How to get into professional motorcycle racing in India


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Have you ever felt like you were born to ride ever since you got your first motorcycle? Have you ever watched MotoGP in awe and always wanted to race competitively on a track? Becoming a professional Motorcycle racer in India is not easy. It is a very expensive sport and getting sponsors can be quite difficult. Learning how to race is also very demanding physically and mentally and requires a lot of necessary skills. However, if you feel that these are limitations you can easily overcome, check out our tips to become a professional motorcycle racer in India.

Tip 1: Obtain a FMSCI License

Go to the FMSCI’s (Federation of Motorsports Clubs of India) website and apply for the FMSCI two-wheeler license. You need this license to take part in race events. Attending a course developed by member companies like Honda and Yamaha will allow you to obtain a certificate which will increase your chances of acquiring a license. The course will also help you acquire riding skills and techniques needed for racing. These courses are offered in Madras Motor Racing Track in Chennai and Kari Motor Speedway in Coimbatore.

Tip 2: Participate in One Make Race

These includes races like the Gixxer Cup, Honda CBR250 cup etc. You need your license and riding gear to take part in these races. You need a Riding Jacket, boots, gloves and helmet. The company will provide you with the track specific bike on the race day.

Tip 3: Review your experience

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After the One Make race, review your overall experience. If you are hooked you need to step up your game. If you feel underwhelmed or you feel you have seen it all, then you can call it quits with your head held high.

Tip 4: On to the next level

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So, you crave for more race action? It’s time to start searching for a new bike and a Mechanic or two. You need these two things to take part in national-level events. Check out the FMSCI website for national listings and start applying for the same. Also it recommended that you go to professional riding schools like the California Superbike School, which will help you further develop your skills and make important contacts.