Ricky Carmichael is pleased to announce this year’s lineup of highly regarded instructional schools held by the 15-Time Champion and his talented panel of instructors. Ricky Carmichael University (RCU) returns in July with an all-new location at RedBud MX in Buchanan, Mich., before returning to Fat Cat Moto Parc in Doncaster, England the same month. Suzuki Camp Carmichael then returns in November, providing yet another exclusive riding school to a select number of Suzuki amateur riders in the U.S.
RCU hits the famous RedBud National racetrack for the first time ever on Wednesday, July 3, as part of the “great 4th of July week of moto.” Amateur racers have the opportunity to ride and learn from The G.O.A.T, as well as instructors and former champions Jeff Emig and Jeff Stanton, just two days before putting their skills on the track at Friday’s amateur day. Then, racers can stick around to watch the fastest motocross racers in the world compete on the very same racetrack for Round 7 of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Series, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing.
“I am really excited that Ricky decided to bring the RCU to Red Bud. This area is full of great talent and I look forward to working with the all the riders,” says 6-Time Champion and Michigan local Jeff Stanton.
Following much success at its inaugural event in 2012, Europe’s exclusive Ricky Carmichael University will take place once again at Fat Cat Moto-Parc. Doncaster England. RCU Europe will take place in conjunction with the British Youth Nationals on July 11 and 12, once again giving amateur racers the opportunity to learn from Carmichael, Jeff Emig, Jeff Stanton and Jamie Dobb just before exercising their skills at the British Youth Nationals.
The knowledgeable and experienced panel of instructors will teach students everything from proper body positioning, to utilizing organized drills focusing on flat turns, rhythm sections and improved braking techniques.
Also back for 2013 is the exclusive Suzuki Camp Carmichael, which provides a similar curriculum as RCU but in a very private setting. This event, held in November at Carmichael’s private training facility, is exclusive to a select number of Suzuki amateur riders who earn a spot by accumulating points throughout the race season.
“Not only am I thrilled to be having an RCU on my favorite MX track, but I’m also excited about returning to FatCat Motoparc and having another Camp Carmichael at my personal track,” said Carmichael. “We had a great time at all of my events last year and I think it’s great that Suzuki is stepping up again to help out their amateur riders with this program.”
For more details on RCU RedBud, please visit the official RCU website at www.rickycarmichaeluniversity.com. For additional information on RCU Europe, please contact [email protected] or call 0754.564.1354.
About Ricky Carmichael: Ricky Carmichael won 102 American Motorcycle Association (AMA) Motocross Nationals and 48 AMA Supercross main events for a record 150 major wins between 1997 and 2007. The Tallahassee, Fla., resident won 10 AMA Motocross Championships and five AMA Supercross crowns, giving him a record 15 major titles in his career. After retiring from professional motocross racing, he began pursuing a career in auto racing and was named the 2009 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Most Popular Driver. Currently, Carmichael is also the co-owner of the RCH Racing Team, and he can be found in the TV booth providing color commentary on CBS and Speed’s Supercross coverage. As for motocross, he will forever be known as “the Goat,” which stands for greatest of all-time.
Ricky Carmichael, Las Vegas Supercross, 2005