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Old 21st December 2009, 11:11 PM
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Is there anyone here who can advise on getting started racing, Im over 50 but would love to give it a try.
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Old 21st December 2009, 11:18 PM
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No sure but i'm all for Pre'97 Racing or SS400's.
Cheaper then other classes and still as much fun.
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Old 21st December 2009, 11:20 PM
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Any1 i've ever heard of goin in2 proper races as a first time out has binned d bike during it

My advice would be the same as i was given, buy sum cheap oul, but decent, 250 or 400 etc, i'v a cbr 250 for it, and just go 2 the open track days a couple of times first, mondello etc. Its great craic but ya wouldnt wana bring ur normal road wheels mate, just incase ya drop it. Ur not insured on the track anyway, just keep that in mind

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welcome to anyway!

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Old 21st December 2009, 11:27 PM
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Originally Posted by odd leg View Post
Is there anyone here who can advise on getting started racing, Im over 50 but would love to give it a try.

do a track day training day first in mondello, this would be a good starting point

http://www.google.ie/url?q=http://ww...tS7ECOjx2gcVKg
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Old 21st December 2009, 11:31 PM
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Have a quick look through the threads , all the info is covered , you need a licence , flag seminar ,do the training day ,medical , get a bike and you're a racer , my advice is to do a few trackdays first or if you have and ride a red tuono and have a blue lid and are the person I'm thinking of , just get a bike , you're quick enough



There's no class to race a cbr 250 ,trackdays grand but you're wasting your time getting one to go racing .
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Old 21st December 2009, 11:34 PM
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Ive a wee write up on this ;
Attached Files
File Type: pdf MCI_Licence_form.pdf (73.8 KB)
File Type: pdf How to start racing - Scoops...pdf (18.6 KB)

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Old 21st December 2009, 11:45 PM
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There's no class to race a cbr 250 ,trackdays grand but you're wasting your time getting one to go racing .
We dont do race track days, thats where you buy in2 a class based race, we do open track days, ya jus buy laps, or time if theres enuf of ya goin, ya can bring anythin, its class! Admittedly, we get it a bit easier than others, one of my mates is a formula vee racer so dey give him d track 4 us a fair bit

Just have 2 follow d rules, like gettin outa d way asap if quicker stuff is comin up behind ya so they dont land up ur hole etc
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Old 21st December 2009, 11:49 PM
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We dont do race track days, thats where you buy in2 a class based race, we do open track days, ya jus buy laps, or time if theres enuf of ya goin, ya can bring anythin, its class! Admittedly, we get it a bit easier than others, one of my mates is a formula vee racer so dey give him d track 4 us a fair bit

Just have 2 follow d rules, like gettin outa d way asap if quicker stuff is comin up behind ya so they dont land up ur hole etc
What track are you talking about ? The lad wants to go racing , not trackdays , no point in getting a cbr 250 if he cant race it
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Old 21st December 2009, 11:50 PM
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like gettin outa d way asap if quicker stuff is comin up behind ya so they dont land up ur hole etc
that's a good way to be taken out, keep to your line and let the faster lads have a predictable moving obstacle to overtake

last thing they want when they approach you at speed, with a plan to overtake you, is for you to suddenly move to where they're not expecting you to be
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Old 21st December 2009, 11:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Adamt GT250R View Post
We dont do race track days, thats where you buy in2 a class based race, we do open track days, ya jus buy laps, or time if theres enuf of ya goin, ya can bring anythin, its class! Admittedly, we get it a bit easier than others, one of my mates is a formula vee racer so dey give him d track 4 us a fair bit

Just have 2 follow d rules, like gettin outa d way asap if quicker stuff is comin up behind ya so they dont land up ur hole etc
what in the name of god are you on about
or do you know
what track might this be that ye are given
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Old 21st December 2009, 11:55 PM
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that's a good way to be taken out, keep to your line and let the faster lads have a predictable moving obstacle to overtake

last thing they want when they approach you at speed, with a plan to overtake you, is for you to suddenly move to where they're not expecting you to be
now thats some sound advise
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Old 21st December 2009, 11:55 PM
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Originally Posted by marshalsview View Post
that's a good way to be taken out, keep to your line and let the faster lads have a predictable moving obstacle to overtake

last thing they want when they approach you at speed, with a plan to overtake you, is for you to suddenly move to where they're not expecting you to be
Aye ,sounds like a car trackday he's talking about , you wouldn't be looking behind ye on a bike . Never heard of buying laps at any track in Ireland .
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Old 21st December 2009, 11:57 PM
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Aye ,sounds like a car trackday he's talking about , you wouldn't be looking behind ye on a bike . Never heard of buying laps at any track in Ireland .
maybe the pillion passenger is letting him know?
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Old 22nd December 2009, 12:00 AM
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Like i said lads, my mate gets d track to practice cos he's a racer, we're allowed in, dats all, it aint a race, its jus lads on a spin except on a track, its a gud way 2 get ya used 2 it b4 ya start racin.

i did say any1 i'v heard of racin d first time out has binned it, i was only givin him advice on how he cud get started cos dats wat we did!
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Old 22nd December 2009, 12:01 AM
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which track?
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Old 22nd December 2009, 12:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Adamt GT250R View Post
We dont do race track days, thats where you buy in2 a class based race, we do open track days, ya jus buy laps, or time if theres enuf of ya goin, ya can bring anythin, its class! Admittedly, we get it a bit easier than others, one of my mates is a formula vee racer so dey give him d track 4 us a fair bit

Just have 2 follow d rules, like gettin outa d way asap if quicker stuff is comin up behind ya so they dont land up ur hole etc
Ive read that seven times now and I still havent a fucking clue what your talking about?
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Old 22nd December 2009, 12:03 AM
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Originally Posted by Adamt GT250R View Post
Like i said lads, my mate gets d track to practice cos he's a racer, we're allowed in, dats all, it aint a race, its jus lads on a spin except on a track, its a gud way 2 get ya used 2 it b4 ya start racin.

i did say any1 i'v heard of racin d first time out has binned it, i was only givin him advice on how he cud get started cos dats wat we did!
do you race
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Old 22nd December 2009, 12:03 AM
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Originally Posted by Adamt GT250R View Post
Like i said lads, my mate gets d track to practice cos he's a racer, we're allowed in, dats all, it aint a race, its jus lads on a spin except on a track, its a gud way 2 get ya used 2 it b4 ya start racin.

i did say any1 i'v heard of racin d first time out has binned it, i was only givin him advice on how he cud get started cos dats wat we did!
Allowed in where ? and who said the rules are you've to get out of the way if a faster bike is coming up .
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Old 22nd December 2009, 12:06 AM
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Ive read that seven times now and I still havent a fucking clue what your talking about?
Thought it was just me
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Old 22nd December 2009, 12:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Adamt GT250R View Post
Like i said lads, my mate gets d track to practice cos he's a racer, we're allowed in, dats all, it aint a race, its jus lads on a spin except on a track, its a gud way 2 get ya used 2 it b4 ya start racin.

i did say any1 i'v heard of racin d first time out has binned it, i was only givin him advice on how he cud get started cos dats wat we did!
Mate no offense but leave the advice for the lads who know what their talking about
Plenty of previous good threads on the subject and enough lads to give proper advice. (Except that Jay fella!!)
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