Get on track with BMW

Michael Mann - Web Editor, Bike Social
By Michael Mann
MannOnABike Web editor of Bike Social. Been riding bikes since he was four-years-old. Fast and smooth road rider, just about hangs on in a track day quick group.

Niall Mackenzie demonstrates the art of body control

If you own a BMW bike and fancy a track day then hear this. BMW Motorrad UK have joined forces with well established track day organisers, Focused Events, to offer Owners Track Days in the UK and Portugal as well as a new Track Academy.

Silverstone, Donington Park and Portimao will play host to track-based events suitable for all abilities with a focus firmly on improving riding skills and confidence…oh, and selling more BMWs of course.

BMW Owners Track Days (£159)

  • 3rd August – Silverstone
  • 20th September – Donington Park

So long as your BMW is track-appropriate then you’ll be good to go. If not, then BMW have track-prepped S1000RRs available to hire. The TAS Racing Tyco BMW British Superbike Team will have their hospitality unit on site with a selection of riders from this years Tyco line-up, Christian Iddon, Michael Laverty, Ian Hutchinson and Josh Elliot, available to instruct.

Maria Costello MBE, road racer and former fastest woman around the Isle of Man TT circuit, will host a women-only group at each of the above events.

Hire an S1000RR if you'd rather not rag your own bike

VIP European Track Day (£1150)

  • 12-13th November – Portimao, Portugal

Have your bike and gear transported to the circuit and enjoy two days of riding plus flights, transfers and accommodation at the striking World Superbike circuit. The TAS Racing Tyco BMW will once again be on hand to offer instruction and advice.

BMW Track Academy (from £350)  

Donington Park:

  • 19th April
  • 3rd May
  • 22nd June
  • 9th July
  • 9th August


  • 9th May - GP Circuit
  • 19th June - National Circuit
  • 3rd August - GP Circuit

New for this year, the full day course is open to those over 21 with full UK Motorcycle Licences though you don’t need to own a BMW to enjoy this day which and is aimed at developing rider improvement and skill level.

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Two levels are available. Level One has classroom sessions and off-track skill sessions including the BMW F800R CTS fitted with outrigger wheels. The on-track sessions include expert tuition. While Level Two is aimed at more advanced riders with extended one-to-one instruction time and more on-track sessions. This is for BMW bikes only and track-prepared S1000RRs are available to hire (bringing the total price to £599).

BMW F800R with stabilisers, all in the aid of improving cornering and vision

For more information head to or call 08450 267 272

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