Fitzpatrick starts track day firm PaceDayz.com12/08/2011
By Tammy Milsom
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PaceDayz.com is a new track day company that has been started up by British Superbike Evo class rider Craig Fitzpatrick. The Cambridge rider has been racing since 2002 in which he has taken a few titles including the British Supersport Cup title in 2008. The venture is not only to assist with funding for his personal racing targets but take spend more time doing and teaching what he loves.
Speaking to www.bikesportnews.com Fitzpatrick said: “We currently will be running European track events; the first is scheduled 23rd-25th November at the Spanish circuit of Cartagena for a total cost £439. This includes all transport, accommodation at 5* catering apartment and on track tuition. The bikes drop off/pick up point is central by Derby, all people need to do is get themselves there.”
At the company’s debut event Fitzpatrick will be supported and joined by British Superbike talents Michael Laverty and Dan Linfoot who will also be tutoring throughout the three days. The company will be a great opportunity for the more daring, advanced or intermediate riders; however, Fitzpatrick is extremely keen to also cater more than usual for novices. He wants to create a welcoming and enjoyable atmosphere as well as a structured guidance plan for them to develop and get the most out of the experience.
He added: “I am also really interested in focusing on helping/training novices, I really enjoy it. Most track days are geared up for racers, some instructors can be a bit intimidating for novice riders this can put them off trying especially doing a European track. There will be a specific session where we will all go out and learn the track, have a debrief and then riders will be able to go on from there.”
The website www.pacedayz.com is due to be up and running over the next day or two, but has links to relevant information pages such as Facebook. If you would like to speak to Fitzpatrick directly you can ring 07554 797030 or for more information on him generally you can visit his personal website www.craigfitzpatrick.com.