Rid­ers to hit rac­ing track for na­tional event

Whitsunday Times - - MOTORING -

MO­TOR­CY­CLING en­thu­si­asts are en­cour­aged to fire up their engines at the na­tional come and try day to be held at the Whit­sun­day Race­way on Sun­day, Fe­bru­ary 23.

The Whit­sun­day Moto Sports Club will be host­ing the event in con­junc­tion with Mo­tor­cy­cling Aus­tralia in an at­tempt to en­cour­age new rid­ers to get into the sport for 2014.

Come and try day co-or­di­na­tor Ash Wheeler said all rid­ers must sign up as a mem­ber of the Whit­sun­day Moto Sports Club to par­tic­i­pate.

“You can try real rac­ing bikes on a real rac­ing road track in a safe and con­trolled en­vi­ron­ment without hav­ing to buy or own your own ma­chine or equip­ment,” he said.

“Once you’re a mem­ber we’ll pro­vide you with a free one day com­pe­ti­tion li- cence so you are cov­ered by in­sur­ance.”

Come and try ses­sions are only avail­able to rid­ers who do not have a com­pe­ti­tion li­cence and who have not rid­den on the track be­fore.

There will be a range of road rac­ing bikes and su­per mo­tard bikes avail­able to bor­row from club mem­bers, who will also lend par­tic­i­pants rac­ing leathers, boots and equip­ment to go on the track.

Wheeler said those who wanted to ride their own bike would need to make prior ar­range­ments and ad­vised par­tic­i­pants to bring a shade cover if pos­si­ble.

The Whit­sun­day Race­way is a pro­fes­sion­ally de­signed and built bi­tu­men road rac­ing/su­per­moto fa­cil­ity that has six right and four left hand cor­ners with an ad­di­tional dirt sec­tion for mo­tards.

Num­bers are limited so get in early by con­tact­ing Ash Wheeler on 0429 464 612.

To lodge a prac­tice nom­i­na­tion form, visit www.wmsc.org.au.

IN AC­TION: Whit­sun­day Moto Sports Club rider Brodie Oats looked to get the in­side line on com­peti­tor Dale Bor­lase dur­ing the Ju­nior 13-15 years S8 race of the 2013 PRG Aus­tralian Su­per­moto Cham­pi­onships. The Whit­sun­day Moto Sports Club will be host­ing the event again this year from June 13-15.

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