The SA Minimoto Championship 2016 was run and won on 12th November 2016 at Robinson Park.
A blustery day with sporadic showers made the day challenging but the track remained mostly dry except for the morning which delayed 1st practice.
A small field was present with only senior GP50 represented as a class. This result was not so unexpected due to the change in date and remoteness of the facility to the eastern states where currently the majority of riders are based.
Practice and qualifying were dry events and Mark Hicks laid down the first minimoto lap record of 32:133 in Q1 around the challenging 502m bitumen circuit. This was not bettered in Q2.
Races 1 - 4 followed with Mark Hicks taking out all the race wins. Congratulations to Mark Hicks as SA Mini Moto Champion 2016 and new lap record holder with a 32.107 in R4. Runner up was John Monty and 3rd place went to Jason Charlton.
The 2017 calendar is being analyzed with ongoing promising discussions underway with some more kart tracks and a sponsor. Stay tuned.
About Mini Moto
Mini moto is about junior and senior enthusiasts having fun. It has a few distinct advantages over any other machine for your young riders and in particular novice riders.
Machine weight - < 20kg
Junior Power plant – 2-stroke air-cooled governed engine which can be de-restricted and easily upgraded as skill and confidence grows (4.2hp to 10hp). Pro-level machines are around 16hp suitable for expert level riders.
Simplicity – centrifugal clutch, front and rear brakes are operated on the handlebars.
Price & quality – new European made machines are available ready to ride or race from $2399 from our sponsors.
A 12 month license is $165. 6 month and 3 month are also available here.
Spare parts and maintenance – our sponsors fully support all makes and models which they supply.
Fun – Watch the complete novice start from a wobbly first lap and increasingly grow their confidence lap by lap.
Safety – Being very low to the ground reduces the impact of the unavoidable ‘get-off’
Controlled environment – Go kart circuits are ideal tracks for the scale and power of mini-moto
Skills development – the basic skills of riding a motorcycle are easily learnt and mastered without the complications of foot operated brakes, gears and clutches. These higher level skills are built upon the foundations learnt from mini moto. A proven philosophy as most current MotoGP racers had their start with a mini-moto.
Storage & Transportation – No large garage or trailer is necessary. A mini-moto and all tools can simply fit into the boot of even a small-medium sized SUV/hatchback or wagon greatly reducing the need for peripheral equipment. Live in a flat? Well your mini-moto wont take up much space and can also be a great talking point!
Where to ride & race – Mini Moto racing is expanding its list of mini moto friendly go-kart circuits Australia wide. Some are even book and ride. See the calendar for events in your area or interstate. One license for everyone everywhere.
Administration – all administration tasks are handled online from one website. All license holders can access their accounts at any time, book for any event and be kept up to date with a regular newsletter and also with a Facebook page.
Mini Moto Racing is committed to the development of junior racers. Juniors can ride any Mini Moto Racing event.
Mini moto offers a particularly ideal start to motorcycle road racing fun for juniors. The bikes are made with juniors in mind and offer easy to operate controls. If your junior is able to ride a bicycle, then they are ready to ride mini moto.
Junior specification engines are recommended for all juniors and with 20 years experience Mini Moto Racing endeavours to support all juniors from their very first ride up until they are able to transition to bigger and faster machines.
For a safe and easy introduction to the world of mini moto please call 0419265946 or email email@example.com
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