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Free Admission to ACU Members at Trial GP
Friday June 30, 2017
With the sports governing body - the ACU, now organising the British round of the World Championship near Bradford on the weekend of July 8th and 9th the Federation are delighted to announce that free admission will be given to all ACU Licence holder....
Frittenden Summer Spectacular Pairs – 16th July
Friday June 30, 2017
Frittenden & DMCC Ltd proudly presents the 'Summer Spectacular Pairs' grasstrack meeting on Sunday 16th July 2017.
Roper Wins Sudbury Youth Hare and Hound
Friday June 30, 2017
Incorporated in the recent ACU Eastern Solo Enduro Championship at Little Hadham Hertfordshire was another one hour Hare and Hounds for 12-16 year olds.  The Sudbury Motor Cycle Club wants to promote events for these youngsters who ride elsewher....
Hydrogarden announces win a bike competition in association with the Weston Beach Race
Friday June 30, 2017
HydroGarden, the title sponsor of the HydroGarden Weston Beach Race, which this year takes place on October 13-15, is excited to announce that, in celebration of its second year of being involved with the maddest, baddest and most bonkers off-road ra....
Appleton Wins World Long Track Qualifier as Wright Claims Spot as Well
Wednesday June 28, 2017
Saturday night saw 25 riders face the challenge of reaching one of the twelve qualifying places for the World Long Track Final on a truly extensive race day in the Czech spa town of Mariánské Lázně. The meeting saw 25 races compl....
Full Grids for Southern 100
Wednesday June 28, 2017
The Isle of Man Steam Packet Southern 100 International Road Races has for many years seen ‘An Action Packed’ programme of races and for the 62nd running of the event on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 10th, 11th, 12th & 13th ....
TrialGP is Coming Home
Wednesday June 28, 2017
Widely regarded as the birth place of the sport, TrialGP is coming home next weekend when the Parkwood venue in the Yorkshire heartland - Tong, Bradford - hosts the next round of the highly anticipated new series. Round five of the 2017 FIM Trial Wor....
Sulby Fundraiser for the ACU Benevolent Fund
Wednesday June 28, 2017
On Saturday 10th June, owner Mrs Rosie Christian with the co-operation of film maker Mr Chris Beauman of Beaumanx Productions arranged a special showing of the film 3 Wheeling in aid of the ACU Benevolent Fund, the evening raised £1000. It was ....
Record Entry for the Weekend of Two Circuits
Wednesday June 28, 2017
The Wirral Hundred club’s now traditional mid-summer weekend (24th & 25th June) at Anglesey, using the 1.55 mile Coastal circuit on the Saturday and the 2.10 mile International circuit on the Sunday, saw it attract its largest-ever mid-summ....
RT Keedwell British Trials Championship – Anthony Rew Preview
Wednesday June 28, 2017
This Saturday sees riders in the R T Keedwell sponsored ACU British Trials Championships head to South Devon for round 5 of the series.
Brit’s Finish Second and Third at European Under 21 Individual Speedway at Macon (France)
Tuesday June 27, 2017
The track of Macon, in France, hosted the U21 Speedway Individual Championship. It offered spectacular racing. The track was in very good conditions, and provided the riders a perfect stage, with around 2000 spectators on a fine and sunny day.
Thor British Youth National Championship racers in the heat of the battle at Duns
Tuesday June 27, 2017
The Thor British Youth National Championship headed over the border to the hardpack track at Duns in Scotland last weekend, for round four of the series, where Wal Beaney, Vinnie Guthrie, Dominic Lancett, Rossi Beard and Jed Etchells enjoyed the over....
Holmes Wins as Nora – MX hosted a different kind of meeting this last weekend
Tuesday June 27, 2017
The incredibly prepared , natural terrain at Foxhill near Swindon which was the perfect setting for Round 4 of the Cromwell Trucks ACU British Quad Championship. Alongside a support Quad class and also Maxxis British Sidecars with a topping of Evo so....
Parker wins at Lyng for the Fourth Round of the Bickers Lifting ACU Eastern Solo MX Championship
Monday June 26, 2017
Norwich Vikings hosted round four of the Bickers Lifting Eastern Motocross Championships at one of the UK's premier circuits at Lyng in Norfolk on Sunday, held in warm sunny weather.
