August is here and you dirt mad motocross fans know what that means. It’s time to start getting your plans sorted for one of the most anticipated events on the MX calendar.
Come August 16th the British MXGP weekend will start to rock Matterley Basin and we’re gonna be there to rock with you. Ok, I’m getting a little carried away but I’m so stoked that I just can’t help myself.
Crowds are expected to be packed into Matterley Basin and you, the enthusiastic British fan will be able to see many of the best riders in the World. Riders such as Desalle, Cairoli, Pourcel, Paulin, De Dycker and Strijbos will all be fighting it out for top honours in MX1.
Plus in MX2 is the epic battle that has unfolded between Jeffery Herlings and British Bulldog Tommy Searle the pair have crossed paths on several occasions this season and no doubt Tommy will be on fighting form in front of his home British crowd and giving them something to cheer about. Adding to this excitement will be van Horebeek, Roelants, Tixier and British stars Jake Nicholls and Max Anstie.
The full Monster Energy Bike-it Yamaha team will be out in force at Matterley with Shaun Simpson in the MX1 class. Mel Pocock currently leads the EMX-250 Championship by 26 points and will be looking for another strong result in front of his home crowd. James Dunn is currently placed in fourth position in the Championship standings in the EMX-125 series and will be hoping to further his placing. Fan favourites Arnaud Tonus and Zach Osborne will be looking for some positives results at the Winchester track.
Race Promoter Steve Dixon from SD events commented “We’re really looking forward to the British Grand Prix this year. It has been a lot of hard work once again but we’re hoping it will all be worthwhile; the track is fantastic and great from a spectator’s point of view as you can see so much of the circuit. Plans have gone really well and we’re keeping our fingers crossed for good weather and hope the loyal MX fans and some new race fans across the country will make the trip to Matterley Basin in August and support our sport. It’s set to be a great and action packed weekend with full entertainment throughout.”
Team DBR/TMX will be there in force and we’re not coming empty handed. We’ll have some special edition Tommy Searle t-shirts, special subscription offers to save you a wallet busting bunch of cash. Plus, a chance to win some great gear – including a pair of Gaerne React boots and an Airoh Runner Spartan helmet – all courtesy of the awesome peeps at Malcolm Rathmell Sports. Just get yourself over to our photo booth to enter this amazing competition. Oh, and you might just get your picture in DBR/TMX!
Campers can start arriving at the campsite from 4pm onwards
VMX (race 1), AMATEUR and WMX (race 1)
EMX65, EMX 85, EMX 125 and EMX 250 qualifying
AMATEUR SUPER FINAL
EMX 65 (race 1), EMX 85 (race 1), EMX 125 (race 1) and EMX 250 (race 1)
WMX (race 2)
VMX (race 2)
MX1 and MX2 qualifying
EMX 65 (race 2), EMX 85 (race 2), EMX 125 (race 2) and EMX 250 (race 2)
MX! and MX2 races