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Haslam Race School makes Silverstone debut

Instructors and clients of the Honda Ron Haslam Race School gave 'fantastic feedback' following the school's Silverstone debut, when 70 riders got first hand experience of the new International Circuit.

“The feedback we received was fantastic,” said Ann Haslam. “Our clients and instructors loved it. They enjoyed the circuit more than they thought they would and commented that due to the fast, technical nature of the track, there is a great opportunity to learn many new skills. The Honda Ron Haslam Race School is proud to be at Silverstone, the Home of MotoGP and both the British and World Superbike championships.”

The move to Silverstone also means that race school 'principal', 'Rocket' Ron Haslam, returns to the track where he made his grand prix debut in 1977, riding a 500cc Suzuki in the British Grand Prix, and where he finished third, behind Randy Mamola and Eddie Lawson, in the 1984 British Grand Prix.

Fast-forward 26 years and Haslam's son, Leon, is now leading the 2010 World Superbike Championship for Alstare Suzuki.

The Haslam Race School, which offers courses ranging from introductory to advanced, will next be on track at Silverstone on Wednesday 28 April and Tuesday 4 May.

“We are delighted that the Honda Ron Haslam Race School is now based at Silverstone,” said Richard Phillips, managing director of Silverstone Circuits Limited.

“It is one of the most popular track schools in the UK and further strengthens our motorcycle offering. We have invested more than £5 million on bike and spectator facilities, and it is essential that we continue to diversify the Silverstone business.

“Adding the Race School to our world class line-up of motorcycle events - including the AirAsia British Grand Prix (MotoGP), World Superbikes and the MCE British Superbike Championship - reiterates our commitment to bikes and motorcycle racing at Silverstone.”

Donington Park previously hosted the Haslam Race School.

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April 22, 2010 4:24 PM

I've always prefered Silverstone for a number of different reason,the main one being it was always a seriously fast track.It may not provide the same amount of viewing as Donington in the main because Silverston is a much bigger circuit than Donington ever was.They had to add the foggy esses and melbourne loop section to make Donington long enough to make it eligible to host a GP as it was only just over a mile long without it.They tried to steel away the British GP from Silverstone throughout the 1980s before they finally won it in 1986 to host it from 1987 onwards.Like i've said before,the saddest point about the move now was the fact Donington's new track layout would have made it great.

Garry - Unregistered

April 25, 2010 1:00 AM

I don't mean to come across as negative, but I've heard bad things about the race school, is it true that you only get 45 minutes of on track action for all that money?

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