Latest Xtreme Academy Finland News: Round - Race Report - - 27/08/2011
Great Day Training For Xtreme Academy Riders In FinlandHonda Xtreme Academy riders in Finland were treated to their special training event yesterday at the Kuopio track, where they enjoyed a day of instruction with former Grand Prix winner and Academy trainer, Brian Jorgensen.
With good weather greeting the riders at the technical sandy circuit, Brian started the event off alongside the Finnish pro riders with an introduction to the day, which was organised and run by Brandt.
Jorgensen firstly worked with the riders on their starting technique and followed this up with training around some of the more difficult parts of the sandy circuit including the whoops along with the tight, technical turns. Jorgensen demonstrated on a CRF450R machine and the young riders definitely improved throughout the day.
“It is really great to get the opportunity to work with a pro rider who has done so well in his career like Brian. I really enjoy riding my Honda CRF150R and I’m currently in second place in the Finnish C/A championship. I’d like to win it this year, although it’s going to be difficult,” said Xtreme Academy rider Robin Selenius.
“We have learned a lot today especially in the starts and different lines, which I am sure will help me. I think the Xtreme Academy is great, as we get special prizes for riding a Honda and the opportunity to have training days like this,” concluded the youngster.
The Honda Xtreme Academy, which offers CRF150R riders racing in national championships across Europe access to a huge prize pool, recognition as a Honda rider, along with training and many other benefits, now turns its attention to this year's Italian final, which will be held on Sunday in Faenza.
“Today has been another positive event for the Honda Xtreme Academy. Brian has been working with the youngsters in Finland and has seen a vast improvement, which we hope will help them with their racing for the remainder of the year. The track was quite complex in places and with Brian’s years of experience, he was able to help the youngsters see easier and faster lines, as well as work especially on their technique through the difficult areas of the circuit. Our focus now turns to Italy where we hope we can clinch the overall again in the minicross junior and senior finals following on from the Xtreme Academy riders’ domination in 2010. It’s going to be a good race as it’s right down to the wire and we’re really looking forward to it,” said Honda Motor Europe Off-Road Manager, Roger Harvey.
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