A welcome innovation as the first ‘road bike only’ trackday is fully booked by ‘track novice’ riders at Donington Park
Over 100 motorcyclists flooded into the paddocks at Donington Park yesterday (Wednesday) for the first of another Donington 2015 innovation - a road bikes only trackday at the legendary GP circuit.
Held in conjunction with No Limits Trackdays, Donington is aiming to introduce ‘regular road riders’ as well as real novice riders to the fun and the skill of riding on track. And the plan worked well, as approximately 70% of the riders had never previously ridden a circuit before.
The day was split into groups according to experience and ability, which helped create a relaxed atmosphere with no pressure. Experienced riding instructors were also on hand to advise riders on braking, on the best racing lines and other vital track riding techniques.
Donington Park will host another Road Bikes Only trackday on Friday 23 October, offering another chance for track novices to get out on a famous racing circuit.
Claire Keeley, Operations Director of No Limits Trackdays commented: “It was a fantastic day with over 100 riders on track, with at least 70 of them having never been on track before. The atmosphere was very friendly and happily with fantastic weather and we noted, a big age range. Anyone can come and have a go, we even had one person who is having a hip replacement on Monday, another who hadn’t been on track for 15 years, and many more who had never even been to a circuit before. So it really was a very positive day for all concerned!”
Donington Park Circuit Manager Bob Adams – whose initiative this is - said: “We’re very encouraged that so many track riding novices were keen to gain on track experience at Donington Park. We’re very keen to introduce new people to motorsport, be they spectators, participants, mechanics, officials or marshals. No Limits have shared our vision with many of our initiatives, including our Women Only Motorcycle Trackdays with Maria Costello, and we look forward to welcoming many more new riders on their road going bikes, of whatever age and skill, when we run the next Novices Day on this famous track in October!”
For more information on motorcycle trackdays at Donington Park, visit www.nolimitstrackdays.com. For further information on Donington Park, visit www.donington-park.co.uk