There is a misnomer that one needs to be a true blooded racer with a racing machine to get an opportunity to ride on a race track, this is not true. Here’s how to get started.
Do You Have Wheels?
Preferably a bike suited to a form of road riding, from a Hardly Dangerous (Harley Davidson) to a track modified off – road (Super Motard) are suitable bikes on which you can experience what it’s like to ride on a track.
Bear in mind though that some bikes are just not suited as it will be really difficult and dangerous to do on or
Do You Have Gear?
Helmets; Gloves, Jeans, Riding Boots and a Leather Jacket are the bare minimum requirements for your first track experience, which most of you should have as it’s just plain crazy to ride on the road without these.
Do You Have The Right Attitude?
Or in some cases the lack thereof. You must really want to do this, be willing to listen, learn and be humble. Leave your ego and “I know better” attitude at home, everyone can stay on a bike at 260km/h on a straight road.
Ok so now you’re ready to try this. There are a few organizations, which host track days at various venues (race tracks) at different costs. These track days are mostly well organized with track side marshals and on site Qualified Paramedics. They also have strict rules in place to ensure that it’s as safe as possible for all participants. The modus operandi is usually that they have three to four different categories / sessions ranging from “A” class (racing level riders) to “D” class ( complete first time out novices) Depending on the hosting organization they provide instructors to ride with and coach the novice and intermediate groups. To find out more about these track day organizers and for info on when and where, click on this link (XXXXXXX)
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