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Latest News Articles: August 2016 News

 


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Dunlop makes it two in a day with Superbike Classic TT win
Monday August 29, 2016
After three excellent races the scene was set for the climax of the 2016 Classic TT Races presented by Bennetts – the four lap Motorsport Merchandise Superbike Race. 
Dunlop takes scintillating Junior Classic TT win
Monday August 29, 2016
Michael Dunlop won a thrilling Okells Junior Race in today’s Isle of Man Classic TT Races presented by Bennetts, the opening race of the day.
Record-breaking win for Kiwi star Anstey in Sure Lightweight Classic TT
Saturday August 27, 2016
The clock was well and truly turned back with the return of 250cc two strokes to the TT Mountain Course for the first time since 2002.  In a stunning race Bruce Anstey posted the fastest ever Lightweight Mountain Course lap on his way to winning....
McGuinness clinches maiden Bennetts Senior Classic TT win
Saturday August 27, 2016
Twenty-three time TT Race winner John McGuinness, riding the Team Winfield Paton, won his first Classic TT Race in today’s Bennetts Senior Classic TT Race on the Isle of Man.  The Morecambe rider, who has retired in his three previous atte....
Battle of Britain Meeting Provides Great Racing at Croft
Wednesday August 31, 2016
NEMCRC provides great racing at the 2nd Revival of Battle of Britain meeting at the AM Leathers sponsored event.
Manx Two Day Trial Report
Wednesday August 31, 2016
It was a weekend of success for the Manx riders in the main solo and sidecar classes at this weekend’s Manx National 2-Day Trial.
Rhayader BEC reaches new heights
Wednesday August 31, 2016
The unique Rhayader event started in excellent style on the Friday with the championship riders going head to head in pairs to complete two laps of the extreme style prologue. The prologue included such obstacles as tyre sections, log piles, a very t....
The Americans are coming to the Vets MXdN this weekend looking for revenge
Tuesday August 30, 2016
This weekend the annual Vets MXdN event will be taking place at the famous Farleigh Castle circuit. In recent years the event has grown to become the biggest Evo and Twinshock event in Europe.
Penultimate Round Action at Darley
Tuesday August 30, 2016
The penultimate round of the Darley Moor Motor Cycle Road Race Club Championship will be held on Sunday 4th September at the Darley Moor Motor Sport Centre, near Ashbourne, Derbyshire (DE6 2ET) and in addition to the regular silverware on offer there....
Founds and Walmsley Claim ACU/FSRA British F2 Sidecar Championship at Croft
Tuesday August 30, 2016
For the second consecutive year, the Croft round of the British F2 Sidecar Championship concluded with a member of the Founds family having become British Champion! This time, Pete Founds was celebrating along with passenger Jevon Walmsley, after the....
ACU Eastern Enduro Championship Finale this Weekend at Butley
Tuesday August 30, 2016
The G H Motorcycles/Husqvarna/ACU Eastern Enduro Championship reaches its climax this coming Sunday 4th September when the fifth and final round takes place at Butley organised by the Woodbridge Motor Cycle Club. Five of the six Titles are up for gra....
Harrison on a charge at the Classic TT as Anstey joins expanding list of contenders
Friday August 26, 2016
Conditions on the Isle of Man were definitely cooler than last night but the pace was heating up in the Superbike class with Dean Harrison posting the fastest time of the week to date – 123.580mph - on the Silicone Engineering Kawasaki. 
Friday August 26, 2016
The Manx National Two Day Trial gets underway this Saturday with around 200 competitors ready to take on the best of what the jewel of the Irish Sea has to offer.
DUNLOP AGAIN PROVES HE’S THE MAN TO BEAT IN SUPERBIKE CLASSIC TT
Wednesday August 24, 2016
Michael Dunlop again set the pace in the second qualifying session for the 2016 Classic TT presented by Bennetts, topping the board in the Superbike class.  Ian Lougher also again topped the board in the Lightweight class while Dean Harrison and....
Thursday August 25, 2016
Elliot Pinson left Brands Hatch with a marginally extended championship lead at the top of the ACU Team Green Junior Cup standings, as Luke Hopkins moved ahead of Joey Lamden into second spot.
