I have had the privilege of attending a number of training schools in my time at Fast Bikes, from Off road adventures with BMW, Wheeldon Farm Instruction, Bike Safe and of course 3 levels of the fabulous California Superbike School. But now there is a new(ish) kid on the block, the Stalker himself has devised a very new experience starting next year, and it’s high on my Christmas List – the Chris Walker Race School.
The school is a well thought out concept that promises to bring something to the table for any level of rider, tuition will come from one instructor for every two students handpicked by Chris with notable inclusion of current BSB Riders. You can expect an education on braking, your positioning, acceleration, lines and most intriguing of all for me is this will all be done in a race style – Warm-up Laps, Free Practice sessions and Superpole. Like with racing itself you will have live timing on screens and sheets to measure your improvement throughout the day with the chance to hit the podium and spray champagne all over the grid girls.
This is all going on at the recently resurfaced Mallory Park, interestingly the first circuit Stalker ever raced at and with its fast, slow and technical sections is the perfect venue for you to cut your teeth in the race style ‘experience’. The school is well supported too via key brands such as D.I.D chains, Maxxis tyres, KBC Helmets and Scorpion exhausts to name but a few. There is also an impressive fleet of Kawasaki ZX-6R’s to start you on your racing experience, once you have completed the supersport then they may even roll out the ZX-10R superbikes for you – and if you impress enough you may even progress into the big leagues and actually race with Chris as your mentor.
I rode with Chris once before at the WSB event at Silverstone, what he imparted to be in a 30 second passing boosted my confidence and riding massively, imagine what 8hrs will do!
So as soon as you sign up you will receive the intro pack (pictured), containing sliders, T-Shirt, Decals and other useful track day bits – Now that would look good under any Christmas Tree… I am leaving a space as a hint under mine.
Chris Walker Race School contacts: 01455 844078 – chriswalkerraceschool.comEnjoy more Fast Bikes reading in the four-weekly magazine. Click here to subscribe.