How to Start Racing with a Dirt Bike – Dubizzlepro

Motocross as a pastime is one of the purest, earthiest forms of motorcycling: a bike, a rider, a trail or piece of land – and a throttle! No road rules, no traffic, no pedestrians.
As a sport, though, motocross is slightly more complicated; a perfect storm of physical demand, mental strength, technique, balance and guts. Most top motocross racers use a training schedule and professional help, and sit at the peak of the sporting fitness tree alongside F1 drivers or Tour de France cyclists.
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Getting started in the sport is, thankfully, less arduous. For a great many motorcyclists, those first laps on ‘knobbly’ tyres are often all they need for the MX bug to catch and for the sport to become a way of life.
To help you get started, here is our seven-point guide on how to get into motocross, with advice from top British rider Ben Watson, currently repping in the MX2 class of the FIM Motocross World Championship.