Riders looking to up their game have a new tool available to them. Trackday organization, Fastrack, has announced the 2015 Fastrack Rider’s Academy, a three-month program of on- and off-track training with MotoAmerica racers/Fastrack Academy instructors with the ultimate goal of having graduates leave the program a safer, smoother, and, of course, faster rider on both the street and track.
Attendees will have the opportunity to be coached by none other than MotoAmerica racers/Fastrack Academy instructors Chris Fillmore, Chris Ulrich, Steve Rapp, Jeremy Toye, and Marcel Irnie. Additional features of the Academy are in-helmet live communication while on the track, videos (both in-class and on-board), and social media involvement and voting. All riders who complete the Academy will receive be recognized by KTM and receive a signed certificate from Fastrack Riders and the instructors. Although the final details are still being worked out, at the end of the Academy, three prizes will be also awarded to three finishers :
1st Place: Brand New KTM RC390 Cup Race Bike
2nd Place: 1 year Fastrack Unlimited Trackdays Riding
3rd Place: TBD
With that kind of experience on tap in addition to prizes, you’d expect there to be a huge turn out for the Academy. Well, in April, the Academy will begin its qualification process for riders who would like to attend. According to Fastrack, the Academy isn’t necessarily looking for the fastest guys out there. In fact, the program isn’t directed only at racers. A phone call to the Fastrack office revealed that they are looking for someone who is a Level II or Level III rider (see Fastrack’s information page) who rides a well-maintianed bike with the proper gear and a good head on their shoulders. The rider’s personality, predictability and safety all play a role in qualifying for the Academy. Oh, and there’s a written test.
The end result is that Fastrack Rider’s Academy is looking for 5–6 qualified riders to fill their academy sessions. The cost for the Academy is $3,000 for 3 full days of training and 3 additional practice track days which will take place between September 25th and November 29th, 2015 at Auto Club Speedway.
For more information, visit www.fastrackriders.com or email at email@example.com.