In a bid to encourage more privateers into the Vivaldi British Supermoto
Championship the organisers have announced the establishment of a Clubman's
Trophy for SM1 and SM2 competitors.
The championship within a championship is open to smaller teams and
individual riders who don't have the budget or equipment to mix it with the
factory and distributor backed teams vying for outright honours.
A "classification maxima" will be introduced from the second round of the
championship at Warden Law Motorsport Centre in Sunderland that will see
riders that don't record a time within a predetermined cut-off automatically
"qualify" for the Clubman's Trophy. In certain circumstances teams and
riders will also be able to nominate for the Clubman's Trophy when they
Eddie Nelson said the introduction of the Clubman's Trophy is all about
encouraging the grassroots of the sport to have a crack at the British
"Many of the smaller privateer teams and riders are not in a position to
challenge the factory backed teams so they're at a disadvantage before they
start. By running the Clubman's Trophy we are hoping to encourage more
competitors at a grassroots level to get involved with the British
Championship and also give them recognition for their efforts at the same
The Clubman's Trophy is open to SM1 and SM2 entrants, not qualifying for the
British Championship races, with two, 15 minute (plus one lap) races. There
will be a podium presentation at the end of each round and points will be
awarded as per SM1 and SM2.
For further information on the Clubman's Trophy please contact Eddie Nelson at the ACU on 01788 566431 or 01788 566406.