About

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Background

The Mini Motorcycle Racing Club of Ireland was established in 2001 and is aimed towards promoting the highly recommended sport of Mini Moto, Pitbike & Mini GP racing.

Every year the club puts together a championship consisting of between 8 & 11 rounds.

The championship covers circuits throughout the North and South of Ireland.

There will be 7 championship classes so there is something for everyone to come along and equally contest for the championship crown.

The age limit for newcomers to start racing is seven, however we have a non-championship novice class which riders can take part from 5 years old. Through riding assessments and training, if a child is deemed to be skillful and experienced enough they may be granted permission to start racing at 6 years old. 

Across the world the minibike scene has produced some well known champions & household names. None more so than Moto GP riders Marc Marquez & Valentino Rossi.

The MMRCI have played a massive part in paving the way for many of the UK & Irelands top riders. Lets hope it continues.

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New For 2019

If you are in the MMRCI, you certainly are on the right road.........

We are very proud to announce that the MMRCI now are in affiliation with Fab Racing UK. FAB-Racing runs the Cool FAB Racing British Minibikes Championship. The series is an official partner with the British Superbike Championship and have also been awarded the official road to MotoGP title by Dorna.

By creating a link between the MMRCI and FAB-Racing we have established a clear path for progression to the very top of the sport.

The first winner with FAB-Racing was 10 year old Scott Redding, who went on to become a MotoGP rider along with other riders such as Moto3 GP rider Danny Kent, Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup riders Brad Ray and Rory Skinner.

This is an incredible opportunity for young children looking to get into the sport. Minimoto is the best start you can give your aspiring MotoGP rider, the skill and precision required to race these bikes are skills that stand out in riders that began their craft here, Valentino Rossi, Marco Simoncelli and Marc Marques to name a few

Getting Started

Minimotos are a small-scale version of racing motorcycles. They've been around for about 25 years and in the UK for about 15 years. Minimotos also known as minibikes or pocketbikes originate from Italy. The 'Entry level' engine produces 4.2 horsepower (hp). The 'production' engine produces between 6.2hp and 13hp which with tuning accessories, can produce more power. The 'super' 50cc engine is capable of producing in the region of 15hp to 18hp with speed of 70mph.

Pitbikes are also a small version of motocross or supermoto style racing bikes. The club caters for machines in the range of 110cc to 125cc for Juniors & up to 140cc for seniors. They come with four stroke engines and are a great stepping stone from mini motos to race bikes.

Mini GP's are replicated on the Moto GP race bikes with 12 inch wheels provide kids and adults alike with the thrill and adrenaline rush of the full sized machine. Fitted with the same engines as a pitbike, these machines provide one of the closest contested championships within our series.

Safety is the number one priority within the MMRCI. You will need a full leather motorcycle suit or a  customised minimoto racing suit. Full size motorcycle boots must be worn on Pitbike & Mini GP machines. Approved racing ankle boots can be worn for minimotos. All helmets must be of good quality, full face (no moto x style allowed) & must be ACU/MCUI approved. Motorcycle gloves with knuckle protection must be worn. All Juniors must wear back protectors.

All machines must comply with the rules & regulations set out by the MMRCI. A copy of which can be found in our downloads section.

If you are interested in starting please contact us for further details.

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