After three highly successful years at the prestigious Silverstone race circuit in Northamptonshire – home of Formula 1 and MotoGP – the Honda Ron Haslam Race School will return to its former home of Donington Park in Derbyshire, a circuit with which the school has great affinity, having run there for 13 years previously, up until 2009.
After undergoing significant revisions in recent years, Donington Park is back on the map, once again hosting high-profile major international motorcycle meetings such as World Superbikes and British Superbikes. Despite revisions to the facilities, the track layout has remained largely unchanged, with the fast and flowing circuit still considered one of the best motorcycle circuits in the UK, and the entire world; with sections such as the legendary Craner Curves, etched into racing memory.
The school will continue to offer expert tuition and on-track training to the highest standard, with courses that cater for every level of experience. A new fleet of 2013 machines will grace the school’s new home, with the new-for-2013 CBR600RR, CB500F and CBR500R – alongside the iconic Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade – all available on selected course packages.
Steve Martindale, General Manager of Honda (UK) Motorcycles: “We are delighted that the Honda Ron Haslam Race School will return to Donington Park after three prosperous years at Silverstone. We are keen to offer our customers the chance to ride another of the country’s most iconic and exciting circuits – aboard Honda machinery – and are very pleased that the school’s new home will provide this opportunity perfectly. I would also just like to thank Silverstone circuit for their fantastic support over the last few years. It has been a great home for the school but we just felt like the time was right for a change.”
Christopher Tate, Managing Director at Donington Park Racing Ltd: “This is excellent news for the owners and staff here at Donington Park. This news is one of the most significant achievements of Donington Park Racing Ltd over the past 3 years since we started again at Donington Park. To have Honda (UK) agree to come and join our continuing growth, and to see Ron, Ann, and Leon Haslam with their enthusiastic team coming back to Donington Park, is a huge personal thrill, and a real team success for all who work here.”
Previously published school operating dates will remain effective, with the school opening for business from the 10 April 2013 and with courses running right through the summer, up until 9 October. For more information on the type of courses and dates available, visit www.haslamraceschool.com or call: 01332 883323.