CSS (California Superbike School) India first set up camp in India
at the MMSC Track in Chennai in 2010. This indeed was the very first time that The
California Superbike School, recognized as the foremost motorcycle racing school
in the world, operating in 27 countries came to South East Asia.
The School was founded by the legendary Keith Code, the best known and most successful
on track motorcycle instructor in the world. The school is dedicated to the improvement
of riding skills for racing or just street riding.
CSS has trained numerous Moto GP, World Superbike (WSBK), AMA Supersport & Formula
and British Superbike Champions. Notable champions trained include Multiple World
500cc Champion Wayne Rainey ,World Superbike Champions James Toseland & John
Kocinski, MotoGP 125cc World Champion Thomaas Luthi ,British Supersport Champion
Leon Camier (Guest Coach for the CSS Chennai Camp Jan 2012) and AMA
Supersport & Superbike Champions Ben Bostrom, Eric Bostrom, Doug Chandler &
CSS completed its 3rd successful Year in India, at Chennai and
is currently embarking on its 4th school in the country. CSS has
trained over 300 students in its first 3 years of operation in
Chennai. Riders are trained over 3 days to receive the most effective progression
of skill sets ever devised for learning the techniques of riding and cornering.
The Camp has a larger objective of using revenues earned to support the discovery,
mobilization and training of talented youngsters who cannot otherwise afford to
pay for training and track time. Sarath Kumar, trained at CSS, Chennai, took part
in the 2011 125cc class in Moto GP, the first Indian to do so. Initiatives such
as this are needed to ensure that, one day, India would have its very own riders
competing in the International Motor Sport arena. The plan is to eventually run
the school at the Buddh International Circuit in Noida. Of course India, being a
country where more than 1 Cr (100 Lac) Motorcycles are sold each year, also needs
a curriculum and emphasis on the improvement of riding skills whether for racing
or just street riding.
CSS -India attempts to therefore to satisfy two socially relevant objectives as
it defines its presence in this country:
Providing the right set of skill sets that are necessary to perform at the highest
level of motorsport to talented youngsters who do not have access to world class
training and track time.
Improve the riding skills of every motorcycle rider to make him/her conscious
of safe and skilled riding practices which is the responsibility of any motorcycle
rider on the road.