Getting from street rider to track rider to roadracer.
Decide that this is what you want. Set goals. Easy at first, but improvements get harder as you get better.
Read as much as you can about riding and racing.
Remember. You want to be a fast rider. Not just own a fast bike. The faster the bike, the slower the learning curve. Most people waste time and money working and adding to their bike, all you need is a good bike. You want it to stop and turn properly. Making it faster does not make you faster.
Time and practice make you faster.
You will need:
Sport bike, a way to transport it.
Tires, great condition
Number on front
Track prepared bike (for MARRC days, see each org's rules for their instructions)
Helmet (less than 5 year old, snell or dot approved) full face
Leathers Air vest.???
Gauntlet style leather gloves
Hard back protector
perfect mechanical condition bike. Tape the lights. Remove the mirrors. Setup suspension. $100
Track days probably average $175-$255 each
most organisations do not require a race prepared bike, just one in great condition.
To be comfortable
Canopy. Costco. $200 (You could also spend $75000 on a motor home and travel in style.)
Drinking water. Track how much you drink. Urine should be clear. You should have to pee often.
Lap timer. $3-500
register for track day’ $250
Do as many as you need, until you are comfortable at speed, passing and being passed
Take a racing school, get licensed $300
Advanced track days.
Race tires. $500
Tire warmers. $300
Front and rear stands $250
Upgrade suspension. $3000
Get or be in shape. Riding fast is tiring.
Race licensing school. $300
Learn the rules.
Decide if you are going to travel or stay near home.
Race bodywork. $1200 including paint.
Purchase race license. $80
Pay race fees. $60-80 per race. 3-9 sprints per weekend.
Count on at least 1 set tires per weekend if on the 1000. $500
Tools and ability to do basic maintenance. , tires and misc other stuff or decide to have someone that does it for you. Do not try to wait till stuff breaks to fix it. Take care of your bike.
TYPES OF RACING
Endurance racing is a form of motorsport racing which is meant to test the durability of equipment and endurance of participants. Teams of multiple riders attempt to cover a large distance in a single event, Teams are allowed to stop to change riders, add fuel and replace tires during the race. This is all done as fast and safely as possible, as the other teams are getting ahead during your stops. Endurance races can be run either to cover a set distance in laps as quickly as possible, or to cover as much distance as possible over a preset amount of time.
One of the more common lengths of endurance races is 200 miles, sometimes 3 or 4 hours, they also run 8 hours, or even 24 hours. Teams can consist of anywhere from two to six per event, which is dependent on the driver's endurance abilities, length of the race, or even the rules for each event. The ASRA races are usually limited to 3 hrs, the shortest races are 200 kilometers.
Normal races, or Sprint races , are usually only about 6-8 laps, some as long as 15 laps, that is only about 25 minuets. most people are exhausted after these.