Skip Barber Superbike School Powered by KTM Announces 2010 Schedule

Friday, March 26, 2010 Monterey, CA – Skip Barber Racing School LLC and KTM North America, Inc. are excited to launch the 2010 season of the Skip Barber Superbike School Powered by KTM with 9 exciting calendar dates.

The season begins on March 29, 2010. This year’s schedule features 9 event dates each at the famous Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, Calif. Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is home to the U.S. round of MotoGP and is one of five national locations for Skip Barber’s automotive program offerings.

2010 Two Day Superbike School Schedule – all dates at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
March 29-30 (Monday – Tuesday) July 27-28 (Tuesday – Wednesday)
April 7-8 (Sunday – Monday) August 4-5 (Wednesday – Thursday)
May 24-25 (Monday – Tuesday) August 31-September 1 (Tuesday – Wednesday)
September 13-14 (Monday – Tuesday)
June 27-28 (Sunday – Monday)

The two-day school features a full lineup of the new KTM 1190 RC8 and RC8-R Superbikes, which embody high performance, new technology and unique design to truly add to the school’s premier superbike experience.

The Skip Barber Superbike School Powered by KTM has many factors which make it unique. It is the only school in the United States to feature 1190cc displacement superbikes. In addition, Skip Barber instructors bring over 35 years of experience in teaching enthusiasts about dynamics, control and speed. On day one students will focus on corner entry, including theory and practice drills on proper body position, threshold braking, trail braking and downshifting technique. Day two focuses on corner exit, throttle application at lean angle, contact patch and additional lapping sessions all of which are captured and analyzed with on bike video making the school the most technically advanced school in the industry. The hilly terrain at Laguna Seca is also the ideal track for students to develop the skills and confidence to not only lower their lap times but improve their everyday street riding skills.

Skip Barber Racing School LLC and KTM North America, Inc. began their partnership in 2009 pairing the world’s premier car racing and driving school with a leading worldwide manufacturer of power sports vehicles. In its inaugural year, the Superbike School retained Jeff Haney as its consultant and lead instructor to help develop the curriculum and build up the school to its elite status. Haney commented, “I would like to thank everyone at Skip Barber for the opportunity to build this Superbike School program. I would also like to thank the instructors on both the car and motorcycle side for their hard work. We could not have had the first year success without the hard work from each team member and our participating sponsors”.

Heading up the school for its second year, will be motorcycle visionary and Lead Instructor, Michael Czysz. As an experienced racer, test rider, motorcycle designer and engineer Czysz has a deep understanding of riding and motorcycle dynamics. As an instructor Czysz clearly and effectively breaks down the techniques of how to ride a motorcycle faster and safer. Also returning for their second year with the program are notable instructors Ty Howard and James Randolph. Both instructors currently pilot the RC8-R in the CMRA, AFM, WERA West and WSMC series.

For more information on the Skip Barber Superbike School Powered by KTM please visit About KTM
KTM, founded in 1953, is the second largest European motorcycle manufacturer specializing in ”Ready to Race” street and off road motorcycles and ATVs.

Proven successes in worldwide competition are embodied into the design and function of each KTM race machine. KTM has built a reputation for high-quality premium race ready machines suitable for street and off road race competition and recreation. With more than 140 World Championships and counting, the technology, design and performance of KTM continues to race past the competition time and again.

Kyle Morham

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