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Girls in Leather on Fast Motorcycles

Train to be a champion!

1/23/2014


Girls in leather on fast motorcycles one piece racing suits
All geared up in their one-piece motorcycle riding leathers to learn how to race motorcycles on a track.

Looking hot in motorcycle riding leathers is one thing, but being able to ride like a serious road racer is quite another. Now, women who dream of racing their sportbike on a racetrack can learn from the some of the best in the world at an upcoming training camp to be held February 17 – 19, 2014 at the Almeria Race Circuit in Spain. Yes, Spain! So start planning now! This event comes on the heels of the first FIM Women’s Road Racing Training Camp held last October that proved to be very popular. So, if you're serious and have the cash, this is is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Enjoy checking out the exciting photos below from the last event followed by more details.

Girls in leather on fast motorcycles sportbikes
Women from last October’s FIM training camp line up for a group shot.


Girls in leather on fast motorcycles Shelina Moreda Melissa Paris
Americans Shelina Moreda and Melissa Paris, professional road racers, traveled from the U.S. to participate as instructors for last October’s camp.


Girls in leather on fast motorcycles training
Melissa Paris, in yellow vest, leads a group out for practice, while Shelina stands by.


Girls in leather on fast motorcycles starting line
At the starting line, this woman on the left is capturing her riding experience on a mini-camera mounted to her windshield.


Girls in leather on fast motorcycles Shelina Moreda
Shelina Moreda poses with one of the participants.


Girls in leather on fast motorcycles racetrack
Women riders approach a turn with Shelina in the lead setting the pace.


Girls in leather on fast motorcycles starting line green flag
Green means go!


Girls in leather on fast motorcycles knee dragging
The look of determination on this woman rider's face says it all as she nearly drags a knee.


Girls in leather on fast motorcycles track instruction
All geared up!


Girls in leather on fast motorcycles women riders
Shelina drags a knee, while a rider behind her watches how it’s done.


The FIM training camp is designed for women competing, or those who want to compete, in road racing. The three-day event will consist of training activities, track sessions (timed), as well as non-sporting workshops (sponsoring, nutrition etc.). One of the goals of the training camp is to identify future road racing champions.

This women’s camp is part of the BMW Motorrad HP Race Camp. The package includes three days of training, the use of a BMW S 1000 RR bike (including tires, fuel etc.), experienced road racing trainers, hotel accommodation (two participants per double room), meals and transfers (airport - hotel - airport; hotel - track - hotel) and much more. The BMW S 1000 RR is the same motorcycle that popular U.S. land speed racer Valerie Thompson rides.
 
Services available on site:
•    Technical and electronic service by BMW customer support  
•    Workshops
•    Tire service
•    Spare part service
•    Time keeping
•    Free Wi-Fi in paddock
•    Photographer
•    Catering
  
The package does not include participants’ travel expenses; participants will have to take care of their travel. All other services are covered by the participation fee. A license is required. A one-event license will be available on site. The training camp is supported by Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme, BMW Motorrad and Bike Promotion. For more information, email info@bike-promotion.com. If you can't make this event, but are interested in future events, visit the FIM's Women in Motorcycling website and sign up to receive their newsletter.

Girls in leather on fast motorcycles BMW S 1000 RR
Participants and instructors at last October’s camp came from all over the world with the largest contingent hailing from European countries because of their proximity to the race track.


Girls in leather on fast motorcycles Melissa Paris
Melissa Paris signs the event banner.


A sidenote: While in Spain last year Melissa Paris tried out for a spot on a Spanish road racing team. For the 2014 race season, she will be racing for Stratos Racing in the Spanish Road Racing Championship, an FIM event. Melissa said, “I am so excited for this new adventure. Racing in the Spanish Championship will be a great opportunity to raise my level. I feel very blessed to be riding for a team with a history of so much success. Thank you so much to Stratos and also to the Women’s Sports Foundation for making this happen. I’m also very grateful for Joe Rocket and all of my personal sponsors who continue to support me!”

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