Ever considered upping your motorcycle game so you can be a better rider on the street and track? if you answered ‘yes,’ you should be delighted to know that Fastrack has announced its Rider’s Academy, a three-month training program with Fastrack Academy instructors and MotoAmerica racers that’s designed to turn you into a fully fledged motorcycle rider on any kind of road surface.

The program will run from September 25 to November 29, 2015 at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California. Attending the program will not only give you a chance to learn what it takes to be a top-class rider, but it will also give you the chance to learn the ropes from some of the best MotoAmerica racers, including Chris Fillmore, Chris Ulrich, Steve Rapp, Jeremy Toye, and Marcel Irnie.

If that’s not enough, the Fastrack Rider’s Academy will give you the opportunity to immerse yourselves into the world of motorcycle racing. You’ll also get the chance to engage in in-helmet live communication on the track and study in-class and on-board videos of your rides. The program is more than just a simple tutorial; it’s been developed to enhance your skills as a rider to make you versatile enough to ride in the streets or on the tracks.

As an added bonus, those who sign up and completes the academy will be recognized by
KTM as a bonafide rider and receive a signed certificate from Fastrack Riders, signifying your completion of the program. And if you want some kind of incentive to do well, the rider who ends up at the head of the class will receive a brand new KTM RC390 Cup Race Bike. Pretty sweet, right?

The Academy is set to begin its qualification process for interest riders who are looking to be part of the program. It’s going to be a little tricky to get called up but the good thing is that you don’t have to be an accomplished racer to at least be considered. All you need to have is a little experience riding well-maintained bikes and you already have a chance to be part of the program.

Should you get invited to join the academy, the rate for signing up is $3,000. This will include three full days of training (September 26, October 24, and November 28) and another three days for track practices (September 27, October 25, and November 29).

Continue reading to read more about the Fastrack Rider Academy.

Why it matters

Very few of us have the skills or talent to be considered a world-class motorcycle racer. But just because we don’t belong in that infinitesimal percentile occupied by the likes of Marc Marquez and Valentino Rossi, that doesn’t mean we can’t be at least be competent at riding sports bikes and hyper bikes.

That’s what the Fastrack Rider’s Academy is offering us, a chance to improve our skills as motorcycle riders so we become smoother and faster riders on the street and on the track.

I’m not too excited about having to qualify for the program and then needing to pay $3,000 just to get in, but I understand why Fastrack is taking this measured approach in finding qualified riders. After all, one of its most important requirements is that applicants must have some kind of track day riding experience, as well as an approved track motorcycle and safety gear

Needless to say, the academy isn’t promising to turn diamonds in the rough into full-fledged racers that cab compete at MotoGP, the WSBK, or MotoAmerica, but those who make the program must at least know what they’re doing out there.

So if any of you are interested in signing up, you can go to the Fastback Rider’s website to learn more about what you need to do ahead of the qualification process this month. Best be quick, though, because I have a feeling that available slots will be filled up in no time.

Source: Fastrack Riders

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