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Silverstone: Haslam Motorcycle School

Haslam Silverstone School

Following the relocation last month of the renowned Honda Ron Haslam Race School, Silverstone has already proved popular as the School’s new venue.

On the first public day to be held at Silverstone, at the end of March, both the instructors and participants were ‘buzzing’ after riding the new International Circuit.

With 70 riders having taken part on the inaugural day, split across the premier and elite courses, Ann Haslam, of the Honda Ron Haslam Race School, said, "The feedback we received was fantastic. Our clients and instructors loved it. They enjoyed the circuit more than they thought they would and commented that due to the fast, technical nature of the track, there is a great opportunity to learn many new skills. The Honda Ron Haslam Race School is proud to be at Silverstone, the Home of MotoGP and both the British and World Superbike championships.

"Silverstone provides a new challenge and we’ve got 16 dates for customers to come down and fine-tune their track skills at the new circuit. Throughout the year we will run courses for riders of all ages and abilities – at a grass roots level we cater for beginners and riders as young as 12 years of age, while our premier course customers and the elites will receive expert guidance aboard the new Honda CBR600RR ABS and the Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade respectively."

The move to Silverstone means ‘Rocket’ Ron Haslam returns to the track where he made his Grand Prix debut in 1977, riding a 500cc Suzuki in the British Grand Prix, and where he finished third, behind Randy Mamola and Eddie Lawson, in the 1984 British Grand Prix.

The motorcycle race school offers an introduction to high performance bikes at Silverstone, with race experienced instructors providing customers with expert tuition on how to improve their skills and understand the finer points of riding.

Together with Honda, the Race School has developed a programme that offers courses ranging from introductory through to more advanced levels. The School’s next available dates are Wednesday 28 April and Tuesday 4 May.

Richard Phillips, Managing Director of Silverstone Circuits Limited, commented, "We are delighted that the Honda Ron Haslam Race School is now based at Silverstone. It is one of the most popular track schools in the UK and further strengthens our motorcycle offering. We have invested more than £5 million on bike and spectator facilities, and it is essential that we continue to diversify the Silverstone business. Adding the Race School to our world class line-up of motorcycle events – including the AirAsia British Grand Prix (MotoGP), World Superbikes and the MCE British Superbike Championship – reiterates our commitment to bikes and motorcycle racing at Silverstone."

For further information about Silverstone, including experiences, events and ticket details, visit www.silverstone.co.uk. To book your place at the Honda Ron Haslam Race School (next available dates 28 April / 4 May), Visit haslamraceschool.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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