I was out at Winton on Friday and I was checking out the bikes practising. I talked to a guy with a yamaha 1000 (something or other) who bought a damaged bike and repaired it and just runs it on the track for fun. Interesting thing with his was that the front tyre pulled off the safety flange on the rim and deflated mid corner....he said that he was lucky that the thing didn't crash! The other interesting bloke I spoke to was a guy by the name of Paul Cassingham. He had just finished building a 91 400cc Kawasaki (I dunno what model..but it did have ninja written somewhere) after having run a Honda. He was an interesting bloke cause he has been riding for only 5 years and took up racing in the 400cc class 4 years ago cause he did a superbike course and reckoned he liked racing or riding on the track better than riding on the road! He said he started out slow and was lapped quite a bit when he first started but his pace picked up and at Winton he was only slightly slower than the leaders. He said that race meetings in Victoria are run by Motorcycle Australia, Motorcycle Victoria and a few clubs scattered round melbourne. I looked up the Motorcycle Australia site but couldn't see anything about a 400cc class. I was wondering if anyone knows of a site where I can read about his class and other lower level ( I guess you would call it) racing in Victoriaand who the clubs are that run the events?