The Honda Xtreme Academy, now in it’s third season, will continue to be an integral part of the ACU British Youth Nationals Series in 2012.
The Xtreme Academy is a European wide initiative, designed by Honda to develop young talent and the stars of tomorrow, giving young riders a competitive series to develop their career on four-stroke machinery before taking the step up to the bigger capacity classes of MX2 and MX1.
The Academy has been a great success in recent years, with last year’s UK Xtreme Academy won by Brad Todd, who also finished runner-up in the BYMX series. This year sees a new flock of talent, keen for success aboard the CRF150R, including Josh Gilbert, who took the victory in round one of the ACU British Youth Nationals at Milton MX Park.
“I’m pleased that the Honda Xtreme Academy will remain a big part of the ACU British Youth Nationals Series in 2012, because the aim of the academy – to develop young riders ready for senior competition – is one of our own goals for the series as a whole,” declared Gareth Hockey, Director of RHL Activities, the promoters of the British Youth Nationals Series.
“Not only will the Xtreme Academy members racing in the British Youth Nationals Series benefit from the opportunity to train alongside former Grand Prix winners, they’ll also be eligible for a significant prize fund provided by Honda, which will go some way to offsetting the cost of racing.”
“And that’s not all. In conjunction with the ACU, the Honda Xtreme Academy will be extended to include three rounds that will run alongside the ACU Maxxis British Championship. The aim is to give registered riders even more valuable experience of racing on British Championship circuits, at the same events as the best riders in the UK.”
In addition to a separate prize fund at each round, Honda Xtreme Academy riders competing in the ACU British Youth Nationals Series will also be eligible for prizes donated by Academy sponsors.
Furthermore, riders who register with the Honda Xtreme Academy will also receive a discount on registration for the ACU British Youth Nationals Series.
“Honda have always been a big supporter of youth racing in the United Kingdom and we want to do our bit to make sure that riders can take maximum advantage of this support when they race in the ACU British Youth Nationals Series. That’s why we’re offering a reduced registration fee for any rider who signs up with the Academy in 2012,” concluded Hockey.
To take advantage of the reduced registration fees for the ACU British Youth Nationals Series, Honda Xtreme Academy riders should call RHL Activities on 01873 840640.