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    Hay gang, thinking of entering a new race team for 2014, can anyone help with info about the cost associated with entering a rider? Overall Average cost per year?.....cheers.

  • #2
    What class?

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    • #3
      At a guess $10,000 plus bike as a starting point

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      • #4
        Where do you want be running. Up front will cost more than playing near the back of the field.
        There is a thread somewhere for 2nd hand tyres, which can help keep costs down too.

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        • #5
          I'm looking at entering 2 superbikes, and hoping to find riders with the passion to stay up front.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by KRAMIT View Post
            I'm looking at entering 2 superbikes, and hoping to find riders with the passion to stay up front.
            Funny that...I know a couple of brothers who would do just nicely

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            • #7
              I know of two guys running 2011 ZX-10's wanting some more support to ride! (Superbikes - one of them is top ten in the state, looks identical to the guy in my avatar!)

              As for costs I just hit 10k for this season thanks to a gearbox rebuild. Still have one race to go.

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              • #8
                [MENTION=14762]96[/MENTION] and [MENTION=39139]Taz33[/MENTION]

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                • #9
                  Thanks guys, $10000 seems like a nice round number. see ya`s at the track

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                  • #10
                    What's that smell ?

                    Smell's kinda like....


                    Troll troll trolololol
                    2013 Ducati 1199 Panigale
                    2014 KTM 1290 Super Duke R x2
                    2012 KAWASAKI ZX6R SUPERSTOCK RACE BIKE (Alive Again!)
                    2009 YAMAHA R6 SUPERSPORT TRACK/RACE BIKE
                    2008 HONDA CBR1000RR SUPERBIKE TRACK/RACE BIKE
                    2012 KAWASAKI NINJA 250 PRODUCTION RACE BIKE

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by GIXXEN View Post
                      What's that smell ?

                      Smell's kinda like....


                      Troll troll trolololol
                      Lol.. I was thinking the same thing.

                      But just incase it's not a troll. This is something that basically any racer would kill for and as such shouldn't just be handed to whoever can kiss the most ass on PSB. This calls for a 100 lap, 2 person endurance race - with the winners gaining season sponsorship! Now that I'd pay to see!

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                      • #12
                        interesting....

                        but putting my own self vested interests aside.

                        each round NEEDS at a mimimum:
                        $500 for 1 set of tires
                        $200 for entry
                        $80 for oil and filter
                        $40 for fuel

                        now, you'll want one practice day per round.
                        $100.
                        could probably do with a rear tyre for that too.
                        $300
                        oops, forgot the fuel again.
                        $40

                        so, that's already $1260 each round.
                        x5 is $6300
                        forgot about the club day
                        $7560
                        oh yeah, kings next year.
                        $8820


                        we haven't even touched on bike paint, brake pads, chain and sprockets, repairs.
                        duct tape, rags, cleaners, lubes, tools, tyre warmers, the list of things that get used in the background is huge.
                        if you're running a team, you'll probably have some kind of shirts or hats or similar?
                        each person is up for $10 per meeting to walk in the gate.
                        awards dinner can cost around $110 per person.
                        you'll likely get some thankyou pics made up for your sponsors.
                        we have had a photo shoot done each year.

                        the list gets as long as you want it to.

                        but that's a rough break down anyway.

                        you can do it better, you can do it cheaper. perhaps you don't use new tyres on practice days. perhaps you bin a set of fairings. maybe you need a set of wets... it really uis hard to predict accurately up front.
                        I had one crash set me back approximately $5k, $3k of which I had priced, ordered, delivered, and fitted in 3 weeks. so you need to be on the ball.

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                        Originally posted by Manyak View Post
                        This calls for a 100 lap, 2 person endurance race - with the winners gaining season sponsorship! Now that I'd pay to see!
                        i'll check with taz, but I reckon he'd be keen
                        The greatest excitement comes from besting who you were yesterday.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Manyak View Post
                          Lol.. I was thinking the same thing.

                          But just incase it's not a troll. This is something that basically any racer would kill for and as such shouldn't just be handed to whoever can kiss the most ass on PSB. This calls for a 100 lap, 2 person endurance race - with the winners gaining season sponsorship! Now that I'd pay to see!
                          I would probably pay just to be in the race... can always do with more track time!

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                          • #14
                            Thanks "96"...that's just what i was looking for.

                            What the hell is a troll anyway?

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                            • #15
                              It's a Hawaiian guy that is cool and has a Harley......
                              2013 Ducati 1199 Panigale
                              2014 KTM 1290 Super Duke R x2
                              2012 KAWASAKI ZX6R SUPERSTOCK RACE BIKE (Alive Again!)
                              2009 YAMAHA R6 SUPERSPORT TRACK/RACE BIKE
                              2008 HONDA CBR1000RR SUPERBIKE TRACK/RACE BIKE
                              2012 KAWASAKI NINJA 250 PRODUCTION RACE BIKE

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