive or full Lock
mode - by turning a dial.
As if you wanted more trouble, the wishbone bushes wore out early, and, because the power steering was driven from the cam-belts, the car was prone to snapping the belts when steering was on full lock
The coolant bypass hose needs to be replaced3Check front wheels Turn the front wheel to full lock
in one direction or the other.
HURTLING through a forest at 100mph with the steering on full lock
and a blizzard obscuring your vision might not sound like fun.