European Junior Cup training camp with Dan Drayton

Last weekend, 30 of the best young riders in Europe descended on Calafat in Catalonia for the European Junior Cup’s training camp.

The Bike Insurer’s sponsored rider, Dan Drayton, was one of the riders who attended the training camp and will compete in all rounds of the EJC which take place alongside World Superbike races.

Dan gives us a run through of day one at the training camp, talking to The Bike Insurer about the track walk, the brilliant bike lottery and eventually getting out on track on his brand new Honda CBR 650F.

Dan said: “The build-up has been quite long with lots of sessions in the gym and improving my cardio, all in anticipation of getting on to the bike here in Spain. There was a mix of nerves and excitement when I was waiting to draw my number for my bike for the season.

“The training camp’s useful because you get a chance to get to know the bike and I loved taking it out on track. It was a bit of a learning curve because the Honda’s got more power than I’m used to but I got to grips with that and loved getting it out on track.”