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Beachcross European Cup 2024

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The FIM Europe is pleased to announce the signing of the contract which assigns the organisation of the Beachcross European Cup to the new Promoter FORGIT Ltd.

The agreement foresees the organisation of a European Cup in 2024 and a European Championship for 2025 and 2026.

Rinaldo Tirotta, President Stilaro Racing
“I thank the FIM Europe for the collaboration. An idea born in 2003 and the constant dedication has today created a new title with a fresh perspective, made possible also thanks to Claudio Bernardinelli, whose commitment has contributed to the realisation of this new adventure”.

Vincenzo Tirotta, Forgit Ltd Director
“I’m enthusiastic about this new agreement with the FIM Europe, that we thank for their foresight and availability. For this new project, we want to change the vision and the method which until now has made participation in an event prohibitive for teams and riders on a global level. In addition to the sporting celebration, the Beachcross European Cup, in fact, pays particular attention to the needs of the riders, considering the high costs associated with a competition of this stature. In line with this awareness, a logistical strategy aimed at facilitating riders to participate more easily in the event in every aspect, through the creation of an all-inclusive package that eliminates the stress of a competition and transforms it into an experience for the participants”.

The European Beachcross Cup will start on March 3rd on the Italian beach of Soverato (CZ), birthplace of the European Grand Trophy which will retain its historic name. The next rounds will cross the most evocative beaches in Europe, passing through the United Kingdom on October 18th-20th and another stop in Europe on October 26th-27th.

Alessandro Sambuco, FIM Europe Secretary General
“It is always a pleasure to add new continental titles to the FIM Europe sporting offer. This is the case of Beachcross, which will start in 2024 with an European Cup entrusted to an expert and passionate promoter. I think the all-inclusive package offered to riders is particularly interesting as it will allow them to forget about any logistical and organisational difficulties and concentrate only on the sporting event. I hope that in the years foreseen by the agreement the Promoter will be able to involve a growing number of FMNs who make their coastal sites available to the discipline”.

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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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Bobryshev is bringing the big bore to Farleigh Castle Vets MX

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The big names are starting to be released for the OG Farleigh Castle Vets MX event promoted by Dave King and Doc Wob, held at the iconic Wiltshire Grand Prix circuit over four days in mid-September (12th – 15th).

Shaun Copeman of SC Sporthomes, who is a partner in the new management team has secured former HRC racer and British Champion Evegny Bobryshev to line up in the event team race. If there was ever a man born to race a big bore machine – it’s Bobby. The always friendly and determined Russian giant is one of the most popular riders in the world. He made his MXGP debut in the Netherlands in 2008 and has since lined up at GP’s a further 173 times taking his first win in Germany in 2011 and securing 19 podium places across his MXGP career. The former MXGP rider still holds the same raw speed to run up front at GP’S today.

Anyone who was witness to his dominant performance on the mighty CR 500 at the VMXdN Foxhill, is testament to just how quick and aggressive the Russian rider is. Bearing in mind that VMXdN Foxhill was his debut ride on the CR 500 having never ridden one prior to jumping on board the machine that weekend! He will be racing at Farleigh Castle Vets MX on the RJP supplied and built Honda 500 once again and it would be a brave man to bet against him, just imagine what performance Bobryshev will deliver after a little testing and time on the machine!

We have a feeling we are in for a hell of a race!

Spectator tickets and camping passes including the NEW for 2024 Saturday Only ticket for the family friendly MX event are now available to buy online via the link below, https://my.weezevent.com/farleigh-castle-vets-mx

Facebook – Farleigh Castle Vets MX
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61555608818479

Instagram- Farleigh Castle Vets MX
https://www.instagram.com/farleighcastlevetsmx/

Or visit the website – https://www.farleighcastlevetsmx.co.uk

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