Bristow and Roberts take Victory at the 'BIG EVENT'
Thursday August 25, 2016
This weekend North Berks were celebrating the 10th year of running the Berks Bonanza Supertrial, the top event of the year at Seymours Arena. The weekend promised to be an amazing event and it certainly didn't disappoint, we had all the top UK riders....
Simpson, Sterry & Brown perfect at Preston Docks
Thursday August 25, 2016
After overnight storms, the best of Great Britain lined up today for the penultimate round of the Maxxis ACU British Motocross Championship, round seven of eight, at Preston Docks where Wilvo Virus Performance KTM’s duo of Shaun Simpson and Ada....
National Motorcycle Museum “Live” Open Day-Sat 05/11/16
Thursday August 25, 2016
Following the massive success of Museum LIVE over the past two years, Saturday 05/11/16 will see the museum host our 3rd annual free open day when everyone will be invited to visit the museum collection free of charge. There will also be a host of ot....
Shanes and Winterburn’s Claim British Masters Championships 2016
Thursday August 25, 2016
Teen sensation James Shanes delivered a masterful performance at the Bristol GTC’s successful running of the British Masters Grasstrack Championships, sweeping the card unbeaten, whilst controversy and high drama surrounded a sidecar final, bri....
Lewis in Knight out
Wednesday August 24, 2016
The ACU British ISDE Team regretfully announce that four-time world champion David Knight has been forced to withdraw from the team due to injury. David has been suffering for a while with hip pain however, it has now been confirmed that surgery is r....
Lincolnshire Enduro Club Hare & Hounds Enduro `Taster` - 9th Oct
Wednesday August 24, 2016
Lincolnshire Enduro Club (LEC) are proud to be holding a `Taster` of future things to come. They will be holding their first Hare & Hound Enduro at Tattershall, Lincolnshire on Sunday 9th October 2016 in association with Gear4 & Moto4.
Terrific Teesside
Wednesday August 24, 2016
Always one of the most popular rounds of the British Championship the Teesside Autodrome, located in an industrial area of Middlesboro provides a unique setting for a race track and the fast undulating course with its short but challenging dirt secti....
Martin does the triple while Jackson closes the points gap!
Wednesday August 24, 2016
Anglesey. Ah, Anglesey. Yes. Saturday dawned at the circuit, it was warmish, breezyish and sunnyish. The mountains of Snowdonia were visible across the Menai Straits, a few of them topped with light cloud and looking very pretty.
Tuesday August 23, 2016
Round five of this year’s British F2 Sidecar Championship heads to Croft a circuit that has been on the championship calendar for a number of seasons and there will inevitably be some spectacular action on virtually every part of the track.
Tuesday August 23, 2016
Round four of the 2016 ACU Championships takes place this coming Bank Holiday weekend 27-29th August at the APIRA Open Sports Nationals at Shakespeare County Raceway.
Alba Takes Hat trick at Cusses with Carter Taking the Championship Lead
Tuesday August 23, 2016
Last Sunday the Phoenix Tools Premier motocross Championship made its way up to Cusses Gorse in Wiltshire for round 8 in the series which also hosted the penultimate round of the Evo/Super Evo Championship. A lot of rain had fallen late Saturday and ....
Guisborough & DMCC host round 8 of the RT Keedwell ACU British Solo Trials Championship
Tuesday August 23, 2016
This coming weekend we see the Guisborough & DMCC host round 8 of the RT Keedwell sponsored British Trials series.
ACU GBXC British Sprint Championship Finale heads to Westwood on the 3rd and 4th September
Monday August 22, 2016
Rounds 7 & 8 of the ACU GBXC British Sprint Championship are all set for an exciting climax on September 3-4th at the fantastic woodland venue of Westwood near Sheffield, postcode S75 3DL.
Round 5 of the ACU Eastern Championship Returns to Lyng
Monday August 22, 2016
After the Maxxis ACU British Motocross Championship & Round 2 of the ACU Eastern Championship held at Cadders Hill, Lyng in March & May, there has been a lengthy wait for the next meeting but preparations are almost completed for the next eve....
Friday August 19, 2016
Following last weekend’s ACU British Masters Final hosted by the Bristol Grass Racing Combine club at Hanger Farm where James Shanes retained the 500cc Solo Championship ahead of Edward Kennett and Paul Hurry. In the 1000cc Sidecar’s it w....
The North Berks Super Trial this weekend!
Friday August 19, 2016
This weekend North Berks MCC are celebrating the 10th year of running the prestigious Berks Bonanza SuperTrial at its famous venue, Seymours Arena in the little Oxfordshire village of Aston Tirrold, on the 20th & 21st August.
Good news for all ACU members from Phil Morris Racing
Friday August 19, 2016
We all know how hard it is to keep our machines running through the race season, and we are forever looking to stretch our pennies.  Well Phil Morris Racing has found a way to help.
Shipton takes the double as Irwin claims the crown
Friday August 19, 2016
Round five of this year’s Michelin MX Nationals travelled to Essex and the historic Wakes Colne venue, scene of many a British championship rounds in days gone by.
ACU Produce Provisional Motocross Championship Calendar for 2017
Friday August 19, 2016
The ACU Motocross Committee are pleased to announce that following on from the successful coordination of this seasons major motocross Championships within the ACU, both the Motocross Committee and the Promoters of the main ACU National Championships....
Pinhard Trophy Nominations Open Now
Thursday August 18, 2016
Once again we are seeking nominations for one of the UK’s most prestigious awards - THE PINHARD TROHY which is in the gift of Sunbeam MCC
Thursday August 18, 2016
The ACU Trials and Enduro department have received confirmation from the Dales Classic MCC that the ACU Sammy Miller Championship round due to take place this Sunday (21st August) has been cancelled.
Senior Classic TT set to be a stunner
Thursday August 18, 2016
With the record-breaking feats of the 2016 Isle of Man TT Races now consigned to the history books, attention on the Mountain Course now turns to the Classic TT presented by Bennetts.
Championship Lead Up For Grabs as Skuse Will be a Non Starter
Wednesday August 17, 2016
This Sunday August 21st the Phoenix Tools Premier motocross Championship moves up to the popular Cusses Gorse in Wiltshire for round 8 in the 10 round series which will include the penultimate round of the Evo/Super Evo Championship.
Who will be piping hot at Preston?
Wednesday August 17, 2016
We’re not far off having three champions crowned as we head into the penultimate round of Maxxis ACU British Motocross Championship, round seven of eight, at Preston Docks this weekend. This season will go down in history as one of the most epi....
Thursday August 18, 2016
The 2016 Motorsport Merchandise Superbike Classic TT Race is set to be one of the most eagerly awaited at this year’s Classic TT Races presented by Bennetts with some of road racing’s finest riders confirmed for the four lap race on Monda....
Lintin gunning for glory at Classic TT
Wednesday August 17, 2016
Double Lightweight TT Race winner Ivan Lintin will make his return to the Classic TT presented by Bennetts with the Lincolnshire ace riding a ZXR750cc Kawasaki in the four-lap Motorsport Merchandise Superbike Classic TT race on Monday 29th August.
OSET Display at Cornwall Steam Rally
Tuesday August 16, 2016
Camborne and Redruth MCC have been long-time supporters of OSET and were one of the first OSET Cups in the country.  This weekend sees the OSET ‘veterans’ invited to stage an Arena Trial across Friday, Saturday and Sunday (19, 20, 21....
Live Motocross – Issue 9 Out Now
Tuesday August 16, 2016
The ACU are pleased to send you this link to a free motocross online magazine produced by RHL Activities, the Promoters responsible for organising the British Youth Motocross Championships on behalf of the ACU.
ACU Mini MX Championship Heads to Rusper this weekend
Monday August 15, 2016
Calling all Mini Bike riders, Sussex Pitbikes are running an ACU Mini MX Championship for all riders of 2 stroke bikes up to 65cc and 4 stroke riders up to 201cc.  If you are interested in riding for fun or want to try racing at club level and a....
