The ACU Academy is taking twelve young British 125cc racers to Spain for a three-day training session at the Cartagena Circuit.

The trip has been put together by Academy manager Dave Luscombe and UK1 Racing team owner Kevin Newton, with assistance from Barry Symmons, who organises an annual test session at the circuit. The twelve young racers, who will be riding either GP125 Hondas or Aprilia RS125 Superteen bikes, will fly out to Spain on 3 March for the test. All flights, transfers, accommodation and track time will be paid for by the ACU Academy, and it is hoped that riders will also get a free set of tyres each in time for the test.

The dozen hopefuls will be joined at the circuit by the UK1 Racing team of Christian Elkin and Academy graduate Tommy Bridewell. The UK1 Team is hoping to be joined by Ron Haslam for some coaching and advice.

Meanwhile, once at the circuit, the Academy riders will be coached by regular Academy track coach and former 125 grand prix racer Clive Horton, and former 250 British champion and Foggy Petronas team manager Nigel Bosworth is expected to join the squad as a second coach.

The three-day training session will involve the riders working on specific tasks such as suspension set-up, braking points and lines. Classroom facilities have been made available and, between sessions, whilst dad prepares the machines, the youngsters will work with Horton and Bosworth to understand where they were going wrong and how they can go faster.

"It has been a dream of mine for many years to have a 'youth training camp' and this has now happened," Luscombe smiled, "When considering how to spend any funding, giving our Academy riders maximum value is always foremost in my mind. I cannot think of a better way to spend our money!"

In addition, to get the boys back into wet British racing mode, the Academy has organised an exclusive training day at Cadwell Park on 1 April.



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