Long distance learning
26 Apr 12
Journey from the Baltic to Silverstone to improve cornering
California Superbike School attracts many overseas students to its base at Silverstone, most of whom fly in and hire one of their fleet of Yamaha sports bikes.
Ronalds Cimoska from Latvia decided that he would prefer to use his regular road bike when he returned to the Northamptonshire circuit to take Levels 2 and 3 of the School's programme this March. So he rode his 1999 Yamaha FZS600 FAZER all the way from Latvia to Silverstone, a round trip of nearly 2000 miles by road.
His journey involved travelling to the Latvian capital, Riga, then taking a ferry across the Baltic sea to the port of Kiel in Germany. Ronalds then rode across Northern Germany, through Holland and Belgium to Calais, where he caught a ferry to Dover for the final leg of his journey along the M20, around the M25 and up the M1 to Silverstone.
The next UK school dates are 3rd and 4th May at Silverstone's Stowe circuit and 21st and 22nd May on the International circuit, along with events at Padborg Park in Denmark, Turkey's Istanbul Park and Serres in Greece. "Our programme to teach riders to corner with confidence seems to be universally applicable" says School Director Andy Ibbott.