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Latest News Articles: April 2017 News

 


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Saturday April 29, 2017
History was made today as local Kinlochleven rider, Gary Macdonald became the first Scotsman to ever lift the prestigious Challenge Trophy as winner of the Scottish Pre-65 Trial. Second place went to 2015 winner, James Noble with third place being ta....
Michelin MX Nationals Motocross Championship Heads to Lyng on the 6th and 7th May
Sunday April 30, 2017
Round 2 of the 2017 Michelin MX Nationals Motocross Championship heads to Lyng near Norwich on 6th and 7th of May 2017.
Friday April 28, 2017
Round two of the ACU Championships will be at Shakespeare County Raceway this Bank Holiday weekend 29th April to 1st May.
Maxxis Stars Hitting the Heights this Sunday!
Friday April 28, 2017
The country’s fastest racers head to Canada Heights in Kent this weekend for Sunday’s third round of the Maxxis ACU British Motocross Championship supported by Pro Clean and before a wheel’s even been turned in competition we know t....
Scottish Pre-65 Trial Preview
Thursday April 27, 2017
The “Hope Technology” sponsored Pre’65 Scottish Trial 2017 is set to get underway on Friday 28 and Saturday 29 April 2017. This trial is dedicated to the memory of Simon Sharp who very sadly passed away last summer.
2017 SSDT Day-By-Day Preview
Thursday April 27, 2017
It's literally less than a week until those brave and hardy souls head to Fort William for the 2017 Scottish Six Days Trial. For those spectators also heading to the Fort, daily spectator routes / maps and a full rider entry list can be found in the ....
2017 Oliver’s Mount Spring Cup off to a flying start!
Thursday April 27, 2017
Auto 66 Racing welcomed huge crowds to the Mount last weekend, for the 2017 Bob Smith Spring Cup. The weekend also marked the first rounds of the UK Road and Track Race Series, the Super 2 Sidecar Masters and the TT Classic Superbike Series.
Robert Lambert Crowned U21 Champion
Thursday April 27, 2017
Wednesday 26th March saw Robert Lambert claim the British Under 21 Speedway championship at Poole and admits it was a "huge relief" to be finally crowned British Under-21 Champion. For a third successive year, the Norfolk born racer won all five of h....
Judd British Premier Cup Round 2 - Greedy Guts at Little Silver
Friday April 28, 2017
Enjoying a brilliant weekend of warm spring weather, racing on a well prepared and watered circuit, round two of the Judd Racing British Premier Cup hit Little Silver MP last weekend.
Road Closing Times Confirmed for Billown Course
Wednesday April 26, 2017
The Isle of Man’s Department of Infrastructure have confirmed the road closing times for the three road races held on the Billown Course during 2017.
Hodgson and Winstanley battle it out for Easter honours
Tuesday April 25, 2017
The 2017 British Supermoto kicked off the new season at its spiritual home, Three Sisters Wigan. A new look series had been created for the new season to try to give an easier format for competitors and spectators to follow, Day 1 was now the club ch....
Tuesday April 25, 2017
The ACU Track Racing Committee is pleased to announce that enough entries have now been received to make the British Under 21 Championship viable.  
Wirral Hundred: Devine and Patterson Share 600 Honours at Oulton Park
Tuesday April 25, 2017
The Wirral Hundred club’s season-opener at Anglesey in March was graced with dry, sunny weather, only a handful of fallers, and some top-class close racing. Move on five weeks to Oulton Park (Saturday 22nd April) and it was all repeated again w....
Thunderfest Returns to Darley
Tuesday April 25, 2017
This May Day Bank Holiday, 1st May 2017, will see the most varied mixture of machinery out for Round 2 of the Darley Moor Motor Cycle Road Race Club’s Championship at the circuit near Ashbourne, DE6 2ET. In addition to the regular championship ....
Strong Start for Brits at European Trials Championship
Tuesday April 25, 2017
This past weekend saw the opening round of the FIM Europe Trial Championships take place in Zelhem, the Netherlands for the start of the 26th edition. The event was held over two days with 15 British riders competing across the classes.
