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Latest News Articles: March 2017 News

 


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British Quad Championship is go!
Friday March 31, 2017
Saturday 1st April is the opening round of the 2017 Cromwell Trucks British Quad Championship at Desertmartin in Northern Ireland where local lad and reigning champion Mark McLernon heads a big Irish entry.
Tommy Searle out of the Maxxis Championship until May?
Friday March 31, 2017
The news that defending Maxxis ACU British MX1 champion Tommy Searle is unlikely to make his comeback from injury until round four of the series at Hawkstone Park on May 14 has thrown the championship wide open.
2017 ACU Under 23 Enduro Training Squad
Friday March 31, 2017
Whilst once again the standard of applications to the U23 Enduro Squad was high, the ACU Trials and Enduro Committee agreed that they would this year give some of those with less experience the chance for support.
Thursday March 30, 2017
Round one of the ACU/FSRA British F2 Sidecar Championship is hosted by the North Gloucester Road Racing Club in the leafy village of Little Budworth Oulton Park. Various teams have already been out testing ready for the new season which will see prac....
ACU ISDE Club Teams Announced
Thursday March 30, 2017
The ACU Trials and Enduro Committee are pleased to be able to announce that 14 ACU Teams have been accepted for this year’s ISDE event in France. The teams will line up alongside the ACU Team GB Senior and Junior teams at the event on August 28....
ACU BRITISH TEAM – ISDE FRANCE 2017
Thursday March 30, 2017
The ACU Trials and Enduro Committee are pleased to announce that there has been good interest in the 2017 ACU British ISDE team and would like to thank all potential riders for putting their names forward.
Thursday March 30, 2017
Amongst the latest batch of entries to be received for the Radcliffe’s Post TT Road Races are no less than seven newcomers to the event and two newcomers to the meeting!
Queen’s Generosity Continues
Thursday March 30, 2017
At a recent social evening at the Queen's Hotel, Laxey members of the Southern 100 Racing Club were presented with a cheque for £500.00.
Superb season start for John McPhee as he takes second in Qatar
Tuesday March 28, 2017
Patience can be a virtue in practice, before the lights go out for the race and the flag demands a payoff. Patience was the plan for British Talent Team rider John McPhee leading up to the team’s debut – and the Scotsman put in a stunner ....
Entries for the 2017 Manx Grand Prix are now open
Wednesday March 29, 2017
The online entry system can be accessed via http://www.manxgrandprix.org/MGP/MGP-Entry-Forms-and-Regulations and close on Monday 10 April.
Spectacular racing is guaranteed as NG have a day out at The Park
Wednesday March 29, 2017
We are only at meeting number two on the 2017 series but already some of the early season questions are being answered. Josh Day is on a mission to retain his Open title, but several other riders are upping their pace to put pressure on the current c....
Celebrate the Success of Joey Dunlop Foundation
Tuesday March 28, 2017
After 10 years of fundraising, the Joey Dunlop Foundation (‘JDF’) holiday apartments were officially opened by Linda Dunlop and John McGuinness on Mad Sunday 2010.
Orwell Truck and Van to Support Motocross at Blaxhall in 2017
Tuesday March 28, 2017
With the 2017 motocross season soon to start at the Blaxhall Circuit on Sunday 2nd April, the Woodbridge and DMCC Ltd are pleased to announce that local Mercedes-Benz Commercial vehicle dealer, Orwell Truck and Van will once again be supporting all M....
Bumper Entry for Round 1 of the Darley Moor Road Race Championship
Tuesday March 28, 2017
With the flag about to drop on another season of racing at the Darley Moor Motorsports Centre the initial signs are very promising following a huge entry of competitors for the Test Day and Round 1 of the Darley Moor Motorcycle Road Race Championship....
Wirral Hundred’s Season Starts
Tuesday March 28, 2017
The Wirral Hundred club is synonymous with early season race meetings at Anglesey and the meeting last Sunday (26th March) could hardly have been better with the club’s best-ever entry for a March meeting, dry, sunny weather with the stunning b....
Michelin MX Nationals Round 1 Heads to Preston Docks
Monday March 27, 2017
The opening round of the 2017 Michelin supported MX Nationals had been set to take place on the first weekend in March, but owing to a waterlogged venue & the cancellation of that event Round 1 will now take place at Preston Docks on April 1....
Tonfanau hosts Opening round of the ACU 50cc Championship on April 16th
Monday March 27, 2017
The ACU 50cc Championship is nearly upon us with the first round at Tonfanau circuit on the 16th April. The picturesque circuit on the Welsh coast holds the first races this year. The entries are coming in fast so please enter as soon as possibl....
Motocross returns to action this Sunday at Blaxhall
Monday March 27, 2017
This Sunday (April 2nd) sees the Woodbridge & DMCC host their first Motocross meeting of the season 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 pro....
RT Keedwell Round 2 back on!!
Monday March 27, 2017
Yes, round two of the RT Keedwell ACU British Trials Championship will definitely be held on the same date, Easter Sunday, April 16th and it will still be in the English Lake District.
Monday March 27, 2017
One of the original extreme motorsports returns to Manchester’s National Speedway Stadium on April 1st, 7:30pm to celebrate the incredible life of one of the iconic Belle Vue Aces’ most legendary riders.
ACU Events 2017 British Sidecar Speedway Championship Confirmed
Friday March 24, 2017
ACU Events are delighted to confirm the running of a new British Sidecar Speedway Championship in 2017.
Round 2 of the RT Keedwell ACU British Trials Championship Cancelled
Friday March 24, 2017
The second round of the RT Keedwell ACU British Trials Championship scheduled to be held at the Lakes on the weekend of the 15th April has unfortunately been cancelled by the club.
Champion of Champions set for April 23rd
Thursday March 23, 2017
The Astra Club have attracted what is likely to be the best entry of the season for their Champion of Champions meeting incorporating the first round of the Super Seven Sidecar Series on 23rd April at Swingfield, Kent.
South Shropshire host Round 2 of the ACU Acklams Beta Ladies and Girls Trials Championship
Thursday March 23, 2017
This Sunday sees the 2nd Round of the Ladies and Girls Trials Championship take place, the event is hosted by South Shropshire MCC. The trial is at the Willows, Long Lane, Craven Arms, this is a venue that has been used previously on road and club tr....
Preston & District MCC are at the Manchester Bike Show
Wednesday March 22, 2017
Preston & District MCC will again be at the Manchester Bike Show this year on stands C125 and C127 with a number of race bikes to promote the up and coming season of 2017. Come along to the stands and say ‘Hi’, we have a diverse selec....
TrialGP Great Britain Gains Pace
Wednesday March 22, 2017
Work on the TRIALGP GREAT BRITAIN at Tong has been gathering pace, the organizing team have enlisted the help of the much respected Hemingway brothers Dan and Ben to work on the sections and to create 3 new ones as Graham Jarvis's busy schedule at th....
NG Road Racing... Brands Hatch Race Report
Wednesday March 22, 2017
28 year old Josh Day has made no secret of the fact that he is out to retain the NG Phoenix Open title. He even has a new ZX10 at his disposal that is being run in stock trim supplied by Kendrick and Spalding, with a host of other backers helping alo....
Tuesday March 21, 2017
The NEMCRC are holding the first round of the club championship at Croft over the weekend of April 1/2nd. All classes are catered for including classics and entries are still available. Anyone who is interested should contact Donna Davison on 01670 3....
Donington 500 – Sunday 13th August
Tuesday March 21, 2017
The Donington 500 is the brainchild of Bob Adams, the Donington Park Director of Racing. He has long been conscious of the seemingly ever increasing costs associated with getting into racing.
Culham gets Thor British Youth Nationals off to a flying start
Tuesday March 21, 2017
The Thor British Youth Nationals championship kicked off last weekend at Culham MX Park in Oxfordshire where Wal Beaney, Charlie Heyman, Dominic Lancett, Rossi Beard and Howard Wainwright took the overall wins for the first event of the six round ser....
Tuesday March 21, 2017
After a period of 30 years, the thoughtless actions of a few riders is threatening the future of enduros in Thetford Forest.  Despite the publicity already warning riders of this, there are a number examples of trail, enduro and motocross riders....
Thornhill Takes Championship Lead in Cornwall
Monday March 20, 2017
Last Sunday round 2 of the St Blazey Mx Premier Motocross Championship made its way down in to Cornwall to the ever popular Landrake Moto Parc which as per usual was in prime condition and was to produce some fast racing.
Friday March 17, 2017
On Sunday the 19th March the Mid Wales Centre will be welcoming riders from across the country to complete in the Powys Trophy trial, incorporating the third round of the ACU S3 Parts Trial Championship.
Friday March 17, 2017
The 2017 ACU British Sprint Championship will start with the opening round at Santa Pod on 26th March. The full calendar of events is as follows: 
Friday March 17, 2017
The North-East Motorcycle Racing Club has brought in measures to assist first time road race applicants in obtaining their first novice Road Race License. The club has 3 ACU approved instructors who regularly travel to The Three Sisters Circuit in La....
Thursday March 16, 2017
The ACU would like to remind all entrants of Enduro’s this year that it is the rider’s responsibility to ensure that they are riding a machine appropriate to their age. We would also like to emphasise that in the case of Under 18’s ....