Great Racing at the ACU International SandAce British Championships 2017
Monday June 26, 2017
A fine weekend of unique racing was once again experienced by the visitors to Guernsey on 24th June, as several of the top names in Grasstrack made their way to the crown dependency. Several races of both solos and sidecars produced some tremendous r....
Brown and Millard Sweep Round 3 of the Maxxis ACU British Sidecar Championship at Foxhill
Monday June 26, 2017
The third round of the Maxxis ACU British Sidecar Cross Championship was held at the Foxhill circuit near Swindon, hosted by the Nora-MX club.
Manx Radio Confirm Southern 100 Broadcasts
Monday June 26, 2017
Manx Radio has confirmed that they will as in previous years provide exclusive coverage of the Isle of Man Steam Packet Southern 100 International Road Races which are being held on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 10th, 11th, 12th & 13th ....
Orwell Truck and Van Return to Support Maxxis at Blaxhall for Third Year
Monday June 26, 2017
With less than a month until the Maxxis ACU British Motocross Championship supported by Pro Clean heads to the Blaxhall Circuit on Sunday 16th July, the organising club Woodbridge DMCC have once again been busy working with local businesses to secure....
Morland Wins Round 4 of the ACU Eastern Solo Enduro Championship
Monday June 26, 2017
It was a very hot and sunny day for round 4 of the G H Motorcycles/Husqvarna/ACU Eastern Solo Enduro Championship at Little Hadham Herts.  The organisers Sudbury Motor Cycle Club had laid out a blistering course of five miles through ditches, op....
Time to step up for the men who would be King (...of Combe)
Monday June 26, 2017
We are already at meeting five of the 2017 series, and so far we have had full grids and great racing at Brands, Oulton, Donington and Cadwell Park. When you gaze down the enrty list this weekend looks like the trend will certainly continue.
Apico Factory Racing Holeshot Awards at the Thor British Youth Nationals
Friday June 23, 2017
It’s well known in motocross, and likely that every professional rider will explain, the race start is fundamental to good results, which is why the Thor British Youth National Championship collaborated with Apico Factory Racing to create the A....
2017 Oliver's Mount Cock O'The North this weekend
Friday June 23, 2017
This weekend sees Oliver's Mount in Scarborough fire back into life with the second event of their season - the 2017 Cock O'The North.
ACU British Youth Grasstrack Championship Joins the 500cc Super Series Final on the 7th and 8th Octo
Friday June 23, 2017
The 500cc Sidecar Association are pleased to announce the running of the ACU British Youth Grasstrack Championships alongside the 500cc Sidecar Super Series Final over the weekend 7/8 October.
Moto Time Attack at Cadwell Park on July 16th
Thursday June 22, 2017
Entries are still open for the world’s first event Moto Time Attack event which will be held at Cadwell Park on July the 16th.
Thursday June 22, 2017
Donington Park marked round five and the halfway point of the season for the British Motorcycle Racing Club and round five for the BG Products MRO Powerbikes. And with the country in the midst of a heat wave, it was a perfect weekend for racing.
Thursday June 22, 2017
Charlie Williams, on his 1974 385cc Maxton Yamaha, Stan Woods, on board the 1978 500cc Suzuki and Nick Jefferies, riding an RC30 Honda, top the line-up for this year’s Parade of Racing Exotica at Tonfanau on July 2.
Balloons Released & Ashes Scattered for Ian Bell
Thursday June 22, 2017
Precisely at 4.00pm on Saturday 17th June 60 balloons were released at the Start Line on the Southern 100 Course to celebrate the late Ian Bell’s milestone birthday.
Cook Crowned British Speedway Champion
Tuesday June 20, 2017
HOME hero Craig Cook lifted the British Championship trophy on an unforgettable night at the National Speedway Stadium.
Olfi Cameras Support Maxxis ACU British Motocross Championship
Thursday June 22, 2017
We are proud to announce that Olfi Action Cameras (https://www.olfi.co.uk/) are excited to be supporting the MAXXIS ACU British Motocross Championship from round 6 on the 16th July at Blaxhall and for the rest of the season.