3 Racing Greats from Motorcycle Racer
Monday August 15, 2016
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2016 Hydrogarden Weston Beach Race Keeps on Growing
Friday August 12, 2016
With just over nine weeks before the entire UK off-road community heads to North Somerset for the HydroGarden Weston Beach Race - the 2016 event is looking to be the biggest in its 34 year history.
Thursday August 25, 2016
On August Bank Holiday, the 28th & 29th, the Langrish MX Club will stage the 50th Ken Hall Motocross. The event will be held at its historic venue at Manor Farm in the village of Langrish. The circuit is one of the best known in Europe famous for....
Championship Titles Hot Up For Round 4 of the Thor British Youth Nationals at Milton Malsor
Friday August 12, 2016
With only two weeks to go until the gates drop for Round 4 of the Thor British Youth Nationals, it’s fantastic to be back at Milton Malsor in Northamptonshire on the 27th and 28th August as the series is well and truly starting to heat up with ....
Ground breaking format for Rhayader BEC!
Thursday August 11, 2016
The weekend of the 26/27/28 August will see the Rhayader club introduce a new ground breaking format to the ACU British Enduro Championship, following in the footsteps of the World Enduro Championship the club will be the first in the UK to host a Fr....
ACU Events release Provisional Calendar for 2017 Maxxis ACU British Motocross Championship
Thursday August 11, 2016
Following the release of the Provisional FIM calendar for the 2017 World Motocross Championship, ACU Events have worked on producing a Provisional calendar for the 2017 season.
ACU 125cc Two Stroke Class Amended for 2017 Motocross Events
Thursday August 11, 2016
The ACU Motocross Committee have decided after lengthy deliberation that the current youth age groups and capacity allowance is amended for 2017.
ACU British Masters Grasstrack Championship this Weekend
Wednesday August 10, 2016
Bristol Grass Racing Combine in association with MCS LTD proudlypresent the 2016 ACU BritishMasters Grasstrack Championships at their venue of Hangar Farm, Lower Stanton,St. Quentin, Nr Chippenham, Wiltshire SN14 6HG this Sunday 14th August.Practice ....
ACU BEC enjoys a Magic Manx weekend!
Tuesday August 9, 2016
With the events Parc Ferme in the paddock of the main Isle of Man TT grandstand, the riders awoke to near perfect sunny conditions. Just when you thought the magnificent backdrop of Nobles Park and the Irish Sea beyond could not be bettered, spectato....
Shelley’s Masterclass at Darley
Tuesday August 9, 2016
Round 6 of the Darley Moor Motor Cycle Road RaceChampionship on 7th August 2016 may have seen two 2016 Champions confirmedalready, but it was Lloyd Shelley (Burntwood) who provided a masterclassdisplay with four wins and four fastest laps from four s....
2016 Scott Trial Main Sponsor Confirmed as Northern Distribution Ltd
Monday August 8, 2016
The Richmond Motor Club are delighted to confirm that this year’s event will again be sponsored by Trevor Willans and his company, Northern Distribution Ltd.
‘The Martin Lampkin Indoor Memorial Trial’
Friday August 5, 2016
As is the tradition the very best riders in the World will be back at Sheffield on the 7th January 2017, they will be riding to honour the life of the legend and ex World Trials Champion Martin Lampkin. As most of you will know Martin was one of the ....
British Youth and Under 21 Grass Track Championship takes place this weekend
Friday August 5, 2016
This weekend the Lancashire Offroad & Grasstrack Association (LOGA) will be hosting the 2016 ACU British Youth and Under 21 Championships at Churches View Farm in Ashton, Chester. There will be a full weekend of racing with the British Youth and ....
Seventh heaven for Poles as Team GB takes Speedway World Cup Silver
Thursday August 4, 2016
Polish skipper Piotr Pawlicki was elated to skipper his country to their seventh Monster Energy FIM Speedway World Cup win in Manchester. Pawlicki’s men topped the rostrum at the National Speedway Stadium on 39 points, seeing off hosts Gre....
Southern 100 to be shown on Eurosport & around the World
Wednesday August 3, 2016
Highlights of the 2016 Isle of Man Steam Packet Company Southern 100 International Road Races are scheduled to be shown on British Eurosport during August, Greenlight TV , producers of the programmes have confirmed.
