California Superbike School returns to India


One of the most popular motorcycle racing schools is returning to India for the fourth time. The California Superbike School is back in session, this time, in two three day batches. The first batch takes place between Jan 18th - Jan 20th and a second goes through Jan 25th - Jan 27th.

For those that don't know CSS, it's a school founded by Keith Code in 1980 to train riders, and has, over the years produced many WSBK, MotoGP and other road racing series winners like James Toseland and Chris Vermulen.

The California Superbike School is here mostly because of the initiative taken by TT Varadarajan. TVS provides APache RTR 180s for the students and BMW loans the instructors S1000RR.

“We brought the school to India to satisfy two main goals: One is to provide the right skill sets that are necessary to perform at the highest level of motorsport to talented youngsters who do not have access to world class training. The other is to improve the riding skills of every motorcycle rider to make him/her conscious of safe riding practices, which is the responsibility of any motorcycle rider on the road.

India being a country which has the highest number of road fatalities in the world, needs initiatives such as CSS to help educate riders on safe  & skilled riding practices. The Indian motorcycle industry is evolving and with bigger displacement bikes on offer, attending CSS will help new riders cope with the increase in power of these larger and faster bikes.

Over the past 3 years, I’m really pleased with the response we’ve had and we’re all really looking forward to taking it to a new level once again in 2013.” said Mr. Varadarajan.

Sadly though, this year, the course is full-up, but that means that you can see them back at the Madras Motor Race Track (MMRT) around the same time next year as well. So get your bookings ready for next year.