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IMBA Ladies and AMCA Sidecar go into action

Another very busy weekend ahead as the 2017 IMBA European Ladies series kicks off in Holland, quickly followed just one week later with a trip to Belgium. Representing Team AMCA Great Britain will be Georgia Ithell, Vicky Marriott, Bethany Farmer and Gabrielle Hamlet. Following this opening double there are also rounds to come in Great Britain, Germany and Switzerland. Good luck girls and bring home the glory.

Also starting on Sunday is the 2017 AMCA Sidecar Championship with round one being held at Upavon. Club action this weekend can be found at Thoresway Motoparc, Caistor, Bromyard Motoparc, Ollerton and Hobs Hole.

 

 
 


Bike Trial Federation

Entries are now available for round 2 of the British Trials Cup to be held for the first time at the Bike Trial Academy in Longstowe, Cambridge!.
 
Following on from the succesfull "new look" format  from the first round at Addingham Moorside the second round off this years promises to be just as spectacular. Sections will be situated around the farm, including inside the barns. The sections will be man made and new for this event.
 

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MOTOCROSS COMMITTEE MEETING - Saturday 17th June 2017 10a.m. AMCA OFFICE, CANNOCK

The date for the next Motocross Committee Meeting is Saturday 17th June with the start time set for 10a.m.
Representatives from all AMCA motocross clubs are invited to attend the meeting and voting will be one vote per club but only if a club representative is present. If your club has any items to be placed on the agenda for discussion, please forward to Suzanne Potts by email no later than Friday 5th May in order for the agenda to be prepared and circulated to clubs and groups in advance of the meeting.
If you wish to attend the meeting can you please advise Suzanne Potts as with the voting being one per club we need to ensure we have sufficient seating and refreshments available. 

Office closed for Easter

A reminder that the Office will close over the Easter Period, the Office closes on Thursday 13th at 5pm and will re-open on Tuesday 18th at 9am. Happy Easter!!!

No rest for the 2017 AMCA title chasers!

It’s certainly a very busy month for the riders competing in the 2017 AMCA British Motocross Championship powered by Datatag and supported by Dunlop. Just one week after battling it out in a tough opening round, they have to dust themselves down and find the energy to go again this Sunday, 16th April.

Venue for round 2 is the hillside circuit of Nympsfield in Gloucestershire with the hard working Dursley MXC the hosts. Despite feeling unwell, defending Champion Luke Burton(FUS Husqvarna) has started the new campaign in fantastic form, taking maximum points although the quality of the challengers will certainly again test him to the limit. Joining Burton on the round 1 podium were Shane Carless and James Dodd and you can surely expect them to be right in the frame again along with Gary Gibson, Richard Cannings, John May, Ryan Crowder and Luke Meredith all of whom made strong starts to their respective 2017 title quests. During round one, Paul Neale made his MX1 debut and being a Nympsfield track expert could well be a serious contender this weekend.

During round one, the MX2 title chasers produced some stunning action and they are sure to thrill again at the spectacular Nympsfield track. After the opener, Ray Rowson holds a five point advantage over defending Champion Josh Waterman with also the very fast trio of Jansen Day, Luke Dean and Lewis King looking to move up the early  title standings. Just like MX1, this class throws up a whole list of potential moto winners with stylish, high flying pilots such as James Wainwright, Jack Cox, Clinton Barrs, Jack Gardner, Luke Mellows and Bradley Tranter all more than capable of getting on the podium. This class is going to be well worth watching!

After badly breaking his wrist last June, Brad Turner decided to leave the MX1 class and move over to the 2T contest for 2017. And on the evidence of his round one performance, he’s certainly going to be a very difficult rider to beat on his KTM two-smoker after blasting to three untroubled wins. Jason Kendrick, Bradley Doyle, Tony Griffiths, Jordan Saunders, Ashley Beniston, Shaun Buchan and Sean Eckersley fill the next eight places in the early Championship table. Surprisingly, last year’s runner-up James Lane could only manage 10th overall at round one so will be in determined mood come Easter Sunday whilst also look out for young Rory Jones on his 144cc KTM.

In a great Vets contest at round one, the top three of Simon Lane, Terry House and James Russell all finished on a total of 164 points so expect battle to rage again at Nympsfield. Other early contenders could be Martin Atherton, Stephen Elford, Gary Jones, Richard Chinn, Darren Bennett and Brian Staples, Richard Vincent, Sean Smith and Stephen Marlow.

The track can be found on the unclassified road which links Forest Green and Nympsfield village with a postcode of GL10 3UJ. Admission charges for the event are £7 and £2 OAP’s and Children Under 12.   

 

 
 


MIDLANDS MODERN TRIALS - DATES ANNOUNCED!

Pete Flowers Summer Championship

Prizes for top 10 in Championship

Full set of tyres for 1st Place


23rd April Pre Championship warm up trial at Shatterford  DY12 1TP

 

R1 - 21st May  Acorns       Knighton       ST20 0QH
R2 - 4th June   Penkridge  Lower Drayton Farm   ST19 4RE
R3 - 11th June  Ibex          Bracken Rocks  DE4 5HF
R4 - 1st   July    Walsall     Hobs Hole Lane   WS9 0LR
R5 - 9th  July    SCTC        Howards Wood    DY7 5AJ
R6 - 30th July   SCTC        Shatterford        DY12 1TP
R7 - 19th Aug  Walsall       Hobs Hole Lane   WS9 0LR
R8 - 3rd Sept   Penkridge  Lower  Drayton Farm  ST19 4RE
R9 - 24th Sept Acorns       Knighton      ST20 0QH

It's time for the 2017 AMCA title race!

