Through the partnerships we have developed, Claire, a sophomore, was able to participate in the Moto race of Jerez in Spain during her internship. she shares with us her experience :
“For my second year of study at the CEERRF, I did my internship at Astragale near Toulouse. Thanks to my tutor, Mr Mahieu, I had the chance and opportunity to go on the official circuit de Jerez in Andalusia to be part of the Mel Racing Team: a French speed bike team competing in the Spanish championship CEV (campeonato español de velocidad).
For this last race of the season, three riders of the team were entered in the Super Sport 300 category (31 pilots in total). My role was to ensure the warm-up and the recovery of the riders.
Before each session, I programmed a warm-up in three stages: a cardio phase to increase the body temperature, then a phase of active joint heating and finally a stage of active muscular stretching as well (because the speed motorcycle requires a lot of flexibility to accompany the bike when taking corner).
For cardio, I offered alternately either skipping rope or interval training. Then I asked the riders to perform soft and slow movements to warm the main joints (neck, shoulders, elbows, wrists, hip, knees, ankles). Before switching to stretching, I was doing with the riders a responsiveness exercise with tennis balls : I was calling one of the three riders, giving him a direction and he had to catch with his right or left hand or both, the ball I was throwing.
This warm-up was intended to prepare the riders for physical and psychic effort by improving their concentration (increase of attention and decrease of apprehension by exercises of mental visualization of the circuit’s curves).