MOTORCYCLING Victoria’s Operations & Events Manager Mark Vallance is revving with excitement at the chance of teaching Victoria’s next generation of riders the right techniques and attitudes when riding a motorcycle at the upcoming 2015 Minikhana Series.
“The 2015 Minikhana Series is a great opportunity for all our aspiring motorcycle stars to start-off on the right note and to appropriately hone their skills in a safe, competitive and fun environment,” Mark said.
Minikhana is a competition where emphasis is placed on skill and rider control, rather than speed. It’s aimed at children aged 4-15 years and endeavours to build their skill levels and confidence as they move towards other motorcycle sports.
“It’s fantastic that these kids will be coached by qualified coaches throughout the day and will also get the chance to experience the thrill of competing in a safe, controlled environment,” Mark added.
“Children will be taught control, braking, body position, standing and balance, as well as sportsmanship, which is all aimed at inspiring juniors the thrill of motorcycle sport in a safe and responsible manner,” Mark said.
Three rounds of the series will take place across Victoria; Round 1 will rev into life at Albury-Wodonga MCC on Saturday, September 20; Round 2 will take place on Sunday, October 11 at Goulburn Valley Junior MCC, and the final round will culminate at Broadford’s State Motorcycle Sports Complex on Saturday, November 7.
Classes for the Minikhana Series will include:
– 50cc Auto (non-competitive) 4-7yo
– 50cc 7-10yo
– 65cc 7-12yo
– 85cc 9-15yo
– 85cc BW 12-15yo
– 80-100cc Mini Wheels 7-15yo
“The Minikhana Series is also a very relaxed, family-friendly event. Parents will be able to ask coaches questions, encourage them from the sidelines, and watch their children’s skills progress throughout the series,” Mark added.
“Minikhana is a great way to nurture and encourage the next generation of champions of our sport,” Mark said.
For more information on the 2015 Minikhana Series please visit: www.motorcyclingvic.com.au/minikhana