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JOHN VAN DEN BERK AND EVGENY BOBRYSHEV TO VISIT UK XTREME ACADEMY

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The Honda Xtreme Academy is pleased to announce that former double World Champion and MX Des Nations winner, John Van Den Berk, will be joined by CAS Honda rider and current British MX1 Championship leader, Evgeny Bobryshev, to deliver a talk to youngsters in the UK Xtreme Academy at Doncaster Motoparc, Finingley on the 18th July.

As part of the Xtreme Academy initiative, riders are being given the opportunity to learn from industry experts including John Van Den Berk, who endorses the Academy and will be offering his advice to the young racers.

At the Finingley round of the BYMX/Xtreme Academy championship, the CRF 150R riders will benefit from a talk delivered by John with information on riding technique, fitness training, diet and nutrition. John will also be joined by CAS Honda’s Evgeny Bobryshev, who is currently leading the British MX1 Championship aboard the CRF 450R and the is lying within the top ten in the World standings in only his first season contesting the MX1 series.

The Xtreme Academy was launched earlier this year to help bring on young talent in off-road across Europe. In 2010 the Academy is taking place in the UK, Italy, Finland, Sweden and South Africa, but is set to expand over the next few years. The focus is on helping develop young riders competing on the CRF 150R to provide them with the foundation tools and skills to step onto the ladder as professional racers.

Competitors in the Xtreme Academy programme this year are battling it out for an attractive prize fund and prizes from sponsors Vans shoes, Airoh helmets and Renthal. The 10-16 year old youth riders contesting the CRF 150R are benefiting from recognition as a Honda rider, as well as training provided by John.

“The aim of the Xtreme Academy is to help the young riders at grass roots level develop their ability and talent as racers, and our intention is to help the CRF 150R riders as much as possible with this. John has a wealth of experience having competed at the highest level and as a World champion, but also he is now known as an experienced tutor with his own facility in Spain, which has provided training for some of the World’s current top racers.”

“The UK Xtreme Academy riders are going to be benefiting from a talk by John at one of the forthcoming rounds. Honda racer, Evgeny Bobryshev, who has been really impressive this year in his MX1 debut and is currently leading the British championship, will also join John to help pass on his advice to the youngsters. This is hugely important, as it will play a pivotal role in developing the youngsters and the future stars of the sport,” said Honda Motor Europe Off-road manager, Roger Harvey.

More information about the Honda Xtreme Academy can be found at the Honda Pro Racing website by logging on to: www.hondaproracing.com/xtreme-academy/

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