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Lewis Lloyd

Rev Racing has announced that it will be the Honda Racing Xtreme Academy official representative in the UK for 2011.

The Xtreme Academy is a European-wide national championship concept created by Honda last year. In the UK the Academy runs alongside the ACU BYMX 85cc Big Wheel championship and offers riders contesting the CRF150R the chance to enter a separate Honda exclusive series with training from pro-racers, recognition as a Honda rider and access to huge prize fund.

Such was the success of the Xtreme Academy in 2010, where double World Champion and MX des Nations winner John van den Berk attended one of the race meetings to offer advice and training, as well as prizes for the overall winners with Adam Sterry taking the first ever Academy title, Honda UK has stepped up its support to encourage Honda riders in 2011.

Rev Racing is run by experienced motocross expert Mark Reville, who is best known for running the Thoresway Motoparc, Caistor and Salters Lane, Binbrook tracks in Lincolnshire and has been involved in motocross for over 18 years. His plan so far is to expand the Xtreme Academy in 2011 as well as offer discounted training sessions for CRF150R ACU riders, discount at the Rev Racing tracks and host a number of specialist training events with pro-riders for CRF150R BYMX national racers.

Rev Racing will attend all of the BYMX meetings to assist Honda riders and will be encouraging the youngsters to interact with Honda to get the best out of their machines and riding. Having raced himself and worked with riders of all abilities, Mark is experienced in ride and race preparation as well as tuition, making this an ideal opportunity for riders to benefit from being part of the Honda family. Rev Racing will also be carrying a number of spares at events for Honda riders in the Xtreme Academy race vehicle.

In addition to this Rev Racing will be hosting Honda tryout days on behalf of dealers for young riders considering racing the CRF150R machine. This is an ideal opportunity for riders currently racing two-strokes or riders coming through the schoolboy ranks to test out the bikes before they buy. Rev Racing will also have Honda machines and tryout sessions for those who have never stepped on an off-road bike before, with the aim of encouraging new people to this exciting sport.

“This is a great opportunity for Rev Racing as we officially partner with Honda UK to help develop young riders in the UK. I can’t wait to get started as I am passionate about the sport and also helping young riders reach their goals. I also am looking forward to encouraging new riders to try out motocross, and having ridden and worked with Honda’s for so long, I am also really pleased to be offering CRF150R and novice tryouts on Honda machinery. I have a lot of ideas of how we can help riders, and the Xtreme Academy project already has a lot to offer, which we will be building on over the next year. We will be at all of the BYMX race meetings on behalf of Honda and I look forward to meeting this year’s riders,” said Rev Racing’s Mark Reville.

To contest the Xtreme Academy Championship all you have to do is ride a Honda fourstroke machine in the ACU BYMX big wheel championship and register at the first round of the series – please keep checking the websites for updates, some training events will be open to all CRF150R riders. For more information please email: or visit the website.

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