That was a really good write up @Joby.
I’ve only done the lowly 600RR day the once, and it was a bit shit imo.
Despite confirming beforehand that they’d have leathers etc in my size, on the day they had nothing in my size. Luckily I’d taken my own kit so at least I was able to get some track time. Not a great start…
The tuition was pants and the classroom sesh and my instructor told us two different things. I was unlucky enough to have a wet day and I was told that I should still go as fast and brake as hard as I could, just not in the middle of a corner. Derrrr . I was then paired with another rider with totally different abilities, attitude and experience to me.
Considering that the RRs were advertised as pimped up and set up for track, I found the one I was on rough and the gear changes were very lumped and the ride was nowhere near as smooth or responsive as my own road bike.
I get that it’s called a race school for a reason, but I just didn’t get the point of why I was being told to stick my knee out etc. without addressing my whole body position and the reasons WHY I should be doing this. It was all very formulaic and done by rote and didn’t focus on ME and my individual riding needs. As I said, unfortunately it was a really wet track and I had two pretty nasty (to me) tank slappers in my first sesh. To put that into context, I’d never had that happen to me riding in all conditions in my 12+years of riding up until then. I was cold, wet, scared, pumped full of adrenaline and my instructor didn’t even try to address any of that. I admit that I flounce at that point and couldn’t face going back out for another session.
I know everyone raves about how good the race school is, but I found it all a bit pants as I wanted instructions and to learn and not just to try and go fast. I’ve done the Cally SS 1+2 and I was expecting that level of tuition, so I was really disappointed in the whole experience. To be fair to the rest of the RHRS team, the owners were great and did contact me to try to rearrange another day for me on the smaller kiddies bikes (!) but I just didn’t see the point.