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May
2017
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11:13
Europe/Amsterdam

Bookings open for the 2017 edition of Alex Gramigni’s exclusive “Old School Racing” track riding courses powered by Pirelli and Yamaha

Using Yamaha YZF-R1M machines equipped with Pirelli DIABLO™ SuperbikeSlick SC3 tyres, the ex-World Champion starts six days of classes at theAutodromo Internazionale del Mugello for those wanting to improve their trackskills

Old School Racing at Mugello DIABLO Superbike SC3 on Yamaha YZF-R1M

Bookings are now open for the start of 2017 edition of the Old School Racing events powered by Pirelli & Yamaha. The exclusive track riding school organised by ex-World Champion, Alex Gramigni, offers six dates at the beautiful Italian circuit of Mugello. In cooperation with Pirelli and Yamaha, Gramigni’s Old School Racing has been further enhanced for 2017, becoming one of the most exclusive and complete experiences in the track riding school calendar. This exclusive opportunity will offer the use of Yamaha YZF-R1M machines fitted with Pirelli DIABLO™ Superbike SC3 slick tyres, the same tyres used by the riders of the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship and also ideal for track days.

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Gramigni, who won the 1992 125cc World Championship and later the Italian Superbike Championship, will teach just five participants per day, underling the exclusivity of the school and enabling him to follow each rider personally and providing tips for constant improvement. The €1500 price tag includes a 2017 Yamaha YZF-R1M for the six-session day, brand new Pirelli DIABLO™ Superbike slicks, fuel, photography and lunch and of course tuition by a World Champion! Alex Gramigni’s collaboration with Pirelli for the Old School Racing powered by Pirelli & Yamaha event is in addition to his testing activities with Pirelli and his role of advisor in the Campionato Italiano Velocità (Italian Superbike Championship). Old School Racing will be at the World Championship circuit of Mugello in Italy on the following dates:       •  17 June 2017       •  18 June 2017       •  9 July 2017       •  10 July 2017       •  8 September 2017       •  9 September 2017 Further information is available at the following link: www.promoracing.it/en/corsi_oldschoolracing Alessandro Gramigni Alessandro Gramigni was born in Florence on 29 December 1968. In 1992 he won the 125cc World Championship and in 2004, the Italian Superbike Championship. Gramigni made his debut as a rider in 1987, riding a Honda to second place in a single brand championship. The following year, he joined Team Italia and competed in the 125cc European Championship. In 1988 and 1989 the rider from Tuscany competed in the “Ottavo di Litro” championship for the Italian Motorcycling Federation team, finishing 2nd in both seasons. In 1990 he made his debut in the World Championship Grand Prix series aboard an Aprilia, finishing 9th in his first year and taking his first race win the following year and finishing 7th in the series.

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In 1992 he won the 125cc World Championship title and the first in Aprilia’s history. The following season he moved to the 250cc class with Gilera, returning to Aprilia in 1994 and then moving to Honda in 1995. In 1996 he competed in the AMA Superbike championship, where he rode a Ducati to race victory in at Elkhart Lake. In 1997 he moved to the 500cc class as a tester for Aprilia until 1998, when he entered the World Superbike Championship. In 2004 he became Italian Superbike Champion riding the Yamaha YZF-R1 for the 391 Racing team.