Motorcycle Racing News Pro Italia and Fastrack Riders Join Forces

Pro Italia and Fastrack Riders Join Forces

Motorcycle Track Days

Pro Italia, long-time sportbike destination dealer located in Glendale California, and Fastrack Riders, one of Southern California’s motorcycle track day organizations, will be holding a series of track oriented training events at Pro Italia during May and June for both new and experienced riders.

The instructors will include David Pyles, President of Fastrack Riders, and John Chen, Chief Instructor at Fastrack’s Rider Development School.

May 2, Sunday (Noon – 1:00PM), and May 12, Wednesday (7:00PM – 8:00PM)
BBQ and/or Refreshments and Drawing for Track Day

Your First Track Day: For the rider considering doing a track day for the first time but who may be a bit apprehensive, this session will discuss how a track day works, what you need to do to stay safe and reduce stress, what preparation is necessary for the rider and the bike, how track days benefit rider skills, and how to ensure your first track day is great fun. A number of different tracks will be reviewed and discussed. Tires, tire warmers, safety wire and other safety equipment will be discussed and demonstrated. The session will be followed by Q&A and a MotoGP viewing (Sunday only).

June 2, Sunday (Noon – 1:00PM)
BBQ and Refreshments and Drawing for Apparel Discount Coupon

Setting-up Your Bike: Many riders spend significant money on performance parts, but don’t necessarily get the optimal performance out of the bike on the road or at the track. Setting up and preparing a bike properly for the track will be discussed and demonstrated in the Pro Italia Service Center. Attendees will learn how to adjust sag, how to safety wire, and how to set rebound, compression and dampening. Attendees will also learn how to interpret and communicate bike performance so that they (and others) can better understand what specific changes to setup are required. The session will be followed by Q&A. MotoGP viewing will follow the Sunday session.

June 20, Sunday (Noon – 1:00PM)
BBQ and Refreshments and Drawing for Service Discount Coupon

Track Riding Skills: For the rider looking to improve his or her skills, this session will discuss and demonstrate effective track riding techniques (and exercises) such as as body positioning, core balance, brake application, track positioning, etc. The session will be followed by Q&A. MotoGP viewing will follow the Sunday session.

Pro Italia specializes in the Italian Motorcycling experience, carrying Aprilia, Ducati, Moto Guzzi and MV Agusta motorcycles, providing renowned service and offering a broad array of apparel, parts and accessories. Pro Italia is located at the base of Angeles Crest Highway in Glendale California (Los Angeles) and is a prime destination for sport bike enthusiasts in Southern California. (www.proitalia.com)

Fastrack Riders is Southern California’s premier motorcycle track day organization. Auto Club Speedway (Fontana) is Fastrack Riders’ home track but events are also run at Las Vegas Speedway and Chuckwalla Valley Raceway (Palm Springs). Since 2002 Fastrack Riders has provided Rider Development School training to more than 5,000 first-time track riders. (www.fastrackriders.com

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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