Castle Combe is in 2 weeks!
Posted on 23rd March 2019 at 13:55
Two weeks today we'll be kicking off the 2019 race season with racing at Castle Combe for the first time ever!
Amazingly, even though the CRMC celebrates it's 40th birthday this year, the club will be visiting the Castle Combe circuit for the first time over the weekend of April 6 and April 7.
And fittingly there is a brilliant program of classic motorcycle racing bikes from the 1960’s, 1970’s and 1980’s.
The weekend features the opening rounds of the 2019 ACU National Championships for Classic and Post Classic machines as well as all the CRMC Championships.
Flying the flag for the local riders are Swindon ace Alex Sinclair, just back from racing in Australia. 2018 CRMC Champion Rich Llewellin riding Moto Louigi’s Ducati machines and from Stroud former TT Privateers Champion Dan Cooper on a beautiful Honda 350.
You will be astonished at the variety of machines from the 60’s and 70’s, including iconic machines from the UK such as Manx Nortons, Matchless G50’s, BSA Goldstars, Seeley’s, AJS 7R’s, Weslakes, Triumph Tridents and BSA Rocket 3’s. European machines represented include Bultaco, Ducati, Moto Guzzi, Laverda, BMW and Aermacchi who rub shoulders (sometimes literally!), with the early Japanese bikes from Honda, Suzuki and Yamaha. From the 1980’s will be examples of P&M Kawasaki’s, Suzuki GSXR’s, Yamaha TZ’s, Ducati V twins, Honda VFR’s and Yamaha FZ750’s. Add to that a diverse field of beautifully prepared sidecar outfits powered by engines from BMW, Hillman Imp, Yamaha, Suzuki, Saab, Triumph and Norton and you have all the ingredients for a great weekend of Classic Racing.
The two ACU Championship races have a prize fund of over £2000 and 2018 Champions Lee Hodge and Joe Barton will be back to defend their titles. The Castle Combe circuit has attracted a high-quality field for both races that have all the ingredients to make a fantastic spectacle for spectators.
No CRMC race meeting would be complete without the sidecars, one of the most spectacular forms of motorsport there is with the “passenger” performing acrobatics to keep all three wheels on the tarmac! There are two sidecar races each day, and if you thought this was a man’s game, then think again as a couple of the sidecars have lady passengers!
Practice starts at 8.40am Saturday morning followed by a seventeen-race programme starting around 11.15am. On Sunday it’s a 9.15am start to the programme of twenty-two races and two parades.
Adult/Senior Weekend: £30/£24
Adult/Senior Saturday: £15/£12
Adult/Senior Sunday: £20/£17
Advanced Tickets include a FREE paddock pass - Save by booking in advance!
Please note no dogs are allowed at the circuit.
Tickets on the gate do not include paddock admission. This will need to be purchased on the day.
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