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2024 ADAC MX Masters Calendar Unveiled

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Eight ADAC MX Masters races from April to September. New organiser in Vellahn on the calendar. Six races each for the ADAC MX Junior Cup 85 and ADAC MX Junior Cup 125.


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The ADAC MX Masters is planning a varied and interesting calendar with eight events for its 20th season. The season opener of the international German motocross championship will take place on the 20th/21st. April 2024 traditionally takes place in Fürstlich Drehna. The series will return to the popular routes in Dreetz, Bielstein, Tensfeld and Gaildorf. For the first time, an ADAC MX Masters event will be held in Vellahn in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. The season finale is planned for the end of September in Holzgerlingen, before which there will be another race, the venue of which will be confirmed at a later date. Fans of the series can look forward to a free live stream of all eight events next year.

During the anniversary season, at least one race in the series is planned every month from April to September. The season starts in the sand of Fürstlich Drehna in Brandenburg on the 20th/21st. The four racing classes ADAC MX Masters, ADAC MX Youngster Cup, ADAC MX Junior Cup 125 and ADAC MX Junior Cup 85 will roll to the starting gate one week after on the 27th/28th. April continues directly on the sand of Dreetz for three of the four classes. In addition to the ADAC MX Masters and ADAC MX Youngster Cup, the ADAC MX Junior Cup 85 also competes here.

On the 25th/26th In May, the series will have a new organiser, MC Vellahn eV, including a track on which races for the ADAC MX Masters will be held for the first time. The club has already gained some experience with the ADAC MX Masters as a supporter of the races in Mölln and is now looking forward to hosting the race itself together with the ADAC Hansa. Three classes of the ADAC MX Junior Cup 125 are held on the course in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania with its loose surface. Around a month later, the idyllic forest course in Bielstein in North Rhine-Westphalia opens on the 22nd/23rd. June marks the end of the first half of the season with the ADAC MX Junior Cup 85 as third class.

The second half of the season begins on the 13th/14th. July is sandy again, then we head to the starting gate in Tensfeld in Schleswig-Holstein for the two main classes as well as the ADAC MX Junior Cup 125. Three weeks later, friends of Hartboden can look forward to the race in Gaildorf in Baden-Württemberg, which is scheduled for the 3rd/4th of August. From this point in the season, all four classes will take part in the races again.

The final part of the season takes place on August 31st and September 1st. The route for this date still needs to be finally confirmed. The season finale will be on the 21st/22nd of September took place in front of a fitting backdrop in Holzgerlingen in Baden-Württemberg.

Fans who can’t make it to the racetrack can look forward to a free live stream for every race at adac.de/mx-masters, which will offer numerous background reports and interviews in addition to the exciting races in all classes.

Provisional calendar ADAC MX Masters 2024 (subject to change)

April 20th/21st, 2024 Fürstlich Drehna
April 27th/28th, 2024 Dreetz (without ADAC MX Junior Cup 125)
May 25th/26th, 2024 Vellahn (without ADAC MX Junior Cup 85)
June 22nd/23rd, 2024 Bielstein (without ADAC MX Junior Cup 125)
13/14/07/2024 Tensfeld (without ADAC MX Junior Cup 85)
03/04/08/2024 Gaildorf
31/08/01/09/2024 tba
21/22/09/2024 Holzgerlingen

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Eric Rakow returns to Schmicker Racing

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The German Schmicker Racing is making good progress. After a number of podium finishes with Lynn Valk in the womens world championship and several other good results from Dave Kooiker, Adam Sterry and Cornelius Toendel, among others, they have now also signed Jere Haavisto for the ADAC MX Masters and Eric Rakow. 

Rakow had a very successful season together with Schmicker Racing in 2022 and now returns to the team. Rakow will focus on riding the ADAC Youngster Cup, German 250 Championship and selected EMX250 races.

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Sign Up for the Apico 2-Stroke Festival Featuring Red Bull Pro Stroke National

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Gearing up for an action-packed weekend of racing, the ever-evolving Apico 2-Stroke Festival, featuring the Red Bull Pro-Stroke National, returns to Sellindge in Kent this summer with a three-day celebration of motocross from the 16th to the 18th of August.

Entries are now open for the 2024 edition of the Festival, which is set to deliver a programme of high-adrenaline entertainment from the Friday, when the finely-sculpted and challenging track opens up to youth riders on 50cc, 65cc and 85cc machines, right through to close of play on the Sunday after all adult class riders have had their fun.

In addition to the flat-out racing on the main track, the second track at Sellindge MX will be turned over for a spot of something different, with races for wanna-be Pros from the age of just three years on balance bikes, and bar-bashing pit bike racing for adult riders. Elsewhere, there’ll be an interactive village set up offering tryout sessions for novice riders of all ages, enabling them to get a taste of the joys of motocross.

A welcome fixture on the UK’s MX race calendar since 2017, the Apico 2-Stroke Festival runs in association with the ACU to grant full British Championship status for its 2-Stroke 125, Open, Evo and Super Evo classes. In addition, youth classes catering for 125, 250F, BW and SW85s as well as Over-40s open 2-stroke will take place.

