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Building work at Spanish Honda Safety Institute at full throttle

Building work at Spanish Honda Safety Institute at full throttle

Safety training at Spanish Honda subsidiary Montesa Honda’s new facility will begin in July.

A new Honda Safety Institute (HIS) in Spain is under rapid development with building continuing at pace and the start of activities at the new facility anticipated in July.

At present, the asphalt building work of various tracks, as well as the construction of the offroad area are completed, with equipment still being installed at the impressive new 1,500m2 HIS building, situated in the Montesa Honda premises at Santa Perpètua de Mogoda, Barcelona.

The centre will have the capacity to host more than 15,000 trainees each year and it will occupy a surface area of no less than 25,000m2. The HIS project will provide theoretical and practical training, with a modern building equipped with various classrooms.

For practical sessions there will be three areas, an asphalt 8,500 m2 track, a section with different grip levels dedicated to the exclusive practice of different braking exercises (in dry and wet conditions) and an 800m2 off-road area, which will have a minicross and trial track.

The Management of the HIS will be in the hands of the experienced instructors of the HEC, an entity with more than 17 years of experience where more than 144,000 riders have been trained.

The HIS is part of Honda’s Safety Program, specifically in the area of Preventive Safety, alongside other entities such as Honda’s Riding School (HEC), Escuela Honda by ZK and Honda Rider Training.

The Honda Safety Program began in 2004, making them the first and only company in the industry to sign the European Road Safety Charter with the purpose of reducing the number of road traffic accident victims.

Dani Pedrosa is the Honda Safety Program brand ambassador in Spain and will display Honda’s Safety logo on his RC212V bike this weekend throughout his home GP at the Catalunya circuit.

Press release from Montesa Honda

MotoGP, 2009

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