Published by IR
Date posted on April 27, 2012
Shell Advance Motorcycle Oils will present the 2012 InsideRACING Track Day at the historic Carmona Race Track on May 13, an event created to give the ordinary riders a chance to ride on a race track.
During IR Track Day, riders can lap a permanent track with complete safety support. Designed to discourage racing on the streets, the InsideRACING Track Day Presented by Shell Advance Motorcycle Oils will have trained track marshals, an ambulance, and a certified medical doctor on site, as well as an inspection of the motorcycle and safety gears.
It is definitely much safer than racing on the streets. The riders will also be grouped according to riding skills and will have equal multiple sessions during the day with enough rest periods between sessions.
Rider Groups include Hobby, Beginner, Experienced and Advance. Rider Fee is only P100 for three (3) 15-min sessions and a limit of 25 riders per session will be implemented for safety. There will be Minimum Safety requirements for both rider gear and machine
At the end of the day, for those who would like to take on the challenge of an actual race, there will be a fun race for both scooters and underbones open only to Hobby and Beginner riders.
Other attractions include the Shell Advance Best Dressed Bike Competition and the Biggest Club Participation Award as well as a chance to see exciting MotoIR bikes and riders in action for the first time in Carmona.
The Shell Advance IR Track Day are also supported by Motorcycle Philippines.com, MotorsikloXklusibo Radio and Stoplight TV.
For more information and details regarding the minimum safety gear and machine requirements, please got to www.insideracing.com.ph or visit our facebook page at InsideRACINGMagazineOfficialPage or you can contact 6553212.
This event is designed to promote safety among the speed-inclined riders.
Race on the Track and Not on the Streets!
It has always been InsideRACING’s mission to discourage aggressive riding on public roads and illegal racing. For almost eight years now, IR has helped open the eyes of many riders to the wonderful and exciting world of organized racing and track activities within the safety of a permanent race track. Many of them have actually joined these events to satisfy their need for speed.
InsideRACING strongly believe that speed belongs inside a racetrack.
However, not all want to participate in an actual race because of fear of competition, peer pressure or simply due to the relatively high cost of participation. Many of them still choose to test their skills and machines’ abilities on public roads and exposing themselves to unnecessary risks and dangers.
This is NOT a Race
An IR Track day is an organized event where people can ride their motorcycles and scooters on a racetrack. It is open to all riders of all bikes and sizes. A rider arrives, registers, pay a minimal fee, pass a motorcycle and safety gears inspection, attend a Safety Briefing and then given lapping sessions on the racetrack.
They can ride around as fast as their skill and bike can take them without worrying that an errand jeepney or truck will be going the other way. There are no traffic enforcers, no pedestrians, no animals or unexpected potholes to endanger the riders. There are no winners, no trophies and no pressures as well.
Riders can just go fast and satisfy their need for speed, ride with friends or club mates and have fun!
IR Track Days will also give a chance for riders to lap the track with complete safety support.
The Carmona Race Track is safer than public roads with run-off areas and barriers.
Furthermore, our event will have track marshals, an ambulance, a doctor on site, timetable and an inspection of the motorcycle and safety gears. The riders will also be grouped according to riding skills and will have equal multiple sessions during the day with enough rest periods between sessions.
1. Hobby A & B – No track experienced
2. Beginner A & B – With track experience/Beginner racers
3. Experienced A & B – Novice racers
4. Advanced / MotoIR*- Intermediate and Expert Racers only
Classification will be based on 2012 USRA Unified Rider Classification List
Affordable, Fun and Educational
IR Track Days will enable more riders to ride on a track with minimal expense. They will be able to ride to their abilities further than they can dare do on the streets. By riding at their limit in a safe environment, they will learn more about their skills and bike’s limitations. They will also be able to exchange information and learn from other riders. Hopefully, after experiencing a track day, many will eventually realize that aggressive riding on the streets is dangerous and makes no sense at all.
Rider Fee: P100* for three (3) 15-mins sessions.
