Motorcycles are fun, we all love to ride motorcycles on the road and are often tempted to race, but racing on roads is very dangerous and is not advisable under any circumstances.

The track is the ultimate place for you. If you aspire to become a professional racer in India, the good news is that motorcycle manufacturers are constantly looking for professional racers in India and promoting motorsports.

If you want to start your racing career, we have created this guide to help you in becoming a professional racer in India.

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1- Get an FMSCI Competition Racing License.

The first step in our guide on how to become a professional racer in India is acquiring an FMSCI license. FMSCI (Federation of Motorsports Club of India) is the only regulatory which is recognized by the Government of India as the National Sports Federation for the promotion and controlling of Motorsports in India.

how to become a bike racer in India

FMSCI Logo

Eligibility for acquiring an FMSCI License-

  • Minimum age limit for getting an FMSCI racing license is 15. If you are under 18 and don’t have a driving license issued by RTO, you need a signed permission from parents.

FMSCI License Procedure-

  • You can apply for the FMSCI License online by clicking on – APPLY NOW and choosing Competition License (2W racing) from the page.
  • You can also apply offline by visiting the FMSCI office in Chennai.
  • Without an FMSCI Licence, you are not eligible to participate in any bike race in India.

 2- Go to a Racing School.

These are some of the bike racing schools you can attend in India to learn track racing.

1) RACR – Rajini Academy of Competitive Racing (Chennai)

rajini academy of competitive racing

RACR is the most popular bike racing academy in Chennai. It was founded by Rajni Krishnan who is India’s most successful motorcycle racer. To begin with his acclamations, he was the Malaysia superbike champion in 2015, and apart from that, he has been the Indian national champion for 9 times.

Rajni Krishnan started the institute so that more and more riders can learn track racing in India and the sport can get the recognition it deserves.

RACR is the best racing academy in India if you aim to be a racing champion someday. The instructors at RACR are all experienced racers who have won multiple racing championships.

Facilities

Multi-level training (From novice to professional racers)

Track bookings

One on one training

Training Locations

MMRT – Madras Motor Track

Kari Motor Speedway

Buddh International Circuit, Greater Noida

2) The California Superbike School (Chennai)

california superbike school

California Superbike school is the believed to be the most exceptional motorcycle school internationally. It has coached MotoGP racers, SBK racers and a lot of champions racing in other competitions around the world. CSS has completed 7 years of operation in India and has trained over 500 riders.

The riders trained at CSS say that it is the best place for someone who wants to level up as a rider. They have instructors from all around the globe to train the batches.

Facilities

Multi-level training

On Track coaching

Training Locations

MMRT – Madras Motor Track

Kari Motor Speedway

Buddh International Circuit, Greater Noida

3) Apex Racing Academy (Coimbatore)

apex racing academy

Apex racing academy is another bike racing academy in India which is run by race enthusiasts. They have been training riders since 2011 and is the only round the year academy in India. Riders of different skill levels are trained at Apex racing academy and provided classroom training.

You just have to decide to join the academy, and you can get the earliest possible date with the tracks. Apex Racing academy has their own team too which participates in national level racing championships in India.

Facilities

Multi-level training (From novice to professional racers)

Open practice session

One on one training

Training Locations

MMRT – Madras Motor Track

Kari Motor Speedway

Register for Apex racing academy here

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 3- Race for the first time in One Make Championship.

One make championship is your entry into the world of racing. These championships are open for beginners who do not have any prior experience on the race track. You can race for teams like like Yamaha, TVS, Suzuki, and Honda in the One make championships. Racers in these championships are given 150 cc bikes which are customized for racing on the tracks. One make championships teach you the basic ethos of track racing and prepare you for riding bigger bikes in Future.

This is just a beginner’s guide on how to become a biker racer in India, there are more things you will learn yourself, once you get beyond the beginner stage. So, we wish you Happy and Safe racing.

Why should you attend a racing school?

If you are a die-hard motorcyclist, the racing academy can teach you a lot of things. First, It will make you a better racer at track riding. Second, it will make you feel more confident while riding on the streets. Third, it will teach you about the technicalities of a motorcycle.

Training is an essential aspect of mastering anything in life. And the same rule applies on motorcycles. We all ride bikes on the street every day. Some of us are beginners, while some have gained significant experience in riding. But training is something which benefits all level of riders.

I am sure, once you step out of a bike racing academy in India, you will be a better rider our streets. You will feel a connection with your motorcycle and understand her better.

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A few things to remember

Motorsports is expensive. Yes, motorcycling is an expensive sport, especially in a country like ours where we have a few racetracks and racing academies. Every bike racing academy in India has to bear the cost of track bookings, instructors, safety assistants, and controllers which is a costly affair. They charge their students likewise.

Stay as fit as possible

You might be thinking motorcycling is the only sport that does not require a lot of physical exertion, but that’s wrong. Riding on tracks is tiring, you have to be quick and attentive. The more fit you are, the better you are likely to perform on the track.

Invest in good gear

Your gear is the only thing that prevents your body on the track. Investing in proper racing leathers is crucial. Save and buy proper track leathers, gloves, boots, etc.

Keep your bike in good condition

Ensure that your bike is in proper condition. Do regular maintenance of your motorcycle to keep it up and running. What If you don’t have a bike which can be ridden on the track? Then the racing academies I mentioned here provide race spec bikes for an extra fee.

Rejoice on the track

Go fast, lean in and out of corners, pop wheelies and get the most off of your track day experiences. Listen to the trainers and learn the art of riding.  Have fun.

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