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Honda 150 European Championship Training Camp

Honda 150 Training Camp1 LowThis weekend, 14-15 March, sees youngsters from across Europe head to the Training Camp for the Honda 150 European Championship, where they will meet their 2015 rivals for the first time, spend time getting to know the Honda CRF150Rs and receive expert guidance at this crucial point in their formative careers.
Honda has made available a wealth of talent from across its motocross stable to assist with guiding and nurturing these aspiring racers. Joining the Training Camp will be Gautier Paulin (Team HRC MXGP star), Jean-Michel Bayle (HRC Sporting Manager) and Jorge Zaragoza (Honda Gariboldi Racing MX2 rider), all of whom who will be on hand to provide advice and answer any questions they may have. Whilst Zaragoza continues to recover from injury, Paulin and Bayle will even be riding with the youngsters throughout the weekend.
The FIM Europe delegation will be present with the President, Dr. Wolfgang Srb and Secretary General, Mr. Alessandro Sambuco as well as with several experts in the fields of Sports Psychology and Physical Training.

Honda 150 Training Camp2 LowThroughout the two days at the Albaida track in Spain, the riders will receive expert guidance and training in riding technique and bike control and undergo physical and functional evaluations, sports psychology tests and a medical assessment from FIM Europe experts. It will also give the riders a chance to learn the CRF150R under the tutelage of triple British MX champion and Series Coach Gordon Crockard.
In addition to this training, there will also be a selection-process taking place throughout the weekend for the remaining places in the Honda 150 European Championship. The championship hopefuls will be assessed for speed, race craft and potential by Crockard, Davy Dousselaere (Honda Motor Europe Off-Road Manager), Paulin and Bayle.
The riders who prove their performance potential will join those who already have a confirmed place in the series on the 19th April for the first Honda 150 European Championship round of 2015 at Pietramurata, Italy.
The winner of the 2015 Honda 150 European Championship will receive a Honda-supported ride aboard a Honda CRF250R in the EMX250 championship in 2016, providing a unique and valuable springboard to their careers.
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