Indeedand on a day or two before a race meet its likely a lot of racers will be out to for practise at a trackdaytrackdays are all different. i am a lower-mid to rear of the pack as far as race speeds are concerned and some trackday fast groups im rarely overtaken - others a lot.depends who is there on the dayalso you probably haver a broader band of ability and pace in any trackday group. You could have 20 seconds spread of laptimes in a trackday fast group. no bad thing, just the way it is.
So what's the best way to get up to 'race pace?'I have been riding for about 2 1/2 years now, did my first TD after 6 months and have done about 15-20 TD's this year. I generally go in the fast group and find it completely depends on the day as to how fast I am in comparison with the rest of the pack. Anyway, I was considering entering the mintwins series this year, however, I had decided to put it off for a year to get a bit more experience on track and hopefully get faster and nearer race speed, by doing another year of trackdays. However by the sounds of it I'm not likely to get up to race speed by doing trackdays, so would it be better to plunge myself into the deep end and start racing this year?Cheers
Ducati Pete wrote
Got to agree with you weeksy, if trackdays are so slow, then hoe come thier are so many 'racers' turning up to get a sneaky eyein etc. Just because you attain an ACU licence that doesnt just give you an automatic 5 sec's a lap off at brands. Yes their are some slower peps at track days, hence the groups, otherwise they would all be fast/faster/and really rapid( racers).And i have been to many a track day over the last 7 years when there have been ooddles of racers, private,small teams, and in more recent years a lot of R6 cuppas, and bigger race teams.Some my point.........Weeksy is right, and if the racing fraterity on here think trackdays are all to slow...... then......... dont go on them. Go on these ever so good MSV practice days, ( they wont last not financialy viable). or even better miss out on track days and therefore the opportunity to sneak in practise before that oh so important life changing ego boosting emra/Derby/Mro meeting. Well thats me in the sin bin for a while
IT seems like ALL racers say "Racing is so fast compared to trackdays"but how can that be, as more than 1 racer goes on each trackday ?if you have 20 racers on a trackday, surely it's pretty much as fast as a race ? Not everyone can be faster than all 20 of eachother ?I don't understand.Do the racers actually mean "Trackdays are slow, i have to overtake people a couple of times in a session".Or is it just all bravado/bullshit ?Surely if 20 racers are out there you can't all be 'never overtaken on a trackday' ?
they all overtake me ......but i'm never beaten to the donut trailer ...... I'm the Floyd Mayweather of Donut Demolition ....
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