ACU becomes full Members of LARA
Tuesday April 25, 2017
The problems surrounding Land Access is an issue that everyone associated with motorsport could do without, whether that be Organisers of two wheel or four wheeled sport. 
Great racing in Dry Conditions at Swingfield
Monday April 24, 2017
Dusty conditions forced the abandonment of the Astra Clubs International Champion of Champions Grass Track at Swingfield on Sunday but not before the crowd had been treated to some of the best high speed action seen at this venue. Despite watering fo....
Benstead Leads ACU Eastern Motocross Championship after Victory at Mildenhall
Monday April 24, 2017
Round two of the Bickers Lifting sponsored Eastern motocross Championships, hosted by the Littleport club, was staged at the Mildenhall circuit on Sunday was held in dry sunny weather. Once again, the twelve race programme provided some excellent clo....
Monday April 24, 2017
The ACU Southern Centre, St Paul Trophy Trial is being hosted by Waltham Chase MCC at Bryce’s Farm, Bunny Lane, Sherfield English, SO51 6FT on Sunday 30th April, with a start time of 10.30.
Holmes Takes Lead in Mx1 2-Stroke Championship
Monday April 24, 2017
Last Sunday round 3 of the St Blazey Mx Premier Motocross Championship made its way to Crediton Raceway where things were a bit on the dry side and water had to be used to try and control the dust. Again, there was a fair entry in most classes, but u....
Howe’s That? A Grasstrack Extravaganza 500cc Sidecar Association Race Report
Friday April 21, 2017
David Howe’s successful return to grasstrack continued at the 500cc Sidecar Association’s “Eggstravaganza” Easter meeting held at the new Writtle circuit near Chelmsford, where he blasted his way to a sensational win from the ....
Thursday April 20, 2017
The second round of the ACU / F.S.R.A. British Formula 2 sidecar championship took place this past weekend at Cadwell Park, hosted by the Auto 66 Club. With the forecast not looking great - in fact the polar opposite to the previous weekend at Oulton....
OEC Provides New Media Facilities
Thursday April 20, 2017
Official Office Equipment Partner for Southern 100 Racing, OEC have increased their commitment to the organisers, providing them with new computer equipment.
Mylchreest Marshals & Medical Facility
Wednesday April 19, 2017
April 2016 saw the Mylchreests Group donate one of their hospitality units, which was ‘surplus to requirements’ to the Southern 100 Marshals Association to use as an office during the three race periods at the Billown Course.
Wednesday April 19, 2017
Darren Eaton (Freetech Honda) ran home a comfortable winner of the opening round of the ACU’s re-instated 50cc championship at Tonfanau. Starting from the second row of the 14-strong grid, Eaton grabbed the lead early on, pulling away to win by....
Brit’s Start Well in Opening Sidecar Cross GP
Wednesday April 19, 2017
The opening round of the 2017 Sidecarcross World Championships was held at Oldebroek in Holland over the Easter weekend.
Judd British Premier Cup Heads to Little Silver for Round Two
Wednesday April 19, 2017
Taking the show off in a South Westerly direction, round two of the Judd British Premier Cup rolls into Little Silver Moto Park this weekend. Located near Exeter, the “old style” grassy hillside course is a firm favourite with traditional....
McClurg wins South Midland Championship Opener
Tuesday April 18, 2017
On the hottest day of 2017 the SMC Championships finally got under way at Badby with Northampton Motorcyclists Club. As last year the meeting featured the Eastern Centre NGR Series, though the weather was a marked contrast from the rain and mud of tw....
Brown wins at Westmorland British Trials Championship
Tuesday April 18, 2017
Following the original cancellation of the Lakes round of the British Trials Championship Westmorland MC stepped in a short notice to run Round 2 of the R T Keedwell Trials series.
Danny’s delight with double win at 2017 BEC opener
Tuesday April 18, 2017
Marking the start of the 5 round series, the ACU British Timecard Enduro Championship returned to action near Elgin in Scotland over the Easter weekend. The “Highland Temporary Works” sponsored Lossiemouth Enduro proved to be an enjoyable....