2017 Peter Maddison Master of Midshires Grasstrack – 9th July
Thursday June 22, 2017
Midshires Grasstrack Club are proud to have there meeting called the Peter Maddison Master of Midshires this is in honour of the the great friend to the club and grasstrack Peter Maddison. Peter’s family thought it would be a great tribute to h....
Hot Toddy does the double at Round 4 of the ACU British Supermoto Championship
Wednesday June 21, 2017
After a successful visit last year, the British Supermoto Championship descended on the pretty little harbour town of Crail near St Andrews in the East Neuk of Fife, Crail Raceway is probably the best overall Supermoto track in the UK. With tight twi....
Wednesday June 21, 2017
At the halfway point of this season’s championship, all is still to play for in all classes.  This coming weekend round four will be at Summernationals at Santa Pod Raceway on June 24/25th
Duns to Host the UK's Best Junior Motocross Racer with the Thor British Youth National Championship
Tuesday June 20, 2017
The Thor British Youth National Championship takes a trip across the border into Scotland on June 24th & 25th for the fourth round of the 2017 series.
Round 3 at Darley Moor Provides a Scorcher!
Tuesday June 20, 2017
Can it ever be too hot to race or even just spectate at a meeting? If it is possible then Round 3 of the Darley Moor Motor Cycle Club Championships on Sunday 18th June must have been very close to it for many. The hottest day of the year so far and q....
Maxxis ACU British Sidecar Cross Championship moves to Foxhill on Sunday
Monday June 19, 2017
On Sunday 25th June the Nora – MX club will be hosting round 4 of the Cromwell Truck sales Quad championships and round 3 of the Maxxis British Sidecarcross championships plus Evo solos.
SandAce Action Heads to Vazon Bay this Weekend
Monday June 19, 2017
The ‘Condor Ferries’ International SandAce is due to take place on Saturday 24th June, once again holding ACU British Championship status for the sixth consecutive year. Britain and Europe’s best oval racers are due to clash on Guer....
Home Riders Rule as Irwin and Barr take Victory at Desertmartin
Monday June 19, 2017
Buildbase Honda team-mates Graeme Irwin and Martin Barr produced dominant performances to top the MX1 and MX2 podiums at round five of the Maxxis ACU British Motocross Championship supported by Pro Clean at Desertmartin on Sunday.
Maxxis British Championship Heads to Desertmartin as the Second Half of the Season Kicks off
Thursday June 15, 2017
After a five-week break the Maxxis ACU British Motocross Championship supported by Pro Clean fires back into action on Sunday with round five at the highly-rated Desertmartin in Northern Ireland.
Recticel Delivery Completes Latest Safety Phase at Billown
Wednesday June 14, 2017
The latest delivery of 25 Recticel Safety Barriers brought to the Island courtesy of CuPlus Callow completes the latest phase of upgrading safety features around the Billown Course.
Wednesday June 14, 2017
The leaseholders of Three Sisters circuit have given permission for events to continue running at the track for the next couple of months, until a long-term solution is reached with the local council. The leaseholders are also still actively sourcing....
New Southern 100 Grandstand Delivered With Isle Of Man Steam Packet Company Assistance
Wednesday June 14, 2017
The Southern 100 Club has taken delivery of a new portable grandstand from a rugby club in Cumbria, with help from long-time sponsor the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company.
Great Action Continues at the ACU British Sidecar Speedway Championship
Wednesday June 14, 2017
Round 2 of the ACU British Sidecar Speedway Championships took place on Friday night in front of a decent crowd at Somerset's Oak Tree Arena.
Darley Moor MCRRC Prepare For Round 3
Wednesday June 14, 2017
The Darley Moor Motorcycle Road Race Club’s championship resumes this forthcoming weekend, 18th June 2017, when Round 3 takes to the track at the Darley Moor Motor Sports Centre near Ashbourne (DE6 2ET).
