Guides, advice, hints & tips on riding as I document my journey from a novice track day goer to motorbike racer (hopefully). Progress with me!
That's it. My three trackdays in three weeks bonanza is over - and boy, did it end on a high. Following on from my first time at Donnington Park, I rode at the ever faithful Cadwell Park before catching up with old friend - Oulton Park.
3 weeks ago I turned up to a soaking wet Donington Park only for it to get called off - a refund and rebook later and I was back for a dry day. Half a track of fast/flowing and half a track of stop/start - what a cracking circuit.
Feeling rushed into corners, panicking under brakes, nervous/twitchy tip-in, unstable/vague bike feel - hell, even inconsistent lines can be attributed to simply how and when you move on the bike.
Aside from being there to apply the throttle/brakes and turn the bars, you must also change your body position in order to help the bike - not doing so is akin to not helping in a three legged race.
Knee down. It's the number one goal for a lot of riders - I know it was for me for ages. I read countless articles, watched hours of YouTube videos, asked strangers for advice and attended a decent number of track days/schools. Eventually I got it down, so it must have worked, right? .