Big Battles at Brampton for the Thor British Youth Nationals
Tuesday April 18, 2017
The Thor British Youth Nationals enjoyed an exciting weekend of racing at Brampton, Cumbria for round two of the championship where Wal Beaney, Vinnie Guthrie, Dominic Lancett, Rossi Beard and Jed Etchells took the overall honours.
Youth Hare and Hounds at Canada Heights
Tuesday April 18, 2017
For the first time, the Sidcup and District Motor Cycle Club will include a Youth Hare and Hounds event at Canada Heights, Swanley, Kent on Sunday 28th May.
Alba Looking to Close Gap at Crediton
Tuesday April 18, 2017
This Sunday April 23rd the St Blazey Mx Premier Motocross Championship makes its way to the fast flowing Crediton Raceway for round 3 in the series.
Entries now Closed for 2017 Manx GP
Thursday April 13, 2017
Entries have now closed for the 2017 Manx Grand Prix with nearly 200 riders applying to ride in this iconic event over the world famous TT Mountain Course.
Thursday April 13, 2017
Round two of the ACU/FSRA British Formula 2 Sidecar Championship hosted by the Auto 66 Club takes place this Easter Bank Holiday weekend at Cadwell Park. This venue is a favourite amongst the sidecar teams and this will be the first of three visits t....
Thor British Youth Nationals Motocross Series heads to Brampton
Wednesday April 12, 2017
The Thor British Youth Nationals heads to Brampton, Cumbria for round two of the championship on the weekend of 15th & 16th April 2017.
Team GB Claim Silver at X-Trial Des Nation
Wednesday April 12, 2017
Team GB were represented by the pairing of James Dabill and Jack Price at the 2017 FIM X-Trial des Nations held in Pau, France. After two laps of six sections the pairing finished in second behind the formidable Spanish pairing of Toni Bou and Jamie ....
Suzuki to continue with title sponsor for the Oliver’s Mount Barry Sheene Festival
Wednesday April 12, 2017
Today, Oliver’s Mount Race Circuit is thrilled to announce that they have agreed terms that will see Suzuki continue as a circuit sponsor for the 2017 season and they will title sponsor the Barry Sheene Festival on July 22nd/23rd....
Guernsey MC and CC Youth Sand Race Training Planned
Tuesday April 11, 2017
As many of you will be aware, the late John de Garis, who raced at Vazon in the 50’s and 60’s left £5,000 to the Guernsey MC & CC club in his will in 2015. The members at the AGM that year agreed to put John’s very ki....
John McGuinness confirmed to appear at Oliver's Mount Spring Cup
Tuesday April 11, 2017
Oliver’s Mount Racing are very happy to announce that 23 times Isle of Man TT winner John McGuinness has today confirmed that he will be attending the 2017 Bob Smith Spring Cup Road Races at Oliver’s Mount road race circuit in Scarborough....
Bickers Lifting ACU Eastern Championship starts this Sunday
Tuesday April 11, 2017
The season is set to start with a bang this weekend at Wakes Colne with the first round of the Bickers Lifting ACU Eastern championships. The small team have been hard at work over the winter to ensure the track is the best it can be for the season o....
Roper Brothers takes Victory at Bocking
Tuesday April 11, 2017
A glorious sunny day greeted the competitors for the first round of the Dave Barkshire Motorcycles Two Man Championship with temperatures soaring to 26C in the afternoon. This is the first time a Two Man event was run at Strait Mill Bocking by the Su....
Tuesday April 11, 2017
The first round of the ACU/FSRA British Formula 2 Sidecar Championship took place on the 7th/8th April at Oulton Park in Cheshire and was hosted by the North Gloucester Road Racing Club.
Nicholls and Kullas win at Lyng
Monday April 10, 2017
Jake Nicholls (Hitachi KTM UK) kept his series win-streak going when he claimed the MX1 overall at the second round of the Maxxis ACU British Motocross Championship supported by Pro Clean at Cadders Hill, Lyng, on Sunday.
