The MCF have announced that they are timing and supporting the charity 24 Hour Motocross World Record attempt by Weymouth based MX rider Paul Oughton, which takes place on the September 10/11.
They will be looking after all of the required paperwork and insurance for the attempt as well as taking along the timing truck with the Mylaps transponder timing system and race clock to keep track of the proceedings.
“One of the charities Paul is riding for is that of Wings for Life Spinal Chord Research Foundation which is also the designated charity and having worked with him on a number of projects we were more than happy to step in and help out where we could” says Roy Barton the General Manager of the MCF.
Paul has also been supported by the Dave Thorpe Honda Off-Road Centre with bikes and training and he has been working with four-time British Champion Stephen Sword at the centre in Wales.
The attempt takes place at the Rogershill Raceway near Bere Regis in Dorset, with one of Paul’s former clubs and MCF affiliated Ringwood MXC stepping in to help with some of the manual lap-scoring and marshalling of the event. Everything will be recorded for a Blood, Sweat and Gears documentary and aired on the Motors TV network, which is broadcast in 107 different countries.
For those wishing to keep an eye on how Paul is getting on, the lap times will be available live on the MCF website www.mcfederation.com as well as through the Mylaps and Race Monitor iPhone and Android phone app.
Paul said of the MCF’s support: “I have worked with the MCF on quite a few events over the last few years and they have always offered our events fantastic hands on support, and I am very glad they are going to helping and supporting this World Record attempt as there are so many logistical time bombs to take care of and I know I can rely on those guys.
“I spent some of my best years riding schoolboy MX with Ringwood as well so for them to come on board and help out is awesome and it also shows how the MCF clubs and organisation all work together to support one another.”
There are opportunities still available for companies to sponsor and support the record attempt by emailing email@example.com or by visiting uk.virginmoneygiving.com/24hoursofmx