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Latest News Articles: August 2017 News

 


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Thursday August 31, 2017
Now is the time to start thinking ahead to the 2018 series. Unfortunately several of the key workers have decided they can no longer commit to the series in the way they have so have resigned from the Committee. We are therefore in urgent need of a n....
British Under 18 and 21 Motocross Championships announced for 2018
Thursday August 31, 2017
RHL Activities is pleased to announce that the British Under 18 and 21 Motocross Championships will be re-instated as part of the ACU British Youth National Championship programme in 2018.
Team GB in the Top Five at the Halfway Mark - Day Three Report
Thursday August 31, 2017
Day three of the ISDE saw a new lap and a new set of tests for the riders to enjoy, and they did just that! After the heat and difficulties of the opening couple of days, day three brought the sense of a new beginning and with it the ACU British Worl....
Darren Cooper seals maiden Manx Grand Prix title with victory in MGP Supporters Club Lightweight rac
Wednesday August 30, 2017
Preston’s Darren Cooper went one better by following up his runner-up place in this morning’s MGP Junior Race with his maiden Manx Grand Prix in this afternoon’s MGP Supporters Club Lightweight Race.
Evans takes record-breaking Mylchreests Junior MGP win
Wednesday August 30, 2017
The Isle of Man’s Michael Evans, riding the Martin Bullock Motorsport Kawasaki, won a restarted Mylchreests Group Junior Manx Grand Prix on the Isle of Man today. With six of the top ten riders from last year’s corresponding race lining u....
Wednesday August 30, 2017
It is with regret that the North Berks MCC have withdrew the Downland trial scheduled to take place on Sunday 19th November from the 2017 ACU Classic Trials Championship.
Team GB Climbing The Ranks - Day Two Report
Tuesday August 29, 2017
The ACU British ISDE teams made a significant improvement on their day one performance today, working hard to finish the second day sixth overall in the World Trophy competition and fifth overall in the World Junior Trophy.
Harrison takes impressive win in sensational Superbike Classic TT Race
Tuesday August 29, 2017
Bruce Anstey broke the outright lap record twice in today’s Motorsport Merchandise Superbike Classic TT Race, the final race of the 2017 Isle of Man Classic TT presented by Bennetts but had to settle for second place as Dean Harrison won a thri....
Vicars takes record breaking Newcomers A win, Wilson clinches B despite 30 second penalty
Tuesday August 29, 2017
Brad Vicars followed in the footsteps of illustrious names such as Ivan Lintin, Michael Dunlop, Ian Hutchinson and Carl Fogarty in winning the Newcomers Manx Grand Prix Race, the opening race of the 2017 Manx Grand Prix.
Maxxis British Sidecarcross championship heads to Wakes Colne
Wednesday August 30, 2017
This weekend the Halstead club will be hosting the fifth round of the Maxxis British Sidecarcross championships at their Little Loveney Hall circuit at Wakes Colne.
British Crews Perform Well at Roggenburg GP
Wednesday August 30, 2017
The twelfth round of the World Sidecar Cross Championships was held last weekend at Roggenburg in Switzerland and after the two moto's Bax / Musset took the overall win and are now thirty points ahead of second placed Giraud / Mucenieks. 
Thor British Youth Nationals heads to Pontrilas for season finale
Wednesday August 30, 2017
The best junior motocross racers are heading to Pontrilas in Hereford on September 2-3 to battle it out for the final round of the Thor British Youth National Championship to determine who will be crowned the 2017 champions.
Searle and Sanayei Take Victory at Maxxis Finale
Tuesday August 29, 2017
Monster Energy DRT Kawasaki team-mates Darian Sanayei and Tommy Searle dominated the pro programme at the eighth and final round of the 2017 Maxxis ACU British Motocross Championship supported by Pro Clean at Foxhill on Sunday.
Michael Rutter clinches thrilling Sure Junior Classic TT Race
Tuesday August 29, 2017
Michael Rutter beat the Lee Johnston in a head to head of former race winners in today’s Sure Junior Classic TT Race, the third race in the 2017 Isle of Man Classic TT presented by Bennetts.
