Moto GP Racer
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: San Diego
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$1000 for your first trackday does sound a little steep, but I guess it really depends on if you have track worthy gear already. Assuming that you don't, that may be fairly accurate as a starting point.
Every org will be different as the cost of a trackday is largely dependent upon what the rental fee for the track itself is + Operations costs / number of riders that can be safely put onto the track + % margin. Let's face it, they're not doing it just for the sake of being nice, they want to make some money too.
Things you may want for your bike if you don't have them already. The list could go on, and on, and on...but I'll keep it short.
*Sliders (Some like them, some don't, YMMV)
Assuming that you already have a 1 or 2 piece leather suit, race gauntlet gloves and racing boots, some additional gear you may want if you don't have it already.
Other than that....bring some food and lots of water for the day, an extra can of gas and camp at the track if they'll let you (vs. staying in a hotel)
"Any man who may be asked in this century, what he did to make his life worthwhile, can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction, "I served in the United States Navy." -JFK
"You live more for five minutes going fast on a bike like that than other people do in all of their life." - Marco Simoncelli
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