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Frustrating Qualifying Session at Isle Of Man TT Races Fuelled By Monster Energy As Weather Closes I
Wednesday May 31, 2017
The second qualifying session for the 2017 Isle of Man TT Races fuelled by Monster Energy took place on Wednesday evening although weather conditions meant it was a truncated session with riders completing just one full lap.
Hutchinson and Dunlop resume rivalry on opening night of qualifying for 2017 Isle of Man TT Races
Tuesday May 30, 2017
After a frustrating start to the week for the 2017 Isle of Man TT Races fuelled by Monster Energy, qualifying finally got underway on Tuesday evening and last year’s headline makers – Ian Hutchinson and Michael Dunlop – immediately ....
RT Keedwell British Trials Championship – Scarborough Preview
Wednesday May 31, 2017
Just two weeks after the St David’s trial in South Wales the R T Keedwell sponsored ACU British Trials Championships head up to North Yorkshire.
Hodgson is the Welsh Wizard
Tuesday May 30, 2017
After an absence of 10 years the British Supermoto Championship made a return to the completely re-vamped and re-styled Anglesey circuit, in what must be one of the most beautiful settings for a race circuit anywhere. Nestled betwixt sea and mountain....
Skuse Looking to Move up Standings on Home Soil
Monday May 29, 2017
This Sunday June 4th after a lapse of some six weeks the St Blazey Mx Premier Motocross Championship returns for round 4 at the ever popular Grittenham Parc, Nr Royal Wootton Bassett in Wiltshire.
Flying Frenchman Claims Blistering Blaxhall Victory
Monday May 29, 2017
The third round of the Bickers Lifting ACU Eastern Championship took place at the Blaxhall Circuit, hosted by the Woodbridge & DMCC and supported by Orwell Truck and Van. Following a week of hot weather the track was heavily watered to ensure the....
Rea ends Sykes’ streak as Donington delivers another World Superbike thriller
Sunday May 28, 2017
Kawasaki’s reigning double champion Jonathan Rea brought Tom Sykes’ record run of World Superbike wins at Donington to an end today (Sunday), as he stormed through the field to become the first rider to defeat the Yorkshireman at the circ....
Sykes breaks WorldSBK records as Derby duo hit Donington podium
Saturday May 27, 2017
Kawasaki ace Tom Sykes broke a World Superbike record as he stormed to his ninth successive victory at Donington Park in today’s (Saturday) opening World Superbike race of the weekend. There was home success too, as Derby riders Leon Haslam and....
European 500cc Sidecar Semi-Final Heads to Wimborne on June 4th.
Friday May 26, 2017
The weekend of the 3rd and 4th June will see the European 500cc Sidecar Semi Final head to the Merley Hall Farm venue in Wimborne, Dorset. With the practice taking place on the Saturday, followed by a full day of top level racing on the Sunday it is ....
British Round of Trial GP to Host OSET Mini Trial with Trials UK
Friday May 26, 2017
OSET Bike will run a mini-trial for electric bikes at the British round of Trial GP with the help of Trials UK.  Taking place for the second consecutive year at Tong, nr Bradford, West Yorkshire, the mini trial will start at 9.30am on Saturday 0....
World Superbike Championship set to stun at Donington Park this weekend
Friday May 26, 2017
Bike fans are set to bathe in sunshine at Donington Park this weekend, with the circuit gearing up for its biggest motorsport event of the year, the only UK round of the Motul FIM Superbike World Championship.
NG Road Racing Head to Cadwell Park on June 3rd and 4th
Thursday May 25, 2017
We are already at meeting four of the 2017 series and so far we have had full grids and great racing at Brands, Oulton and Donington. When you gaze down the entry list this weekend looks like the trend will continue.
Encouraging Number of Entries Received for the Post TT Road Races
Thursday May 25, 2017
Entries received for the Radcliffe’s Butchers Post-TT Road Races are well up on last year as entries draw to a close for this year’s event that will take place on Saturday Afternoon and Evening 10th June, 2017.
Close racing at Snetterton for the BMCRC Championships
Thursday May 25, 2017
Ben Hawes kept his Team Green Championship challenge alive, taking three wins at Snetterton to narrow the gap to Charlie Farrer and Scott Ogden at the top of the standings.
Frittenden - Battle of Britain - 28th May 2017 - Preview
Wednesday May 24, 2017
Frittenden & DMCC proudly presents the2017 'Battle Of Britain' at their usual venue of Sandhurst Bridge, Farm, Frittenden, Kent. Sat Nav is TN17 2ED. (The Sat Nav will take you to the farm and not the field, so please follow the yellow grasstrack....
