From the ‘Get Go’ racing with ThunderCats couldn’t be easier. When starting anything new, good research is always advisable.
We have created a basis of information with the facts and requirements to start you on your racing journey. We advise speaking to the organisers, existing teams to understand what you are about to undertake and how best to start. Whether you want to be a co-driver for an existing team or start up your own with a friend.
Join our community group on Facebook, email our helpline or call, we and the community are always happy to share and assist new and existing racers.
Teams helpline: firstname.lastname@example.org
Facebook community group / teams:
Facebook ThunderCat Racing page: facebook.com/ThundercatRacingUK
As a motorsport, we are grass root and one of the cheapest forms of racing. The cost is split between driver and co-driver, there are no expensive tyres to replace and a 25 litre fuel tank will see you through a day’s racing! As a guideline a used ready to race package starts from £3,500.00 up to a new set up at £8,500. A 7 event season will cost in the region of £1900 P/P which includes your license, entry fees, fuel, membership and personal equipment. Additional propellers can be purchased with new ones available from £350 or you can find second hand ones online from £50.00.
To race at UK level you will need to hold an RYA Powerboat Level 2 qualification and then undertake the RYA ThunderCat training hosted by ourselves at pre-season events. Personal 1 to 1 training can be arranged if required by our specialist instructors in racing, technical setup and engine maintenance.
We arrange discounted medicals at £45 at certain
pre-season events - required for racing licence.
The minimum age to race is 16 as a co-driver and 17 for a driver.
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- Boat Log Form
- 2020 NationalChampionship Entry Form
- 2020 UIM Licence Form
- WADA PROHIBITED List 2020
- Engine Homologation Information
- UIM P750 ThunderCat Rule Book
PREPARING FOR YOUR FIRST RACE
You’re now ready to race! Practice is vital to succeed, test with other teams and get your boat set up correctly. Our in-house community Facebook group is a great place to ask questions and organise testing sessions with the other teams. (www.facebook.com/groups/ThunderCatRacingUK). Ensure your equipment is safe, will pass scrutineering and that you understand the rule book. The best part of our series is the community aspect where everyone helps each other whether you’re a rookie or a seasoned pro. Speak to as many racers as possible for tips and time saving tricks to ensure you make it to the start line on time.