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Grasstrack

Motorcycle Grasstrack is a form of motorcycle racing which typically, in its current form, takes place on a flat track consisting of two straights and two bends usually constructed in a field. Mountain and hillside tracks are also common in the UK, creating more technically demanding circuits. It is one of the oldest types of motorcycle sports in the UK with the first meetings having taken place in the 1920s. Postwar grasstrack circuits included "permanent" venues such as Brands Hatch and Mallory Park which were not simple oval shapes, although solo motorcycle races were run in an anti-clockwise direction. Later, these were converted into tarmac circuits with races using the more common clockwise direction associated with modern roadracing. Competitors of the postwar era included now-famous names such as Bernie Ecclestone and Murray Walker. In the modern era, it is generally similar to Speedway with races usually taking place over 4 laps from a standing start. Unlike Speedway, which has 4 riders per race, Grasstrack racing can have many riders in each heat and the circuit is normally longer allowing higher speeds. Grasstrack has three solo classes, 250cc, 350cc and 500cc together with three sidecar classes; left-handed 500cc and 1000cc (turning left) and right-handed 1000cc (turning right).

 

Grass Track Fixtures May 2013
DATE CLUB LOCATION AND TIME
Sun 5th Wainfleet & District Sporting MCC 10.30am Irby-in-the-Marsh
Sun 5th Ledbury MCC 10.30am Orlham Farm, Leddington Ledbury
Contact Mrs Sally Palmer
Tel 01432 342642.
Email sallypalmer226@aol.com
Sat 11th Jersey MC & LCC 9.00am Millbrook Sands, Jersey
Sun 12th Midshires Grasstrack Club 11am Victory Field, Banbury Road, Ashorne, Warwickshire
Sat 18th-19th Fenland Grass Track Club 11am Greenacres Farm, Wood Walton, Huntingdon, Cambs
Sun 19th Bristol Grass Racing Combine 10.30am Hangar Farm, Lower Stanton, St Quentin, Wiltshire
Mrs M Derrick 164 Ellicks Close, Bradley Stoke, Bristol BS36 0EU Tel: 04154 850530
Sat 25th Jersey MC & LCC Westpark Beach, Jersey
Sun 26th Frittenden & District MCC 11.00am Sandhurst Bridge Farm, Frittenden, Kent
Mon 27th Bewdley MCC 10.00am Lowe Farm, Low Lane, Alveley, Shropshire

 

Grasstrack events

May 7th 2013

FIM World Motocross – Round 6 – Agueda, Portugal

2013 FIM MX GP series – the Grand Prix of Portugal. In the premiere MX1 class, it’s Frenchman Gautier Paulin with the victory – his second Grand Prix win in a row. Jeffrey Herlings dominated both motos to win the MX2 GP, continuing on his ‘perfect’ season
 

May 1st 2013

Bickers Lifting Eastern Centre Motocross Championship moves on to Lying in Norfolk

On Sunday 5th May the 2013 Bickers Lifting Eastern Centre Solo Motocross Championship moves to the famous Cadders Hill circuit at Lying in Norfolk for round 2.
 

April 23rd 2013

Kristian Whatley dominates Red Bull Series opener

While Sebastian Vettel was winning the Formula One Grand Prix in Bahrain for Red Bull, New Forest teenager Kristian Whatley was busy dominating the experts class in the opening round of the Red Bull Motocross Series at Landrake near Saltash in Cornwall.
 


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