Festival promoter Dave Willet, together with Dylan Brown, the owner of main sponsor Apico Factory Racing, have agreed a multi-thousand-pound prize fund/product deal which will deliver a host of winning opportunities to riders across the full breadth of classes.

Red Bull is once more supporting the Festival with support over the weekend for the Red Bull Pro Stroke National Clubman MX1/MX2 and Red Bull Noughties. Then, on Sunday, the Pros roll out for the Red Bull Pro-Stroke National with classes for Pro/Expert MX1 and MX2.

Race schedule:

Friday/Saturday:

Youth 65 (7-11 yrs)

Youth 50 (6-8yrs)

Youth Sw 85 (9-12yrs)

Youth Bw 85 (11-14yrs)

Saturday/ Sunday:

ACU British 125 two-stroke

ACU British Open two-stroke

ACU British Evo two-stroke

ACU British Super Evo two-stroke

Red Bull Pro Stroke National Clubman MX1

Red Bull Pro Stroke National Clubman MX2

Red Bull Noughties (age 25 + machine year (2000/2008)

Over 40s Open 2- stroke

Youth 125

Youth 250F

E2 (4-5yrs)

E3 (4-6yrs)

E5 (6-8yrs)

Electric Balance Bike 16” (3-5yrs)

Electric Balance Bike 12” (3-4yrs)

Farm Bike/Pit Bikes (Adults)

Sunday only:

Red Bull Pro Stroke National MX1/MX2

“Be sure to mark your calendars,” said Festival promoter Dave Willet. “And join us for a weekend full of high-speed thrills and festival fun. This year’s event will herald the start of something big in 2025, which I can promise will be a game changer. Watch this space!”

Entries are now available – go to www.goracemx.com and search Club: X Bladez 2 Stroke Festival

As more event information becomes available, it will be detailed on www.2strokefestival.com

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FASTEST 40 REV UP FOR FOXHILL

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The Motul Fastest 40 series powered by Michelin gets underway this weekend at the iconic Foxhill circuit in Wiltshire (April 20th & 21st). The team who has decades of event experience, rebranded at the end of last season and are excited to return with its all-new format of Pro Saturday, Amateur Sunday.

There is a stacked gate in the ACU Apico 2-stroke Festival British 125 class, with six rounds being run at the Fastest 40 and two rounds at the Apico 2-stroke festival in August. Commencing their rookie season in the class is last year’s supermini Champion Josh Vail alongside several of his former rivals including Jamie Keith, Jake Walker, and Charlie Richmond, with no age limit to the class they will be lining up with seasoned racers in their pursuit of the British title. No doubt about it, these guys will leave nothing on the line when the gate drops.

In the Apico MX1 class it will be eyes down for Conrad Mewse as he lines up to defend his title joined by Crendon Tru7 Honda racing teammate Taylor Hammal. This race is filled with the crème de la crème of talent on the British MX scene, including Martin Barr, Sam Nunn, Tom Grimshaw, Jamie Carpenter and Ashley Greedy to name a few!

Wrapping up the Saturday action is the Leatt MX2 class and there is everything to race for. Dirt Store Kawasaki will be looking to be in contention with Tommy Searle & Joel Rizzi from the DirtStore Kawasaki Team as will last year’s podium champions Joe Brooks and Jamie Wainwright who are both returning to compete. Also making an appearance is Charlie Cole and Charlie Heyman and former British Champion Kristian Whatley and Elliott Banks Browne. Last year’s final race saw four riders take it to the wire in a nail-biting finish and we anticipate this year won’t be much different judging by the stacked field!

On Sunday all eyes turn to the Amateur action and all eyes will be on last year’s front runners Darren Manning Coe, Billy Saunders, and Alex Christopher, will they pull it out the bag or will have new contenders in the Oakley MX1 Clubman class racing for that British title.

The RFX MX2 British title is up for grabs as former champion Matt Tolley has made the move up to the all-new for 2024 Honda Cup. After last season’s performance Aaron Framingham and Matt Pocock would be the bookies favourites but there is plenty of competition in this 40 strong line up.

Moving on to the Fly MX1 Amateur class with another British title up for the taking, as the former 2023 champion has moved classes to compete in the Honda Cup. Josh Greedy and Sean Wainwright will be up amongst it when the gate drops.

In the Bell MX2 Amateur class Daniel Brough will no doubt have his sights set on that British title. We are sure he won’t be the only one, but with so much newness to this class it’s hard to know who to edge your bets on.

The all new for 2024 Honda Cup is heating up, and you have to be in it to win it and there is plenty of prizes on offer, including the chance to win a brand-new bike! This is anyone’s race, with two former 2023 series champions in the form of Luke Mellows and Matt Tolley and Eva Banks and Anya Colley representing the ladies, alongside the likes of Adam Chatfield, Ben White and a guest appearance from Graeme Irwin all battling it out on the track it in true mx style.

Gates open to the venue at 12 noon on Friday, April 19th.

Spectator and camping passes are available online and on the gate.

Full rider lists are available on the website – https://mxnationals.co.uk

We can’t wait and no doubt neither can you!

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