The Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) and its Women in Motorcycling Commission (CFM) together with Bike Promotion have been able to attract big names to work as instructors for the next Women’s Road Racing training camp to be held at the Brno MotoGP circuit in less than two weeks’ time.
The FIM launched a project last year to improve the level of women´s Road Racing and is now about to organise the third in a series of training camps.
“After two very successful training camps at the Albacete and Almeria circuits in Spain, we have now decided together with our partners Bike Promotion and BMW to go to the legendary Brno MotoGP circuit in the Czech Republic”, says Commission Director Nita Korhonen.
As in previous years, the participants this time will have the opportunity to ride on BMW S1000 RR bikes. The organisers will also give them opportunity to join the camp with their own motorcycles.
The camp that will be held in Brno from 22 to 25 of September will have very high-level instructors such as ex MotoGP-racers Simon Crafar and Jürgen Fuchs, Sabine Holbrook, female Supersport 600 rider in the FIM European Alpe Adria Championship, and Maria Costello who for five years held the Guinness World Record for being the fastest woman to lap the Isle of Man TT course. Juliane Eger will also join the camp with her “Fit2Ride” programme.
“I am very pleased that we have been able to get such a great riders who also have worked as instructors for years. We want to provide best possible training for the girls and I am happy that so many of those who have participated in our previous camps have gained huge opportunities through this project”, Korhonen continued.
The instructors themselves are also looking forward to the camp that is aimed at both amateur riders and professional racers.
“I am honoured to be asked to help with the classroom side of the upcoming FIM women's training camp at Brno. I get real pleasure from helping any rider that genuinely wants to learn how to ride faster. In recent years of our sport a few seriously talented female riders have emerged. I am proud to be a part of this new support crew helping them toward their goals”, says Crafar.
Maria Costello, who is also a member of FIM`s Women in Motorcycling Commission was among the instructors at the camp organised in Almeria and is now eager to continue her work in the Czech Republic.
“I greatly enjoyed the last FIM camp. It's a great feeling to help these riders build their road awareness and riding skills, and I'm sure the event in Brno will be another success”, says Costello.
There are still a handful of places available. See: