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LAMPKIN CONTINUES TO LEAD INTO FINAL DAY

Saturday 07 May, 2016

Finally, the sun shone brightly overhead as the 2016 Scottish Six Days Trial (SSDT) reached day five. Whilst there was a marked change in the weather, the name at the top of the leader board remained the same as Dougie Lampkin – Vertigo moved a step closer to clinching a tenth SSDT title. Lampkin was clean on the day to move six marks of his main challenger Michael Brown – Gas Gas who dropped two today and is realistically the only rider who can stop Dougie from extending his historic winning ru….

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LAMPKIN SEALS HISTORIC TENTH SCOTTISH SIX DAY TRIALS WIN

Sunday 08 May, 2016

History was made once again as the 2016 Scottish Six Days Trial (SSDT) came to close with Dougie Lampkin – Vertigo sealing an unprecedented and record extending tenth win in this World famous event. Lampkin took a six-mark lead into the final day and looked well in command having only parted with a single dab before arriving at the much revered sections on Ben Nevis. Riding at the front of the field Dougie faced an incredibly tough and tense task as he battled his way through the remaining slipp….

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ANOTHER SCOTTISH SIX DAYS TRIAL COMES TO A CLOSE

Monday 09 May, 2016

The curtain has fallen on yet another edition of the World famous Scottish Six Days Trial (SSDT) that has once again seen some of the best riders on the planet compete shoulder to shoulder with club riders throughout the almost week-long event. Typically, rough Scottish weather during the opening part of this year’s event meant that the two hundred and seventy-nine competitors who set off on day one endured a tougher than usual fight to make it to the finish on Saturday afternoon. 

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ACU Eastern Motocross Championship heads to Blaxhall this Sunday

Monday 09 May, 2016

This Sunday (15th May) sees the Woodbridge & DMCC host the third round of the ACU Eastern Motocross Championship at the Blaxhall circuit near Woodbridge with the event being supported by Orwell Truck and Vans. A 160 rider strong entry and exciting 12 race programme featuring both Expert and Junior graded riders is sure to produce a full day of racing action on the sandy circuit.

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William Dunlop Late Entry for Pre-TT Classic Road Races

Monday 09 May, 2016

William Dunlop is a last minute entry to the Blackford’s Pre-TT Classic Road Races, which will be taking place on Friday, Saturday and Bank Holiday Monday 27th, 28th & 30th May.

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Founds and Walmsley continue winning ways at Round 2 of the ACU/FSRA British F2 Sidecar Championship

Monday 09 May, 2016

The second round of the FSRA British F2 sidecar championship took place over the weekend of the 7th and 8th May 2016 on the 1.9 mile National circuit at Donington Park in Leicestershire with two more races in the twelve race Championship. Hosted by the North Gloucester road racing club, bright hot weather greeted the teams in what promised to be two days of exciting action from this very competitive Championship. After two very impressive wins at Oulton Park, the question was who was going to st….

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Malachi Mitchell-Thomas in Classic Debut at Billown

Monday 09 May, 2016

Malachi Mitchell Thomas is set to make his Classic debut at the Blackford’s Pre-TT Classic Road Races, which bring the annual Isle of Man TT Festival to life on Friday, Saturday and Bank Holiday Monday, 27th, 28th & 30th May 2016.

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Cumbrian Relish for Hodgson at Rowrah

Monday 09 May, 2016

The majestic Cumbrian Fells being covered in late April snow made probably the most beautiful drive to any race circuit in the UK even more impressive than usual for the competitors making the trip to Round 3 of the British Supermoto championship. As they arrived at the twisty but extremely well presented venue they were greeted with the sight of a newly constructed all weather off road section comprising of a mixture of tarmac & concrete berms and jumps it was further indication of the new ….

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RT Keedwell ACU British Trials Championship – The St David’s Trial Preview

Monday 09 May, 2016

Just a week on from the Scottish Six Days Trial comes round three of the 2016 RT Keedwell sponsored ACU British Trials Championships as the riders head to South Wales for the St David’s event on Sunday 15th May.

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Morland Claims ACU Eastern Enduro Victory at Foxborough Quarry

Monday 09 May, 2016

Round 3 of the G H Motorcycles/Husqvarna/ACU Eastern Enduro Championship proved to be a scorcher in racing and weather with temperatures up to 25C.  The organisers Sudbury Motor Cycle Club laid on a very long lap at their Foxborough Quarry Sible Hedingham Essex venue to cater for the whole entry competing altogether in the three hour marathon. 

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Marshals Training at Hawkstone Park – Saturday 21st May

Tuesday 10 May, 2016

On Saturday 21st May the ACU will be holding a Motocross Marshals Training Seminar at Hawkstone Park at 4pm as part of the Motocross Committee’s continued work to improve the training and standards of Marshals at ACU Motocross events.

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Champions of Champions prepare for Swingfield on Sunday 15th May

Tuesday 10 May, 2016

The Astra Grasstrack Club are staging their first meeting of the season at Smersole Farm, Swingfield, near Folkestone on Sunday May 15th at 1pm.

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Wiscombe Hill Climb –14th / 15th May 2016

Tuesday 10 May, 2016

The National Hill Climb Association will be hosting a hill climb at Wiscombe Park on Saturday 14th May and Sunday 15th May, has a full capacity entry for the third year in a row over 50 motor bikes, matching the record fields in 2014 and 2015.

