The Michelin MX Nationals powered by Milwaukee team are pleased to finally announce the six round championship dates and venues for the season ahead and also the official registered riders who’ll be lining up behind the gate at round one of what is sure to be another awesome year of racing.
2022 Dates & Venues Round 1 – March 19th/20th – Fatcat Moto Parc, South Yorkshire Round 2 – April 30th/ May 1st – Landrake Moto Parc, Cornwall Round 3 – May 28th/29th – Lyng, Norfolk Round 4 – June 25th/26th – Cusses Gorse, Wiltshire (incorporating the Straight Rhythm) – * Moved forward from original date of July 2nd/ 3rd. Round 5 – August 6th/7th – TBA Round 6 – September 3/4th – Hawkstone Park, Shropshire
After what has been a difficult process due to the pandemic MX Nationals Director Paul Irwin outlines the final line up of dates and venues. “Putting together a well balanced calendar of dates and venues has not be easy this time around, not that it ever is. I think it’s fair to say by now we all know the knock on effects the Covid pandemic is having on our lives. There’s been a lot of uncertainly around and we want to put out our championship dates and venues with as much certainty and confidence as possible that they won’t change, so with all that in mind it’s taken a little longer than expected. We really wanted to take the championship to Northern Ireland, as we have for the past two years, but again it’s not been possible due to the pandemic and other hurdles in our way, but hopefully we can get there soon and repay the support the racers from over there have given from the get go.
“One of the main issues has been making sure our championship riders have the best medical cover we can give them, from the support at the track to also making sure regional hospitals are in a position to support us and that has taken a lot more time that we hoped in the current climate. It’s been difficult trying to plan for the championship with the general obvious lack of confidence and uncertainty in the world after another tough winter but we’re confident we’ll have another progressive year of championship racing. We put on a championship in 2020 when many others didn’t and the MX Nationals elevated to a new level last year with the free to view live stream service and we’re very much keeping our foot down on pedal with more improvements to the championship for this year. For example like moving the Cusses Gorse round forward so we can have more summer light to make more of a festival feel with the Straight Rhythm on Saturday night and we aiming for something new for round five but we’re not quite in a position to announce that just yet. We’re working hard behind the scenes and I think people will see that come round one at Fatcat. As a team we’re all excited about 2022 and we hope our riders, their families, our supporters and championship partners are too. I think we all need a good positive year and together we can!”
After an almost overwhelming interest from riders wanting to register for the Michelin MX Nationals powered by Milwaukee the team are also happy to announce the official line up of riders who will be keen to get their championship quest off to a good start at FatCat on March 19th. The Open 85cc, MXY1, MXY2, Clubman MX1, Clubman MX2 and Amateur classes are now all confirmed with the Expert and Elite class to be announced shortly. The list of registered riders can be found on www.mxnationals.co.uk by running the cursor over ‘Info’ and selecting the respective class you’re looking for. Any riders who applied but unfortunately didn’t make the official registered riders list for round one can apply for ‘wild card’ entries via firstname.lastname@example.org. Interest in the championship has been exceptionally high for 2022 and the MX Nationals team have processed the rider’s applicants as quickly as they can and would like to thank everyone for their patience and understanding and look forward to seeing everyone raring to go at FatCat on March 19th.