MURRIETA, CA (January 28, 2010) - KTM, the official motorcycle of Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and The Mid-Ohio School, will host four Race_Orange Track Day Experience sessions at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in 2010. The dates are April 26, April 27, July 7 and July 19.
Based on the success of the 2009 KTM Race_Orange Track Day Experience, the program was expanded to four events for 2010. The events are unique as KTM preps and provide motorcycles for each participant. Models available include the KTM 1190 RC8 R, 1190 RC8, 990 SMR and 690 Duke. The cost is an exceptional value at $275 which includes use of the KTM motorcycle, fuel, tires and track day fee. It is truly an 'Arrive and Ride' event.
The program serves two purposes; not only does it provide an opportunity for riders to get on track without the need to transport their bikes to the facility, but it also gives them a chance to ride the latest lineup of KTM street bikes.
"We are really excited that KTM and The Mid-Ohio School have expanded to four Race_Orange Track Day Experience sessions for 2010. This gives more enthusiasts the opportunity to burn laps on a 'Ready to Race' KTM motorcycle at a prestigious race track," remarked John Hinz, Product Line Manager at KTM North America.
This is a premium event limited to 75 participants and all skill levels are welcome. Riders will be split into three groups riding in multiple 20-minute sessions throughout the day. The first two will be 'sport' groups, consisting of novice and intermediate riders and the final 'super sport' group will encompass advanced intermediate and expert participants.
"Last year's KTM Race_Orange Track Day Experience format was a huge success for both KTM and The Mid-Ohio School. The 60 spots available on each date sold out within a week of the announcement, so we wanted to open it up to more riders this year. With room for 75 participants on each of four dates in 2010, this year should provide an even greater opportunity for riders from across the country," said Steve Bidlack, director of The Mid-Ohio School.
KTM has been the official motorcycle of The Mid-Ohio School since 2008. For more information or to sign up for the KTM Race_Orange Track Day Experience at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, please visit www.midohioschool.com or call 877-793-8667.
KTM, founded in 1953, is the second largest European motorcycle manufacturer specializing in "Ready to Race" street and off-road motorcycles and ATVs. Proven successes in worldwide competition are embodied into the design and function of each KTM race machine. KTM has built a reputation for high-quality premium race ready machines suitable for street and off road race competition and recreation. With more than 160 World Championships and counting, the technology, design and performance of KTM continues to race past the competition time and again.
The Mid-Ohio School provides professional driving and riding instruction to drivers and motorcyclists of all skill levels. The school's 16 automobile courses include Defensive Driving, High Performance and Racing. The motorcycle side features three Performance Track Riding formats. Students enjoy classroom sessions, skill drills, expert private instruction and lapping on the same track that challenges the world's top racers. In 17 seasons, The Mid-Ohio School has 34,000 graduates, including 11,400 teenagers.