So, you think you have what it takes to be a motorcycle racer? It’s an exhilarating path to follow, whether you want to do it on an amateur or professional level. While acquiring the skill to compete is not easy, getting involved is relatively straightforward. Raceworx KTM is here to advise you on the steps to follow.
4 Steps To Becoming A Motorcycle Racer
Motor racing in South Africa – whether a car or a motorcycle is your “weapon of choice”, requires you to progress through the club system as per Motorsport South Africa (MSA) guidelines. Follow these four steps to get started. Also, visit our blog for more on everything relating to motorcycles.
1. Join A Club (Or At Least Research Some)
To get your career going, you will need to join one of the country’s many clubs at entry-level. The Short Circuit series is the best way to get started and offers several different junior racing classes such as Mini Moto, NSF100, 250CC and 150CC. Go to some race meetings before joining a club and speak to the competitors. This will help you decide exactly what type of racing you want to be involved in.
2. Buy A Bike
This should actually be your first step, but it is probably best to investigate clubs and speak to established competitors before making the investment. All competitors must have their own bikes and the budget to maintain them and pay all other expenses relating to racing. A club chairman or representative will be able to advise you on what bike to buy. Raceworx KTM can then help you find the perfect bike.
3. Write Your Exam And Get Your MSA Licence
Every racer needs to have a licence issued by MSA. Before getting your licence, you will need to prove your riding capabilities, as well as your knowledge of racing regulations. You need to get a copy of the General Competition Rules handbook and you will then have to pass a written exam on these rules.
4. Get Involved At Your Club And Start Training And Racing
Once you have gone through the above steps, go through the processes of improving your racing skills through practice and training with your club. As you progress, the club will enter you in races that are appropriate for your skill levels. Ride hard and enjoy!
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