The Yamaha Champions Riding School takes eager motorcycle riders from around the country and helps them hone their skills on some of the top tracks with experienced racers and instructors. The motorsports hopefuls who plan on attending the session from February 5th-6th, however, just got an added bonus: they’ll be sharing the track with Josh Hayes and Josh Herrin.
Hayes and Herrin are experienced racers who compete for Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha’s AMA Pro Racing National Guard American Superbike team. Hayes even has experience in MotoGP, as he has been tapped by Yamaha to fill in for injured riders before.
While the professionals will be doing their own testing at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, it seems that they’ll also be taking time out to give some tips to the class.
“Our students are amazed by two things during the days we share with the Yamaha U.S. Road Racing Teams,” said Nick Ienatsch, lead instructor for the Yamaha Champions Riding School. “One is the exotic level of the machines and the quality of preparation, and the other is how approachable and friendly everyone on the teams is, from the riders to the truck driver. We get to watch the riders, take a tour of the bikes and even do some Q&A. It’s much more than just sharing the track. It’s a study of the approach that a championship team takes.”