THE Preston Motorcycle Club ran another successful round of the PMCC Bracket Racing Series at the State Motorcycle Sports Complex last weekend.
On bracket racing; riders are put into groups (timed brackets) of approximately 3-4 seconds and cannot lap one second quicker than the bracket pole sitter’s qualifying time.
Preston Motorcycle Club President, Bruce Hill, enjoys being able to bring this style of race meeting to the public: “One of the great features of this format is that it is low cost; riders can use whatever bike they have in the garage, be it a classic period bike, a postie bike through to the latest Superbike,” Bruce said.
The meeting was attended by 52 senior riders with a good number of female riders also in attendance. There were also a number of riders who were experiencing racing for the first time.
“We run the open track day on the Saturday with five groups: Advanced, Intermediate A, Intermediate B, Novice/Slow and Supermoto,” Bruce said.
“The Sunday is the Bracket Race Day to allow for riders who are only able to attend on one day. Unfortunately we are not able to cater for junior riders or sidecars at this event, in order to provide maximum track time for our entrants.”
Each class/bracket manages to get out on the track for five races throughout the day, with the exception of the Supermoto class.
“The stand out feature to me is the buzz of all the riders at the trophy presentations. Everyone was thrilled with the day’s racing regardless of their results and the numerous Personal Bests resulting in a time break out were considered a reward in itself,” Bruce said.
“I’d like to thank our key Officials for the day: John Painter, Brendan Ferrari, Gavin Cosway, Chris Cameron, Eric Saunders and other invaluable helpers included Lauren Weaver, Phil & Lisa Russell and Ron Matthews.
“They made sure there were no issues at all and the event went like clockwork. The facilities were also provided at what has become their normal high standard of preparation at the Broadford complex,” Bruce added.
The next round of this meeting, including the Practice Day, is taking place on October 7-8.
Results for the weekend of racing just gone can be found here: http://www.computime.com.au/meetings/index.aspx?MeetID=2017/PMCC_BRACKET2/