Bikers who buys a superbike or a naked bike are the bikers who have a tendency to love the thrill of speed and corners and the adrenaline rush that goes with the speed, but sometimes, one should experience this at the track as you won’t get that kind of thrills on public or open roads. You need to be in a racetrack, and Sepang International Circuit (SiC) offer this. SBR Trackdays is a professional track day operator, run by SBR Motors Pte Ltd and you can most certainly take your naked or superbike to the Sepang Circuit for a nice, spirited and safe track day riding experience.
A track day is simply a day at the circuit for anyone to register with a suitable bike and gears to turn up to a ride around as fast as you like but there are no timing, no race, no “first”, so it is NOT a race.
On 10th of September 2016, we had the opportunity to coach and guide Yulina, the biker chic on Sepang Circuit tarmac for the first time. Yulina whom had already attended 5 i-RideClinic, at Sepang International Circuit, Elite Plus Speedway Circuit, Melaka International Motorsports Circuit and now she is well prepared to burn some rubber on the Sepang Circuit. Unfortunately few days prior to the SBR trackday, a car sideswiped her while she was riding. With 8 stiches on her right leg, couldn’t stop Yulina in getting her first experience on the Sepang Circuit.
As a first timer on the track, Yulina is place in Group C, where all the first timer and beginner starts.
On a normal SBR Trackdays, riders are separated in to 3 groups, A, B and C. Group A consist of racers who are practicing for the coming race series, these riders are very fast and also experience riders usually choose to join group A and group B consist of intermediate riders and riders whom had already been on the circuit many times.
These groupings are really important for the safety of riders.
Briefing & registration starts at 8am, each group gets 20 minutes track time with rotation for 4 hours. SBR Trackdays usually has two 4 hour sessions in a day.
For the 1st time riders and group C riders it’s very important, to attend the riding briefing conducted by SBR Trackdays before hitting the tarmac. The safety briefing and the do’s and don’ts is conducted by Chris Chumley and Joseph Lee, the CEO of SBR Motors.
Group C riders have the opportunity to follow SBR riding coaches to learn the track lines and braking points. Racing lines and braking point may vary, with speed. Warming up the tyres and tyre pressure are important factor, for a safe and enjoyable trackday. Always remember that a trackday there are no trophy to be won.
We have attended various trackday organised by other operator, but we found that SBR Trackdays are by far the most professionally run trackday operator.
Next SBR Trackdays will be 25th and 26th November 2016, for more information please visit www.sbrtrackdays.com