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KTM Race Camp

The first KTM Race Camp in the United Kingdom has opened at FatCat Motoparc in Doncaster, Yorkshire.

The off-road school is aimed at every motocrosser - from the occasional rider to the hardened professional – with tuition spearheaded by former Grand Prix and Motocross of Nations winner, Paul Malin.

Costing just £159, including lunch and refreshments, the UK KTM Race Camp is open to riders from aged six and above, on all makes and models of MX machinery. No equipment is provided, but the option of riding the very latest KTM machines is available with a fleet of hire bikes at an additional cost.

With three, all-weather sand circuits of differing difficulty and excellent facilities, FatCat is regarded as one of the country’s premier motocross venues and each KTM Race Camp day is limited to just ten places to ensure riders get the full attention of the instructors.

Whether it’s preparing for competition or just beating a mate on practice days, each course is structured to assess a rider and break down their riding into the individual techniques needed in MX. Through practical coaching and classroom sessions, every rider will come away with either new skills or existing ones sharpened.

Paul Malin, chief instructor for the UK KTM Race Camp, said: “Inexperienced riders can obviously learn a lot at the KTM Race Camp, but often we find experienced and returning riders hanging on to a lot of bad habits that we can iron out. Having someone analyse and criticise your riding might not sound great, but our instructors will always pick up things that can help make you a better rider.”

KTM UK Managing Director, Shaun Sisterson, said: “For KTM, ‘Ready to Race’ is much more than a marketing slogan; all our bikes are developed from racers competing and winning at the very highest level, for all riders to benefit from. The KTM Race Camps have been very successful in Europe and offer riders a chance to hone their skills at an excellent facility with the option of riding the latest SX range of KTMs.”

The full 2012 calendar will be released imminently, but, for those who can’t wait, there will be one opening date in 2011 on November 27.