What is a Motorkhana?
A day’s event consists of a number of tests, generally selected from pre-determined layouts. The surface may be sealed (bitumen), or unsealed (grass or dirt). Cars compete one at a time, always starting and finishing in designated “garages”. Markers are witches hats or stakes with coloured flags atop, and time penalties are incurred if the markers are hit, or if an incorrect method is used.
How do I get involved?
The best way is to join a Car Club. For all events, you will need a Motorsport Australia Speed Licence, available through clubs. Then it is just a matter of finding out what events are on, either through your club or our Calendar.
Contact the organisers to find out how to enter, which can be done on the day at the event for most Club events.
Do I need a specially prepared car?
How much does it cost?
Membership of a Motorsport Australia affiliated car club costs between $30.00 and $100.00 per year, and the minimum Motorsport Australia Level 2 Speed Licence costs $130.00 for the same period. Junior licenses of the same level are only $35. Motorsport Australia and most clubs have reduced rates for junior members under 18 years.
Where are events held and when?
Motorkhanas are held wherever suitable vacant land can be found. Most club events are held on grass or dirt surfaces, typically sports arena car parks or paddock areas. These surfaces are also used for some State Championship events, the remainder being held on bitumen car park areas, as is the annual National Championship Event (AMC).
In most states of Australia, club events can be found on most Sundays between February and early December, and State Championship events are held every four to six weeks. Check our Calendar for details of coming events.