Track Days when the BRT (Big Red Truck) is there are quite appealing,
email the webmaster if you want to be kept informed of scheduled
track days. Don't think,
by the way, that if you're not a fast rider this is not for you. When
a few HDOG members tried this out for the first time we were amazed
at how many people were circulating below the pace of a normal club
ride, and a sedate one at that! We assumed many of them didn't get out
much and this was their only real release. So you won't have any
problem "fitting in" no matter where you ride in the scheme of things.
The scary bit just from being on a race track doesn't last long when
you see how well you are going, and people really do give you good
support on the day, so please think seriously about it.
BEARS racing (British European American Racing Series) is becoming
quite popular, see BEARS website for details
of their exploits.
Post Classic Racing
Assn is another great way to go racing, especially the Barry
Sheene Memorial Races held in March, and other events too.
There is an
intro to racing course run by
Circuit Breakers which looks like a great value way to find out
more in an easy safe environment.
Have a look at what a fellow Ducatisti is doing with
Racing 4 MS
Marshal Information (See
the Race Calendar from this page):
no prior experience needed for being a marshal, except common
marshal’s role is to ensure the safety of the riders on the
track. No Marshals – No Racing! Not enough Marshall’s – No
are grid marshals and flag marshals. Grid marshals allow the
riders out onto the track from the dummy grid and ensure the
riders are in the correct grid position before the start of each
Primarily, the flag marshal’s role is to observe the riders as
they circuit the track. If an incident happens, the marshal
signals the tower to announce the situation, and waits for
instructions from the tower.
Clerk of the Course and Chief Marshal will outline all
instructions for you on the day, before you are assigned to a
station / corner. Going over the correct flags to use for a
particular situation, what you can and cannot do to assist a
rider that is down, when you may enter the track from your
corner or station to assist a rider that is down.
listen to the instructions, and ask any questions you may have
at this time.
marshals are out on their assigned corner for the day, usually
except for a lunch break.