MX Nationals heads to Sherwood MX for Round 4
Thursday March 16, 2017
The Michelin MX Nationals Team are pleased to announce the venue that will host round 4 of the 2017 series. This event is our rescheduled event to replace the original round 1.
Thursday March 16, 2017
The British Motorcycle Racing Club - supported by famous workwear brand Dickies - kicked off the new season at Brands Hatch over the weekend of 11-12 March, with a full programme of racing action providing a thrilling start to 2017.
Mark Hucklebridge - RIP (Funeral Details)
Thursday March 16, 2017
The ACU are deeply saddened by the news that former world motocross GP rider Mark Hucklebridge who lost his seven-year battle with cancer, passed away on Wednesday morning (15th March) at Bath RUH hospital. Mark was 39 years of age.
What a Difference a Day Makes.....
Wednesday March 15, 2017
With unfortunate rider injuries stretching the Paramedic crews to their limits round one of the Judd Racing British Premier Cup somewhat stuttered into life at Preston Docks last weekend. Numerous delays meant qualification was cut short with just a ....
Jasper Fox’s The OSET Cup North
Wednesday March 15, 2017
A winter of hard practice for 9-year-old Jasper Fox from near Scunthorpe saw the Lincolnshire lad enjoy a stand out ride at the first round of the OSET Cup North at Westwood this weekend.
Towergate Insurance partners Thor British Youth Nationals
Tuesday March 14, 2017
RHL Activities is proud to announce that Towergate Insurance, one of Britain’s leading insurance brokers, will partner the Thor British Youth Nationals for the forthcoming season.
Thornhill Looking to Close Gap on Kellett at Landrake
Tuesday March 14, 2017
On Sunday March 19th round 2 of the St Blazey MX Premier motocross Championship will take place on home soil in Cornwall at the ever popular Landrake Moto Parc. As with the opening round entries are nigh on full which includes several wildcards in al....
Datatag enters the Road Race world with Oliver's Mount circuit partnership
Tuesday March 14, 2017
Today Oliver's Mount Road Race Circuit are pleased to announce a new partnership with Datatag for the 2017 season.
Nicholls and Watson Dominate Maxxis ACU British Motocross Opener
Monday March 13, 2017
Hitachi KTM UK riders Jake Nicholls and Ben Watson dominated the opening round of the Maxxis ACU British Motocross Championship supported by Pro Clean at a rough, tough Culham Moto Park on Sunday.
John Surtees CBE, 1934-2017
Monday March 13, 2017
The Auto Cycle Union is deeply saddened by the news that motorsport legend John Surtees CBE passed away aged 83 on Friday afternoon (14th March) at St George’s Hospital in London.
ACU Classic Upright Grasstrack Championship heads to Cornwall
Friday March 10, 2017
On Sunday 7th May the ACU Classic Upright Grasstrack will take place at the Boarded Circuit at Trebilcock Farm in Roche (PL26 8LF). Mid Cornwall Premier Motorcycle Club will be hosting the event on behalf of the ACU.
Friday March 10, 2017
Wessex Plant Hire (Bristol) are once again providing sponsorship for the 2017 season, which kicks off  on Sunday 19th March, with The Doncaster Cup Trial, organized by the very enthusiastic Mansfield Maun MCC.
Youth Trials Class in ACU Handbook
Thursday March 9, 2017
The ACU Trials and Enduro department would like to notify all Trials Organisers and Riders that in the 2017 Handbook, there was an omission from the TSR1 on Page 200. The TSR1 should have included the “D Class Small Wheel” in the list of ....
Culham's movers and shakers as the Maxxis British Championship Kicks off
Thursday March 9, 2017
The opening round of the Maxxis ACU British Motocross Championship supported by Pro Clean takes place at Culham Moto Park on Sunday where the country's fastest racers will be banging bars for the biggest prize in domestic racing.
Ron Weale – RIP
Thursday March 9, 2017
It is with great sadness that the ACU informs you of the sad passing of Ron Weale on Monday 6th March.
Maxxis challenge for HydroGarden Weston Beach Race winner Kellett
Thursday March 9, 2017
Winner of last year’s HydroGarden Weston Beach Race, Todd Kellett, has had a positive off-season and is looking forward to racing in the opening round of the Maxxis British Motocross Championship at Culham MX Park, which takes place on Sunday 1....
Ivan Lintin Confirmed for Pre-TT Classic
Wednesday March 8, 2017
Ivan Lintin has confirmed he will return to the Billown Course in May for the Blackford’s Pre-TT Classic Road Races and compete in the Classic Superbike race.
BMCRC-MRO 2017 Championships - Brands Hatch – Round 1
Tuesday March 7, 2017
This weekend at Brands Hatch sees the opening round of the British Motor Cycle Racing Club 2017 season.