Tuesday June 13, 2017
Round 4 of 6 of the G H Motorcycles/Husqvarna/ACU Eastern Solo Enduro Championship take place this coming Sunday at Little Hadham Herts being organised by the Sudbury Motor Cycle Club.  It is expected to the more thrills, spills, surprises and d....
Anderson Continues to Lead European 300 Championship with Victory in Russia
Tuesday June 13, 2017
The European Motocross Championship headed to the new and challenging circuit of Orlyonok in Russia. In what was 2 very different days of racing overall winner Brad Anderson proved to be the most capable.
Great Action at the Opening European FIM Championships Round at Santa Pod Raceway
Tuesday June 13, 2017
At the start of the four-day event the weather was hot and humid. But that changed on race day when rain fell over night delaying the start and then rain fell later in the day and after the track crew worked very hard to get the track dried, a deluge....
Mixed Weekend at Kegums Sidecarcross GP for British Teams
Tuesday June 13, 2017
The fifth round of the 2017 Sidecarcross World Championships was held at Kristers Sergis’s Kegums track near Riga in Latvia. Only 34 teams were in attendance with Brown / Millard and Wilkinson / Chamberlain the only two Brits.
Race Rock ‘n’ Ride at Santa Pod Raceway
Tuesday June 13, 2017
Racers had a meeting at the final round of the championships last year and a decision was made that one round would be run earlier in the following season.  So round three of the ACU Championship took place at the 2nd Race Rock ‘N’ R....
Lee Smith Steps Down from ACU Motocross Committee
Tuesday June 13, 2017
The ACU Motocross Department regretfully announce the resignation of Mr Lee Smith a member of the Motocross Committee. 
TRIALGP Great Britain Is Go - As ACU Takes Over Blue-Ribbon Event
Tuesday June 13, 2017
Following the late withdrawal of the TrialGP Great Britain local event organiser, ACU Events in conjunction with its parent company the ACU, have taken over the promotion of the blue-ribbon event which is confirmed to take place at its original venue....
Dunlop Seals Week With Sweet Suzuki Win in Senior TT Race
Friday June 9, 2017
Michael Dunlop won a shortened PokerStars Senior TT race at the 2017 Isle of Man TT Races, fuelled by Monster Energy on Friday evening with the Bennetts Suzuki rider taking his 15th TT victory by 13.3s from Peter Hickman (Smiths Racing BMW) and Dean ....
Birchalls storm to second sidecar TT race win
Friday June 9, 2017
Ben and Tom Birchall won the second Sure Formula Two Sidecar race at the 2017 Isle of Man TT Races, fuelled by Monster Energy, on Friday afternoon, taking victory by 26.5s from John Holden/Lee Cain in a repeat result of the opening race on Monday.
Anstey Retains SES TT Zero Crown at Isle of Man TT Races
Friday June 9, 2017
Bruce Anstey retained his SES TT Zero title with victory in this afternoon’s race at the 2017 Isle of Man TT Races fuelled by Monster Energy.
Championships remain up for grabs on Senior Race Day
Friday June 9, 2017
With the SES TT Zero, Sure Sidecar TT Race 2 and PokerStars Senior TT making a busy schedule for the final day of racing at 2017 Isle of Man TT fuelled by Monster Energy, fans around the Course and across the globe are set for an action-packed final&....
Shipton Wins Patchquick Trophy for Second Time
Friday June 9, 2017
Back on Wednesday evening June 7th motocross fans from far afield made their way down to Little Silver Moto Parc, Exeter for the annual Patchquick Trophy event which had been organised by South West off Road (SWOR). A lot of rain had fallen leading u....
Tragedy as Former British Champion Steven Lenoir dies
Monday June 5, 2017
The ACU are shocked and saddened by the news that former British MX2 champion Steven Lenoir died on earlier this morning (Monday 5th June) after crashing at a round of the Flanders motocross championship at Cassel in his native France. He was 25.
Cannings Takes the Cream at Fat Cat
Friday June 9, 2017
Following heavy overnight rain, tricky conditions greeted competitors for round three of the Judd British Premier Cup at Fat Cat MP last weekend. A few changes to the race order worked well for the younger riders on day one and a weekend of top actio....
NG Road Racing... Cadwell Park Race Report.
