Join BikeSocial on track with Suzuki stars Guintoli, MacKenzie, Cooper, Whitham, Reynolds and Crafar

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By Michael Mann
MannOnABike BikeSocial's Web Editor. Been riding bikes since 1984 and writing about them since 2013. Commuted in Central London for 10 years, fast and smooth road rider, does a reasonable job in a track day quick group. 6 ft and 14 st.

 

On Monday 4th September, just a week and a day after the likes of Marquez, Rossi and Vinales have graced the Silverstone MotoGP circuit with their presence, Suzuki will host their annual all-star track day.

This year’s attending stars including Bennetts Suzuki’s Taylor Mackenzie, Sylvain Guintoli, and Richard Cooper, as well as Motovudu on-track instruction guru and 500 Grand Prix race-winner Simon Crafar.

Operating out of Silverstone’s iconic Wing pit and paddock, the day will give Suzuki fans the chance to ride alongside and receive some tuition from a range of Team Suzuki riders. The Bennetts Suzuki British Superbike team will be in attendance, with Taylor Mackenzie, Sylvain Guintoli, and National Superstock 1000 championship challenger, Richard Cooper. Buildbase Suzuki’s Superbike rider Bradley Ray and Superstock contender Alex Olsen will also be on hand.

Richard Cooper teaches Bennetts customers at Mallory Park

Suzuki legend and three-time British Superbike champion, John Reynolds, will be available to talk about his role in the development of the new GSX-R1000, while offering his advice and experience, alongside track instructors James Whitham, Simon Crafar, Glen Richards, and Dean Skipper.

Slightly less cool will be John, Chris and myself from the BikeSocial team also at Silverstone. Do come and say hi. Then, following his recent ride at Oliver’s Mount onboard his father’s world championship-winning Suzuki XR14s, Freddie Sheene will also be among the special guests.

Attendees on the day can book into one of three groups, based on their level of experience and ability, with all that come along getting a Suzuki gift bag.

Suzuki GB marketing manager, Rob Cooper, said of the event, “It’s a great opportunity for us all to learn a thing or two about circuit riding from those that race Suzukis and instruct on GSX-R1000s for a living, hopefully making us all faster and safer on track." 

Places cost £199, and can be booked through Silverstone's website here.

 

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