Road racing season gets under way

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Glen Strachan on his Yamaha FZR 1000 sets a good pace during a SMCC club meeting at Teretonga Park in March. Photo: Dave Loudon

ROAD racing revs into gear at Teretonga Raceway this Sunday.

The Southland Motorcycle Club (SMCC) kicks off its road racing season with round one of the Southland Cup.

SMCC vice-president Bill Moffatt was eager to see a solid field of entries.

“We’d love to see the pits brimming with motorbikes,” he said.

“As a sport we are aiming to deliver exciting opportunities for riders to experience the thrill of road racing. It’s not just about the elite, these events are designed to ensure there’s a class on offer for all abilities.

“This is a fantastic chance to get the motorbike out of the garage after winter hibernation and have some fun.”

Classes on offer include superbikes, supersport, superlite/pro twin, development, post classic and super motard.

Two have-a-go classes would cater for those new to the racing scene, including first-timers.

“This is Burt Munro country and there’s a real passion for motorcycles down here. Instead of just riding on the road, this is a chance to add a different experience and even open the throttle up a bit in a safe and supportive environment,” Moffatt said.

“It’s a pretty addictive sport and we’d love to see the ranks continue to grow.”

  • Entries are open online at www.southlandmotorcycleclub.org.nz and must be received prior to the event due to Covid-19 Alert Level 2 restrictions.
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