Action Packed Season of Motocross ahead at Blaxhall in 2017
Tuesday March 7, 2017
With the motocross season getting into full swing the Woodbridge and DMCC are preparing for an exciting and action packed year ahead at their Blaxhall venue. During the 2017 season the Woodbridge club will be hosting four Motocross events including a....
Annual Foxborough Endurothon at Sible Hedingham
Tuesday March 7, 2017
Several obstacles were overcome by the Organisers and Riders at the Annual Foxborough Endurothon at Sible Hedingham.  On Saturday morning the work party to set up the course was greeted with running muddy water coming down the access road. ....
ACU Confirm Opening Round of the British Enduro Championship
Monday March 6, 2017
The ACU have been in contact with the Scottish ACU (SACU) and have been ensured that the opening round of the British Enduro Championship, scheduled for the 15th and 16th April at Elgin in Scotland is still taking place.
Price claims Victory at Opening round of the ACU R T Keedwell British Trials Championship
Monday March 6, 2017
There was plenty to see at Round 1 of the R T Keedwell British Trials Championships. Hookwoods Trials Centre was the venue last Saturday and with current Champion James Dabill not defending his title this year the contest was wide open.
Southern 100 to Be Part of the BMW Motorrad Road Race Trophy 2017
Monday March 6, 2017
The Isle of Man Steam Packet Southern 100 International Road Races has been notified that it will be a round of the BMW Motorrad Road Race Trophy Championship 2017.
SorryMate.com continues into third season with Oliver's Mount partnership
Monday March 6, 2017
Today Oliver's Mount Road Race Circuit are pleased to announce the continuation of our partnership with www.sorrymate.com 
Norris looking forward to his home Maxxis race at Culham
Monday March 6, 2017
Luke Norris is looking forward to round one of the Maxxis ACU British Motocross Championship next weekend, which will also be his home race at Culham. The Bicester-based racer battled injury throughout 2016, but is looking for some a strong season ab....
New team, familiar faces at the Maxxis ACU British Championship
Friday March 3, 2017
For 2017 Husqvarna UK has entrusted its official Maxxis ACU British Motocross Championship MX2 title effort to a brand new team.
Friday March 3, 2017
The opening round of the ACU Classic Trials Championship(formerly the Sammy Miller series) will take place in Devon this Sunday (March 5th). TheClassic series first round will be organised by the ever enthusiastic West ofEngland club down in Dev....
Cormwell Trucks to Sponsor ACU British Quad Cross Championship
Friday March 3, 2017
For the 2017 season Cormwell Trucks will be the official title sponsor for the ACU British Quad Cross Championship. Cormwell Trucks a name well associated with assisting the Quad world for many years now. Alongside Cromwell Trucks, A J Willcox Holefo....
Another incredible step on the Road to MotoGP™ becomes a reality
Thursday March 2, 2017
The wait is over for the British Talent Team and the British Talent Cup to officially launch, with London proving the perfect backdrop for the presentation of the exciting new projects as Dorna pulled the covers off the latest phase of the Road to Mo....
Maxxis renews title sponsorship deal
Thursday March 2, 2017
Maxxis has renewed its long-running arrangement as title sponsor of the ACU British Motocross Championship.
Thursday March 2, 2017
The Mid Sussex MCC are pleased to confirm that the Compass Cup will be held at Culham Moto Park on the 23rd and 24th September for the 2017 season. With the event now heading into its third year after taking over from the ACU Team Event and continues....
Opening round of the MX Nationals this weekend at FatCat has been cancelled
Thursday March 2, 2017
The MX Nationals are sorry to inform you that following a track inspection at 8.00am this morning (Thursday 2nd March), the track is waterlogged. More rain came last night and with two days of rain due leading up to the weekend the organsier’s ....
NG Road Racing - Brands Hatch 18th and 19th March 2017 Preview
Wednesday March 1, 2017
Has all the winter preparation paid off?..... Let’s get on the grid and find out!!!
National Track Racing Clerk of the Course and Stewards Seminar – ACU Rugby - 11th March
Wednesday March 1, 2017
On Saturday 11th March the ACU will be holding a National Seminar for Track Racing Clerks of the Course and Stewards who are looking to renew their existing licence.
Youth 125 and Youth Open Classes
Wednesday March 1, 2017
During 2016 the ACU Motocross Committee debated the possibility of providing a stepping stone class for youth riders to ease the transition from the 85cc class to riding a 250F.
Whatley ready to go hard or go home in opening Maxxis British Championship round at Culham
Wednesday March 1, 2017
Oxford-based Kristian Whatley, who races for the Apico Husqvarna team, is hungry for results this season. We caught up with the 2013 champion during his preparation for round one of the Maxxis ACU British Championship at Culham on March 12 to find ou....

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