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SMART making a difference to rider safety throughout Australia for over a Decade.

July proved busy for Honda SMART with another 4 schools being conducted, bringing the tally to 23 in 2010.

SMART (Supercross. Motocross. Accredited. Rider. Training) originally started as a coaching program aimed at improving the talents of Australian motocross and supercross racers. Today SMART has programs for riders of all levels – beginner through to elite. The programs are tailor made to suite the riders and their respective disciplines (Fun bike entry level riding, Enduro, Motocross, Supercross and Freestyle Motocross).

The Honda SMART program recently ran an advanced rider training course in Moe, Victoria on the Blue Rock circuit. The capacity filled school provided students with ample track time and coaching from Australian Champions Troy Dorron, Jye Harvey and state A-grader Ben Williams.

Billy Jackson who participated on the day accredited his following weekend’s results to the additional coaching and time track –

"I have done Honda Smart schools for a long time and the advanced rider program gives us more of an opportunity to learn the track and fix up the little things that needs working on. After doing the school two weeks ago I raced the Victorian titles. I finished equal 2nd in A-grade 250cc 4stroke class which is a credit to their support"

Billy joined 30 other hopefuls in an effort to better themselves and prepare for the up and coming State Championship.

Honda SMART also ran schools in Frankston, Maroondah and Wagga Wagga, NSW.

As Honda SMART prepares for the second half of the year schools have been booked on;

August
August 21st and 22nd2 1 day Motocross Schools- Gwandalan (NSW)
August 29th- 1 day Motocross Schools- Winton MCC (VIC)
September

4th and 5th September- 2 Day Motocross school- Rum City MCC (QLD Bundaberg)
5th September- 1 day Motocross School- Panorama MCC (NSW Bathurst)
18th and 19th September- 2 day Motocross School- Beverley and Districts MCC (WA)
20th September- 1 Day Motocross school- Frankston City Motorcycle Park (VIC)- School Holidays
21st September- 1 Day Motocross School- Nunawading and Districts MX Club- School Holidays
23rd and 24th September 2 day Motocross school Wollongong MCC- Mt Kembla Motocross Complex (NSW)
25 & 26 September 2 Day MX Course Warrnambool MCC (VIC)-School Holidays
27th and 28th September 2 day Motocross School ACT motorcycle Club (ACT)-School Holidays
30th September and 1st October- 2 day Motocross school- Goulburn Valley Junior MCC (Shepparton Vic)-School Holidays

October

1st October- 1 day Motocross School- Frankston City Motorcycle Park-School Holidays
2nd October- Supercross Endorsement School- Broadford (Vic)
16th and 17th October- 2 day Motocross School- Motocross Rider Association- Gillman (S.A)

November

6th and 7th November- 2 Day Motocross School- Dubbo Dirt Bike Club (QLD)
13th and 14th November- 2 day Motocross School- Tasmania Mini Bikes Training Club
27th and 28th November- 2 Day Motocross School- Moree MCC ( NSW)

Additional schools will be booked throughout the year, and if your club is interested in having Honda Smart conduct a school on their track please contact Belinda Pryn on 03 9785 2786 or via email on admin@fullthrottlesports.com alternatively you kind find all bookings and forms on www.hondasmart.com.au


Yarrive Konsky director of SMART is really happy with the number of students coming through the schools -

"I am a firm believer that you can coach everything but desire. Together with the simple learning principals we have created we offer training for beginners through to the elite. Our endeavors are to aide in rider safety and improve the perception of our sports professionalism. We continue to provide rider educational programs to the thousands of riders willing to learn and improve their skills.

There is still the perception that motorcycling and racing is to risky and dangerous. We have and always will try and educate interested and existing riders to better themselves and improve their respective skills. It’s also important to note that today’s riding gear is far more advanced. Certain protective clothing has been designed and influenced from Formula 1. Today’s new neck braces, knee braces, body amours and helmets offer superior protection".

Yarrive continued – "Building the sports profile is of equal importance and rider safety is key to achieving this. Through Honda we are able to provide a responsible environment for riders to learn in. We also provide parents with a trusting environment from which their children can learn from. I wish when I first started we had the resources available to us today".