OS­CAR WORTLEY ‘ON-TRACK’ VIR­GIN

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I heard about the school when I went along to BS Bat Brands Hatch, as I was in­ter­ested in hav­ing a trial day on a bike. Every­one I spoke to told me to go to Don­ing­ton for the Ron Haslam Race School, so Ihad to give it ago. When I turned up I was shocked be­cause the kit they gave us was ac­tu­ally goodqual­ity and clean, and the bikes were new. I only thought this be­cause I used to bor­row kit from my friends, and in mo­tocross it’s slightly dif­fer­ent. The event was planned well and on time, which eases the nerves. I found it quite easy as I have done mo­tocross be­fore which I used to my ad­van­tage, but the in­struc­tors also made it eas­ier as they guided you well with a speed fit for you while show­ing lit­er­ally ev­ery­thing –even when to ap­ply the brakes and when to turn. As the­day got on I felt Iwas im­prov­ing rapidly as we were con­cen­trat­ing on spe­cific ar­eas on the track, e.g. bends, straights and when to ac­cel­er­ate and slow­down, etc. By the end I felt alot more com­fort­able on the trackand loved it. Iwould def­i­nitely do it again as it was one of the best ex­pe­ri­ences I’ve had on a bike; es­pe­cially the bit in the car park.

Not­ner­vous.Not onebit.

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