Outstanding Desertmartin racing at the Thor British Youth National Championship halfway point
Wednesday May 24, 2017
The Thor British Youth National Championship reached the halfway point at Desertmartin, Northern Ireland last weekend, May 20 and 21, for round three of the series where Wal Beaney, Vinnie Guthrie, Dominic Lancett, Rossi Beard and Howard Wainwright, ....
Sidecar Speedways Blasts into Action at Leicester on Saturday Night
Wednesday May 24, 2017
This weekend will see the opening round of the ACU British Sidecar Speedway Championship, promoted by ACU Events take place at Leicester’s Beaumont Park Stadium. With a full line up of crews in the 1000cc Sidecar class and a supporting line up ....
Holmes turns the tables to head back to the Top of the British Quad Championship
Tuesday May 23, 2017
Paul Holmes returned to the top of the ACU British Quad Championship without winning a race after a real spectacle of top quality riding at Landrake in Cornwall. With an unexpected down pour of 10mm of rain on Saturday afternoon the event looked in d....
Great Racing at Wattisfield Hall last weekend
Tuesday May 23, 2017
Diss MCC hosted their first mx meeting of the year at the Wattisfield Hall circuit in Suffolk, on Sunday, with round three of the British Clubmans Sidecar Championships, and round four of the NGR over 30's Championships. A decent sized crowd were tre....
Price wins RT Keedwell Trials Championship at the St David’s
Monday May 22, 2017
After a break to take in the Scottish Six Days it was back last Sunday to the domestic British Championships’ the R T Keedwell sponsored series decamped to South Wales where the St David’s trial was run by the Neath Club at Aberdulais.
Round 2 Maxxis ACU British Sidecarcross Championship heads to Blyth this Weekend
Monday May 22, 2017
On the Bank Holiday weekend, 27th & 28th May the Iveston & Satley MCC will be hosting round two of the 2017 Maxxis ACU British Sidecarcross Championships at a new track to the sidecar fraternity at Blyth, Northumberland. The track was inspect....
Haslam fired up ahead of World Superbike wildcard at Donington
Monday May 22, 2017
Donington Park ambassador Leon Haslam is revved up ahead of his Motul FIM Superbike World Championship wildcard appearance at the circuit this weekend (26-28 May), and confident of giving the leading riders a run for their money on his one-off appear....
Alex Snow Wins Opening Weekend of the ACU British Sprint Enduro Championship
Monday May 22, 2017
Buildbase Honda Racing pilot Alex Snow announced his arrival at the 2017 ACU British Sprint Championship by taking the win on both days as the series kicked off in Dorset last weekend. Calm and consistent, he emerged victorious as his two closest riv....
Brown and Conner take Clean Sweep at Wattisfield Hall for the ACU British Clubman Sidecarcross
Monday May 22, 2017
The third round of the 2017 Hadrian Marine British Clubmans sidecarcross championships was held at Wattisfield Hall in Norfolk on Sunday hosted by the Diss MCC. The rain dance being done by the local farmers over the past few weeks brought the result....
Anderson wins Season Opener in Germany
Monday May 22, 2017
The circuit of Teutschenthal hosted the first EMX300 Presented by FMF Racing round of the season this weekend. Through two days of racing Brad Anderson proved he was the most prepared winning both races and taking the first red plate of the seas....
ACU British Sprint Championship Blasts Off This Weekend
Friday May 19, 2017
The 2017 ACU British Sprint Championship gets underway at Rogershill Raceway in Dorset this coming weekend. Postcode DT2 7HN.
Bumper Line up for ACU Eastern Motocross Championship at Blaxhall on Sunday 28th May
Monday May 22, 2017
Sunday 28th May sees the Woodbridge & DMCC host the third round of the Bickers Lifting 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 an....
Full Grid for Blackford’s Pre-TT Classic Road Races
Friday May 19, 2017
Full grids are guaranteed at the Blackford Financial Services Pre TT Classic Road Races with nearly 280 entries having been received for the prestigious Classic event which annually brings the Isle of Man TT Festival to life.
ACU appoint two new Vice Presidents
Friday May 19, 2017
At the recent ACU Ltd AGM and meeting of the National Council, Chairman John Collins also presented Don Ryder and Dave Willoughby with their appointments of Vice-Presidents of the ACU.
Great Turn out for the Annual Bob Collier Trophy MX in aid of Bloodwise- Long Buckby
Thursday May 18, 2017
Every year Northampton MCC host the Bob Collier Trophy MX at Long Buckby in aid of the Bloodwise charity. In stark contrast to the previous fortnight when dust caused issues, the track was in near-perfect condition. Heavy watering the previous day co....
