Jezza has just returned
from a great day at the SuperMoto
school at Rockingham.
The day starts with the
normal safety briefing before you get into the intense classroom
Pay attention in class,
because what Andy Ibbott teaches you is some of the most advanced
bike techniques you will ever learn in a single day.
After the first classroom
session its out on track, a line of shiny new Yamaha's are
waiting for us. this happed to be the first day on brand new
The track is laid out on
a large flat area of tarmac marked by tyres & cones and
pretty soon we are all scooting around but no sliding.
Then its back to class, now Andy introduced
you to basic sliding techniques, this is not poncy, pull in
the clutch, back brake slides, this is the real thing, flat
out in 3rd and pitch the bike into a very tight corner, down
2 gears and making the bike back-in under pure engine braking.
The are also plenty of instructors on hand to help you.
its back in class, now we are onto advanced techniques which
include heavy front brake, brutal downward gear shifts, engine
braking and back brake with a faster approach speed, and the
occasional two fingers on the clutch if the rear wheel starts
hopping all over the place.
Just when you think you
have mastered it all, its time to hit the dirt. First a brief
classroom session to explain the basic techniques, with some
advanced ones. Then onto the dirt to test the theory
Then its the two together,
part tarmac part slippy dirt. With some extra schooling on
how to handle the transition from fast tarmac to almost zero
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Fast For You.com Rating
Adrenalin 9 out of 10
- aaarrrgghhhh my front and back wheels are pointing different
directions on all the corners.
Injury 4 out of 10
- You will fall off but not very fast
2 out of 10
- Yamaha bike provided by the school, scratches to the bike
won't cost extra, but if you bend it, then you gotta pay more.
The mutts nuts,
if you think you can handle a bike or just looking for your
first track day then TooFastForYou thoroughly recommend Andy
Ibbott's SuperMoto School at Rockingham.