CSS (California Superbike School) India first set up camp in India at the MMSC Track in Chennai in 2010. This indeed was the very first time that The California Superbike School, recognized as the foremost motorcycle racing school in the world, operating in 27 countries came to South East Asia.
The School was founded by the legendary Keith Code, the best known and most successful on track motorcycle instructor in the world. The school is dedicated to the improvement of riding skills for racing or just street riding.
CSS has trained numerous Moto GP, World Superbike (WSBK), AMA Supersport & Formula and British Superbike Champions. Notable champions trained include Multiple World 500cc Champion Wayne Rainey ,World Superbike Champions James Toseland & John Kocinski, MotoGP 125cc World Champion Thomaas Luthi ,British Supersport Champion Leon Camier (Guest Coach for the CSS Chennai Camp Jan 2012) and AMA Supersport & Superbike Champions Ben Bostrom, Eric Bostrom, Doug Chandler & Tommy Hayden.
CSS completed its 3rd successful Year in India, at Chennai and is currently embarking on its 4th school in the country. CSS has trained over 300 students in its first 3 years of operation in Chennai. Riders are trained over 3 days to receive the most effective progression of skill sets ever devised for learning the techniques of riding and cornering.
The Camp has a larger objective of using revenues earned to support the discovery, mobilization and training of talented youngsters who cannot otherwise afford to pay for training and track time. Sarath Kumar, trained at CSS, Chennai, took part in the 2011 125cc class in Moto GP, the first Indian to do so. Initiatives such as this are needed to ensure that, one day, India would have its very own riders competing in the International Motor Sport arena. The plan is to eventually run the school at the Buddh International Circuit in Noida. Of course India, being a country where more than 1 Cr (100 Lac) Motorcycles are sold each year, also needs a curriculum and emphasis on the improvement of riding skills whether for racing or just street riding.
CSS–India attempts to therefore to satisfy two socially relevant objectives as it defines its presence in this country:
- Providing the right set of skill sets that are necessary to perform at the highest level of motorsport talented youngsters who do not have access to world class training and track time.
- Improve the riding skills of every motorcycle rider to make him/her conscious of safe and skilled riding practices which is the responsibility of any motorcycle rider on the road.
The California Superbike School 2013 will be held at the Chennai race track over the weekends of Jan 18th, 19th and 20th and the 25th, 26th and 27th, 2013. Unfortunately, the course is full for all dates. So, remember to sign up for 2014.
Courtesy of CSS
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