The MCF have unveiled what they describe as a bright idea for a new national championship and it sounds pretty cool.
There are a number of off-road national championships in the UK, but it is often the case that start lines become depleted mid-series when riders drop off the radar due to injury or lack of money. It can be a struggle to commit to the traditional six to eight round championship and this is where MCF’s bright idea comes in with a three-round national series that they call the MCF Triple Crown.
What is The Triple Crown?
It’s a two-day meeting, staged just once a month during the summer months, with five races across the weekend and a presentation after the last race on Sunday.
Right now, venues are not confirmed but are slated for the north, south and central England.
The dates are:
- June 17/18
- July 15/16
- August 12/13
The MCF are also introducing a one-off pre-season event in Hampshire over the weekend of February 25 and 26, 2017. The Matchams Grand National is for professional riders and teams, and with the tidy £10,000 Pro class prize fund, it should be welcomed by all national motocrossers looking to get some valuable and competitive practice under their belts before the British and international racing season gets underway.
Anyone interested in entering these events, and becoming a member of the MCF, can do so at the Dirt Bike Show, Stoneleigh Park, which kicks off this Thursday, October 27 or riders can register their interest now via www.mcfederation.com.
The MCF currently has an introductory offer for clubs that get on board as an affiliated organiser. “If you are connected to a club looking to work with an association that will go the extra mile, or if you need help organising an event call Roy Barton or Gaynor Nash on 08454 750057 or email firstname.lastname@example.org,” said the MCF.