NSW Motorkhana Championship
This year, MX-5 Club of NSW will be hosting a round of the NSW Motorkhana Championship at Nirimba TAFE!
Unlike the skidpan facility at Sydney Motorsport Park, the surface at Nirimba is tarmac and is not watered (unless it rains!). See the video below for an example of what to expect at this event.
Note that whilst the event is being run by the MX-5 Club, and whilst Club members are absolutely encouraged to enter, it isn't part of a MX-5 Club motorkhana championship (though it is part of the NSW State Championship obviously).
You don’t have to be part of the NSW Motorkhana Championship to enter this – the event is open to all MX-5 Club members.
You can enter this enter on the day. No need to fill out an entry form beforehand. It is most unlikely to fill up, so don’t worry about that either.
If you want to fill the form out beforehand, the form is here:
You can bring it with you, or email it to the event secretary:
Payment will be accepted on the day (cash), but if you want to prepay, you can do a direct deposit to the Club's bank account:
Name: Mazda MX-5 Club of New South Wales
Please include your membership number and 'Nirimba' in the reference.
Please allow at least 2 days for the deposit to hit the Club's account, or bring some form of proof of payment with you on the day.
Don’t worry about it being a NSW State Motorkhana round – it’s much lower key than the NSW Supersprint Series for example. Many MX-5 members who have done club motorkhanas will do just fine in this event, and in fact could be quite competitive.
At this venue, we will be running 3 tests in parallel. We will run at least 6 tests (plus a bonus test that’s not part of the championship). You will get two attempts at each test, and there won’t be any reversing tests in the 6. Not to say that the tests will be easy, but if you’ve done a few motorkhanas, you should be fine.
If you have never been to the Nirimba TAFE grounds before, it can be a challenge to find the motorkhana grounds – please refer to the following map. Head up or down the Quakers Hill Parkway (depending on where you are coming from), and turn into Eastern Road. At the roundabout, take the second exit and just follow the road around. You can’t miss it.
Bring pretty much everything you need – there’s toilet facilities, but that’s about it. No shops.
At this stage, we aren’t planning to provide catering, There is a BBQ that comes with the Renault Club trailer that holds all the flags and other equipment, so if someone volunteers to source some meat, and man the BBQ at lunchtime, that would be great.
We expect to be using the Renault Club electronic timing equipment (used at all State Motorkahan rounds) – it will be set up for us, but we will need volunteers to do timing at the 3 tests that are running simultaneously. At a minimum, we need 6 timers, but 9 is much better. So, come and see what motorkhanas at Nirimba TAFE are all about and help your club run a successful State Motorkhana!
How to get to the Nirimba Motorkhana grounds