FIM and MA announce details of the inaugural FIM Speedway Training Camp Down Under | News
The FIM and Motorcycling Australia (MA) have announced details of the FIM Speedway Training Camp Down Under to take place on 10, 11 and 12 December 2019 at Gillman Speedway, Adelaide.
The FIM is pleased to be supporting this MA and FIM Oceania training programme, with this event being organised by the Australian Federation.
The three-day training camp is open to 250cc riders – aged from 13 to under 16 years old and 500cc riders – aged from 15 to 19 years old. The youthful participants will benefit from expert coaching that will be delivered by FIM Track Racing Director – Armando Castagna, Speedway Grand Prix and Speedway of Nations FIM Race Director – Phil Morris, plus multiple FIM and Australian Champion – Leigh Adams.
The riders will enjoy a packed schedule that will include a wide range of topics both on and off-track covering but not limited to: Riding techniques, bike setups, nutrition and body, social media and conduct, media interviews, fitness lessons plus starting techniques.
Confirming the importance of this training event Motorcycling Australia CEO Peter Doyle said: “Motorcycling Australia is proud to be working with the FIM on yet another fantastic junior development initiative, this time focusing on Speedway. The inaugural FIM Speedway Training Camp – Down Under, set to take place at Gillman Speedway on 10, 11 and 12 December this year will focus on the development of the next generation of junior riders in a discipline that Australian riders shine, both domestically and internationally.”
These remarks were reinforced by Armando Castagna, FIM Track Racing Director who concluded: “This FIM Training Camp in Oceania is a project supported by the FIM to improve Track Racing in all the CONU’s, but in principle, it is also support given to FIM Oceania and Motorcycling Australia for their splendid work both in Track Racing and in trying to improve their Youth programme.”
“Leading this Training Camp will be Leigh Adams, one of the best Speedway Riders in history and now the leader of many Youth Programs in Australia and Phil Morris, former International rider and SGP Race Director. Both of these instructors will improve the skills of every participant on the track with racing techniques, start procedures, but also off the track with seminars of technical, social media and conduct, nutrition and body, plus fitness lessons. They will be three days full of action and seminars and I’m sure that every participant will benefit a lot and they will become much better athletes in their future.”
Australia has a very long history in Speedway, with the discipline being invited Down Under over 90 years ago. Motorcycling Australia and FIM Oceania are highly focussed on youth development and creating the next group of FIM World Champions coming for the Oceania region in all disciplines.
With only a limited number of places available, riders should express their interest as soon as possible and before Friday 20 September 2019 by completing and returning the attached form which is available here.