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Fancy spending a couple of days pretending you’re a MotoGP racer? KTM’s got you covered with its new ‘Academy of Speed’.

The Austrian firm has come up trumps again, with a small selection of dates for its track riding school.

KTM Academy of Speed

The two-day events are taking place at the Salzburgring, Red Bull Ring, and Slovakiaring. Sessions are open to everyone (providing you own a KTM, that is).

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No matter whether you’re a rookie with no track time under your belt or you’re a seasoned racer, you’ll be looked after with a MotoGP-inspired pit box (and have the chance to chew the fat with the factory’s MotoGP test riders Mika Kallio and Dani Pedrosa). Cool, right? 

There are three different levels available to choose from, depending on your level of experience. The Rookies sessions run over a single day and include off-track technical skill and safety training before you get a chance to get stuck into a 20-minute track session. It’ll set you back €450.

For those a little more experienced on track, there’s another one-day event. For €890 per person, those ‘beyond the beginner stage seeking enhanced techniques and racing skills’ will be treated to a technical skill training session followed by three on-track sessions in the afternoon. Nice.

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KTM Academy of Speed

For €3490 ‘Pro Riders’ get two days to play – and as you’d expect, they’ll get a lot more track time and a lot more hands-on help from Pedrosa and Kallio.

KTM recommends that any Pro group riders use the RC390; the RC 8C; some variant of the Super Duke derivatives; a 790 Duke; 890 Duke; or the newly-launched 990 Duke.

The event will take place at the Salzburgring, Austria on June 20-21; the Red Bull Ring, Austria on July 17-18; and the Slovakia Ring, Slovakia on September 4-5. There will be 24 places per group available, and for your cash you’ll get food and entertainment to get stuck into each night.

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The event will run at Salzburgring, Austria on June 20-21; Red Bull Ring, Austria on July 17-18; and Slovakia Ring, Slovakia on September 4-5.


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