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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 04-20-2017, 02:56 AM Thread Starter
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Anyone rode with BMW race academy in EU

I have a business trip coming up in May. It aligns with 3-day school schedule at Aragon circuit in Spain.

Anyone rode with this school? Any feedback?

Any suggestions for someone flying from the US? Airport, hotel, overall things to do as I'll have 3-4 days after track school to tour around.
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I rode with them last year, at Montmelo. Very well organized, good instructors, highly recommended.
I will be at Aragon in May, so let me know if you need anything.

This is a very nice hotel in town, reasonably priced:
Parador de Alcaņiz | Paradores de Turismo

Closest international airports are Madrid (400 km) and Barcelona (250 km).
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@Lejos

Thanks for your help!

What's the best way to get from Barcalona to Aragon?

When in May are you going? I'm in the process of booking my business trip. I hope the plan works out.

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@z00 I think @NOLA did this last year?
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The easiest way would be to rent a car in Barcelona and drive to Alcaņiz. Only school dates are May 4, 5, 6.

I just checked and the Advanced group has a waiting list, but the other two groups are available (all groups ride together, so it doesn't make a lot of difference the group you're in)

I will be in Alcaņiz May 3rd in the afternoon.
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I sent you a PM, looks like we plan to go the same dates.

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I did 3 day school with race academy at Aragon, Spain. School was great, so many issues fixed in my riding. Being coached by Troy Corser was unreal. I also got to ride with him in the back of the car from Barcelona to the track. 3h of non-stop bike talk. Now, this is what I call a vacation. Aragon is amazing, I love that track, even though it's a b!tch to learn. 10 sec laptime difference between 1st and 3rd day.

Interesting how similar and different the race academy is compared to CSS. I'm tired, but will upload some pics later.
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I did 3 day school with race academy at Aragon, Spain. School was great, so many issues fixed in my riding. Being coached by Troy Corser was unreal. I also got to ride with him in the back of the car from Barcelona to the track. 3h of non-stop bike talk. Now, this is what I call a vacation. Aragon is amazing, I love that track, even though it's a b!tch to learn. 10 sec laptime difference between 1st and 3rd day.

Interesting how similar and different the race academy is compared to CSS. I'm tired, but will upload some pics later.
Oh man, I want to do this so bad. Super jelly. What group did you ride in?
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Oh man, I want to do this so bad. Super jelly. What group did you ride in?
I signed up for intermediate. But the school ended up running all groups together anyway. There was 23 riders. I paid for private coaching, I had Troy Corser for a couple of sessions each day. A prof Dutch ex-pro racer for a whole day (dude got mad knowledge), and a decent coach (liked his personality more than his skills lol). Amazing experience!

I was shocked how used I'm to my bike. Riding a stock RR sucked, no race seat, grippy pegs, or tank grips. Almost fell off the bike a couple of times. But after the 2nd day I got used to it.

I'm going back in Sept. PM me up if you wanna join me. Either brno race track czech republic, or mugello. Both are on my bucket lists. Also, I'll be doing Alpes road trip, renting a bike over there. Ditch the family for a week
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You should go analog...
This one can win you some money in novice, it's already setup too.
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