What is the MZ experience?
The MZ Experience gives riders an opportunity to try MZ motorbike Road Racing with the British MZ Racing Club (BMZRC). Generally riders looking to take part on the MZ Experience are competent riders who have been on a number of track days or who have raced motorbikes elsewhere and are now looking for a new challenge. The MZ Experience is not intended to be a one-off or a “Gift Experience” but a way for riders to test the water before they buy their own MZ race bike. To participate in the MZ experience riders must have already obtained an ACU licence (see below).
How much will it cost?
For 2017, the cost of borrowing the MZ bike is £550 for Brands Hatch GP and Silverstone and £500 for all other tracks. £50 is payable as a deposit to secure the booking and the balance for the loan of the bike must be paid no later than 8 weeks before the meeting. The fee covers
- The loan of one race prepared MZ 250cc motorbike
- All fuel and oil for three days
- The race entry fees for Saturday and Sunday
- The test day fee on Friday
- Your choice of either road or race gear shift.
- Track instruction from an experienced racer on the Friday test day.
- Dedicated paddock support from experienced racers.
- Hire of transponder to record lap times
- BMZRC membership until the end of season
- BMCRC (Bemsee) membership for the weekend
The ACU licence
If you are new to road racing or returning after a long break you need to obtain an ACU licence. This involves half a half day classroom based Competitor Training Course (CTC) and an on-track Basic Rider Assessment (BRA). This is often included as part of a track day or race school. You will also need to arrange an eye test with an optician and in some cases an appointment with your GP.
When does the MZ Experience take place?
The dates, circuits and availability for 2017 are as follows:
|Race School February||Brands Hatch|
|Date||Circuit||Bike 1 – #93||Bike 2 – #94|
|31st Mar- 2nd April||Cadwell|
|28th -30th April||Silverstone|
|14th – 16th July||Brands Hatch GP||Paul Smith (confirmed)||Julien Slade (confirmed)|
|4th – 5th Aug||Oulton Park (Friday testing and Saturday races only)|
|25th-27th August||Brands Indy||Will Brown (awaiting ACU licence)||John Ashmead (confirmed)|
|15th -17th Sept||Cadwell Park|
What else do you need to know?
- Motorsport is dangerous and can involve injury or death. Despite BMCRC (Bemsee) and BMZRC taking all reasonable precautions, accidents can happen. By participating in the MZ Experience you acknowledge this and confirm that you are aware of the nature of the activity and participate at your own risk. You will be asked to sign a waiver to this effect on your Race Entry forms and another form before you will be allowed to ride the MZ Experience bike.
- You will be allocated one race prepared MZ 250cc bike. We cannot guarantee the bike will be free of any technical issues but it will be fully supported throughout the weekend. In the vast majority of cases any issues are easily resolved resulting in any disruption being kept to a minimum.
- You will receive instruction on how to handle the bike and it is important to be aware that you may need to adjust your normal riding style in order to get the maximum benefit out of the weekend.
- The bikes are maintained and supported by experienced racers on a voluntary basis. They are not professional mechanics. Please let us know if you wish to bring your own mechanic to vet the bike beforehand.
- There is a £250 damage waiver, which you will have to pay if you damage the bike. We may also ask for payment of any small repairs necessary to keep running during the weekend.
- Should you decide not to go ahead with the booking, the deposit will be non-refundable unless a replacement is found.
We have two bikes available and we can also offer the following deals for two riders wishing to race together –
- ‘Borrow one, get second half price’ – this applies to the borrowing cost only – race fees must be paid by both riders in full
- Share one bike with each rider having half a test day each plus one race each on Saturday and one on Sunday.
Who to talk to?
To discuss a potential booking please contact Deborah “The Doctor” Park, who will provide all the information you need, answer all your questions and arrange the payments on 07773 152570 or firstname.lastname@example.org.