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Honda Give Juniors A Free Go

MRRDA Junior's Track DayPlaces are still available for the Honda sponsored MRRDA Junior’s track day at Broadford Raceway, 40 minutes north of Melbourne on January 26, 2008

Honda will be providing a number of their 4-stroke CBR150’s to try out on the day which is open to juniors between the ages of 13 and 15 years who are interested in entering the world of road racing.

Off road riders who would like to find out what its like to race on the tarmac are also welcome to come along and try one of the Hondas.

To assist juniors of various riding abilities, staff from the California Superbike School will be putting on two sessions, including a free “Kickstart program” for newer riders who wish to clock up their five hours of Motorcycling Australia sanctioned basic training on Honda provided CBR150’s.

The second session will be aimed at juniors who already have their own bike. For those participants, Superbike School staff will conduct a training program for the significantly reduced price of just $100.

Many participants will want to go on to compete in this year’s MRRDA (Motorcycle Road Race Development Association) series where winners are given the chance to ride in the Red Bull Rookies Cup in Europe, race at Motegi in Japan with Honda in 2009 and/or go training with Casey Stoner.

According to MRRDA Chairman, Paul Edwards, the previous training day held at Newcastle was a huge success and they are expecting the same at Broadford.

“We could have filled the places two or three times over in Newcastle,” he said. “The young riders were fantastic with two of the lucky lads getting an invite to go and train with Casey Stoner. This is a great opportunity for riders to get a feel for the Honda’s and start their journey in road racing, and we are expecting a big turn out for Broadford.”

Honda’s Brand Manager Phil Reynolds said the manufacturer continues to back the program to actively show their commitment to developing the junior class of racing.

“Our commitment to the MRRDA and the class goes beyond financial support or the provision of the bikes,” he said. “We hope that this Junior Promotion Program will bring new faces into the sport who may not have had an opportunity otherwise.”

The day will also see support from St George and Hartwell Motorcycle Clubs, along with Draggin Jeans.

For booking forms and more information, please go to the MRRDA website – www.mrrda.com or email: paul.edwards@mrrda.com