Our 2017 Guest Instructors
We had an amazing collection of Pro riders turn out to instruct in 2017 and we are in the progress of arranging an equally talented bunch for 2018. We would like to take this opportunity to thank them again, and maybe we will see some of them again in the new season.
Unfortunately William Dunlop has broken his wrist and has had to pull out of this event. His replacement will be announced shortly, but in the mean time we hope you will join us in wishing him a speedy recovery
William Dunlop is a Northern Irish motorcycle racer, brother of Isle of Man TT winner Michael, the son of the late Robert, and the nephew of legendary TT racer Joey Dunlop. William started racing at the age of 17 and has now over 100 race wins on the Irish Roads.
Dunlop has competed on the TT since 2006 and 2015, and has had 6 podium finishes. This includes two seconds and four third places. He has won two races at the North West 200 with many podiums including beating his brother Michael this year.
Iain “Fearless” MacPherson is a circuit racing star. He has raced at World Endurance, was the 1999 World Supersport runner-up and even had Terry Rymer as a team mate in the BSB. Having competed against, and beaten the best, Iain is happy to show you all where it all started for him at Knockhill.
Ian Simpson is a Scottish racing legend. Nicknamed the Dalbeattie Destroyer, he is a former BSB Champion, 3 times Isle of Man TT Champion, British Superstock Champion, 3 times British Supersport Champion and twice European ICGP Champion.
Ian started racing at the age of 16, and entered his first British National Championship at the age of 18. He quickly became one of Britain’s top riders, winning the British Superbike Championship in 1994, and 4 other major national championships during his 15 year racing career.
Ian is also a very successful road racer. As well as a 3 times Isle of Man TT winner, with 3 victories to his name in the 600cc and Superbike classes, he has also won 5 North West 200 events. Injury forced Ian to retire in 2001.
Liverpudlian Steve has raced all over the world and UK for over 20 years, winning many races and championships along the way whilst gaining invaluable experience on doing things on track both the right and wrong way!
Steve has raced successfully in British Supersport, Superstock and Superbikes, was champion in the BSB EVO class in 2010 and took the National Superstock 1000 championship title in 2008. He also raced in selected European Superstock and World Supersport races between 1999 and 2004.
In 2014 Steve established his own two-man team, Steve Brogan Racing, backed by Direct CCTV to run in the National Superstock 1000 Championship on Kawasaki ZX10R machinery.
He has also appeared in BBC's Top Gear on his BMW S1000RR in 2011.
Carl George Fogarty, MBE, often known as Foggy, and the son of former motorcycle racer George Fogarty, is the most successful World Superbike racer of all time in terms of the number of championships and number of race wins.
Retired from racing since 2000, he is renowned for his high corner speed riding style, combined with an aggressive competitiveness, which netted him 59 victories and four World Superbike Championships (1994, 1995, 1998 and 1999).
His greatest success came with the factory Ducati team and he was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 1998 New Year Honours.
He helped to develop the Petronas FP1 racing motorcycle which campaigned in the early 2000s, and maybe most notable of all he won the fourteenth series of I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!
Hickman took his first BSB race win at Cadwell Park in 2014. During the season he rode for both Tsingtao WK Kawasaki and RAF Reserves Honda.
He currently holds the record as the fastest ever newcomer at the Isle of Man TT, with a fastest average lap speed of 129.104 mph (207.773 km/h), and a race-average speed of 125.38 mph (201.78 km/h). He prepared for his TT race debut by travelling to the Island and driving 70 laps of the near-38 mile course in a hire car, and by watching videos. Hickman's father Dave was a Manx Grand Prix winner and entered two TTs.
Peter Hickman achieved his first international road race win at the 2015 Ulster Grand Prix, winning the feature race ahead of Conor Cummins.
Hickman won the last race of the 2015 season in November, the Macau Grand Prix, riding a Briggs Equipment/RAF Reserves BMW S1000RR. In November 2016, Hickman retained his Macau Grand Prix title, after he worked his way through from fourth position. He won by just 0.533 seconds from eight-time winner Michael Rutter.