RT Keedwell British Trials Championship Heads to the Lake District for Round 2
Tuesday April 11, 2017
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.
Four for Taylor at EMRA
Tuesday April 11, 2017
One of the great pleasures of early-season club race meetings, especially EMRA meetings at Mallory Park, is the appearance of riders from the national championships getting in a bit of testing/practice/confidence boosting for the new season. Sunday&r....
ACU Trials Training Day 2017
Tuesday April 11, 2017
Following on from last year’s successful two days of free youth trials training courtesy of the ACU, once again the sport’s governing body is able to offer the same facility, the first of which will be on Saturday, May 13.
Closed Public Roads - Road Racing in England
Saturday April 8, 2017
New laws come into force on 10 April 2017 which will allow motor racing events to take place on closed public roads in England. The move could see small races hosted by local communities, bigger European rallies or even a future Monaco-style Grand Pr....
Watson and Nicholls Hoping to continue their Dominance at Lyng this weekend
Thursday April 6, 2017
Hitachi KTM UK’s Jake Nicholls and Ben Watson head to Cadders Hill, Lyng, this Sunday (April 9) for round two of the Maxxis ACU British Motocross Championship supported by Pro Clean carrying the MX1 and MX2 red series leaders’ plates.
Thursday April 6, 2017
After taking three wins from four races at the opening round at Brands Hatch, Glynn Davies was again the man to beat in the MRO Minitwins at round two at Cadwell Park. 
Mark Chamberlain Appointed Team GB Manager for MXON
Thursday April 6, 2017
Following the recent resignation of Neil Prince as the MXoN Team Manager, the ACU Motocross Committee would like to thank Neil for his hard work and achievements during the last 5 years in the position.
Wednesday April 5, 2017
There will a line-up of over 20 50cc racing machines for the Crewe and South Cheshire club’s opening round of the four-meeting 2017 season at Tonfanau on Sunday, April 16. This year there will three championships for the little bikes to partici....
Darley’s Season off to a Perfect Start
Tuesday April 4, 2017
What a way to start the season; the largest entry for a Club Championship meeting for a long time and, despite the British Superbike meeting ‘just down the road’ at Donington Park, the biggest crowd for a while, excluding any Stars at Dar....
ACU Drag Racing Championship Starts on Easter Weekend
Tuesday April 4, 2017
The 2017 opening round of the ACU Drag Racing Championships kicks off at the Festival of Power at Santa Pod, during the Easter weekend from Friday 14th to Sunday 16th April. 
Grimshaw Claims Blaxhall Season Opener
Monday April 3, 2017
Sunday 2nd April saw the Woodbridge and DMCC host their first motocross meeting of the season at the Blaxhall circuit in Suffolk with the event being supported by local Commercial Vehicle dealer Orwell Truck and Van. The demanding sand circuit was in....
Moulds and Kerwin lead Maxxis British Sidecar Cross Championship after Desertmartin
Monday April 3, 2017
After an absence of 9 years the British Sidecarcross championship returned to Desertmartin, near Magherafelt, in Northern Ireland hosted by the North Armagh MCC. The track preparation was excellent and the overall presentation was as it should be for....
Holmes takes Early Advantage at the ACU Cromwell Trucks British Quad Championship Opener
Monday April 3, 2017
Hosted this year by an enthusiastic North Armargh Mcc alongside the Maxxis SidecarsRound 1 and kindly sponsored by Datum Monitoring. A well-prepared track of Desertmartin was once again a track never to disappoint and heavy rain during Friday into th....
Lossie’s BEC!
Monday April 3, 2017
The long awaited return of the ACU British Timecard Enduro Championship heads to sunny Scotland on Saturday/Sunday 14th/15th April taking place over the Easter weekend. Elgin Endurance Club are set to host the 1st round of this year’s series wh....
ACU Coaching Award in association with Datatag
Wednesday April 12, 2017
The ACU’s Training Department is now taking nominations for the The ACU Datatag Commitment to Coaching Award for 2017.

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