Entry details announced
The organisers have released details of a new type of entry system which will come into force on the normal entry opening day on February 1st. Having looked at various options, it has been decided to dispense with the mad rush when entries open whereby many potential entrants go so fast that wrong groups or rider details are entered onto the on line system.
The new format will be along the lines of entries will open on line at 9am on February 1st, but for 2017 potential entrants can take as long as they need to register their request for an entry as the on line registration system will be open for a full two weeks with a ballot for successful entries taking place in the third week of February.
There will be a nominal fee for the registration process and the balance of the entry fee will be taken after the ballot. A printable entry form will also be available on February 1st which again can be posted if desired to arrive with the Entry Secretary by the 14th February.
A Club spokesman commented, " We want all riders to have a less stressful experience from the start and by allowing a more relaxed system for entries we hope this will help. There will still be an allocation for foreign and guest riders so everyone can take their time and complete the entry forms in a more timely fashion.
Further details will be posted on this site later in January.
New sponsor on board
Bell Helmets is sponsoring the 2017 event on September 16th and 17th.
For event creator, Dave King the tie in with the iconic manufacturer, which has recently introduced its retro style Moto 3 helmet, is a perfect match. In a statement King said, " Having a worldwide brand such as Bell helmets as our main sponsor is great news for both of us. We are looking forward to working with them for many years.
The leading off road weekly newspaper added that the event is the biggest of its type in the world and every year attracts a huge entry of have a go heroes who get to bang bars with stars of the past.
Entry details will follow very soon.
2017 date announced
With the FIM calendar nearly finalised the provisional date for the 2017 Vets MXdN has been set as the weekend of the 16th and 17th September. Full details of entry availability which will open on February 1st will be published here during the month of September. Please check back again then.