MOTO1 Rider Line-up Announced - October 21st 2004
Some of the UKıs leading motorcycle sports stars are set to do battle as the
24-rider line-up was announced last night for the first ever Moto1 challenge
at Donington Park on October 30-31.
The 24 champions of motorcycle sport will compete in two legs of four
disciplines; trials, motocross, supermoto and road racing, all to discover
Of the nine road race aces lining up it is British Supersport champion and
former youth motocross sensation Karl Harris who is confident of taking
victory and the £6000 first prize.
Harris faces road race opposition from fellow Supersport stars Stuart
Easton, Michael Laverty, Craig Jones, Cal Crutchlow and Tom Sykes and from
Superbike riders Kieran Clarke, Jon Kirkham and Dean Ellison.
Former European Stunt Riding Champion Craig Jones joins the action along
with World stars from trials Graham Jarvis and Sam Connor.
The tough guys of motocross vying for the Moto1 title include Scotsmen David
Campbell, Billy Mackenzie and Vic Allan M.B.E. while England is represented
by brothers Danny and Jody Smyth.
An accomplished list of enduro riders is led by World Championship runner-up
David Knight from the Isle of Man, joined by his brother and 2002 British
Champion Juan. Twice British four-stroke enduro champion Wayne Braybrook and
twice 125cc British champion Edward Jones may well offer the surprise
Motorcyclingı newest sport, Supermoto, fields Moto1ıs only female rider
Anita Doran, all-rounder Ady Smith and new British Champion David Tougher. A
complete list of the Moto1 line-up is below.
Weıre very excited by the talented and experienced entry we have for the
first Moto1,² said event Managing Director Robbie Allan. ³With little more
than a week to go the riders are all finalising their preparations for the
four sports itıs very difficult to predict who will win.
Moto1 News in brief - 9 days to go
Tyre giants Pirelli and Dunlop have both pledged their support to the
inaugural Moto1 event.
R1 Yamaha-riding ³Little Laugh² a celebrity comedian in his native
Switzerland - is a late entry to the final round of the World Stunt Riding
Championship at Moto1.
SKY Sports will broadcast five hours of the Moto1 action, starting on
November 17 at 5pm.
Any marshals interested in assisting at the Moto1 event can contact the
marshals co-ordinator Sue Wale on 01162 770458.
The Mansfield Maun Motorcycle Club is running an Experts and Clubmans trial
Qualifying for the World Stunt Riding Championship will take place at 1pm on
Saturday October 30, in the Melbourne Loop section of the Donington Park
Freestyle motocross demonstrations at Moto1 are being organised by Gary
Taylor, son of the late wheelie king Dave Taylor.
Trials test rides are available at Moto1, courtesy of Colin Appleyard
Moto 1 line-up
VIC ALLAN M.B.E. - 59, Garlogie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
Former Scottish and British motocross champion. Holds record for most GB
team appearances in Moto Cross des Nations. K.R.C. 2003 600cc road race
- WAYNE BRAYBROOK - 34, Bury, Lancs, England.
1988 British Clubmans trials champion. Winner of 2000 Scott trial. 2002 and
2004 British four-stroke enduro champion.
- DAVID CAMPBELL - 33, Irvine, Scotland.
2003-04 British four-stroke motocross champion.
- KIERAN CLARKE - 19, Langley Mill, Notts, England.
British Superbike Championship rider. Third in 2003 R6 Cup. Former schoolboy
motocross champion and supermoto rider.
- SAM CONNOR - 24, Twickenham, London, England.
World Trials Championship rider. Third in 2003 British Championship. Former
- CAL CRUTCHLOW - 18, Coventry, England.
2001 Aprilia 125 Challenge winner. Second in 2003 R6 Yamaha Cup. 10th in
2004 British Supersport Champs.
- ANITA DORAN - 24, Lurgan, Northern Ireland.
Ten years racing motocross in UK and America. Grade B1 Supermoto winner in
- STUART EASTON - 20, Hawick, Border, Scotland.
British Superbike and Supersport Championship rider. 2002 British Supersport
Champion. Former motocross and supermoto competitor.
- DEAN ELLISON - 26, Kendal, Cumbria, England.
Three years in British Superbike, World Superbike, Endurance and Supersport.
Ridden trials, supermoto and motocross.
- LEIGHTON HAIGH - 29, Scunthorpe, Humbs, England.
Former motocross and sand racer. 2003 British 450cc Supermoto Champion.
- KARL HARRIS - 24, Sheffield, England.
Three times British Supersport Champion. 1999 European Superstock Champion.
Former youth motocross champion.
- GRAHAM JARVIS - 29, Harrogate, N. Yorks, England.
World Trials Championship rider. Reigning British Trials Champion. Winner of
10 Youth titles.
- CRAIG JONES (RR) - 19, Northwich, Cheshire, England.
1994 minimoto champion. 2002 Junior Superstock Champion. Eighth in 2004
British Supersport champs.
- CRAIG JONES (Stunt) - 36, Birmingham, England.
Harley-Davidson/Buell factory stunt rider. European Stunt Riding Champion in
- EDWARD JONES - 24, Llanidloes, Powys, Wales.
2001-02 125cc British Enduro Champion. Winner of five ISDE gold medals.
Runner-up in 2003 British Enduro Champs.
- JON KIRKHAM - 19, Derby, England.
British Superbike rider, finished second in 2004 Cup champs.
- DAVID KNIGHT - 26, Ballaugh, Isle of Man.
World Enduro Championship rider. Five times British Enduro Champion. Former
trials, supermoto and road race competitor. Three times winner of Weston
- JUAN KNIGHT - 29, Andreas, Isle of Man.
2002 British Enduro Champion. Winner of Manx trials (seven times), enduro
(twice) and motocross (once) titles.
- MICHAEL LAVERTY - 23, Toombridge, N. Ireland.
Third in 2004 British Supersport champs. 1995 Irish Schoolboy Motocross
- BILLY MACKENZIE - 29, Edinburgh, Scotland.
Multi schoolboy motocross champion. Winner of Sheffield Supercross.
- ADY SMITH - 39, Burton-on-Trent, Derbys, England.
Six times British Enduro champion. 2001 British Supermoto Champion. Former
- DANNY SMYTH - 28, Scaynes Hill, West Sussex, England.
Sixth in 2004 British MX2 motocross champs. Third in 2004 British
- JODY SMYTH - 26, Scaynes Hill, West Sussex, England.
Fourth in 2004 British four-stroke motocross champs. 14th in 2004 British
Open motocross champs.
- TOM SYKES - 19, Huddersfield, England.
Second in 2002 Junior Superstock Champs. Fifth in 2004 British Supersport
- DAVID TOUGHER - 36, Lisburn, N. Ireland.
Three times British schoolboy motocross champion. Seven times Irish
Supermoto champion. 2004 British Open Supermoto champion.
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