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Can anyone reccommend a bike track day to do for a newbie?

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2011/03/19 15:17:42 (permalink)

Can anyone reccommend a bike track day to do for a newbie?

After a year of not riding bought myself a new toy and intend to do some track days can anyone point me n the right direction. Also would be good if I could find one with instruction as well.
 
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    Re:Can anyone reccommend a bike track day to do for a newbie? 2011/03/19 16:01:20 (permalink)
    havent been on any, but spoke to some lads up at silverstone who were racing around on R1s and R6s and said it was an amazing day out (they rented the bikes). 
    A few close mates of mine do a lot of track days and Formula 2 sorta stuff and they recommended Cadwell Park, Branshatch, Silverstone. I'd love to do Goodwood though because its a stunning track.
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    Re:Can anyone reccommend a bike track day to do for a newbie? 2011/03/19 16:16:48 (permalink)
    California Superbike School
     
    Can highly recommend them mate
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    Re:Can anyone reccommend a bike track day to do for a newbie? 2011/03/19 16:22:53 (permalink)
    Yeah, California Superbike School will teach you to look ahead and think rather than ride on the track.
    I used to work with Andy - he's a very good practitioner.
    Good beginner circuits: Brands Hatch's indy circuit, Mallory Park and maybe Donington Park.
    Thruxton is good if you want all out speed, Oulton is good if you want a tactical ride and Cadwell Park is good if you want to sh1t your pants.
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    Re:Can anyone reccommend a bike track day to do for a newbie? 2011/03/20 18:44:14 (permalink)
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    Can highly recommend them mate

     
    Did you find the instruction useful? Was it worth £400? TBF I think anything that imporves my riding and stops me binning it down a road is going to be a good thing. 

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    Re:Can anyone reccommend a bike track day to do for a newbie? 2011/03/20 19:00:35 (permalink)
    It's proper instruction, mate.
    I've been on loads of C S S trackdays - got me down from 56 seconds around Brands Indy circuit to 49 seconds.
    That is a huge improvement.
    Quick question - you're entering a right hander at 140mph. Where should you be looking?
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    Re:Can anyone reccommend a bike track day to do for a newbie? 2011/03/20 19:02:48 (permalink)
    Ron Haslam's Race School at Donington is another good one - not sure if it runs now.
    Dave Hill, Dec and Kingy were/are three of the best instructors there, IMO.
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    Re:Can anyone reccommend a bike track day to do for a newbie? 2011/03/20 19:48:57 (permalink)
    rightyho

    It's proper instruction, mate.
    I've been on loads of C S S trackdays - got me down from 56 seconds around Brands Indy circuit to 49 seconds.
    That is a huge improvement.
    Quick question - you're entering a right hander at 140mph. Where should you be looking?

     
    Bit of a moot point Righty because Id be ****ting myself long before that given I cant seem to turn right very well atm haha, but I would already be looking past my turning point and up the road where im powering out I guess. Never ridden on a track before though so honestly dont have a clue hence why I wanted some proper instruction. 

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