After six long months of planning Europe's leading minibike specialist, MBP has been given the go ahead by the ACU to run Britain's first National series for minibikes. The fully sanctioned championship will cater for no less than six separate categories, which will incorporate bikes from 50cc right through to fully tuned mid sized machines.
Two of these classes have been specifically designed to entice new blood into the sport, with only limited modifications being allowed to create a very affordable entry level to the World of minibike racing. MBP and the ACU have worked hard to develop a set of regulations that will give this new discipline a sensible direction, after having originated from ungoverned roots.
This exciting newly formed official ACU championship will visit three venues over the five rounds, with the action kicking off on 13th May and running right through to 2nd September. All the rounds will be run on purpose built minibike tracks at some of the country's premier off-road facilities. The opening and closing events will be run at Tonymoto in Winchester, with Mildenhall in Suffolk hosting rounds two and four, leaving the series to make a single visit to DMP at Doncaster mid way through the campaign.
Not only will the championship benefit from some excellent tracks, it will also enjoy the experience MBP has gained from running minibike races in the UK for the last five years, not to mention the knowledge they have gained from racing throughout Europe during the same extended period.
Adding even further weight to their organizing team, MBP had brought former National MX champion Paul Hunt onboard
as co-promoter. Not only has Hunt ridden at the top level of the sport during his younger days, but he was one of the country's leading Mountain bike event organizers at a time when downhill pedal power racing was establishing itself in Britain.
Commenting on the launch of the series, MBP's MD Tristan Tunstall said. " This is a massive step forward for minibike racing in the UK and one we are extremely proud to be involved with. Both Paul and I, along with the full backing of the ACU are focused on delivering a quality championship with high standards throughout."
Reinforcing Tunstall's comments, Roy Humphreys of the ACU stated. "We are delighted to be involved with MBP and this series. At last minibikes have a proper championship, and one that will promote and cater for their correct use, which will hopefully assist in creating a better public image for this type of bike. We have great faith in both Tristan and Paul delivering a really superb series that we will all be proud to be associated with."
MBP is currently in negotiations with several high profile companies regarding sponsorship of this ground-breaking championship. Interest is growing daily, with entries now open for all rounds. For full information please visit the official championship website, www.mini4gb.com.