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Beginners Guide To Motorbike Racing

If you have ever ridden a motorcycle, you know it can be a thrilling and exciting experience. Imagine that experience double, or tripled while racing. Motorcycling racing is an exhilarating sport to watch and has been the dream of many young kids to participate in this world renowned sport.

While it is seen as a childhood dream and a very exciting career, it also can be a dangerous sport. If motorbike racing is something you want to start a career in, the following tips and advice might help in establishing yourself as the next motorbike superstar;

Beginners Guide To Motorbike Racing

Get involved

Experience is always important and also beneficial for any sport. If you have a motorbike already, you should look for riding clubs in your area. They can provide information on how to get a race license as well as helping build your confidence through riding. The more you practice, the better you will be at handling your own vehicle. It will also enable you to perfect the basics of riding and push yourself further each time.

Those involved in the club can also answer any questions you have regarding racing and help you get better prepared.

Get the right equipment

While you may own gear that is suitable for standard riding, you may need equipment that will be able to endure that speed of motorbike racing. Most racing clubs can provide information on the best racing gear to get.

Opt for purchasing quality racing leathers that is CE approved that come with armour for the shoulders, knees, elbows, torso and hips. This is extremely important in the event that you do have an accident while racing, high quality racing leathers can prevent extremely bad skin injuries. The helmet should also be padded in the inside, but snug without producing too much pressure, it must be ACU approved.

Riding the right motorcycle

When selecting the right motorbike, you should aim to look for something that will be easy to handle. As you may be involved in a lot of crashes, you want something that will be durable, as most expensive and “fast” looking bikes tend to less resilient to crashing. A cost effective method is to purchase a bike that has already been raced. It would have had all the needed maintenance performed including all the relevant safety modifications installed.

Decide which race is suitable for you

Motorbike racing encompasses a wide variety of races that include different speeds, track layouts and different styles of bikes. The types of motorbike racing events include;

-World Superbikes

-MotoGP

-British Superbikes

Once you have decided on what event you want to participate in, this will allow you to hone your skills when you practice for that particular event. When participating in events, your goal should not be entirely focused on winning, but gaining experience and becoming more comfortable with competing.

Another effective way to gain experience of the world of super bikes is to watch a live race. Many companies offer bespoke packages to the most popular motorcycle races around the world. It will be your chance to see how exciting it is, as well as offer the opportunity to meet with professionals to get important and helpful advice.

By Harry Price

Harry Price is a talented young writer from the south coast.  In his spare time, he enjoys walkign, playing football with his local league and a great musician too.

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