BRACKET RACING IS A FORM OF RACING WHERE COMPETITORS ARE GROUPED INTO BRACKETS ACCORDING TO THEIR LAP TIMES AND NOT BY THE CLASS OF BIKE THEY ARE RIDING, THIS PROVIDES THE FOLLOWING ADVANTAGES.
EXCITING AND ENJOYABLE RACING AS YOU WILL BE RACING WITH OTHER COMPETITORS WHO HAVE VERY SIMILAR LAP TIMES.
LOW COST, AS YOU CAN USE WHATEVER BIKE YOU HAVE AVAILABLE, BE IT CLASSIC. MODERN OR ANYWHERE INBETWEEN.
THERE IS NO NEED TO SPEND EXTRA MONEY TO MAKE IT COMPETITIVE IN A CLASS.
THE FORMAT IS IDEAL FOR BOTH NEW AND CURRENT RACERS ALIKE, WITH ITS FRIENDLY AND LOW STRESS ATMOSPHERE ALLOWING COMPETITORS TO DEVELOP THEIR CONFIDENCE AND SKILLS WITHOUT FEELING LIKE THEY HAVE BEEN THROWN INTO THE DEEP END.
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2018 Bracket Racing Dates:
Sunday 18 February
Sunday 25 March
Sunday 3 June
Sunday 21 October
All race dates will be held at Broadford State Motorcycle Complex.
9am to 5pm with an 8:30 Riders breifing
Who can participate?
Preston Motorcycle Club Members Only (2018 yearly membership are only $40! Want to become a member? CLICK HERE). Sorry, no juniors or sidecars.
Riders must hold a MA Competition licence, or can purchase a 1 day Competition licence on the day for $75.
How much will it cost?
$180 for the day. This will include; transponder hire, rider levies and 1 garage space.
How will the day work?
Qualifying is divided into 4 groups:
- Intermediate A
- Intermediate B
Riders get 3 x 10 minute qualifying sessions and 4 x 6 lap races, as well as the Supermoto race at the end of the day for those with suitable machinery.
Presentation of trophies and a FREE BBQ will be at the end of the day!
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is Bracket Racing?
Bracket racing is a form of racing where competitors are grouped into brackets according to their lap times, and not by the class of bike they are riding.
Why have this type of racing?
Because this form of racing provides a very enjoyable and low cost form of racing. Riders can be assured that they will have the fun of dicing with other competitors and not circulating around by themselves. It is low cost because you can race whatever bike you have available and it does not need to be a competitive model or have the latest hot up components to be competitive in your bracket.
What do I need to do to prepare my bike?
Your bike will need to conform to the requirements of road racing as per the GCR’s, such as lock wiring, removal of stands and glass etc. Preston members will be able to help you with your bike preparation if you are unsure how to do it.
What do I need for protective clothing?
You will need full leathers 1 or 2 piece that zips together as well as the usual requirements of back protector, gloves, boots and helmet that comply with the GCR’s.
What sort of licence do I need?
You will need to be a member of the Preston MCC and hold an MA race licence or purchase a 1day competition licence.
I am nervous of being in a race start what can I do?
If you wish, you can start from the back of the grid until you are confident enough to start from your qualifying position.
If you have any questions or need more information please contact Bruce Hill on 0404 158 168 or email him at email@example.com