Does anyone else on here race?

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Tue, 01/02/2018 - 12:59
Steveo99's picture
Does anyone else on here race?

Was just wondering whether if anyone else on here, as well as being a motorsports fan, also races themselves, and if so what?  Interested to see what kinds of experience there is on the forum!


I'll start - currently run a CBR1000RR but am looking at an R6 for the new season

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 14:30
SmokinHaddock's picture
Ex-racer.  Variety of stuff. 

Ex-racer.  Variety of stuff.  Only pop in here occassinally now as it has become advert infested, and largely populated by armchair opinionated wannabees.  Motomatters is now better.

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 14:38
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Steveo99's picture
Thanks for the reply smokin'

Thanks for the reply smokin' - I must admit, since the update to the site the advertising is getting out of hand, and yes there are a few individuals that spoil the threads a bit... Shame, used to be great here might have to check out motomatters too

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 16:19
Yossarian's picture
Bought a little race bike

Bought a little race bike many moons ago but a few practice laps on a mates bike made me realise i was far too slow. Motomatters is a fantastic site for articles but the comments section is pretty pompous and just a little dull.

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 16:01
spaishon28's picture
I raced from 2010 to 2015 ...

I raced from 2010 to 2015 ..... Took me 5 years to realize I was too old and too slow lol. I now do the occasional club race on a light weight twin (sv650) but it's all for pure enjoyment now.

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 20:11
TheVimtoMoustache's picture
I don't know if Jed pilmore

I don't know if Jed pilmore brady is still a regular poster,but he's a passenger in British sidecars and was in the chair with Stalker when he first moved to sidecars.

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 17:30
MxRacer25's picture
Race experience

I raced amateur moto x in the 80's and still think it's the most fun you can have with your clothes on. I still race in a lower class now (I'm 57) but half the guys on the gate have grey hair and are riding cos they brought their kids to race. These days getting home without injury is more important than a result ! I also worked as a mechanic for Kurz Suzuki mx team in Germany doing the world champs in 1990, good experience but 1 year was enough.

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 21:49
TheVimtoMoustache's picture
You used to get a lot of

You used to get a lot of family members on here too-Kate Camier (Leons mum,lovely lady) Sarah Ellison,James' better half to name a couple.I once had an invite to join Leon Haslam in testing during his Stiggy Honda days.Not sure how genuine it was though!??

My own experience is a few trackdays  until i binned it resulting in a broken collarbone and 4 bust ribs resulting in 9 weeks off work and no racing career ended there but was fun while it lasted!

Maybe in the next life?...

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 21:56
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TheVimtoMoustache's picture
Liam,not Leon-sorry!

Liam,not Leon-sorry!