Motorcycle Racing News Neal Hodgson Instructing for Focused Events

Neal Hodgson Instructing for Focused Events

UK Motorcycle Racing School

World and British Superbike Champion Neil Hodgson is currently instructing winter trackdayers at Almeria Circuit in Spain as he embarks on a new venture with Europe’s leading track day organizer, Focused Events.

Since an injury forced a premature end to his racing career, the 36-year-old Hodgson has taken up his role with Focused Events with a great deal of enthusiasm and greatly enjoys passing on his vast experience to keen pupils. Hodgson has signed up to exclusively instruct at the well-organised events across Europe and the UK.

Neil Hodgson says: "When you’ve been racing as long as I did, you need something like this to remind you how exciting it is to get out on track for the average road rider. I love instructing and seeing how small changes can make a big difference to riders’ speed and confidence."

"I came out on a Focused Events trip last year as I prepared for my return to BSB and I was really impressed with the organization and the safety considerations. We’re running transponders on the bikes so we can easily gauge the right ability for riders and move them into the right groups. I’ve got a full line-up of events for European and UK trackdays, it’s a great opportunity."

Hodgson joins a stellar cast of instructors at Focused Events including Niall Mackenzie, Jamie Whitham, Steve Plater and John Reynolds, to name but a few, who between them have incredible experience in not just racing but all elements of road and track riding as well as bike set-up.

Kevin Healy (Focused Events Owner) says: "We’re really excited to have Neil Hodgson join us and he fits in with our knowledgeable, professional instructors. He has so much to give in terms of instruction and loves spending time with all the riders. Customers can hardly believe it when they sit down in the hotel surrounded by legends such as Neil!"

Pupils are not only taught by World class instructors like Hodgson, Focused also visits some of Europe’s most exciting MotoGP and WSB circuits including Valencia, Jerez, Le Mans and Portimao.

Closer to home all major UK tracks including Silverstone, Donington, Brands Hatch, Cadwell Park, Oulton Park, Mallory, Thruxton, Snetterton and Anglesey are in the comprehensive Focused calendar.

Motorcycles are also available to hire with Supersport machines available from Ducati, Kawasaki, Suzuki and Yamaha.

For events days contact 0845 0267272, email For the full event and circuit details see

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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