The countdown has begun for the 2012 British World Motocross Grand Prix, 16th and 19th August. The enthusiastic British fans will be able to see the best riders in the World competing against each other at Matterley Basin, Winchester. It has been one of the most talked about Motocross races of the year and the biggest names from MX will be making an appearance along with a whole host of British wild card riders.
Plans are fully sorted for the British GP and the crowds are expected to be big with a chance to see the best riders in the World take each other on for vital Championship points. Riders such as MX1 riders Desalle, Cairoli, Pourcel, Paulin, De Dycker and Strijbos will all be fighting it out for top honours.
Plus in MX2 is the epic battle that has unfolded between Jeff Herlings and British ‘Bulldog’ Tommy Searle, the pair have crossed paths on several occasions this season and no doubt Tommy will be on fighting form in front of his home British crowd and giving them something to cheer about. Adding to this excitement will be van Horebeek, Roelants, Tixier and British stars Jake Nicholls and Max Anstie.
The full Monster Energy Bike-it Yamaha team will be out in force at Matterley with Shaun Simpson in the MX1 class. Mel Pocock currently leads the EMX2 Championship by 26 points and will be looking for another strong result in front of his home crowd. James Dunn is currently placed in fourth position in the Championship standings in the EMX1 series and will be hoping to further his placing. Fan favourites Arnaud Tonus and Zach Osborne will be looking for some positives results at the Winchester track.
Race Promoter Steve Dixon from SD events commented “We’re really looking forward to the British Grand Prix this year. It has been a lot of hard work once again but we’re hoping it will all be worthwhile; the track is fantastic and great from a spectator’s point of view as you can see so much of the circuit. Plans have gone really well and we’re keeping our fingers crossed for good weather and hope the loyal MX fans and some new race fans across the country will make the trip to Matterley Basin in August and support our sport. It’s set to be a great and action packed weekend with full entertainment throughout.”
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It is set to be a fantastic weekend so get the tent/camper/car packed up and head to Matterley Basin, Winchester, spread the word via text or the internet and come an enjoy a great weekend of racing.