The one-off GYTR-equipped Yamaha YZF-R1 ridden by “King” Kenny Roberts at this year’s U.S. Grand Prix at Laguna Seca was auctioned for $87,000. Roberts and late night television star Jay Leno were the special guest auctioneers for the R1 at Mecum’s Motorcycle Auction in Monterey, Calif. The final bid came from Milton Verret for $87,000. […]
Yamaha Champions Riding School Returns To NJMP
Good news for those saddened to hear the Yamaha Champions Riding School would not return to Miller Motorsports Park in 2014: the school is back, now operating from New Jersey Motorsports Park.
The change in venue doesn’t come without a slight change in the instructor lineup. Nick Ienatsch and Ken Hill will still lead the way, joined by Mr. Daytona himself, Scott Russell, but a new addition to the star-studded instructor lineup has also been added: none other than Larry Pegram. No word yet as to whether the rest of the gang from the school’s days in Utah will be making the trip out east.
Otherwise, the Yamaha Champions Riding School will remain much the same as it has always been. Students can look forward to two- and three-day classes that feature the techniques needed to increase the joy and safety of motorcycling. A new feature for YCRS includes at-track housing and group dinners, as YCRS nurtures a sense of community. This Yamaha Champions Riding School community will extend far beyond the course into track days, overseas tours, online support through webinars, Smart TV episodes, travel schools and FasterSafer.com.
Every student at the Yamaha Champions Riding School will have an array of bikes at their disposal, including the YZF-R1, YZF-R6, the all new FZ-09, and perennial fan favorite FZ1.
Also note the school’s website has changed. For more information on how you can sign up to attend the Yamaha Champions Riding School please go to www.ridelikeachampion.com.