Thursday June 8, 2017
This weekend was billed as the head to head between NG’s current man-on-form Josh Day with his Kendrick and Spalding ZX10 and Doncaster’s Dave “Action” Jackson on his ex-Taylor Mackenzie BSB Championship winning BMW. Both ride....
Statement Issued on Behalf of ACU Events LTD - Alan Bonner
Wednesday June 7, 2017
ACU Events Ltd regrets to announce that Alan Bonner, 33, from County Meath in the Republic of Ireland died this afternoon during a qualifying session at the Isle of Man TT Races.
Michael Rutter Wins Bennetts Lightweight TT Race
Wednesday June 7, 2017
Michael Rutter took his first TT win since 2013, and his fifth in total, when he won Wednesday afternoon’s Bennetts Lightweight TT race at the 2017 Isle of Man TT Races, giving the Italian Paton manufacturer their first ever win around the Moun....
Statement Issued on Behalf of ACU Events Ltd - Jochem Van Den Hoek
Wednesday June 7, 2017
ACU Events Ltd regrets to announce that Jochem van den Hoek, 28, from Werkendam in Holland, was killed this morning during the Superstock race at the Isle of Man TT Races. 
Hutchinson Claims RL360º Quantum Superstock TT Race Win
Wednesday June 7, 2017
Ian Hutchinson made it three RL360 Quantum Superstock wins in a row, and his second victory of this year’s Isle of Man TT Races fuelled by Monster Energy, when he dominated Wednesday’s race.  The win gave him his 16th TT wins in tota....
Statement on behalf of ACU Events Ltd - Davey Lambert
Wednesday June 7, 2017
ACU Events Ltd regrets to announce that Davey Lambert, 48, from Gateshead, in Tyne and Wear, died this evening following injuries sustained during the Superbike race on Sunday 4th June 2017 at the Isle of Man TT Races. 
Plenty of Action at the Annual Stisted Motocross
Wednesday June 7, 2017
Braintree MCC staged their annual motocross meeting on their iconic grassland circuit at Stisted Essex on Sunday, and the programme included round three of the Eastern Evo series, round five of the NGR over 30's championships, and Allcomers race....
Wirral Hundred’s Two Anglesey Circuits in One Weekend
Wednesday June 7, 2017
The Wirral Hundred club’s third race meeting of the year on 24th & 25th June will use the 1.55 mile Anglesey Coastal circuit on the Saturday and the 2.1 mile International circuit on the Sunday, making it a weekend with a difference.
Brits Perform Well at World Sidecar Cross in France
Tuesday June 6, 2017
The fourth round of the World Sidecarcross Championships was held at Chaumont in France, very close to the border with Switzerland. Out of the 42 teams entered there were four from GB namely Stuart Brown / Joe Millard, Brett Wilkinson / Dan Chamberla....
Dominate weekend for British Grasstrack both Home and Abroad
Tuesday June 6, 2017
This past weekend saw a great weekend of results for ACU riders in the both the European Semi Finals in Saint Macaire, France and at Wimborne, England.
RT Keedwell British Trials Championship – Scarborough Report
Tuesday June 6, 2017
It was a double header weekend for the Scarborough Club recently with the RT Keedwell ACU British Trials Championship round on Saturday followed by Round 1 of the British Arena Series on the Sunday.
Trials National Clerk of the Course Seminar
Tuesday June 6, 2017
The ACU will be hosting a Seminar for National Trials Clerks of the Course on 15th July at the ACU House, Wood Street, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV21 2YX starting at 10am. This course is for applicants and officials looking to renew their existing Nationa....
Birchalls break own lap record on way to 5th TT win
Monday June 5, 2017
Ben and Tom Birchall took a record breaking Sure Formula Two Sidecar race win on Monday afternoon at the 2017 Isle of Man TT Races with the Mansfield brothers taking their fifth TT victory and setting a new outright lap record of 117.119mph.
Michael Dunlop Wins Monster Energy Supersport TT Race 1
Monday June 5, 2017
Michael Dunlop took his 14th Isle of Man TT victory this afternoon (Monday) to equal Mike Hailwood’s 14 wins when he won the 4-lap Monster Energy Supersport race by 13.2 seconds from James Hillier.
