Getting into scooter racing...

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Wed Apr 10, 2013 6:05 pm

most tracks do let you into the paddock area
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Tue Sep 24, 2013 2:34 pm

Theres only been two meetings in the last 5 years where spectators didn't have open access to the paddock and riders areas..... spectators are always welcome and you will find the majority of riders more than happy to talk about stuff with spectators .... but just be aware that if an engine is apart ... or its 5 minutes to the race this may not be the best time to ask about tyre pressures ( someone did actually ask me that once as I was starting the bike and heading for the grid! )

A tip if you want to make a weekend of it is to get there Friday night and camp and then socialise around the paddock after racing has ended and the pressure is off.... theres a great paddock atmosphere in the main and it makes for a great weekend.
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Mon Jan 06, 2014 12:35 am

tonydevon wrote:no way I could ever afford or be good enough to race,
I'd agree on the fact that it's an expensive hobby but if you can ride a scooter around a roundabout without falling off then you're good enough to race, maybe not good enough to win races but it's fantastic fun just getting round the track racing against yourself and any other back markers. I had a go for a season and a half but never managed to have a reliable engine so found it very frustrating [and expensive] to not finish 4 out of every 5 races but when I did get around the buzz was unbelievable and the front ending lifting going down the Craner Curves at Donington is something that will stay in my memory banks for a long time, even though I finished last in both races. :cry:

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