FAQ for RACR Sportbike School

• How do I Join the RACR Sporstbiking school ?
Please go to http://www.racr.in/index.html#events . Fill form . Make payment with the bank details provided. Send us the payment details to Roshan@racr.in
• Is it sufficient to do only a one day or a two day program, to become a good rider ?
After you do the training with RACR, you need to practise on a track after that. You could do track days at a race track close to your residence. All race tracks offer track days to the public, normally on weekends.
You could also practise at a Go-Kart track .
You could come for more training with RACR after that to improve your skills further .
• Why are your training fees so expensive?
We try to keep the rates as nominal as possible. The rates are high because, we need to cover the costs of the race track rental for the days of training, shipping costs for trainer and trainee bikes, Instructor charges, Team travel and lodging etc. Also Motorsport is an expensive sport!
• What discounts can you offer?
We offer discounts only for BULK booking from riding groups.
• Is this training only suitable for racers?
RACR conducts rider's school for all categories of riders; commuters, touring, riders who do track days or racers. The skills you learn at R.A.C.R translate across the board to all types of riding. It's all about teaching you how to ride better so you can get the most out of every ride.
We can help you get a racing license if you want to race or you can continue commuting to work with a big smile on your face.
• What bikes can I bring for training?
During training you can even come even with your 100cc street bikes and there is no limit on engine size of bike (unless specified otherwise ) .
• Why should I do Track school?
The majority of our students just want to be better riders not racers. What you learn in class, will make you a better, safer rider on the street. Street riders find that they are smoother and more confident after attending a class with RACR. As always, we do not recommend high speed riding on the street. Save that for the track. Remember, a track day costs far less than breaking the law.
Our emphasis is on technique, smoothness and rhythm which is what every rider wishes to accomplish. We define and discuss types of turns, road and elevation changes, and parts of the turn: entrance, mid-corner and exit, setting up for the turns and how to put it all together. Anyone can go fast in a straight line, it's how your corner that sets you apart from the average rider. Being relaxed and smooth on the bike is every rider's ultimate goal. After that, it's easy to go fast.
• How do I get a racing license?
Join The RACR training sessions. Get a certificate from us and be eligible to race with this. Apply to FMSCI (http://www.fmsci.co.in ) for racing license (above age: 13 ) .
• Where is racing conducted in India ?
a) Two wheeler races are conducted in India at the race tracks in Chennai , Kovai and Delhi . It is normally organised by MMSC (http://www.madrasmotorsports.in) .Call MMSC to get details (Phone no:044 28520023) to sign up for racing in One make championship series or the National championship series
b) RACR will be conducting a racing series called the India Cub Prix Championship for small capacity bikes and scooters. The races will conducted across multiple cities in India.
• Do you provide accommodation for outstation students?
Sorry, No.
But will we inform you of Hotels to stay in the neighbourhood. Mostly, we ourselves will be staying in the same hotels.
• I am not in a position to bring my own bike and safety gear. How can you help me?
The kind people at TVS Motor Company have offered us their race bikes - TVS RTR 180 for training along with riding gear.
We offer the same to students for a fee **.
** Damages are payable extra!
An additional fixed deposit will be charged on a returnable basis after deductions for any damages to bike or safety gear. Bike repair charges if it exceeds the fixed deposit charges, will be charged extra.
We can rent you safety gear alone, If required.
• How are your training levels classified?
The levels are 1) Novice 2) Intermediate 3) Expert 4) Professional
• I am a novice, and don't have any track experience. How will I be trained?
We divide the class based on experience. We have multiple on-track instructors who are allotted students based on their experience .So that similarly experienced riders train together under one trainer i.e Novices ride together, intermediate riders rider together with another instructor, Expert riders, ride together etc.
The class room sessions are common for all categories of riders.
• What type of bike can I bring to the training session?
You can bring any make or type of motobike to the training session unless specified otherwise.
• What is taught in the classroom sessions?
Some of the topics for the classroom sessions will be

Body position
Steering technique,
Cornering lines
Using reference points,
Gear selection and shifting technique
Braking techniques
Staying smooth and controlled.
Visual awareness etc
• How is the training structured?
We have about 5-6 main technical sessions during the day. Each technical point will be discussed in class and the students will follow each session with a 18 -20 min controlled stint on track. The points discussed will be practiced on track. Initially the designated instructors will lead the groups and as more sessions are covered during the day they will choose to monitor each rider by leading or following as required. After each session the riders can get feedback about their performance from their instructor or ask him any queries.
So for a one day session, we will have 6 classroom sessions and each classroom session is followed by a 18-20 min track practice session. Also at the end of the day, if time permits, we will have a 20 min open track session.
For a 2 days sessions we will cover about 10 -12 technical topics with track practise.
• Why don't you have the training schedule planned a few months earlier?
The instructors at our academy are active racers who take part in the National and International Championships. So most of the time they are busy with their racing engagements. So we can plan on a training session only based on their availability and schedule. We always give a 2 month notice before any training academy in any city.
• Who will train us?
All our instructors are experts with immense experience. Our on-track instructors are current riders in the National & International Championships and also National champions and One Make Championship winners.
Rajini Krishnan will mostly train the experts and Pros, but he will be available for any student to clarify their queries, if required.
• Do you conduct track days?
We hope to conduct track days soon
• Can I come and see your facilities?
All academy sessions, both theory and practice are done on the race tracks. You can visit us, the next time we have a training session at a city near you.
• Do I have to wear a leather riding suit?
The race tracks management are particular that all riders wear full leather riding suit with gloves, Boots and full face (at least ISI certified Helmets). No Touring jacket and pants or knee and elbow p ads are allowed .