Jake Roper wins Youth Hare and Hound at Sible Hedingham
Wednesday May 17, 2017
Incorporated in the previous week’s ACU Eastern Solo Enduro Championship at Foxborough Quarry Sible Hedingham was a one hour Hare and Hounds for 12-16 year olds.  The Sudbury Motor Cycle Club wants to promote events for these youngsters wh....
Wednesday May 17, 2017
Paul Williams and James Evans are level pegging on points at the top of the Crewe and South Cheshire club’s 401-1100cc championship after the first of the season’s four rounds at Tonfanau, but if Evans thinks life is going to be easier in....
Wednesday May 17, 2017
It is quite some time since Mallory Park has hosted a national championship round, so it was a great pleasure to see a nearly-full grid of 50cc machines taking part in the ACU championship race on Sunday. It is also something of a surprise to see how....
Wednesday May 17, 2017
The operating company which runs Three Sisters circuit has gone into receivership which has resulted in the closure of the track until business affairs have been dealt with.
Team Founds Racing reign supreme at Donington Park
Wednesday May 17, 2017
The third round of the FSRA/ACU Formula 2 British Sidecar championship took place this past weekend at Donington Park hosted by the North Gloucester Road Racing Club. With changeable weather forecast everyone was hoping for a dry session and when qua....
Dillon takes Victory at ACU 50cc Championship
Wednesday May 17, 2017
Round 2 of the ACU 50cc Championship was held at a sunny if breezy Mallory Park with EMRA last Sunday 14th May. With 28 riders entered on a mix of Classic and Freetech machinery it was going to be hotly contested for both classes.
NG Road Racing... Donington Park Report
Wednesday May 17, 2017
After working his way through the Superteen and Aprilia RRV series Alex Baker the 24 year old contracts manager from Ormskirk has now settled in the BBR Roofing R6 Yamaha and has a regular place on the National Superstock 600 grid. After starting thi....
Friday May 19, 2017
2017 European FIM Championships kick off over the Whitsun Bank Holiday weekend for four days starting on May 26th to 29th.
Wednesday May 17, 2017
A meeting was held last year with the racers about moving one of the rounds of the ACU Championship from October to earlier in the year.  On May 20th –21st Race Rock(n)Ride meeting will be round three of the ACU Championships.  The we....
Morland wins the Third Round of the ACU Eastern Solo Enduro Championship
Tuesday May 16, 2017
There were more thrills and surprises in round 3 of the G H Motorcycles/Husqvarna/ACU Eastern Solo Enduro Championship last Sunday at Foxborough Quarry Hare and Hounds Sible Hedingham Essex organised by the Sudbury Motor Cycle Club. 
Freeman too hot for Helmsley!
Tuesday May 16, 2017
After the very successful opening rounds of this year’s ACU British Timecard Enduro Championship taking place in Scotland recently, the series headed to the picturesque market town of Helmsley, North Yorkshire, for last weekend’s Putoline....
RT Keedwell British Trials Championship - St David’s Preview
Tuesday May 16, 2017
After a hectic few weeks involving the Scottish Six Days and World series we return to domestic action this coming Sunday.
Tuesday May 16, 2017
It has come to the attention of the Track Racing Committee that the 2017 ACU Handbook omits to mention that all engines for the Grasstrack Old and New 500cc Right Hand Sidecar Class should be ‘500cc air cooled. Parallel twin. Mass produced. Run....
British Clubman Sidecar Cross Head to Wattisfield this Sunday
Monday May 15, 2017
On Sunday the Diss mcc will be hosting round three of the 2017 Hadrian Marine British Clubmans Sidecarcross championships at their Wattisfield Hall circuit in Norfolk. As well as the three sidecar clubmans races there will be NGR championship races p....
Watson and Irwin win at Hawkstone Park
Monday May 15, 2017
Ben Watson (Hitachi KTM UK) extended his MX2 series lead and Graeme Irwin (Buildbase Honda) grabbed the MX1 leader’s red plate at round four of the Maxxis ACU British Motocross Championship supported by Pro Clean at Hawkstone Park on Sunday.
Endless entertainment at Donington Park World Superbikes!
Friday May 12, 2017
Visitors to this year’s UK round of the Motul FIM Superbike World Championship at Donington Park on 26-28 May will be able to enjoy more entertainment and family activities around the venue than ever before, allowing fans to make a real weekend....