Anstey rips up the record books in Dunlop Lightweight Classic TT Race win
Saturday August 26, 2017
Bruce Anstey shattered a number of records on his way to repeating last year’s victory in this afternoon’s Dunlop Lightweight Classic TT Race, the second race in the 2017 Isle of Man Classic TT Races presented by Bennetts.
Josh Brookes takes first TT Course win with Bennetts Senior Classic TT Race victory
Saturday August 26, 2017
Josh Brookes clinched his first TT Mountain Course win with victory in today’s thrilling Bennetts Senior Classic TT Race, the opening race of the 2017 Classic TT Races presented by Bennetts.
Dunlop tops board with first superbike lap in final Isle of Man Classic TT presented by Bennetts
Saturday August 26, 2017
Michael Dunlop was finally able to compete his first Superbike qualifying lap ahead of Monday’s Motorsport Merchandise Classic TT Superbike Race and immediately moved to second place on the overall leaderboard for the week.
British rider Michael Alty Passes Away at ISDE
Tuesday August 29, 2017
It is with much regret that we must inform you of the tragic death of fifty year old Michael Alty (rider # 709) from Great Britain who was participating in the opening day of the 2017 FIM International Six Days Enduro held in Brive-la-Gaillarde, Fran....
Michael Evans dominates MGP qualifying
Saturday August 26, 2017
Manx Grand Prix riders took the chance for more practice laps ahead of next week’s races and first on the track this morning were the Senior and Junior riders 
Michael and Barrie Lee Evans top Senior MGP Qualifying session while Dean Osborne fastest Junior MGP
Saturday August 26, 2017
A late switch to the advertised schedule saw the Senior and Junior Machines go out first in the final full qualifying session for the 2017 Manx Grand Prix.
Steady But Challenging Day One For Team GB - Day One Report
Tuesday August 29, 2017
The ACU British ISDE teams hold identical seventh place positions in their respective categories (World and Junior) after the first day of the 2017 ISDE in Brive, France. Held in searing heat of up to 38ºC, the day comprised four runs through tw....
Opening Ceremony Report Team GB Fly The Flag in France
Monday August 28, 2017
The ACU British ISDE teams enjoyed the ceremonial start of this year’s ISDE last night in the picturesque host town of Brive-la-Gaillarde. The scorching sun and exciting atmosphere made for a promising evening of entertainment and Team GB took ....
Anstey fastest overall, Coward on 500 form at penultimate qualifying session
Friday August 25, 2017
Bruce Anstey continued his impressive form during the 2017 Classic TT Races presented by Bennetts with the fastest time of the week on his Padgetts Motorcycles.com YZR 500 Yamaha.
Evans’s top Senior and Junior Manx Grand Prix qualifying
Friday August 25, 2017
Ahead of the fourth qualifying session for the 2017 Manx Grand Prix, Clerk of the Course Gary Thompson advised competitors that for the first time this week roads were completely dry all round the course with no damp patches and good visibility all r....
Anstey blitzes 250 lap record unofficially in the Wednesday Practice
Thursday August 24, 2017
Competitors enjoyed the best conditions of the week so far for the third qualifying session of the Isle of Man Classic TT Races presented by Bennetts, which was reflected in the significant jump in lap times.
Knighter Talks Coming Back From Injury and Aiming For His Seventh Weston Beach Race Win
Thursday August 24, 2017
David Knight MBE is certainly a legend of the HydroGarden Weston Beach Race. The four-time Enduro World Champion has won at the event six times, including a quad victory, and this year he’s back, he’s ready for it and he’s looking f....
It's the final countdown for the Maxxis British Championship
Thursday August 24, 2017
After seven hard-fought rounds the 2017 Maxxis ACU British Motocross Championship supported by Pro Clean signs off on Sunday at Foxhill
Points to note for Enduro and Enduro type event organisers in 2018
Thursday August 24, 2017
The Trials & Enduro Committee confirm that as from January 2018 a Paramedic will be required to attend all Enduro , Short Course Enduro, H&H X/C , Sprint , Extreme and Classic Enduro  events. Further specifications will be announced shor....
Isle of Man riders dominate Junior MGP Qualifying session as Harrison tops the board
Thursday August 24, 2017
Competitors enjoyed the best conditions of the week so far for the third Manx Grand Prix qualifying session, which was reflected in a noticeable improvement in times as riders became dialled into the Mountain Course.
‘Manannan’s cloak’ relents as Anstey tops the board in second Classic TT qualifying session
Wednesday August 23, 2017
The infamous ‘Manannan’s Cloak’ lifted around the Isle of Man allowing the second qualifying for the 2017 Classic TT presented by Bennetts to go ahead after Monday’s session was cancelled.
Mist clears to leave good conditions for Tuesday's MGP qualifier
Wednesday August 23, 2017
The infamous ‘Manannan’s Cloak’ lifted around the Isle of Man allowing the second qualifying for the 2017 Manx Grand Prix to go ahead after yesterday’s session was cancelled.
Manx rider Evans tops the board in opening MGP qualifying session
Monday August 21, 2017
After a frustrating delay of over an hour while parked cars were removed from the course, the first qualifying session for the 2017 Manx Grand Prix finally got underway on the Isle of Man at 6.20pm.
Wednesday August 23, 2017
The penultimate round of the ACU/FSRA British Formula Two sidecar championship hosted for the first time in seven years with the East Midlands Racing Association at the friendly circuit Mallory Park. On Saturday 9th September, there will be a free pr....
Wednesday August 23, 2017
The penultimate round of the 2017 ACU Championship takes place at Shakespeare County Raceway on the Bank Holiday weekend of 26-28th August.
Yeadon-Guiseley to host the final round of the Super Trials Championship on Bank Holiday Monday
Tuesday August 22, 2017
Yeadon-Guiseley Motor Club will stage the annual Super Trial at Addingham Moorside on Monday 28th August, where former World Trials Champion Adam Raga competes against British Champion James Dabill, Scarborough's Michael Brown, enduro ace Billy Bolt,....
Parker Wins at Lyng
Tuesday August 22, 2017
Norwich Vikings hosted their August motocross meeting at their Cadders Hill venue on Sunday and the fifteen race programme included rounds of the Eastern Evo and the NGR over 30's championships as well as three groups of allcomers line ups. Following....
Close Battles at Thor British Youth National Penultimate Round
Tuesday August 22, 2017
The Thor British Youth National Championship penultimate round held on August 19 and 20 at Landrake Moto Parc in Saltash, Cornwall was an outstanding weekend of racing where Wal Beaney, Vinnie Guthrie, Dominic Lancett, Rossi Beard and Tom Grimshaw se....
Billy Bolt Claims ACU British Extreme Enduro Championship for 2017
Tuesday August 22, 2017
The ACU has a new champion! Billy Bolt’s second place at the H2O Xtreme Classic over the weekend was enough to secure the title for this talented and entertaining young rider.
NG Road Racing…. Pembrey Preview
Tuesday August 22, 2017
The penultimate round of 2017 sees two days at Pembrey. The 1.456-mile track that has a bit of everything, from the flat out Woodlands kink to the hard-on-the-brakes Hatchet's hairpin. The two hairpins of Hatchets and Brooklands that bisect the circu....
Sunday Racing Confirmed for Blackford’s Pre-TT Classic 2018
Monday August 21, 2017
Southern 100 Racing, organisers of the Blackford’s Pre-TT Classic Road Races are pleased to confirm that the 2018 days and dates are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 25th, 26th & 27th May.
Craig Cook on the Verge of Speedway GP 2018
Monday August 21, 2017
British Champion Craig Cook was on a quest to reach the FIM Speedway Grand Prix elite at the GP Challenge at Russian track Togliatti on Saturday. 
James Shanes wins at FIM Long Track World Championship Final – Round 4
Monday August 21, 2017
On Sunday afternoon Britain’s James Shanes took the honours for the first time in his debut season in the FIM World Long Track Championship at Eenrum when the 4th of the championship took place.
Kellett on Form at Premier at City Parc
Monday August 21, 2017
Last Sunday the St Blazey Mx Premier Motocross Championship made its way down to deepest Devon to Plymouth City Moto Parc for round 6 in the series. A lot of work had been put in to the track which was in perfect condition on arrival, but unfortunate....
Friday August 18, 2017
On behalf of the ACU Motocross Committee, Team Manager Martin Guildford is pleased to announce the Team that will compete in this year’s Sidecarcross Des Nations at Cingoli in Italy on 23rd and 24th September 2017.
Friday August 18, 2017
It is with deep sorrow and regret that the ACU must inform you that sadly Richard Langdale recently passed away. Some of you being very good friends of Richard will have been aware that he has been unwell for quite sometime, however his passing has c....
Buildbase Honda Team Confirmed for the 2017 HydroGarden Weston Beach Race
Friday August 18, 2017
RHL Activities is pleased to announce that British Motocross Championship team Buildbase Honda will be taking on this year’s HydroGarden Weston Beach Race, which is being held on October 13-15.
Join the 2017 Compass Cup
Monday August 21, 2017
This year’s Compass Cup event is to be held at the fantastic Culham MX Park in Oxfordshire, where teams representing eight clubs will do battle over two days on the 23rd & 24th September for the honour of the title ‘2017 Compass Cup C....
Remembering Jamie Hodson
Thursday August 17, 2017
With the kind permission of the Hodson family a memorial service is to be held for Jamie at St Ninian's Church, Douglas at 2:00pm on Wednesday 23 August conducted by the Rev John Coldwell. 
Thursday August 17, 2017
Preston and District’s meeting scheduled for 10th September at Three Sisters, WILL go ahead as planned.
Thursday August 17, 2017
James Evans faces a battle to get himself fit and also repair his damaged Pro Bike Racing Yamaha 600 in time for the fourth and final round of the Crewe and South Cheshire club’s championships at Tonfanau on August 27.
Team GB Selected for FIM World Team Long Track Championship
Wednesday August 16, 2017
Following the success of the British riders at the European GrassTrack Final where James Shanes took victory ahead of fellow Brit’s AndrewAppleton and Edward Kennett. The ACU Track Racing Committee and Appointed TeamManager Mitch Godden are ple....
NG Road Racing... Anglesey Race Report
Wednesday August 16, 2017
You can never guarantee what sort of weather you are going to get at Anglesey, but one thing you can be 100% sure of it that the 1.55 mile coastal circuit with its banked corners, high speed sections, sweeping turns and the infamous corkscrew gives g....
Joe Wootton wins Sprint Final as Snow Claims title
Wednesday August 16, 2017
Freestyle Husqvarna’s Championship class rider Joe Wootton was in red-hot form at the final two rounds of the ACU British Sprint Championship last weekend, winning both days with five seconds to spare on Saturday and 16 on Sunday.
Irwin doubles up for Maxxis Finale at Foxhill
Wednesday August 16, 2017
Newly-crowned Maxxis ACU British MX1 champion Graeme Irwin will sign off from this year's championship by racing both pro classes at the series finale at Foxhill on August 27.
Four Wins Each for Richards, Scranage and Shelley
Tuesday August 15, 2017
Round 5 of the Darley Moor Motorcycle Road Race Championship took place on Sunday 13th August 2017 and whilst the honours for race wins and silverware may have been shared amongst a smaller number of competitors than usual the racing was still excell....
Anstie, Wilson and Searle Confirmed as the Team GB Selection for Motocross of Nations
Tuesday August 15, 2017
With just over six weeks until the Monster Energy Motocross of Nations heads to Matterley Basin on Saturday September 30th and Sunday October 1st. Team Manager Mark Chamberlain, in conjunction with the ACU Motocross Committee is pleased to announce t....
RT Keedwell ACU British Trials Championship – Guisborough Report -The John Hardaker Trial
Tuesday August 15, 2017
Round 6 of the RT Keedwell ACU British Trials Championships took place last Sunday when the Guisborough & District MCC ran the John Hardaker at Mountain Ash, Glaisdale.
Wal Beaney – battling for 65cc glory in the Thor British Youth National Championship
Monday August 14, 2017
With the 2017 Thor British Youth National Championship coming to a close for this year within the next couple of weeks, we caught up with current 65cc British Championship leader Wal Beaney as we head to the final rounds at Landrake and Pontrila....
Monday August 14, 2017
This past weekend saw the fifth round of the ACU/FSRA F2 Sidecar championship hosted for the second time this season with the Auto 66 club at Cadwell Park.
Brad Anderson Claims European EMX300 Title
Monday August 14, 2017
The European EMX300 Motocross Championship Presented by FMF Racing took place over the weekend for the final round of the season. Going into the event British rider Brad Anderson was looking to secure the European 300cc Motocross Championship and hel....
Robert Lambert Wins Under 19 European Speedway Crown
Monday August 14, 2017
The European U19 Individual Speedway Cup was held at Divisov, in Czech Republic, in a cloudy, windy day after the heavy rain of the day before. Over 200 spectators watched very interesting races among 18 very young riders from 10 different Countries.....
James Shanes Wins European Grass Track Final as the Brit’s take the Top 3
Monday August 14, 2017
The picturesque town of Hertingen in the South of Germany hosted the 2017 European Individual Grass Track Final, with the event producing some very spectacular and close racing throughout Saturday evening.
Determined Knighter to Take on 2017 Hydrogarden Weston Beach Race
Friday August 11, 2017
RHL Activities is pleased to announce that David Knight MBE will line up once again for the HydroGarden Weston Beach race on October 13-15 in a bid to add to his win tally of six victories.
Berks Bonanza Supertrial - It's the BIG ONE – 19th and 20th August
Friday August 11, 2017
It’s nearly time for the eagerly awaited North Berks SuperTrial, now part of an ACU Series of SuperTrials, the first round being held back in June by Scarborough DMC which was won by Dan Peace followed by Jack Price and Dan’s younger brot....
Riders Prepare for the Manx Grand Prix
Thursday August 10, 2017
With just over a week until the start of practising for the 2017 Manx Grand Prix, the Manx Motor Cycle Club and their supporters are looking forward to seeing some close and exciting racing from the amateur riders competing on the world famous TT Cou....
Brit’s head to the European Grass Track Final in Germany this weekend
Thursday August 10, 2017
This weekend no less than nine British riders will be heading to the European Grass Track Championship Final at Hertingan in Germany. The meeting will be taking place on Saturday evening.
Thursday August 10, 2017
Ben Hawes wrapped up the Team Green Senior 300 series, after a win and a second place in the Junior Cup and Senior 300 races at Oulton Park. The series also welcomed a new addition to the field with Team GB Olympic gold medalist, Jason Kenny, swappin....
Penultimate Thor ACU British Youth Nationals round heads to Landrake Moto Parc
Wednesday August 9, 2017
The Thor British Youth Nationals is entering the closing stages of the 2017 season and the action is certainly hotting up as the series heads south to Landrake Moto Parc, Saltash on August 19-20, for the penultimate championship round. 
RT Keedwell ACU British Trials Championship – Guisborough Preview
Wednesday August 9, 2017
The R T Keedwell sponsored ACU British Trials series moves on to round 6 this coming Sunday with the John Hardaker Guisborough event at Mountain Ash Farm, Glaisdale, YO21 2QA
Morland wins Round 5 of the ACU Eastern Enduro Championship
Wednesday August 9, 2017
Woodbridge Motor Cycle Club laid out a special course at their Blaxhall Moto Cross venue for round 5 of the G H Motorcycles/Husqvarna/ACU Eastern Enduro Championship.  This event was run on the Sprint Enduro format which included parts of the Mo....
All Geared Up for Round 5 at Darley Moor
Tuesday August 8, 2017
The Darley Moor Motor Cycle Road Race Club are readying themselves for Round 5 of 7 of their Club Championship which takes place on Sunday 13th August 2017, at the Darley Moor Motor Sports Centre, near Ashbourne, DE6 2ET. There are plenty of classes ....
Jamie Lewis Takes European Senior E2 Victory and Championship Lead in Germany
Tuesday August 8, 2017
At the weekend Jamie Lewis took victory in the European Senior E2 class on his Yamaha, the victory means he is now leading the class in FIM Europe Enduro Championship with a points lead going into final round in Slovakia in October.
Haslam to make racing appearance at inaugural Donington 500 this weekend
Tuesday August 8, 2017
Motorcycle legend Ron Haslam will make a racing appearance at Donington Park this Sunday (13 August) at the inaugural Donington 500 event.
Murray Replaces Freeman in World Trophy Team
Tuesday August 8, 2017
Due to ongoing commitments in the Enduro World Championship Brad Freeman has been forced to withdraw from the ACU GB ISDE world trophy team. He has been replaced by Kevin Murray. The team is now:
ACU British Masters Line Up Announced
Tuesday August 8, 2017
Following the recent ACU British Grass Track Clubmans Championship, the ACU Track Racing Department are pleased to be able to announce the full line up for the 2017 ACU British Masters. The event will be held at Swingfield and hosted by the Astra Clu....
Gotts Out, Flockhart in for World Trophy Team
Thursday August 3, 2017
Following a recent injury Josh Gotts has been forced to withdraw from the ACU GB ISDE world trophy team.
Apico Factory Racing Joins Forces with Hydrogarden Weston Beach Race 2017
Thursday August 3, 2017
RHL Activities is pleased to announce that Apico Factory Racing will once again support the HydroGarden Weston Beach Race, which takes place on 13-15 October 2017 in Weston-Super-Mare, and for the third year running will bring back the Apico Hydratio....
Trials UK White Rose Trial 2017- 10th September 2017
Thursday August 3, 2017
Trials UK are proud to announce their continuing partnership with the West Leeds Motor Club as title sponsor of their famous National event known as “The Trials UK White Rose Trial”.
Blackshaw and Kershaw Clinch Wirral 100 Championships With a Round to Spare
Thursday August 3, 2017
The Wirral Hundred club’s race meeting on 29th & 30th July on the Anglesey 1.55 mile coastal circuit was its fourth championship meeting of the year, with one now remaining. The meeting also included the fourth rounds of the ACU British For....
The Martin Lampkin Trial - Worlds No1 Indoor Arena Trial Returns on 6th January 2018
Thursday August 3, 2017
Sheffield Arena 6th January 2018, will be hosting the newly named event in recognition of Yorkshires trials legend Martin Lampkin. The biggest and most successful trials event in the World wouldn’t be Sheffield without the best riders, so for y....
Mastering the Clubmans. British Clubman Grasstrack Championships – Race Report
Thursday August 3, 2017
A tough day’s racing culminated in two new British Clubman’s Champions on Sunday at Pickering.
Thursday August 3, 2017
The fifth round of the FSRA/ACU Formula 2 British Sidecar Championship heads to Cadwell Park on the 5th and 6th August. This will be the second of three meetings this season hosted by Auto 66 club and Cadwell Park. A favourite circuit among many of t....
New F2 Cup leaders and mixed fortunes for the Super F2 Reigning Champions
Wednesday August 2, 2017
The fourth round took place this past weekend after an eleven week break on the 1.55 miles coastal circuit of Anglesey. This round would see the F2 cup championship lead change hands and mixed fortunes for Peter Founds/Jevan Walmsley.
Two strokes, Four Strokes and all Electric power for Anglesey on the 12th and 13th August
Wednesday August 2, 2017
As ever at this time of the year, with this meeting hosting 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 fo....
Hafren double for Freeman
Tuesday August 1, 2017
After the very successful opening rounds of this year’s ACU British Timecard Enduro Championship taking place in Scotland and Yorkshire, the series headed to the picturesque old market town of Llanidloes, Mid Wales, for last weekend’s Met....
Irwin and Watson take the Maxxis ACU British Motocross titles!
Tuesday August 1, 2017
Graeme Irwin (Buildbase Honda) and Ben Watson (Hitachi KTM UK) sewed up the Maxxis ACU British Motocross Championship MX1 and MX2 titles at round seven of the series at Preston Docks on Sunday.

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