Orbit Racing is held just above Earth's atmosphere and combines physical and navigational based waypoints which racers must get through as fast as possible. Competition is intense and spectacular.
In the main shot this Grell Series Orbit racer is shown with landing gear down. They are generally brought into orbital hangars for maintenance and do not feature any ability to dock with bases aside from those with specially adapted cockpit airlocks.
Here's the cockpit. The canopy opens as you would expect and features two levers and a computer for flying control. It is also equipped with two legal energy cannons which can be used to temporarily slow another racer's craft whilst not permanently damaging it, adding another tactic to the racing.
This is where the action is. Four Orbit-spec engines power these beasts to speeds in the thousands of kph range. They drink fuel like nobody's business and as such have very limited range with the dual tank set up. The rear landing gear folds up behind the cockpit quite neatly.
The body folds away next to the cockpit and tilts in front of it as seen here. This is the engine componentry (read: greebles!). At the very front is another energy cannon which can tilt up for secret shots.
From underneath, with landing gear up. It folds under the wings.
A wider shot of the body panels off the Orbit racer. It allows access for maintenance and generally looks cool.
Sensor systems are contained in the forward compartments.