JAMES WHITHAM’S MO­TOR­CY­CLE TRACK TRAIN­ING

Fast Bikes - - TRACK SCHOOLS -

His eyes are far too close to­gether but James Whitham is a bloody le­gend, and a good friend of Fast Bikes. He, along with a few other friends, also runs track train­ing days, which very much fol­low more of a track­day pro­gramme than other schools. You’ll be split into three groups de­pend­ing on abil­ity and ex­pe­ri­ence, and fol­lowed closely through­out the day by an in­struc­tor. Like Ron Haslam’s shindig, Whitham’s coach­ing is tai­lored specif­i­cally to in­di­vid­ual needs, weak­nesses and re­quire­ments, as well as gen­eral tech­niques, and num­bers are pur­posely kept low.

The in­struc­tors’ list is a who’s who of mo­tor­cy­cle rac­ing, past and present. From TT stars like Hutchy and Gary John­son, to cur­rent BSB stars like Lin­foot and Id­don, the ban­ter is as strong as the coach­ing. And one of the finest el­e­ments of Whit’s days are the small groups – a max­i­mum of 20 means a safe and ef­fec­tive day at ei­ther An­gle­sey, Mal­lory or Croft.

Did you know: Whitham once smashed a Honda Pre­lude (owned by Honda UK) at a Don­ing­ton GP in the 90s dur­ing a post-race piss-up. Price: from £195 Web: www.jameswhitham.com

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