SEREMBAN – Minibike racing is seen as one of the best platforms to unearth future motorsport talent for the country.
Negeri Sembilan Minibike Community (N9MC) chairman Feredaus Ismail said through the sport, young racers are given the feel for real racing.
“Most professional racers start (their careers) from the minibike. A young racer will then be selected by sponsors, and will be honed to become a professional.”
“Some of the riders have been honed since they were four years old…but on average, the riders are 10 years old and below, and from there, we will educate them to be more focussed and disciplined to become good riders,” he told Bernama during the N9MC Mini Bike Challenge Championship 2018 here, today.
Feredaus said besides organising races, N9MC also held a mini bike riding workshop conducted by professional Cup Prix motorcycle riders.
Earlier, the championship, divided into seven categories namely Beginner (under 10 years); New Selection and Rookie (under 12 years old); Novice (under 13 years old); Expert (under 15 years old); Open Machine (under 17 years old) and Open Master (over 18 years), was joined by 100 riders from around the country. – BERNAMA