Race your Mates
If you are looking for a low pressure introduction into the world of motorcycle racing, or you are coming back after a long lay-off or back out of retirement, then Queensland Raceways has developed the perfect class to get you over the line!
The Race Your Mates series is open to everyone with a road registered or track based bike. For $165 you will get 1 qualifying session plus 4 race sessions, each made up of 4 laps.
Competitor numbers are limited to a maximum grid of just 24 in the "Race Your Mates" class at each event.
How does "Race Your Mates" work?
After setting a lap time in your first timed session you are allocated a row in which you race in for the remainder of the day. Next up there is a practise race start session, so riders who have never raced before know exactly what happens at a race start. Whilst you are out there sharing the track with other rows of bikes, the only riders you're actually racing against are those who qualified in your row.
The rows are double spread, meaning the grids are set on rows 1, 3, 5, 7 etc. This way its more spread out and there is not multiple rows of bikes all arriving at turn one at the same time. To recognise that each rider is only racing the other three riders in their row each row has its own winner and is awarded accordingly its own winners trophy.
Over the past 2 years, the Race Your Mates format has been a great success. Many riders have come from ride days to experience the Race Your Mates concept, then continuing into both the club level QR-FX series and the Australasian Superbike Championship.
What Race your Mates provides is a second step on the ladder for those wanting to experience something a little more challenging than the normal ride days, but at lower pressure than club racing. As long as bikes are in good mechanical order then they can compete in a Race Your Mates day whether they are purpose built track bikes or modified road bikes.
Entry costs & Licence requirements
For this event a Racers Clubman licence is required for all riders. This can be purchased online before submitting an online entry.
- Annual Clubman Licence $65
- Single Event Clubman Licence $20
Entry Fee $165
Westhold Transponder - $120 purchase, $120 up front to hire with a $100 refund on return of transponder in good condition.