(*The normal Track Fee is p1,200/day without medical and marshal support)
A limit of 25 riders per session will be sent out on the track
Registration starts at 7:A.M. and slots will be available on a ”first come, first served” basis
MINIMUM SAFETY REQUIREMENTS
Minimum Rider Safety Requirements:*
1. All Groups: Minimum DOT/ECE Certified Full-Face Helmet with shield
(Half face, modular or “flip-up” types are NOT ALLOWED)
2. All Groups: Heavy Riding Gloves (Leather preferred)
3. Hobby/Beginner: Heavy riding pants with complete armor padding (shin/knee/hips),
heavy long-sleeved riding jacket with padding and at least ankle-high riding boots.
4. Experienced/PRO: Full Leather Suits with Back Protector, Racing Boots and
Minimum Machine Safety Requirements:* (All groups)
1. Only motorcycles, underbones, and scooters up to 250cc (4-stroke) are allowed.
2. In general, all bikes must be well-maintained, fully functional and CLEAN.
3. Throttle return operation must be fully functional.
4. ALL fasteners must be TIGHTENED.
5. Absolutely NO fluid leaks.
6. Tires must be safe and with useable tread.
7. Brakes must be functional with enough pad material and no cable slack or hydraulic leaks.
8. Side mirrors and center stand must be removed.
9. Headlights, turn signals, and tail lamps must be taped or removed.
10. Levers must have ball-ends.
* Marshals will inspect and DENY ENTRY to the track if these requirements are not met.
SPECIAL FUN RACES
For those ready to take on the challenge of an actual race, there will be two fun “races” that will be conducted at the end of the day open for Hobby and Beginner group riders who are already entered in the Track Day.
There will be a race for scooters and another for underbones. These will be a short 5 lap races and will not feature any prizes or trophies. It will be purely for FUN.
For safety only a maximum of fifteen (15) riders for each fun races will be accepted. It will be on a “First come, first served” basis. Registration will open at 1PM in the afternoon after all the groups have gone out at least 1 session on the track. This is to help riders decide if they would like to enter the fun race later in the day.
A rider can only enter one fun race.
Additional Fee: Buy one Liter of Shell Advance Oil at the event
Minimum Rider Safety Requirements (NO EXCEPTIONS)
*****Shell Advance may provide free jerseys that riders MUST wear during the fun races
SHELL ADVANCE BIKE SHOW COMPETITION
A bike show competition will be held open to any motorcycle or scooter. The winner will be judged based on the theme “Shell Advance”.
Entries will be accepted until 1:30PM
Entry Fee: FREE
Judging will start at 2 PM :
Prizes: Champion: P3,000 GC plus Shell Advance Jacket
1st Runner Up ; P2,000 GC plus Shell Advance Jacket
2nd Runnner Up : P1,000 GC plus Shell Advance Jacket
BIGGEST CLUB PARTICIPATION AWARD
The club with the biggest number of participants will win a special prize form Shell Advance
Cut-off time for registration is 1:30PM. Riders must declare their clubs at the registration area and must be verified by a club member.
Prizes: Two boxes of Shell Advance Oil
Picture taking to be featured in InsideRACING magazine
MOTO IR SESSIONS
Practice sessions for the Philippines’ first spec level race class. While waiting for their turn on the track, trackday participants can witness the awesome MotoIR bikes take to the track for the very first time at Carmona ridden by the best local racers.
The 2012 MotoIR Championship is an exciting new one-make sports bike series that guarantees close racing while allowing riders to compete on the Philippines’ best circuits alongside the National Underbone and Scooter Championship Series and the prestigious IR Cup Series sanctioned by USRA.
The 7-round MotoIR Championship will provide top level yet affordable sport bike racing where participants can compete on level terms equipment-wise using highly desirable MotoIR Spec 150cc EFI sports bikes. Since machine rules require almost completely stock specification, race winners and the eventual champion will have to rely only on their riding talents instead of horsepower.
The MotoIR Championship is designed to provide an affordable step-up from open underbone and scooter racing into the world of sport bikes. This will also prepare the local riders to acquire the necessary skills before moving up to 400cc or to Superbikes at a fraction of the cost.