View Poll Results: Would you ever want to go on the race track?

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  • Not On your nelly -you'd have to be nuts

    4 1.40%
  • Only on someone else's bike

    5 1.75%
  • Maybe one day

    35 12.28%
  • I want to but havent yet

    169 59.30%
  • Already doing it

    72 25.26%
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  1. #31
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    Although the speed differential in clubmans can be quite high, a lot of the passing is a bit more polite than the F* classes. Clubmans you're less likely to be barged out the way. I wouldn't worry about going slow - getting out there is what counts.

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    I totally agree. --Everybody is in the same boat --otherwisew they wouldn't be in clubmans.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xjxjxj
    I totally agree. --Everybody is in the same boat --otherwisew they wouldn't be in clubmans.
    I dont. you have these 40 year old "i havnt raced in 20 years" Demons on GSXR1000's just out there to burgle clubmans!

    I enterd 1 Clubmans event on my VFR400 and then thought sod that and went to F3. Spose clubmans is alright often and it is there for the very reason of getting newbies on the track safe(r) etc but man its questionable as to why half the field are in there!

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    I thought theyd sorted that out--Like if they post times within coowee of an apropriate class speed they would get politely asked to move up.
    Ohh and OYY you --enuff of the 40 year olds bit. I was gonna go out clubmans at taupo.
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    Need few more options in this poll. I have been on the track (Puke & Mansfeild), but only on Open Days (no race days). I have enjoyed these, special when I find myself pitted against a rider of simalar skill. Not sure if I'd want to be in a real race. My skills would not be up to it and I'm not bold enough in the corners (I need to develope bigger balls). If I had started Open Days a bit younger and on a smaller bike, I probably have given racing a go.

    PS: I do admire those of you that are giving racing a go, that's why I do the odd bit of Marselling
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    dude if ya wanna dip ya toe in the watrer so to speak you could try bucket racing its cheap and heaps of fun
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    I'll wait till after this weekend to answer the poll so I can pick the last one.

    Question for y'all btw, Do you not need particular race numbers for clubmans? I have registered as #15 for both 600cc SP and SB but couldn't get the race numbers for clubmans.

    Is it cool for me to slap on the #15s on my bike and not worry about numbers?


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    Most of the riders don't have official numbers as far as I know. Only the really serious "National champs" types riders paid for official numbers I thought.
    For most club days, just pick a # between 11 & 99 (but not 41 ). I was told, if I doubled up # with another rider, just have some tape with which to change the # on the day.
    At Manfield with the electronic timers, it dosn't matter of bikes have the same # anyway.

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    Cheers RR!


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    after taupo I noticed that the race number thing in club racing is pretty casual. The color of background etc wasnt really policed As long as the numbers are readable it seems to be fine
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    So can I change my vote from I want to but havent yet to already doing it now?
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    I;m sure all the race guys know about it but there may be changes to class elegability in the F classes
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    Arrow Would be nice

    but as I cannot follow the required rules, not much point at it
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    Quote Originally Posted by XJ/FROSTY
    I;m sure all the race guys know about it but there may be changes to class elegability in the F classes
    ? nope.....what?

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    I'd like to see the orange bib brought back in for new riders, until they have passed some kind of club training thing or something.

    The number of times i've seen a rider taking totally bizare lines in a race because they havnt been shown how to corner, and watching slightly more experienced novices trying to take the suicide line round them because they dont know passing technique. I'm surprised there aint more collisions than their already are.

    Also, teachning new riders about flags at some tracks is poor. Waving your hand and saying you need to stop when someone waves a flag at you is not good. I've seen this happen at a couple of events so far. I would expect the flag routine should be gone thru at the rider briefing - even for the experienced riders no matter what.

    Brushing up the concrete dust after its been applied to an oil spill is a really really good idea. I've never figured out the logic of replacing one slippery substance with another. Perhaps some education needs to be given to the dust marshals on the correct method for cleaning the tracks. Note: There is a reason in SS, SBk, MotoGP, other race classes on tv, you see the marshalls with brushes sweeping up the dust. - this ones my pet hate - so i'm just bitchin here
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