KTM’s Academy Of Speed Is Your Chance To Learn From Dani Pedrosa

Have you wanted to learn how to ride on track or simply polish your track riding skills? While there are many riding schools around the world that say they can make you a better rider (and some that truly can), you rarely get to learn from a former MotoGP rider.

But that is what you can do with KTM’s upcoming ‘Academy of Speed’ set to debut in the summer of 2024.

Taking place at the Salzburgring, Red Bull Ring, and the Slovakiaring, the Academy of Speed is open to riders of all levels, from novices to seasoned racers, and provides a unique opportunity for enthusiasts to immerse themselves in the world of high-performance riding.

The ‘Pro’ level package, priced at €3490, spans two days on the track and includes exclusive access to MotoGP-inspired pit boxes. Participants at this level can also benefit from valuable insights provided by KTM’s factory MotoGP test riders, Mika Kallio and Dani Pedrosa.

The Academy of Speed offers three distinct levels tailored to riders’ experience levels, each package ensuring a comprehensive and enriching experience. The ‘Rookies’ level, priced at €450, is designed for individuals with minimal or no track experience, providing a one-day event featuring off-track technical skills and safety training, culminating in a thrilling 20-minute on-track session.

For ‘Ambitious Amateurs’ seeking to elevate their riding prowess, the €890 one-day event is the perfect fit. Geared towards riders beyond the beginner stage, this package includes technical skill training and three on-track sessions in the afternoon to refine and enhance techniques and racing skills.

At the core of the Academy of Speed is the commitment to cater to riders at every level. Instructors and KTM ambassadors will be on hand to provide guidance, while MotoGP stars and former GP racer and team manager, Mike Leitner, will offer coaching both on and off the track.

The event is scheduled to take place at the three iconic locations: Salzburgring, Austria, on June 20-21; Red Bull Ring, Austria, on July 17-18; and Slovakia Ring, Slovakia, on September 4-5.

Additionally, each package includes an evening dinner and entertainment to complement the thrilling on-track action, ensuring an unforgettable and holistic motorcycling experience. Find out more about KTM’s Academy of Speed here.

Co-founder of Bikes Republic and a motoring journalist by night. He is a self described enthusiasts with a passion for speed but instead rides a Harley and a J300. A man of contradictions, he is just as passionate about time off in the quiets as he is about trail braking into turn one at Sepang Circuit on two or four wheels.

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