Bikes: Superbike School UK

All new reality series Superbike School UK comes to Motors TV

Brand new reality television series Superbike School UK comes to Motors TV this autumn following the fortunes of three individuals with varying degrees of experience behind the fairing.

If you want to corner better, then Keith Code’s world renowned California Superbike School (CSS) is the place to learn. Follow professional tutor Andy Ibbott and his team of coaches over the next six weeks as they cast an expert eye over these three riders striving to learn the very best in cornering skills.Presenter and novice rider Sheela Nair is frustrated by the tips doled out by trackday instructors. Yet to find the confidence that will lift her overall performance, Sheela, like many others before her, is looking to Andy to break down the race track and increase her speed and skills.

Swapping the running track for the race circuit is Olympic sprinter, Derek Redmond, winner of gold medals at World, European and Commonwealth levels. Derek too is keen to discover the science behind the art of cornering that will lift him from trackday-addict to Endurance racer.

British Supersport Rider and Fast Bikes magazine journalist Alistair Fagan is hoping to follow in the tyre tracks of previous CSS students World Superbike Champion James Toseland, GP 125cc World Champion Thomas Lüthi and BSB contender Leon Camier in an effort to gain the extra speed he needs to make each lap count.

Each episode features on-track filming, classroom information and lifestyle features on the riders. Visiting some the country’s top race circuits, the School teaches riders the art of cornering in order to extract the maximum from their machine whilst ironing-out commonly ingrained problems.

A day at the School might seem demanding but it has to be if these hopefuls are to translate the skills learnt on the race track into everyday riding on the road. Ibbott, Europe’s guru of Superbike tutelage, runs a tight ship. As the School’s Director, he started riding aged 14 before finding an opening with Fast Bikes magazine. To improve he began racing and finished 3rd in the KRC Club championship in 1995 before further honing his skills by attending the School in California. He became a fully qualified coach in 1997 and classroom seminarist in 2001. 

Ibbott’s reputation as the authority on bike technique means that some of the world’s top riders have come to him for help. The likes of 2005 British Supersport Champion Leon Camier and 2005 125cc World Champion Thomas Luthi have all benefited from his tuition. Along the way we will also hear from CSS Founder Keith Code in the USA and CSS pupils old-and-new.

There will also be a chance for one lucky viewer to win a day with Andy and his team at the world renowned California Superbike School in a series-long competition. The prize includes training at a top UK race circuit with all the necessary equipment, including bike hire, thrown in. Enter at motorstv.co.uk

Superbike School UK starts on Motors TV (Sky Channel 413, Virgin Media 545), Tuesday 23rd September 20:30. For full listings details visit motorstv.co.uk