ENDURANCE DO’S AND DON’TS
As any decent endurance racer will tell you, fastest laps alone won’t win you an endurance race. But these golden nuggets will…
Prep your bike properly. Make sure it’s fit to go the distance, with nuts and bolts secured, everything lock wired and all necessary levels up where they need to be. Figure a strategy before the race kicks off. You should know how long the race is, how long you’ll get out of a tank of fuel and how fit you are. Make sure everyone understands how long each stint will last, and how you’re going to signal a pit stop. Be prepared to be flexible in a race. Sometimes a safety car’s deployment can make or break your race. Use your head to make the most out of changing situations, and be prepared to go the extra mile if it’s set to give you an advantage.
Don’t go wandering off from the pitlane mid-race. You never know when your teammate might have to pit, so be there and be prepared. Don’t go mental trying to pull off last minute lunges when you’ve got hours of racing to do. It’ll only end in tears. Get into a rhythmwith your riding and plan ahead when and where you can make the cleanest and most efficient passes. Don’t ride hungry or thirsty. Just like your bike, you’ll need plenty of fuel in your tank, so eat high-carb products and take in plenty of fluids, before and during the race.