When we met the head of ‘MADasL’ (-get it?) Ducati Track Bike Hire, Mark Lumb, during a lovely trip to the Thundersport GB Test Day at Mallory Park and he told us about his business, we instantly thought: ‘what a bloody good idea!’
The way it works is quite simple really. If you fancy going on a track day or entering a round at club level, but you haven’t got your own bike or you don’t want to put your pride and joy on the line, just give Mark a call and he can lend you a shiny purpose-built Ducati 900SSie or 748.
Both of Mark’s Ducatis have finished in the top five of the Thundersport GB Streetfighter Class and they’re fitted with ‘standard’ exhausts, so you know that you’ll be quick but you won’t fall foul of the ever more stringent noise limits imposed on most UK race circuits nowadays.
Now we would never want to put you off from using your own bike, because there’s a certain satisfaction to be gained from racing and winning on your own machine, but consider the expense of: bike stands, generators, tyre warmers, fuel, vans or trailers for transport, servicing, repairs and countless other things to worry about and, all of a sudden, hiring a bike with all this included seems like an even better idea than we first thought. Especially as with MADasL, you just need to turn up, ride and enjoy your day!
Prices start from £250 with a fully-returnable damage deposit of £500, and remember, for that you get everything I mentioned above plus support throughout the day and maybe even a few cups of tea and coffee! MADasL will lend you a bike for most circuits in the UK, and the cost can go up or down depending on where you’re riding and if you’re eligible for a group discount.
The best way to get a really accurate price is to let Mark know exactly what you fancy doing so he can give you a quote. You can email him on firstname.lastname@example.org or ring him on 07534 071 550 – you’d be ‘MADasL’ not to!