Motorkhanas are regarded as an introductory level event offering the ideal entry point into motorsport. Motorkhanas offer competitors the opportunity to take part in a less formalised event and are an ideal next step for any junior driver having undertaken the MADCC Junior Driver Development program. They are also great fun for adult drivers.
A Motorkhana is designed to test the acceleration, braking and general manoeuvrability of a vehicle, and the skill and judgement of the driver. At MADCC Motorkhanas are conducted on an unsealed surface utilising the club’s trailer park. The object of the competition is for each driver to complete all the tests of the program in the prescribed manner, in the shortest possible time, without incurring penalties.
Motorkhana are conducted in first and occasionally reverse gear and thus the risk level is considered as “low”. Parents, guardians or an MADCC Junior Driver Development Program instructor may accompany an inexperienced junior driver on the tests. Helmets are optional given the low risk nature of the event.
Motorkhanas are the ideal family day out and offer both senior and junior drivers the opportunity to develop their driving skills. MADCC has club cars available to hire at a modest cost. Competition entry fees are only $10 per entrant.
To compete drivers must be:
A minimum of 12 years of age;
Be a member of MADCC; and
Hold a Confederation of Australian Motor Sport (CAMS) licence.
- (Please refer to www.cams.com.au/get-involved/competitors/licence-types for CAMS licensing information.)
A typical Motorkhana test is shown below: