The 2018 season has not exactly got off to a flying start, after the Pembrey test weekend was cancelled after the arrival of the “Beast from the East”. So we looked forward to a season opener at Brands Hatch with the eagerly awaited new NG race weekend format with full blown timed qualifying for each class and three points scoring championship races. However, that weekend coincided with the “Return of the Beast from the East”. The call was made to cancel the event on the Thursday after predicted temperatures of –9 degrees with wind chill were forecast. The decision proved to be the right one as Brands was blanketed with several inches of snow… and finger numbing temperatures!!
That means that this Anglesey meeting, that would normally see riders getting into their 2018 stride will be the first outing of the year for many, meaning that predictions are tough. We can be sure that the more experienced riders will take it all in their stride, but it could throw up a few surprises as quite a few of last year’s front runners have switched classes and/or machinery.
The Anglesey Coastal Circuit is one that most riders love but being hung out on the top of North Wales the weather can play a huge part in the weekend and therefore your bike set up. Fingers crossed for a nice spring day.
The nimble and fast 250 two stroke GP derived bikes that compete in the Dymag backed National championship are almost perfectly suited to the circuit layout, so we expect for great action there with three proven champions in Ant Hodson, Philip Atkinson and Dan Jackson vying for the 2018 title. Sharing the grid will be the runners in the 125 GP National series and also the ever-growing number of TSGP (Two Stroke GP) for their season with NG.
The big Superbikes are fast here but can be a handful around the top reaches of the circuit including the infamous corkscrew. Can Josh Day continue on with his rich vein of form from 2017 on his ZX10 Kawasaki and R6 Yamaha? and who will take the challenge to him in 2018?. Can it be Peter Carr, James Kiff, Mark Compton, Nick Williamson, Chris Pope, Michael Blank, Shaun Hennessey or Alistair Haynes that steps up. Rivals beware though, Josh is out to prove himself again after narrowly missing out on what looked to be a seat back in the BSB paddock
As I said the full gamut of race bikes will be out on this stunning Anglesey coastal circuit. Powerbikes, 600’s, Streetstock, Pre-Injections, Formula Prostock, Desmo Due Ducati's, Mini Twins, Super Twins, Sound of Thunder and SuperMono....There is something for every racer and race watcher...... Anglesey Circuit
This spectacular 1.55-mile Anglesey Coastal circuit overlooks the Irish Sea and the Snowdonia Mountains and offers competitors and spectators something very different to almost any other race venue. It is one of the few circuits to be designed and constructed with an entirely new concept. They have taken full advantage of the undulating landscape with two hairpin bends and banked corners…. plus the extremely popular corkscrew. The track offers a host of overtaking opportunities for the competitors, so spectators are in for a real treat. NG's Fastest Rider at Anglesey
Josh Day holds the fastest NG lap here at 1min 07.87 seconds, which equates to 82.20mph, set in August last year on his Kendrick and Spalding ZX10R Kawasaki. Adding extra interest to the weekend
NG Road Racing is again running and promoting the British National series for 125cc and 250cc GP machinery. This is the only place in the UK that you will see these ex-GP machines racing for a full British Championship title backed by the ACU (The sports governing body in the UK). We also welcome the Ducati Desmo Due Series back for another year and the same goes for the ever growing band of Formula Prostock runners. In addition to the national series we also have the popular TSGP Two-stroke runners......and don't forget the all electric class! Anglesey offers a truly unique racing challenge.....
For this the second (….or first after the cancellation of Brands Hatch due to weather !)meeting of 2018 we head to Isle of Anglesey for the three points scoring rounds of the season long title fight. The Anglesey Coastal Circuit is one that most riders love, but being hung out on the top of North Wales the weather can play a huge part in the weekend, so predictions for winners can be tough.
This spectacular 1.55-mile circuit overlooks the Irish Sea and the Snowdonia Mountains and offers competitors and spectators something very different to almost any other race venue. It is one of the few circuits to be designed and constructed with an entirely new concept. They have taken full advantage of the undulating landscape with two hairpin bends and banked corners…. Plus the extremely popular corkscrew. Spectators are in for a real treat because the layout gives close racing, and the nature of the track offers a host of overtaking opportunities for the competitors. Entertainment is guaranteed...
With all early season rounds it’s all about building your season, anyone with an eye on championship wins must keep their cool as a slip up at this stage could spell disaster! Admission Prices.
Adult prices are £10 for Saturday and £15 for Sunday -
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Children (U16) are Free if accompanied by an adult.
For full conditions of admission and to take advantage of online bookings - www.angleseycircuit.com Directions to the Circuit
The circuit is situated on the Isle of Anglesey, between Rhosneiger and Abberfaw. Follow the A55 to J5 then take the A4080. Just follow the brown circuit signs Sat Nav : LL63 5TF What’s on track
Up to 20 NG Road Racing championship races each day split into qualifiers and finals for each of the classes. That means some 8 hours of on track action each day. I suggest you get in nice and early, take a wander around the paddock and soak up the atmosphere as the riders go though technical inspection and free practice, they then take to the track for the new for 2018 timed qualifying sessions. There are then three points scoring championship races over the weekend. Feature and Guest races:
125/250GP ACU National Championship | The Phoenix Open | The Ducati Sporting Club Desmo Due Series | The Formula Prostocks Racing Series | TSGP Two-stroke GP Series NG Championship classes:
F125 ç 125GP çMoto 3 ç F400 ç 500cc ç 600cc ç Powerbike çSound of Thunder | Supermono | Super Twin ç Mini Twin ç Streetstock ç Pre Injection ç Sidecars ç Newcomers The 2018 Season
Round 1 Brands Hatch 17th and 18th March Round 2 Anglesey 21st and 22nd April
Round 3 Cadwell Park 12th and 13th May
Round 4 Snetterton 200 2nd and 3rd June
Round 5 Pembrey 7th and 8th July
Round 6 Donington Park 11th and 12th August
Round 7 Castle Combe 1st and 2nd September
Round 8 Oulton Park 6th October For all the info...
For full information regarding this event, including the meeting race preview check out the NG Road Racing Facebook page which can be found by searching in the usual way... then just click like… or log on to | www.ngroadracing.org
For information specific to this round and the circuit take a look at | www.angleseycircuit.com