Racers are a needy sort. Family and friends provide encouragement (i.e., don't object out-loud), supply technical support (repair things racers break - some mechanical, some not), and medical transport (when racers break themselves) They are often the racer's first official sponsors (providing some or all of the funding) to keep a racer on the track. Family and friends become a racer's first team organization, and some of the most tightly-knit communities in racing.
Family and Friends
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Dream team: a partner with solid technical skills…
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…willing to just lend a hand so you don’t fall over...
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…and a smile to keep you from taking it all too seriously.
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A friend who actually knows what he’s doing, there when you need him…
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...with the best race story...
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...who will wait with you, quietly, for grid call...
encouraging hand
...with some silent encouragement.
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Bench racing. At least as good as real racing.
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Waiting for grid call passes more pleasantly with a little support from a friend.
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A father who taught you to ride, race, and willing to fix the bike you just broke...
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...and a brother willing to take all your PR photos.