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  • Top causes of crashing at trackdays...

    -Cold tyres. Tricky one this as dawdling round for a couple of laps doesn't put a lot of heat in them either. Hard accelerating and braking does but keep it in a straight line
    -Running off the track. Getting distracted, panicking and standing the bike up....concentrate on where you want to go and not the track in front of you. If in doubt, lean over more....
    -Running out of tyres. Really easy for enthusiastic participants to roll off the edge of the tyres, particularly on newer sportsbikes without ground clearance issues. In ye olde days something hard and metallic used to hit the ground with a clang before this happened (often leading to more spectacular offs.) You'll go quicker and with a much greater margin for error if you hang off. That's a full cheek and a bit, too....

    Offs are inevitable if you're trying to pick up speed. Should be almost entirely avoidable however if you're happy to stick within your comfort zone. Depends entirely what you want from a trackday!

    (speaking as one that has lobbed it on multiple occasions at most racetracks in the UK...)

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