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Mallala Motorbike Come'n'Try day!

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Hey Guys,

The first round of the SA Championship (Motorbike Racing) is coming up. The event is held over the weekend from 26th to 27th of May.

The Saturday is a practice day for all the riders. The club running the event, Cafe Racers, also runs a rider race training school on this Saturday called Kneescrapers Training. At the Kneescrapers training, you start in the class room where they explain all the basics of track racing and setting up your bike. That finishes quite early and you are all let onto the track with the instructors to get a feel for it. For the rest of the day you alternate between the track and the classroom running through the individual corners, bike setup, body position, safety. You get heaps of free track time to just go for it.

If you're not interested in doing the kneescraper training, you dont have to. Just sign up for the practice day and you're out on the track.

The saturday will most likely consist of 4 seperate groups where only one group is on track at any time. The groups would be:

-Professional

-Amateur

-Novice

-Kneescrapers Training

 

If you decide that you loved the training day and want to enter one of the races on Sunday, then it's as easy as putting your name down. On Sunday, the following classes will be racing:

-Steve Martin Cup - A and B grade racer championship. Any Bike, Unlimited Mods

-Reece Bancell Cup - C and D grade racer championship. Any bike, any mod.

-Limited - 2 Strokes, Historics, Small Twins, Juniors etc

-C20 - Bikes and mods from the 20th Century (eg. 1999 R6)

-Bracket Racing - Amateur Class, Any bikes including road bikes.

 

If you are interested in starting to race, then Bracket Racing is for you. Only Amateur riders are allowed to enter. The races are fun, safe and only 6 laps so you dont need to be super fit.

If you are not interested in racing just yet, then still come out for the Sunday (May 27th). It will be a fantastic day. Organised for this event are:

-About 30 races

-Stunt riders

-Nissan GTR vs Yamaha R6 race!!!

-Jumping Castle and Facepainting

Entry is $10 for spectators.

 

Why should you get out to Mallala? Here is why.

Why race through the hills when you can do it legally at Mallala? That is just one of the small benefits.

You crash in the hills and you WILL be hitting a guard rail, a stobbie pole, a tree or a car. You're more than likely to be injured, or worse, and your bike is going to be badly damaged from whatever it has hit. The chances of crashing in the hills are so much higher than on the track due to blind corners, unpredictable surface and traffic going in the OPPOSITE direction to you!

You crash at the track and 95% of the time, you slide casually off the track and into the soft sand traps. Your bike comes out with scratches down the side, but it's all cosmetics, usually nothing mechanical is damaged. Your chances of crashing on the track are really only limited to how much you want to push it. Bike to bike collisions are rare in races and virtually non-existant in practices.

I used to race through the hills with mates, but since I started racing 5 years ago, I've never done that again since. I just don't have a need for it anymore. I get everything out on the racetrack and it is 10x more fun than the hills. Dont believe me? Come try.

 

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Edited by On_1_Wheel

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