The ACU and Portsmouth MXC are pleased to confirm that after recent negotiations between both parties Portsmouth MXC will be joining the ACU for 2021 and beyond.
Portsmouth MXC are one of the longest running and largest Motocross clubs in the UK and the Southern based club has been running since it was formed in 1973 and annually boasts an average 400 members, with a variety of riding groups catering for all ages.
The Club’s motto when it was first established was “The Friendly Club” and this has been maintained up until the present day. the Club is always happy to see new members, always on hand to help and always has friendly atmosphere at the race meetings!
After a tough 2020 season which saw the club opting not to run during Covid-19, the club and committee are now fully prepared to return in 2021 in full force and beginning the new era as part of the ACU for the club.
The ACU is excited to be working with such a professional organiser for 2021 and is working towards a seamless transition for the Organising Committee and its racing members.
For the 2021 season Portsmouth MXC will be hosting a 12 round Summer Championship starting at the beginning of February at their home venue of Swanmore before heading to West Meon at the end of the month. Other venues that are due to be used include Wroxton, Milton Malsor and Grittenham and will be announced once the dates are allocated.
2021 Summer Series (Compete in 8 Rounds to Qualify for a trophy but ALL
rounds to count)
07/02/21 - Swanmore
28/02/21 - West Meon
21/03/21 - TBC
11/04/21 - Bere Regis
02/05/21 - Cusses Gorse
23/05/21 - TBC
13/06/21 - TBC
03 & 04/07/21 - Little Silver
25/07/21 - TBC
14 & 15/08/21 – Culham (Brad Hooper Charity Fund Raising Weekend)
05/09/21 - West Meon
25 & 26/09/21 - Swanmore (Cancer Charity Fund Raising Weekend)
27/11/2021 - Presentation at Southampton Guildhall
Portsmouth MXC will also be 1 of 4 clubs that are part of the Kawasaki Army for 2021 and is the club representing the South. Any 2020/2021 UK Registered Kawasaki Owners riding a 250 & 450 will be eligible for prize money from Kawasaki at 6 events during the season.
Speaking on behalf of the Club, Martin Bradbury – Portsmouth MXC Chairman ‘As a Club we are looking forward to moving into our new era with the ACU and will be celebrating our club’s 50th year as members of the ACU in 2023. For 2021 as club, we have decided that due to the current pandemic we will run every 3 weeks instead of every 2 weeks which would give us an extra week to sort any extra requirements due to changing government guidelines. We also hope that if all goes as planned during the Summer, we would be looking to bring back our Winter Series Championship through October, November, December, January to make 2021 a fantastic year of racing with Portsmouth MXC and the ACU.’
ACU Motocross Committee Chairman, Steve McCauley stated ‘This is fantastic news for the ACU and we are very much looking forward to a long and productive relationship with Martin, Kay and the rest of the Portsmouth MXC club. I’d like to thank the Portsmouth MXC club and it’s committee for choosing to work with the ACU in 2021 and beyond.’