Desertmartin is calling for the Thor ACU British Youth Nationals
Friday May 12, 2017
With a short break since the second round of the Thor ACU British Youth National Championship, which took place at Brampton, Cumbria, RHL Activities is in full swing putting the final things in place and the lorry loaded for the trip across to Desert....
Maxxis British Motocross Heads for Hawkstone this Sunday
Thursday May 11, 2017
After just a weekend off the Maxxis ACU British Motocross Championship supported by Pro Clean fires back into action this Sunday (May 14) with round four at the legendary Hawkstone Park.
Cracking start to the ACU Mini MX Championship at Rusper
Thursday May 11, 2017
The ACU Mini MX Championship 2017 has begun and what a cracking start to the year! Fast paced and exhilarating; we saw brilliant riding from all ages – from the youths all the way up to the Vets.
Grin and Double Tonic for Todd
Thursday May 11, 2017
The majestic Cumbrian Fells are the stunning backdrop to the picturesque South Lakeland venue that is Rowrah stadium. Notorious for its bad weather, this year the 130 competitors that attended the four-day festival of Supermoto were greeted by beauti....
Great Racing at British Classic Upright Grasstrack Championships
Wednesday May 10, 2017
A sizeable crowd in fine weather witnessed some fantastic racing on an immaculately prepared Boarded Circuit at Trebilcock Farm, Roche on Sunday, with the first British champions of 2017 being duly crowned. Tough, highly competitive racing was seen i....
ACU British Under 21’s Grasstrack Finals takes place this weekend
Tuesday May 9, 2017
Cheshire Grasstrack Club proudly present the 2017 ACU Under 21's British Final and the Triple Trophy Club meeting this coming Sunday the 14th May at Woodhouse Lane, Gawsworth, Cheshire SK11 9QY. First race is 1pm, Entry is only £10 for adults, ....
Increased Coverage on ITV4 for Southern 100
Tuesday May 9, 2017
Local Tromode based production company Greenlight TV have recently concluded an agreement with ITV4 to broadcast 2 one hour highlight programmes of the 2017 Southern 100. A deal that builds on the programme broadcast from 2016. Greenlight will bring ....
Springspeed Nationals at Shakespeare County Raceway
Tuesday May 9, 2017
Mother Nature did her best to upset the running of the Springspeed Nationals over the May Day Bank Holiday weekend. With three qualifying sessions scheduled for Saturday and three sessions on Sunday.  Saturday turned out to be the best day of th....
Morland Wins Round 2 of the ACU Eastern Solo Enduro Championship
Monday May 8, 2017
Round 2 of the G H Motorcycles/Husqvarna/ACU Eastern Solo Enduro Championship took place last Sunday at Hawkedon Suffolk.  The organisers were Bury St Edmunds Motor Cycle Club and they laid out a super course using a new format which is based on....
Brits Keep up Their Challenge in World Sidecarcross Championships
Monday May 8, 2017
After an absence of three years the World Sidecarcross series returned to Chernivtsi in the Ukraine for Round 2 of the 2017 championship. As had been the case in previous years the number of teams in attendance was low, just 23 in fact, so the qualif....
Festival of Power at Santa Pod Raceway - ACU Drag Racing Championships Round 1
Monday May 8, 2017
The riders had a strong headwind on the opening day of qualifying and over the next two days a stiff crosswind.  There was a brief shower on race day, but the event was completed.
Incredible Eleventh SSDT Victory for Dougie Lampkin
Sunday May 7, 2017
Even at the age of forty-one years old, Dougie Lampkin - Vertigo continues to rewrite the history books as he claimed an unprecedented eleventh Scottish Six Days Trial (SSDT) victory with his best performance ever in this iconic event. Losing just on....
One Day to Go and Lampkin Still Clean
Saturday May 6, 2017
Dougie Lampkin - Vertigo is closing in on an historic eleventh Scottish Six Days Trial win as the former multi FIM Trial World Champion remained feet up for a fifth day in succession as the sun continued to shine in the Scottish Highlands. Whilst the....
NG Road Racing… Donington Park Rounds 4 and 5 Preview 13th and 14th May 2017
Friday May 5, 2017
We are already at meeting three of the 2017 series and this the 47th year of NG Road Racing action is already shaping up to be a stunning season with full grids and great racing so far at Brands and Oulton,
Sun Shines on Thunderfest 2017
Friday May 5, 2017
As the rain poured down all over the Midlands, the sun shone on the Darley Moor circuit for the seventh Thunderfest – and what an event it was with the tightest ever results.
