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Motorcycle Track Days for Virgins

Motorcycle Trackdays for Virgins

“Great stuff – it would have been pretty handy to read when I was starting out” Troy Corser, twice World Superbike Champion and current World Superbike Rider

“Wish I’d read this earlier – it might have saved me some pain” Tommy Hill, World Supersport and former British Superbike rider

“A good read for somebody who's not been on track before because your first time is always scary" Josh Brookes, World Supersport and former World Superbike rider

An absolutely ‘must have’ book for all wanting to improve their riding skills on the track. Track day virgins will value its straightforward and fun approach to what to expect on a track day, but just about any enthusiast will find the techniques and circuit guides described here invaluable, because if riding a bike is fun then riding it on the track is infinitely more! There is plenty of detail on how to get cornering speeds up, what’s safe and what’s not, regulations, flags and the do’s and don’ts of the track - and of course a complete guide to all the turns and twists on the circuits as well as some details on track day companies. Absolutely fascinating and a great guide for anyone – novice and even the more experienced - contemplating taking a bike on a racetrack whether it’s a modern powerful sports bike, a small lightweight machine or even a classic!

Contents
Introduction
Preparation
Trackday organizers
Rules and Regulations
On the day
On the track
Riding on the track
Advanced techniques
When it all goes wrong
Circuit guides:
  Brands Hatch
  Cadwell Park
  Castle Combe
  Donnington Park
  Knockhill
  Lydden
  Mallory Park
  Oulton Park
  Rockingham
  Silverstone
  Snetterton
  Thruxton
Checklist
Trackday companies

Author Ex-racer, Simon Bradley, is a well known motorcycle journalist and editor of MotorbikesToday, the largest online bike magazine in Europe. Simon raced at club and international level until 1986, since when he has been an instructor on trackdays all over the UK and at the Nurburgring. Simon reckons to have ridden just about every type of bike at just about every circuit in the country and still manages to averages about 50,000 road miles a year!

See also Trackday Riders - The Trackday Riders Place, UK site for whats on in the UK, racing news and much more

Trackday Riders, US based Track Riders Resource. Trackday listings, video and forum

Motorcycle Trackdays for Virgins - Simon Bradley
March/April 2008
Softcover, 234 x 156 mm, 128 pages, approx 50 colour illustrations and photos
ISBN 978-0-9556595-0-8