2 Weeks ago, BG ran a multi personnel advance Race Track training course for China’s Shandong Jinan Suzuki Factory at the Chengdu International Circuit. The event was such a success that Jinan Suzuki decided to repeat the same feat in China’s North West region, so the 2nd Suzuki Carnival and Advance training camp was held at Weishuiyuan Circuit at Xian city of Shaanxi province.
XIAN is one of the oldest and strategically most important city in China, and is the most world famous “underground Terracotta army” that has drawn millions of Tourist from all over the world to see this great wonders.
This Xian Training camp again consisted of Suzuki Dealers and Suzuki GSX club members from all the neighboring provinces as far reached as ： Henan， Xinjiang, Ningxia, Gansu, Shaanxi, Jiangxi covering a huge region of the inland provinces and also one of the most important Motorcycle regions of China.
The Training Carnival was on the 29/5/2010 Sat, the BG team consisted of 9 members arrived at Xian on 27/5/2010 and was at the Circuit immediately to unpack and clean up all the riding gears we’d send directly from the last training camp in Chengdu and also to scrutinized all the bikes to make sure they’re in perfect running conditions.
Due to the tight schedule of this 1 day training camp, the BG team has to start at 7am on Sat morning in order to prepare for the morning classroom sessions.
There were again over a hundred Suzuki dealers and club members attending the event and over 70 students attending the morning Classroom lecturing sessions, 48 riders attended the Track training course which has to be split into 3 groups of 16 each.
There were 2 x 20 mins track sessions in the morning with our instructors : KC, Sammo and Dave taking each individual group of students out on the track while Steven provide the other 2 riders’ group more classroom and Q&A sessions.
The weather was a bit too good with scorching sun and high and dry temperatures, everyone was quickly tanned and dehydrated so a lot of water and beverages where consumed during the day and by late afternoon the weather has taken a toll on a lot of people as many started to show signs of sun burnt and also exhaustion.
In the morning and afternoon track sessions, BG’s Steven was seen on the side of some corners indicating the proper racing lines and Apexes to all the riders, and in late afternoon, great improvement can be seen in most of the riders and they’re all riding with more confidence and also putting what they’d learnt into practice.
A Challenge race was organized in the late afternoon with 2 qualifying races of 3 laps each inorder to select 5 riders from each of the 2 groups to participate in the Grand Final race after.
The Final race was a scene to behold as 10 riders were pushing and joggling for better positions in the rank, quite a few overzealous riders ran off the track onto the Grass but manage to stay upright and came back to join the race.
The Race ended with a young rider from Xinjiang winning the race, then a Prize presentation were held immediately at the Podium, BG instructors KC, Sammo, Dave were all guest of honors presenting awards and Training Certificates to all the riders.
The Dinner Party again was the most touching moments in the whole event as all the riders took turn coming to thank our BG team members and instructors, autographs were signed on their Caps, shirts, helmets and everything they can get their hands on, China Jinan Suzuki General Manager made a speech congratulation everyone on the success of these training carnival events and thank BG team for the hard work and dedication to China’s motorsports.
As we’d mentioned in our previous training activities, of course it is most important for all the Motorcycle brands in China to promote their product and images by operating these Nation wide training activities, their goals were achieved as these activities get much closer to the end users then adding more Advertisement in a magazine or other promotion Media, they will get to a much bigger number of users, but to BG, the most meaningful of these training activities is to be able to provide a proper and advance motorcycle riding training to all these riders in many of these inland and developing regions, without these training courses， they will never had a chance to experience these activities， and now, they can tell their fellow bikers what they’d learnt and accompanied by their much improved skill, more and more people will be interested in these activities, as Quoted by many of the Students in all these Training courses : These BG advance training course means so much to them that this is a experience of their life time.
We’d like to thank Jinan Suzuki for giving us this great opportunities to work with these bikers in all these regions of China and also for Arlen Ness/Berik/Madif to provide all the leathers and other protective gears so that all the 1st time riders can ride safe and well protected, as seen from most of their famous quote after they crashed and gotten up with a big smile on their face : Wow, it doesn’t hurt !!!
上午教练KC / Sammo / Dave分别带领不同的组别上赛道进行了2 节每次20分钟的赛道试跑，而理论课教练Steven则为轮侯的另外2组车手进行更多的技术和骑乘姿态讲解课。
培训当天天气有点太好了， 刺热的太阳和高温加上干燥的环境，使所有人都得不断的补充水分缓解晒伤及脱水的情况，到了下午时分， 很多人已经出现了过度疲累及有轻微晒伤的情况。
为了挑选出9名的车手参加年尾举行的嘉年华总结大会， BG举办了2场选拔赛，所有参加的车友分成2组进行3圈的选拔赛， 每组选出5人再做决赛。
挑战赛最后由来自新疆的年轻小伙子摘得桂冠，随即BG教练KC / Sammo / Dave受邀对所有优胜车手和上课的学员颁发了证书及奖项。
在此我们感谢济南铃木令我们能够在这些活动里认识了中国很多地方的车友和为他们提供了这些培训机会，并感谢Arlen Ness/Berik/Madif为我们提供了全套的赛车保护用具，使第一次上赛道骑乘的车手有了安全的保证。现在我们可以深刻的感受到在这些培训中使用Arlen Ness/Berik/Madif护具的车手在摔车之后，还面带微笑说道：“哇，一点都不痛”的原因了。