The long wait is over! The California Superbike School kicked off with a press conference last February 26, 2021 at The Roofdeck of Joy Nostalg in Ortigas, Pasig. The guests of honor in attendance were CSS Champion and Marketing Manager Raniel Resuello, Wheeltek Representatives Roscoe Odulio and Bobbie Orbe, Kawasaki Representative, Henry Raquedan and Superbike Enthusiast and California Superbike School Philippines Representative, Emil Banno. They talked about what to look forward to this 2021 given the unique situation CSS Philippines has to face and how CSS Philippines is more than ready to have Superbike enthusiasts, racers and students back on the track.
Keith Code founded the CSS in 1980 with one goal in mind: to teach motorcycle riders to drive better, safer, and faster. Since its debut, it has trained over 150,000 riders worldwide.
The California Superbike School (CSS) made its Philippine debut last February 2014 at the Clark International Speedway in Pampanga with 63-70 students from all over the Philippines and 12 of the most experienced coaches. This year’s instructors will be coming from the US and UK who will rigorously train the students.
Locally, CSS Philippines had trained almost a thousand students nationwide including classes in Thailand and Malaysia. Tuason Racing School is the Philippines’ premier racing school and is a 22-year mogul in the business. Together with Dave Howitt, one of the few who have attained a level 4 master coaching status, TRS will again host the CSS Philippines this coming March with the continuous support of Wheeltek, Kawasaki, Cleanfuel, Tuason Racing, Euro Monkeys, C!Magazine, Pirelli, Motul and Alpinestars
New students will start with the level 1 riding class on day one and the level 2 riding class on day 2, focusing on throttle control, proper steering techniques, determining reference points on the track, racing lines, and correct braking.
Level 3 will mostly cover proactive technical points of riding, body positioning, and a unique drill called “Attack Angles” which will give the
riders a better approach to cornering. Level 4 takes a completely different turn; it is custom-built to suit the specific needs of every rider, building up any weaknesses found after taking Levels 1-3.
One of the burning questions during the event was the safety measure that CSS Philippines will be taking to ensure the safety of all the individuals involved. It was discussed by Raniel Resuello in the press conference that this year will still carry the same thrill, excitement and knowledge from the past few years but with extra steps taken to ensure that everyone who will be involved in the event will be kept safe with on call swab tests and social distancing protocols put into place.
On the other hand, Wheeltek Representative Bobie Orbe said that after a challenging year for the motorsports and automotive industry, to be able to run CSS Philippines this year is a big accomplishment and a sign that the motorsports and automotive industry is easing its way back to normal. He calls for support for California Superbike School Philippines not just to help the automotive and motorsports industry but also to help the overall Philippine economy.
The all-in fee for this training is P85,000 including a theoretical riding lecture at the beginning. While on the track, the participants will have six highly trained instructors to ride with them to provide a more in-depth coaching style and to point out necessary corrections in their riding habits.
If you’d like to enroll and be part of this year’s class, feel free to contact Ms. Aileen Urgelles if you’re interested to enroll at +63 917 596 7580 or you can fill out the form here: https://tinyurl.com/CSSPH2021