Spruce up bike skills
Experts are on hand to refresh riders, writes CRAIG DUFF
SPRING has almost sprung and for most riders that means dusting off the leathers and the bike. But your gear isn’t the only thing that needs a spruce-up. Your skills could also do with a polish.
With that in mind, Alex Gobert’s Road Race Performance Academy has teamed with Champion’s Ride Days to help raise the level of motorcycle rider training.
The pair have formed an alliance for Champion’s Ride Days to present the RRPA program at all of its track days from September 1, offering riders courses to improve their skills under the instruction of Motorcycling Australia-accredited coaches.
Gobert and his team have split the RRPA program into three levels. The program will be available at all Champion’s Ride Days for $150 a level, on top of the track entry fee.
‘‘Since launching RRPA last year, an intense learning process has prepared us well for our alliance with Champions Ride Days, essentially allowing my team of coaches to focus on the tuition while the event is run to the quality that Champion’s is recognised for,’’ Gobert says.
Gobert’s venture is an alternative to Steve Brouggy’s longrunning California Superbike School program, but both courses are recommended, if only to learn the slightly different approaches in technique and coaching styles.
Champion’s Ride Day events are at the Broadford and Winton circuits. The Superbike School uses the Phillip Island track.
Gobert’s next event is at Broad- ford on September 6. The next Superbike School courses are on September 7 and 8.