Wednesday August 3, 2016
The seventh Bemsee round of 2016 marked two-thirds distance in the BG Products-sponsored MRO Powerbike series. After five rounds of racing, Colin Parker arrived at Cadwell Park with a slender 24-point lead over Peter Baker in the championship standin....
Hundreds of bikes and star names set for Donington Classic Motorcycle Festival
Wednesday August 3, 2016
The Donington Classic Motorcycle Festival returns to the East Midlands circuit this weekend (5-7 August) for the annual celebration of all things historic motorcycling.
A double dose of GP action at Anglesey
Wednesday August 3, 2016
As ever at this time of the year, with this being the tenth and eleventh rounds of the fourteen round season anyone who has half an eye on one of the coveted class championships, is in a tricky situation….do you risk all, and keep pushing for ....
Full Steam Ahead For Auto 66 & 2017 Provisional Dates
Tuesday August 2, 2016
The first big event for the Auto 66 Club in 2017 will be the annual dinner dance and awards night on the 14th January. This will be held, once again, at the Royal Hotel in Scarborough. On Friday 13th January there will be the Oliver’s Mount pre....
New ACU Coaching Award in association with Datatag
Tuesday August 2, 2016
The ACU’s Training Department is pleased to announce the launch of a new award for ACU certificated Coaches - The ACU Datatag Commitment to Coaching Award, which will be presented to the winner(s) at the ACU’s Awards Presentations in Janu....
Dabill Claims Double British Trials Championships Victory at Round 6 and 7
Tuesday August 2, 2016
It was back to the RT Keedwell ACU British Solo Trials Championship series last weekend with a double header Hookwoods on Saturday and Butser Limeworks on Sunday. 
Wirral Hundred’s Two Circuits in One Weekend
Tuesday August 2, 2016
The Wirral Hundred club’s fourth championship round of the year over the weekend of 30th & 31st July used the 1.55 mile Anglesey Coastal circuit on the Saturday and the 2.1 mile International circuit on the Sunday.
Round 6 of the Darley Moor Motorcycle Championship this Sunday
Tuesday August 2, 2016
The Darley Moor Motor Cycle Road Race Club will be opening the gates of the Darley Moor Motor Sport Centre, near Ashbourne, Derbyshire (DE6 2ET) for Round 6 of their Championship on Sunday August 7th 2016. On this occasion catering for a wide variety....
Great Racing at Cadwell Park for the ACU/FSRA British F2 Sidecar Championship
Monday August 1, 2016
Round four of this year’s championship was at Cadwell Park, the circuit used most often in this championship’s 32 year-old history. Leading the title chase by a fair margin were Pete Founds and Jevon Walmsley, hoping to leave Cadwell a bi....
UK Super 2 Sidecar Masters Series Dedicates Overall Trophy to the Memory of Ian Bell
Monday August 1, 2016
The Ian Bell trophy has been created for the overall winner of the popular and ever growing sidecar race series which has been held at Scarborough's Oliver's Mount events, Isle of Man TT, Southern 100 and Auto 66's Cadwell Park events during 201....
The Classic Racing Motorcycle Club and Donington Park Host the 2016 Classic Festival
Monday August 1, 2016
The CRMC will be at Donington Park Circuit in Derbyshire over the long weekend of Friday, Saturday and Sunday 5th, 6th and 7th of August. Come along and see the bikes, hear the sound, talk to the racers and watch some fabulous classic and post classi....
Rygor support 2016 ACU ISDE Team
Monday August 1, 2016
Rygor, the UK’s largest Mercedes Benz commercial dealership, with centres in Wiltshire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire and London have confirmed their continued support for the ACU GB ISDE Team. Rygor will be providing three vehicles t....
Motorcycle Live 2016 tickets on sale now
Monday August 1, 2016
Tickets for Motorcycle Live 2016 are on sale now, and with the return of an all-inclusive price, plus significant savings and on-the-spot-prizes for online advance buyers, there’s never been a better reason to pre-book your trip to the UK&rsquo....

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