One of the unique motorsports in the world is banger racing. It originated in Australia when competitors took old cars that had been crashed or wrecked in car accidents and modified them for competition. Banger racing is still popular in Australia, England, with events taking place at various circuits throughout the country.
The tracks are often extremely short with tight turns, making it difficult to drive fast without crashing due to a lack of space to maneuver.
History of Banger Racing
In the early days of the Superbike scene, Banger Racing was well known for its Pro 2 race team. Starting in the early 1960s, the team won four AMA Pro National Championships (1969, ’71, ’72, and ’73). Banger is a shale, dirt, and chalk track type of popular motorsport sport. It is famous in the United Kingdom, Belgium, Netherlands, and Ireland.
In addition, the team’s star riders, Dick Porte and Mike Hailwood, were the dominant drivers in the sport. Two Banger Racing riders, Roy Nissen and John Surtees were AMA Champions, and Nissen won the inaugural World Championship in 1974.
Rules of Banger Racing
The Banger Racing BSA-BMW Superbike rules are very similar to the rules of the other Superbike teams, with a few exceptions. First, Banger sports does not use a rear wing like most Superbike teams. The rear underslung suspension accomplishes the rear wheel lifting, and the Banger Racing crew uses thicker tubular downtubes for increased ground clearance. The Racing bikes also have no side panels, which allow them to be easily repaired by a technician.
Equipment of the sports
Banger Racing uses a slightly modified version of the Ducati 749 SFV. The 749 SFV is a streetfighter with a 750cc engine that produces and of torque. The bike uses a 5-speed transmission with the standard racing gear ratios. The bike is also equipped with a steel frame, a single shock, and disc brakes.
The Banger Racing team competes in the Supermoto class of the World Superbike Championship.
In Final Word
Superbike Qualifying, the team finished in the top 10 in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016, with the most recent being a 9th-place finish.
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