Deaths on tracks rare compared to on roads
Scrapes that leave scars, bruises and maybe some cuts.
At worst, bikers who race on a track may get a broken collarbone.
But experts say that deaths on the track are rare because of the safety procedures that are strictly followed on race days.
In contrast, there were at least 23 fatal road accidents involving motorcyclists and pillion riders in the first two months of this year.
Mr Joseph Lee, who started SBR Trackdays - a company that organises events exclusively at Sepang International Circuit - said accidents do occur during races, but are seldom fatal.
He said: "It happens all the time. But it's just injuries to their collarbones or arms when they break their falls. The last time I lost a friend to an accident on the track was back in 1980."
Mr Lee, 57, who has been in the business for 48 years, mentioned that while speed limits cannot be controlled, bikers who register with SBR Trackdays would be pitted against riders of the same calibre so as to avoid accidents.
The bikers are divided into three categories: Advanced, Intermediate and Novice.
They are also given safety briefings on the first day before they get on the track - a compulsory procedure.
Bike racers will then have to ride with full face helmets and visors, back protectors and full leathers - leather jackets and pants that zip together securely, and protect most parts of the body.
There is a good reason for being sticklers for safety on the track: Riders going full tilt can hit speeds of up to 280kmh during races.
Despite the high speeds, the safety precautions help minimise injuries to just scrapes and a broken collarbone at its worst.
"It is 100 per cent safer racing on tracks compared to roads. (Roads) might not be conducive enough, with cars, trees, oil and dirt," Mr Lee said.
Mr Mah Kin Wai, 33, a sales executive at a motorcycle accessories shop, who was a bike racer for seven years, said: "The race tracks do make me feel safe to a certain degree, but the danger factor is there. The circuits have been made to increase safety for riders, but ultimately it is all up to us."