Excitement levels are reaching fever pitch as the 2017 AMCA British Motocross Championship kicks-off on Sunday, April 9th at Minchinhampton in Gloucestershire, and what a series it again promises to be with all classes, MX1, MX2, 2T and Vets stacked full of quality! Not only are new pilots coming into the title chase powered by Datatag and supported by Dunlop, but also some of the top stars have changed classes and even switched race teams. If you then throw into the mix the fact that this opening round is on a circuit staging its first ever race meeting, it’s easy to understand why nerves are jangling increasingly loudly and adrenalin pumping hard!

In MX1, reigning Champion Luke Burton (FUS Husqvarna) goes again in defence of his title, “It’s been a very good close season for me this year working with Justin Morris and friends Rhys Meakin and Luke Ursell. Rhys has helped me in his gym, Shreds Fitness, and I can say I am feeling 100% and certainly ready for the new season.” Challenging Burton in what is sure to be a very competitive class are the likes of 2016 top ten finishers, Gary Gibson, James Dodd, Richard Cannings, Ryan Crowder, John May, Luke Meredith and Adam Harris. You can also then throw into the mix pilots such as Shane Carless, Curtis Blamey, Matt Ridgway, Arron Poolman, Ed Briscoe and Andrew Smart amongst others. With some of the fast 2016 MX2 aces, Paul Neale, Zac Stealey and Adam Wells along with 2016 AMCA 2T Champion and former top ACU star Ben Saunders also now starting in MX1, it’s easy to see why this class should be an absolute cracker!

Defending his MX2 crown, Josh Waterman (JD Racing/IDS KTM) is ready for another tough challenge ahead, “Preparation for this season as been a weird one as I picked up a hand injury in September which then took 3 months to heal. Once fit the wet winter weather then stopped me from getting out on the bike so I spent a lot of the time in the gym instead. I feel ready but know that MX2 is definitely going to be as strong and competitive as ever. I now can’t wait to get behind the gate and go racing.” Top three finishers in 2016, Jansen Day and Lewis King both go again but are now teammates racing for TMC Kawasaki. Finishing in last season’s top ten, Bradley Tranter, Cory McShane and James Wainwright will also be out to challenge Waterman again along with fancied runners Ray Rowson, Jack Gardner and Lee Truman. Dropping down from MX1 to try their luck on the 250F machines are 2015 AMCA Champion Luke Dean and Clinton Barrs whilst Jack Cox, a former double MX2 Champion returns to the fray after injury.

With the 2016 2T King, Ben Saunders moving up to MX1 as mentioned, the two-smoker class as again proved its popularity with qualifying required to confirm the Championship entry. 2016 podium finishers James Lane(2nd) and Richard Lloyd(3rd) will be attempting to move on up whilst top ten finishers Rory Jones, Sam Callow, Jamie Powell, Matthew Nash and Jack Waterman all go again. Dropping down from MX1 and swapping their big 450F mounts for a two-smoker are Brad Turner, Scot Bates and Sam Smith. It will certainly be interesting to see how these lads perform!

2016 AMCA Vets Champion Matt Gordon is a non-starter this time around so Simon Lane and Terry House look to be the pre-season favourites to take home the 2017 title! There’s plenty of eager competition though looking to have their own say on the destination of the Vets crown. Making a comeback in this class, watch out for former AMCA Champion James Russell whilst the likes of Brian Staples, Shaun Hayles, Stephen Elford, Martin Atherton, Barry James, Gary Jones, Sean Smith and Stephen Marlow could well be in the final shake-up for honours come September.

So Minchinhampton is certainly the place to be this Sunday with the action, promoted by the Dursley MXC, due to be underway by 11am. The circuit can be found just off the A419 Cirencester to Stroud road, postcode GL6 8HS. Admission prices for the event are £7 and £2 OAP+ Children Under-12. With the organising Dursley MXC also providing Saturday night live music and a bar, there will be overnight camping available for a £5 fee. 

 

 
 


Corby - Southam at Woodford - CANCELLED

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO ILLEGAL RIDING OVER THE LAST 2 WEEKS. THIS HAS RESULTED IN THE CLUB HAVING TO MAKE THE DECISION OF CANCELLING AS THIS MAY UPSET LOCAL RESIDENTS.

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Bibby goes PINK for Air Ambulance and MacMillan Cancer

AMCA member, Andrew Bibby of the Bolton club is going Pink in aid of the Air Ambulance and MacMillan Cancer.

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Busy racing weekend ahead!

This weekend sees the busiest group of AMCA fixtures so far in 2017. It includes the opening rounds of both the IMBA Sidecar Championship and UK EVO series and also round 2 of the AMCA Rock-Oil Enduro contest. For you feet up trials competitors you too have a whole host of fixtures to try out!

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