Former GBmoto British Superbike boss Mark Smith-Halvorsen has launched a new website, focused on the UK motorcycle racing market.
Smith-Halvorsen, who dipped out of the blue riband class as the end of 2016, had the idea for Racebuykz.com, after trying to sell his bikes and race transporters when he left the BSB paddock.
He found there was nowhere online to do it except eBay which involved a lot of tyre kickers and even a lack of understanding, with more serious inquiries.
“It was impossible to find a place to showcase the stuff we had left after BSB, where it would be seen by like-minded people,” Smith-Halvorsen told bikesportnews.com.
Talking in more detail, he said: “My belief is that an enormous amount of people in the sport, have millions of pounds worth of parts, kit and equipment bespoke to racing, just filling up shelf, workshop or truck space. If it was not valuable - they would already have disposed of it?
In turn hundreds of people will be looking to sell race bikes at the end of the season - stuff they have spent thousands of pounds and hours on - but there is nowhere to go, to offer it to the right audience.”
The business was founded and is run by motorcyclists, who between them have spent decades riding and racing motorcycles, to create one site, where riders and race teams can advertise or search to find what they want, in terms of motorcycle racing and all of its component parts.
As well as bikes and parts, the site will feature race transportation and garage, pitlane and paddock equipment for sale, also allowing the race community to locate the right hardware to do their thing at the track well.
The site went live on Friday, June 1 and there is an advertising discount for this month with the code ‘earlybird10’.