Friday May 5, 2017
The seventh running of this increasingly popular prestige trial, organised by the Berkhamsted, Hillingdon & Uxbridge and Kenton & Kingsbury clubs will take place at its usual venue of Round Rocket Plantation, West Hyde Lane, Gerrards Cross, B....
Motorcycle First Aid Training for ACU Members
Friday May 5, 2017
The Trials and Enduro Committee are considering the possibility of offering First Aid Training to ACU members, specific to the needs of injured motorcyclists, in a course to be held in Rugby, (date TBC). Successful completion would result in a Nation....
Lampkin Maintains Clean SSDT Sheet
Friday May 5, 2017
In what is becoming an extraordinary performance, Dougie Lampkin – Vertigo ended day four of the 2017 Scottish Six Days Trial (SSDT) still faultless having not dropped a single mark in the one hundred and twenty sections he has ridden to date t....
Oliver's Mount Bob Smith Spring Cup TV Coverage
Thursday May 4, 2017
Prime time TV coverage on a TV channel that everyone in the UK can watch free of charge is something that we have always thought would help the sport of motorcycle road racing and Oliver's Mount move to the next level.
Thursday May 4, 2017
The third round of the FSRA/ACU Formula 2 British Sidecar Championship will be held at Donington Park on 13/14 May and sees the series being hosted for the second time this season by the North Gloucester Club. Last month was a busy month for the team....
Dougie Lampkin Extends SSDT Lead
Thursday May 4, 2017
For the third day in a row, not only did the sun continue to shine, but the defending champion Dougie Lampkin - Vertigo kept his feet firmly on the footrests to record yet another faultless performance and continues to hold the lead at the halfway st....
British Upright Championships at Roche, Cornwall
Wednesday May 3, 2017
British Classic Upright Championships at ‘The Boarded Circuit’, RocheThe first of the ACU British Championships of 2017 takes place this Sunday at one of the most spectacular circuits in the country; The Boarded Circuit in Roche, Cornwall....
Wednesday May 3, 2017
Just two points separated Paul Wilby and David Shoubridge at the top of the Team Respro MRO 600 championship standings heading into the weekend at Silverstone, with Shoubridge yet to take a win in 2017.
Endurance Legends set for Donington debut this weekend
Wednesday May 3, 2017
The Endurance Legends motorcycle racing series will make its Donington debut this weekend (6-7 May), featuring the UKs only four hour classic endurance race and a number of star guests.
A Racing Feast & Thunderfest at Darley Moor
Wednesday May 3, 2017
The Darley Moor Motor Cycle Road Race Club held the second round of their Club Championship on May Day Bank Holiday, 1st May 2017. In addition to the regular championship classes that provide a huge variety of machinery on track throughout the day, t....
Lampkin Moves into SSDT Lead
Wednesday May 3, 2017
Day two of the 2017 Scottish Six Days Trial was again defined by unseasonably good weather as defending champion Dougie Lampkin - Vertigo finished unpenalised for a second day in a row to edge himself into a clear interim lead having initially shared....
Mayers and Mitchell take Victory at Dave Barkshire Motorcycle Two Man Eastern Enduro Championship Ro
Tuesday May 2, 2017
Last Sunday was round two of the Dave Barkshire Motorcycles Two Man Enduro Championship and the organisers the Woodbridge Motor Cycle Club had laid out a cracking course.
Tuesday May 2, 2017
Held over the weekend in Gouveia, a 2 hour drive from Porto, Portugal, Rd 1 of the Championship was at the superb venue that had been used for the World Championship last year. That event had been blighted with very heavy rain and flooding, and the s....
Maxxis British Championship action at Canada Heights – what went down...
Tuesday May 2, 2017
It was all change at the top of the MX1 leaderboard after round three of the Maxxis ACU British Motocross Championship supported by Pro Clean at Canada Heights on Sunday.
Smokers go wild at British Two Stroke Opening round
Tuesday May 2, 2017
The smell of burning pre-mix hung heavy in the air at Canada Heights on Sunday as the hotly-anticipated ACU British Two-stroke Championship kicked off with a strong line-up of riders.
Helmsley Hot’s up BEC
Tuesday May 2, 2017
After the very successful opening rounds of this year’s ACU British Timecard Enduro Championship taking place in Scotland recently, the series now heads to the picturesque market town of Helmsley, North Yorkshire & will take place over the ....
Tie at the Top after 2017 SSDT Opener
Monday May 1, 2017
The 2017 Scottish Six Days Trial got underway in glorious sunshine as the almost three hundred strong entry departed from Fort William for the first of their six daily excursions over the coming week. The summer like weather brought with it favourabl....

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