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NG Road Racing… Donington Race Report

Tuesday 10 May, 2016

Ben Godfrey the 20 year old Engineer from Long Eaton, is just a 20 minute drive from Donington certainly felt at home on his new LED Solutions by the end of the weekend. After splitting with his Morrello team just a few days before Godfrey picked up his new Buildbase prepared BM on Friday night. He swung his leg over it for the first time on Saturday morning. Despite taking time to figure out how to launch the big beemer off the line he was soon revelling in the power of the Bavarian missile eve….

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Marshals required for the British Grand Prix at Matterley Basin

Tuesday 10 May, 2016

On the 18th and 19th June, the FIM Monster Energy World Motocross Championship will be taking place at the Matterley Basin circuit in Winchester and the ACU are looking for people who would like to Marshal during the course of the two day event. The event will be over two race days and will include MXGP, MX2, EMX125, EMX 250, EMX150 and EMX300.

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Guidance regarding Greenlaning during TT Season

Tuesday 10 May, 2016

Crisp rolling green hills, clear blue skies, Green Roads that meander through rich farmland and the distant whine of a finely tuned 200mph race bike rapidly approaching in the distance. It must be TT season.

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John Blakeman – RIP

Wednesday 11 May, 2016

It is with great sadness that the North West Centre Board has learned of the death of John Blakeman. For many years John was Chairman of Newton le Willows MXC and a valued supporter of Red Dragons MXC. In latter years he was heavily involved with the career of his son Richard in Super-Moto. 

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Atkinson does the double as Martin and Hodson pursue!

Wednesday 11 May, 2016

And now we come to Donington. And what a treat the Leicestershire track served up for us. Sunshine! Yup, you heard us, sunshine. We might have to say that again. SUNSHINE!!

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Round 2 of the Pidcock Summer Trials – Clifton Trials Land – 14th May

Wednesday 11 May, 2016

This Saturday the Pathfinders and Derby Motor Club will be hosting the Second Round of their Pidcock Summer Trials Series. The event will be held at the Clifton Trials Land on Saturday evening starting at 18.00 hours prompt and is a closed to club event.

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More motorcycling action this weekend from No Limits Racing

Wednesday 11 May, 2016

The month of motorcycling at Donington Park heats up this weekend (15-15 May), with more two wheeled action from No Limits Racing.

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Venue Change for Round 3 of the ACU British Evo Championship

Thursday 12 May, 2016

The third round of the ACU British Evo Championship will see a change in venue for the event on Sunday 12th June. Following the unfortunate cancellation of the two day ‘Fox and Hound’ event due to the lack of entries received at the closing date for the event the organiser made the decision to cancel the event.

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Superbike World Championship pre-event extravaganza switches to Donington Park circuit

Thursday 12 May, 2016

Due to overwhelming demand, it has been necessary to move the pre-event for the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship, scheduled for Sunday 22 May, to Donington Park circuit itself.

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2016 Master of Midshires Report

Thursday 12 May, 2016

The best of British Grasstrack riders turned out for the Master of Midshires at Victory Field, Ashorne, Warwickshire on Sunday the 8th May – the hottest day of the year. The racing did nothing to cool the temperature. All classes provided great action for the large crowd.

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Can’t Get Carter

Thursday 12 May, 2016

HCR MX Master Kids UK 2016 – EVENT REPORTThe 2016 MX Master Kids UK welcomed over 350 young riders to six races over three days in what is the biggest youth-focused event in the UK. Mildenhall race track provided the perfect setting with excellent weather and track preparation. The bank holiday weekend started off with 15 minutes of qualifying to group the riders and ended on the Monday with trophies for every rider presented by Heads & All Threads MX2 Suzuki rider Neville Bradshaw.

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Peterborough Junior MX Club heads to Buttercup Farm on May 15th

Thursday 12 May, 2016

Sunday May 15th will see the Peterborough Junior Motox Club head to the Buttercup Farm circuit near Chatteris for the second round of their Club Championship. After their previous round was unfortunately cancelled due to rain, everyone will be keen to have a good days racing.

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Moretonhampstead & DMC – Father & Son Trial – 15th May 2016

Thursday 12 May, 2016

Sunday May 15th Moretonhampstead & DMC will be hosting their Father and Son Trial at Neadon Farm, N.Bovey Nr Moretonhampstead TQ13 9UY (Signposted from Moreton to Exeter Rd B3212).

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ACU Normandale Masters Trials Championship Reaches Halfway Stage on May 22nd

Friday 13 May, 2016

For the second year running the Lyn and District Motor Club will be hosting a round of the Normandale Masters Championship on May 22nd, along with their famed Lyn Traders National.

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Entries Open Online for Jack Hubbard Trophy Motocross at Stisted

Friday 13 May, 2016

Entries are now open on the ACU Event Entry System for the Motocross meeting at Hatches Farm, Stisted in Essex on Sunday 29th May. The meeting will feature classes for MX1, MX2, NRG Championship, Evo, Pre 1990, Pre 1965 and Twinshock machines.

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Donington Park to host Endurance Legends in 2017

Friday 13 May, 2016

After the huge success of the inaugural Endurance Legends in October 2015 – the UK’s first four hour classic endurance race weekend – the organisers are excited to announce that this unique event will return to the world famous Donington Park in early May 2017 (date will be confirmed in August 2016).

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Thrilling SandAce in prospect and a new solo champion is certain on May 21st

Friday 13 May, 2016

The 11th running of the Condor Ferries SandAce – ACU British Sandracing Championship take place on Saturday 21st May at Vazon Bay, and the line-up is probably the strongest in the event’s eleven year history.

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