Motovudu Snetterton 3rd April 2016
I was curious of what the session could do for me; I have done a few track days and currently race a Ducati Monster 600 in the DesmoDue race series; this is my second year racing.
I had met Dean Skipper in the Motovudu garage before carrying out the normal track day registration. Dean explained how the day would pan out; an initial session on my own and then the recorded sessions and debriefs.
Deans debriefs and instructions for the following session were very enlightening, hammering home the basic principles of the Motovudu riding style. Being followed by a camera shows everything “warts and all”. Until you see you riding style, corner entry, apex and corner exit you think you are as good as any BSB rider which couldn’t be further from the truth.
Over the three sessions my riding improved beyond what I expected, my major improvement was on corner entry. I would have like to have timed a lap in my first session and compared it to my last one; but being a standard track day timing isn’t allowed.
I am now trying to use these riding methods in my racing, old habits are hard to break but I just repeating the mantra in my head – brake, turn, up and accelerate in every corner. This isn’t a quick fix unless you only ride one circuit.
I thoroughly enjoyed my day with Dean who is a “Ninja” when it comes to riding motorcycles. I will be returning for another lesson on another circuit for more experience on other tracks.