British 2-Stroke championship saved by Apico 2-Stroke Festival

Following the unfortunate announcement regarding the British 2-Stroke Championship last weekend the ACU are pleased to confirm the ACU British Open 2-Stroke championship will now be run as part of the Apico 2-Stroke Festival series for 2019.

After the prestigious six-round series was dropped from the Maxxis British championship schedule due to lack of entries this month, the Apico 2-Stroke Festival has stepped in to keep the championship alive. The open-class British 2-Stroke championship will be incorporated into the six-race Festival alongside separate 125, Evo and Super Evo British titles.

ACU Motocross Chairman Steve McCauley, “Following the enforced cancellation of the Championship from the Maxxis series due to the very low number of riders who registered for the series we were left with a few unanswered questions and the remains of what had been an incredibly popular and successful series. I was in absolutely no doubt that there was still a potential to continue the success of the previous two seasons and to find a new home for this extremely prestigious title and give something back to the riders who supported the class.”

“The perfect place for this appeared to be the new ACU Apico 2-Stroke Festival which fits the mould perfectly and provides both a fun and professional environment for British Open 2-Stroke Championship to grow. For this reason, the Motocross Committee entered into discussion with Dave Willet and I am totally delighted to have reached a successful agreement which will see the series which we started with such aplomb carry on indefinitely”

Apico 2-Stroke Festival organiser Dave Willet said: “This is a massive boost for the series and all involved. The concept of the 2-Stroke Festival was to deliver not only a boost for grassroots riders but also bring on youth in the sport, to help their progression and development. Adding on not one but four British titles is the icing on the cake.”

“By adding this adult British title to the series, it ups the profile of the championship even more. This is great for 2- stroke riders because they can approach potential sponsors off the back of being a potential British champion. And of course, the festival’s level of promotion is second to none.”

The Apico 2-Stroke Festival schedule is:
May 25-26                           Marshfield, Wiltshire.
August 3-4                          Ironworks, Middlesborough
September 21-22             Sellindge, Kent.

Registration is now open and will close on April 24th 2019.
The Registration fee of £75 secures you a place at every round, and the cost is £95 per round for Registered riders.

Apico 2 Stroke Festival Joins the ACU for 2019

Following recent negotiations, the ACU are pleased to confirm that the Apico 2 Stroke Festival will be joining the ACU for 2019 and beyond.

The Apico 2 Stroke Festival is the brain child of 2 Stroke enthusiast Dave Willet and after just a couple of years carving out a niche as the UK’s top race meetings for lovers of 2-stroke machines has grown to a 3-round series for the 2019 season. The 2019 season will see the championship continue to grow in stature as the ideal environment for relaxed but professionally run 2 stroke events.

In conjunction with the 2 Stroke Festival becoming an ACU sanctioned championship, it will also be hosting the All New Apico 2 Stroke ACU British 125cc Adult Championship along with resurrecting the British Evo and Super Evo Championships.

These classes will be run as part of the Apico 2-Stroke Festival which will retain its regular classes for modern bikes and youths on 85s. This is a huge step forward for an event which has already been a huge hit, attracting riders from youths to veterans, clubmen to top professionals like EMX300 champion Brad Anderson.

The dates for the 2019 season are as follows:
May 25th and 26th – Marshfield MX, Wiltshire
August 3rd and 4th – Iron Works Moto Parc, Middlesborough
September 21st and 22nd – Sellindge MX, Kent

The move to the ACU will also allow riders of the Apico 2 Stroke Festival to the progress into the Maxxis ACU British 2 Stroke Championship and European Championship events in the future.

“The event has grown into something very special,” says organiser Dave Willet, former British 125 and 250 2-stroke champion. “We pride ourselves on the classic, old-school style of grass roots racing, with tracks chosen to reflect our ethos of ‘racing for all’. We aim to continue giving riders what they deserve – well-prepared tracks suitable for all bikes and abilities, a fun-fill filled weekend and even support for their racing with the brands involved in the series.”

Dave Willet and team ACU

In 2018, one rider won a £5000 sponsorship package from Apico, and many others won prizes ranging from Arai helmets to complete oil packages. And adults walked off with prize money in many classes. The lucky recipient of the sponsorship package was 85 class winner Jack Grayshon.

“With the announcement the Apico 2-Stroke Festival is backed by the UK’s governing body of motorcycle sport, the ACU, and the inclusion of three national British championship classes, 2019 is set to be a great year for all involved” says Dave Willet. “Racing 2-strokes is here to stay, and it’s cost-effective fun for all riders from clubmen and youth to and professionals. The fun of racing is backAll-Newand it’s 2-stroke.”

Classes for 2019 are:

  • ACU British Adult 125
  • ACU British Evo
  • ACU British Super Evo
  • 85cc Youth Supermini SW/BW
  • 125cc Rookie class
  • 125cc Fast (Intermediate/Novice)
  • 250cc Fast (Intermediate/Novice)
  • 250cc Faster (Expert)

Registration is open and will close on April 24th 2019. It will be open for day entries at the Marshfield opener. The Registration fee of £75 secures you a place at every round, and the cost is £95 per round for Registered riders. All riders must be ACU affiliated, and transponders can be hired on the day.

Registration for the 2019 Apico 2-Stroke Festival is now open. HIT the link to enter ⬇️ ➡️ HERE ⬅️