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Race Bike Mechanic School Opens at Donington Park

Ever wanted to be part of a motorcycle racing team? It’s an excellent career which also gets paid well, and you can have a shot at it if you live in the UK as there’s a new school opening up to get you trained for such a thing.
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The Motorsport Industry Association is organizing a race mechanics school, and it begins this November. The course will be held each weekend until February, summing up to a total of 160 hours of tuition with both theoretical and practical classes.

The course is aimed at students already studying Mechanics at technical colleges, bike mechanics who want to move into motorsport, teams wanting to invest in training their staff and even race competitors needing more practical knowledge. Students must be over 18 years old to attend, and there is a maximum of 20 places available.

Lessons will take place at the Donington Park circuit, in the garages for hands-on courses and in a suite for theoretical modules. Topics include the assembly and disassembly of the front fork and damper, racing set-ups, troubleshooting of riders’ difficulties, ECU mods, pneumatics, final drive, assembly and disassembly of the engine, gearbox and clutch as well as many more tips and tricks.

The course will include organized tours to race teams while bikes such as the Yamaha R1, Suzuki GSX-R1000, and Aprilia 125 RS will be used for practical training.

However, to get involved in the courses you’ll need to fork out £2,950 (€3,460/$3,890). It’s not that much if you count on the fact that at the end of the training you will be able to tackle any challenge and fix any bike problems under the typical time restraints of a racing weekend.

The top five students are also guaranteed a placement with a professional racing team for one season, which will further boost your experience in the domain.


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