More information can be found in MA’s http://www.ma.org.au/fileadmin/user_upload/Documents/Coaching___High_Performance/Getting_Started_-_final_for_website.pdf booklet, which provides a guide for obtaining your first senior competition licence.
Here’s a bit of advice from MA.
“It is a very good idea to check if your medical insurance covers you for the cost of ambulance transport. If not, join an ambulance scheme as the cost of ambulance transportation is very expensive. Remember motorcycle sport can be dangerous and although we stress safety you may one day need the services of an ambulance.
It also is recommended that you check all your insurance policies to ensure that you are covered for racing your motorcycle rather than just riding it in a paddock or on the road.
MA has a policy which covers licence holders for death and permanent disability. It does not cover weekly benefits for sickness or accidents. Juniors are eligible to have their student tutorial costs paid to a maximum of $250/week in the event they are injured and cannot attend school. Parents may also be eligible be for an inconvenience allowance of $15/day.
There are a number of accident policies available to cover racing situations. It is recommended that you investigate insurance cover which will protect you from the loss of your earnings if you are injured.”
Once you decide to race there are a few more mods that will need to be made to your bike, like lock wiring, catch pans etc. All the info is in the MA rule book that can be downloaded from their site.
Now comes the easy part, get on the start line, pass all the other bikes in the field, collect your rewards and bathe in the accolades…Couple of rules to live by..
Start slowly and work up to speed (inexperienced or experienced)
Don’t crash, it usually hurts and costs money!
Don’t take yourself too seriously, there will always be someone faster than you, it’s all about the fun! Don’t forget that’s why you’re here
Now rip into it.