Racedays Academy 2006

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Racedays Academy 2006

Following a successful first year Racedays are expanding their Academy operations.

Joining current instructor Mike Edwards are Jeremy McWilliams and Magnus Houston. Mike was British SuperSport champion, is a winner of the Macau GP and still enjoys a successful international racing career. Jeremy is world famous for his excellent achievements in GP250 and the premier MotoGP class. Magnus was runner up in the Scottish Championship 2004 and in 2005 has been competing in the British Superstock Championship and the Suzuki European GSXR Cup.

All three bring exceptional talents to the academy. In addition to their undoubted riding skills, they are all experienced and capable instructors. Mike is a certified ACU road race coach and has helped many young racers, among them James Ellison, MotoGP rider. Jeremy taught for several years with the Northern Irish MCUI academy and Magnus is a regular instructor for Niall Mackenzie.

The Racedays Academy will focus on assisting motorcycle racers of all levels to reduce their lap times, increase their race skills and ultimately improve their racing results. The minimum standard required is that of an advanced track day rider wishing to progress into racing whilst we can offer effective coaching up to and including national level.

Success at racing involves much more than the raw talent of machine control. Preparation, strategy and tactics can be as important as a fast lap time. The Racedays trackday format incorporates qualifying sessions and competitive races. This provides the Academy with the optimum environment for gaining the set-up, planning and time management skills that are all part of a successful racers armament. By utilising on-track instruction combined with GPS data logging and on-bike video systems for analysis, the instructor team can use their evaluation skills to identify and remedy riding errors. Their combined experience at the highest levels of motorcycle racing provides the background for the various theory classes.

The Academy runs over three days and is now offered as a complete package only. Included in the price of £1700 is motorcycle transportation to the circuit, four nights in a quality hotel, lunch at the track, technical support, accident insurance and a DVD of the event. Our first Academy for 2006 will take place at the Circuito de Jerez on the 7th, 8th and 9th of April.

Our aim is to improve a rider's skills and racecraft and to provide racers with the core foundations for a successful career in motorcycle sport.

We shall be offering one free place per event to promising national level riders in the 14 to 20 age group. We hope with this that we can assist the next generation of Britain's world class riders to realise their ambitions.