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UK motorcycle club racing guide

Details for the main racing clubs in the UK

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Submitted by rgo on Fri, 20/05/2011 - 09:54

UK motorcycle club racing guide

Club racing is the bare bones of motorcycle sport giving the chance for weekend warriors to join budding upstarts in a slipstreaming, out-braking duel around top-class circuits before a return to the 9-5, Monday to Friday routine.

Before going racing there is a list of items you need to tick off before lining up on the grid, including making sure you have the appropriate riding gear and a race bike that is able to pass scrutineering. The most important of these is an ACU licence, although a peculiarity is you need to belong to a club to obtain the race licence in the first place.

Niall Mackenzie explains that picking a club ‘all depends on where you are based and what tracks you want to race at’. To help along with the choice of picking which is the right one, here is a breakdown of the main clubs in terms of their costs, circuits and the classes they feature.

ACU Licence Test

One way to get an ACU licence is to complete an instructed trackday with MSV. Check out our guide on how you can get take your ACU licence test on a trackday. We list the cost, dates and application form you'll need.

Suspension setup

Suspension can provide a huge boost in your race performance. Learn how to get the best from your suspension with our motorcycle suspension setup guide.

Be faster

Being race-fast is all about being smooth and in control. Check out Niall Mackenzie's guide to learning lines and hear what he has to say about keeping a sharp mind to go faster on track.

Wet Weather

If it rains on race day, don't worry! We've put together a guide full of tips and advice for riding in the wet weather.

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