Every racer has their own racing ritual. Some check to see if the gas is on 20 times, others put their gear on one side first all the time. And still, others have more interesting rituals like what food to each before a race. Teddy Grahams anyone?
But one thing to remember is that this isn’t isolated to the local racer only. Even MotoGP champion Valentino Rossi has his own as explained in this Motorcyclist article.
What rituals do you have around your racing?