Sylvain Guintoli on how to become a master of the motorcycle track day

Sylvain Guintoli's class is in session again as he provides tips and tricks on how to get the most from your track day experience 

Sylvain Guintoli - Suzuki GSX-R1000R

Any regulars to will know we’ve become big fans of Monsieur Sylvain Guintoli and his new series of tutorial videos providing some brilliant insight into what it takes to become a motorcycle track day king or queen.

The Frenchman’s newly launched YouTube channel has become a treasure trove of hints and tips that will allow you to get the most of your time out on the motorcycle, whether it’s using the rear brake effectively or explaining why riders dangle their legs.

Not only is Sylvain – a WorldSBK Champion and crack MotoGP development rider for Suzuki – a hugely successful racer, he’s also an excellent teacher, providing clear and concise explanations for all manner of topics. If you haven’t seen any, we implore you explore his YouTube channel.

His latest ‘vlog’ centres around the tweaks you can make to your standard roadgoing motorcycle before you venture out on a track day, giving it a more honed set-up for a more enjoyable experience.

Filmed at Oulton Park – prior to lockdown being initiated in March – Guintoli takes his Suzuki GSX-R1000R and walks you through what works best to ensure the best performance under various weather conditions out on track.

“It was a blast to record the video “HOW FAST IS A STREET BIKE” at Donington Park,” he said. “I wanted to use the GSX-R1000R absolutely standard so I didn’t change any settings to record the fast lap. On the way home I couldn’t stop thinking about a few setting modifications to improve the performance on track, so I made a few adjustments and went back on track a few days later to check it out.”

These videos are particularly timely given the UK will soon be easing lockdown measures in the UK – more information here – giving you the chance to get fully prepared for when racing circuits do eventually re-open again.

You’ll never get a better teacher than Sylvain!