Gilbert Shows His Class at Grittenham
Monday June 5, 2017
Last Sunday the St Blazey Mx Premier Motocross Championship reached the halfway mark in the series as it made its way up in to Wiltshire to Grittenham for round 4. A lot of hard work had gone in to preparing the track and with a shower or two overnig....
Hutchinson Takes RST Superbike Win in Opening Race of 2017 Isle of Man TT Races
Sunday June 4, 2017
Ian Hutchinson took his 15th victory at the Isle of Man TT races fuelled by Monster Energy when he took a thrilling RST Superbike race on Sunday afternoon by five seconds from Peter Hickman, after Hickman had closed the gap down to 1.6s on the final ....
Saturday qualifying report – Sidecars
Saturday June 3, 2017
The first sidecar session of the day got underway at 12.40pm and, although Dave Molyneux/Dan Sayle elected to miss the session, the Birchall brothers made their intentions clear with an opening lap of 114.61mph.
Michael Dunlop has Thrown Down the Gauntlet
Saturday June 3, 2017
Michael Dunlop has thrown down the gauntlet ahead of tomorrow’s RST Superbike race at the 2017 Isle of Man TT Races, fuelled by Monster Energy, with a lap of 131.062mph in Saturday morning’s qualifying session.
Anstey tops Superbike board but Hutchinson fastest on the night on his stocker
Friday June 2, 2017
Conditions were finally perfect for qualifying at the 2017 Isle of Man TT Races, fuelled by Monster Energy, and Ian Hutchinson and Bruce Anstey set the pace with both averaging laps of over 129mph.
Friday June 2, 2017
The ACU Trials and Enduro Department regret to announce that the West of England round of the ACU British Super Trial Championship scheduled for 2nd July has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.
Michelin MX Nationals Motocross Championship Heads to Hawkstone Next Weekend
Friday June 2, 2017
Round 3 of the 2017 Michelin MX Nationals Motocross Championship visits the iconic venue of Hawkstone Park near Market Drayton on 10/11th June. 2017. The venue has been host to many top class events since 1950 and the world famous hill has seen actio....
BRITISH TALENT CUP - Online Applications Now Open
Friday June 2, 2017
Set to become a reality in 2018, the BTC is designed as the perfect stepping-stone for riders from the British Isles to get onto the world stage and providing an opportunity like no other for young talent to progress on the Road to MotoGP™. On ....
Brown and Millard win at Round 2 of the Maxxis ACU Sidecarcross Championships
Thursday June 1, 2017
The second round of the 2017 Maxxis British championships was held at the PJMX circuit near Blyth, Northumberland hosted by the Iveston & Satley MCC. This was a track that was new to every sidecar driver and although it was not particularly techn....
British Pair Win European Pairs Speedway Championship at Liberec
Thursday June 1, 2017
The town of Liberec in the North of the Czech Republic hosted the Semi-Final 1 of the European Pairs Speedway Championship, which was held in front of around 1.500 spectators. The meeting was run with sunny, warm weather. Six teams with 14 riders too....
Thursday’s IOM TT qualifying cancelled due to weather
Thursday June 1, 2017
Clerk of the Course Gary Thompson has confirmed Thursday's scheduled qualifying session has been cancelled due to the weather.
Goodridge added to partners at Oliver's Mount
Thursday June 1, 2017
Today, Oliver’s Mount Race Circuit is thrilled to announce that they have agreed terms that will see Goodridge join Oliver's Mount road racing circuit as a partner for the 2017 season.
Thursday June 1, 2017
James Evans opened up a 15-point lead in the Crewe and South Cheshire club’s 401-1100cc championship after a dramatic second round of the series at Tonfanau, but it was reigning champion, Chris Mort (Honda 600), who dominated the racing. Evans,....
Wimborne MCC hold the European 500cc Sidecar Semi-Final this Weekend
Thursday June 1, 2017
Wimborne MCC hold the European 500cc Sidecar Semi-Final on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th June at their Merley Hall Farm, Willett Road, Wimborne, Dorset BH21 3DH venue.

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