Frequently Asked Questions
Mini roadracing is the sport of racing small displacement motorcycles on pavement, including go-kart tracks and indoor arenas. Current rules allow for two-stroke engine displacements up to 93cc, and four-stroke engine displacements up to 150cc. Common two-stroke machines include Yamaha YSR50's and 80's, Honda NSR50RR's and the Metrakit 50, 80, and 80cc motorcross (dirt) bikes fitted with street tires as well as GP 125's with 80cc two-stroke liquid cooled engines transplanted in them. Mini Moto (pocket bikes), scooters and Mopeds (Mobilette).
Mini roadracing is very similar to full-size road racing. The racing lines, acceleration and braking are all to scale of full-sized road courses but without the top speed. Racing a bike of these sizes lets you go out and have a great day of racing without the expense and speeds of full size road racing. It does not take a new bike or a lot of money to be competitive. It is one of the cheapest forms of racing in Canada. All mini roadracing clubs are really out to have a good time and a little bit of friendly competition. Come on out and race!
The OMRA races at Le Circuit Quyon located at 1254 Proven Rd, Quyon Quebec. Click for map.
Anyone 8 years and older. It truly is a family sport. There are race classes for kids, ladies, beginners and experts in addition to the regular classes based on engine type. The Outaouais club members ranges from 8 to 60 years young. Mini roadracing might not be right for everyone, but it is right for anyone.
Actually, less than you would think. It is possible to buy a used bike, trailer, riding gear, and pay all the fees for the year for less than $3000. From then on you only need to maintain your machine and pay your fees.
Sure! Pocket bikes fall within the engine displacement limits.
Sure! Some of the best seats are out on the track holding a flag watching the action as it goes by. It is the people behind the scenes that make a race great. The OMRA has up to 6 scheduled race dates locally in an average season. If you like challenges, love meeting new people and are into the racing scenes, then a volunteer position for the races held at an OMRA event is for you! Although volunteering can be challenging and exhausting in some cases, the rewards are immense, leaving one with lasting memories. In addition, lives of individuals and communities are improved by the positive impact of volunteer action.
Your limits! Little bikes on a track offer a distraction free environment, no cars, no curbs or intersections, everyone is going in the same direction, no yellow lines, and the riders use the whole road surface to find their conering limits. We want riders to approach and recognize their limits because every rider has boundaries that act as barriers to their improvement. Finding and overcoming these limitations, one at a time, is the way to improvement. Riders all over the world agree that the real conering limits are fear and panic... The track is like a laboratory, it's clean and controlled and riders can approach their own limits with full attention on improvement. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to know that a closed road circuit is the safest place to test your limits.
Sure! Most clubs offer test rides during regular events. Keep in mind you must be 11 years or older and we are a race club so some riding skills are required. Our club has various sizes of leathers, but you must supply boots, gloves and a snell approved helmet.
- Purchase a yearly OMRA membership. $75 for adults, $50 for kids.
- Purchase a yearly CMA membership - $60.
- Assemble proper safety gear:
- Helmet - Snell approved fullface helmet
- Eye Protection - faceshield or goggles
- Leathers - either one-piece or two-piece with pants zipping to jacket
- Boots - good quality wth full ankle coverage
- Gloves - leather motorcycle type above the wrist
- Back protector or chest protector for kids
For adults and kids above the age of 10 it is as little as $45 for an evening event and $60 for a full day race event. Children 8-10, the fees are $25 for an evening event and $35 for a full day event.
- Your Bike or Bikes
- All your Safety Gear
- OMRA and CMA memberships
- Basic tools
- Lots of water!!
- But leave your ego at the gate, it will only slow you down on a 50cc bike
- 8:00-8:45 AM - Gates open/sign-in/register etc.
- 8:45-9:00 AM - Rider safety meeting (Mandatory Attendance)
- 9:00-10:00 AM - Practice laps
- 10:00-12:00 AM Qualifying
- 12:00-1:00 PM - Lunch/Test rides
- 1:00-4:00PM - RACING!!!!!
- 4:00-5:00PM Practice/Test rides