Mallala Motorsport Park. Ride Day Calendar
Riders will be a lining up to fill in this RIDE DAY FORM and Mallala Indemnity Form at the track. To skip the queue, please print and complete them before you get there.
ALL payments must be in CASH, there is no ATM or EFTPOS available.
Please feel free to invite your friends and family to come and watch your experience, there is no admission charge. Snacks and drinks can be purchased at the canteen.
You must have a Motorcycling Australia Licence. If you don’t have one, a One Day Recreational Licence can be purchased at the track.
8:00am Gates Open
8:15 am Sign-in and inspection starts
9:00 am Compulsory Riders Briefing
9:30 am First bikes on track
4:00 pm track closes
Your MA Licence provides cover under Motorcycling Australia’s injury insurance policy but benefits are limited. We recommend all riders have St John Ambulance cover and Income Protection insurance.
Groups based on speed and experience are run in rotating 15 minute sessions. The groups are flexible, so if you get quicker through the day, or if you get tired and slow down, you can move up or down a group. See an official in the Scrutineer Bay if you want to change.
It is very important that you are in the correct group for your own safety and those around you. If you are found to be in the wrong group or riding in a dangerous manner, we will take appropriate action.
||BEGINNER||over 1.35||OUTSIDE ONLY|
|GREEN:||INTERMEDIATE||1.24 – 1.34||OUTSIDE ONLY|
|BLUE:||ADVANCED||1.16 – 1.23||ANYWHERE|
Sign In Procedure:
- Go to the Cashier, hand over your RIDE DAY FORM and pay the fees.
- At the ‘Licence’ table, show your MA Licence. If required, complete the details for a One Day Licence.
- Go to the ‘sign on’ table where you must decide what group you will ride in. If it’s your first time at the track, start in the yellow group, you can always move up if need be. Otherwise if you know what times you do then sign into the appropriate group. (Note: When signing into a group you are required to put in your MA license number. This is NOT your driver’s license number.)
- When you have signed into a group you will then receive a coloured wrist band, this wrist band must be shown to the pit gate person before you enter the track.
- Take your Bike and Equipment to the Scrutineer Bay for your safety check. We will put a sticker on your bike to confirm.
- Take your bike back to the pits and do some final checks. Just basics like fuel, tyre pressures, go over your riding gear …and don’t forget to clean your visor.
- Go to the Rider Briefing …and listen! Ask questions if you’re not sure.
- Listen for the Pit Announcer to call up your group.
The Flags Signals:
|RED:||Danger – track closed – slow down and return to the Pits|
|YELLOW:||Proceed with Caution – do not pass|
|CHEQUERED:||End of Session|
|BLACK:||You have a problem – go to the Official at the Pit Gate|
THIS IS NOT A RACE DAY – respect those around you, ride safe and have fun!
Preparing Your Bike And Gear
Before you get out on the track it is important to have your bike and gear ready to go, otherwise it can ruin your day before it even begins. A few simple tools and checks can not only make your day safer but much more enjoyable. Of course your bike will be checked by a machine examiner at the start of the day but its no good getting there and then being sent back to the pits to fix something.
Here are a few tips to get you ready before the day:
- Check the operation of your brakes, suspension and levers.
- Bikes can have road tyres with legal tread or slicks
- Tape up all glass (e.g. lights and mirrors) or remove
- Check there are no obvious fluid leaks.
- Check there are no loose panels, bolts or clips.
- Check the chain for correct tension.
- Fuel is not be available at the track so bring your own.
- You must have a good ADR approved full face helmet
- You will need to have full leathers. If two piece, they must zip together
- Gloves that cover all skin
- Leather boots that cover all skin
- Long hair must be secured. Use a Hair Net, Balaclava or Beanie to keep it tucked in.
- A back protector is recommended to prevent spinal injury.
Track Tyre Pressures:
Riding on the track puts a much bigger demand on your tyres so it is important to have good tyres and have them correctly inflated.
A good starting point is 30psi in both front and rear. You can adjust this to suit your riding as you improve
This might sound low but there are a few reasons for this.
- OEM pressure is at the upper limit to allow for things like passengers or loads.
- Lowering the pressure will get the tyres to operating temperature quicker.
- A lower pressure means more flex and a bigger footprint on the track.
- A bigger footprint means more grip.
- Remember you can always adjust this to suit your riding.
What Happens If I Fall Off?
An accident can be your fault or someone else but the result is the same… you end up lying on the track next to your damaged bike.
- You are all there at your own risk and being taken out by an inexperienced rider can happen. You are not liable for any damage or injury you cause …and they are not liable for yours.
- If you are injured, the track ambulance will take you back to the first aid centre. If required, an ambulance will be called to take you to hospital AT YOUR EXPENSE. We recommend that riders have St John Ambulance cover and personal income protection insurance.
- If your bike cannot be ridden, it will be picked up and taken back to the pits at the end of your session. Your bike and equipment must be re-examined before it can go back on the track.
- The track closes at 5pm and it is up to you to remove all your belongings. If you don’t have a friend with you who can take your car/bike/equipment home, we will ring your emergency contact and advise them of your situation.
CAFNIX Public Ride Days are conducted by the Cafe Racer and Phoenix club’s on behalf of Mallala Motorsport Park. If you have any problems, please let us know. We are always open to constructive comments.