Belgium sending strongest Team possible.

Belgium sending strongest Team possible.

Having been outclassed by the USA and Team Great Britain in recent years, Belgium have put together a very strong Evo Team for this years event.
They are sporting two World Champions, one in the competitive MX1 (now MXGP) class and one in the old MX3 category.
Steve Ramon will be the headline act, ably backed up by Sven Breugelmans and Ken De Dyker who unfortunately had to withdraw from the 2018 event. The fourth member of the team is Filip Van Dijck.
We now await the announcement on the American Team but there is no doubt they will have their work cut out to match Team Belgium on paper - the question remains, who will come out the best on track?
It should be noted that a new innovation for this year will be an actual qualifying RACE for the team contest which will determine grid positions for the whole weekend. Effectively, this means that all teams will face five races over the duration of the weekend.
Our Dave Rich image shows hectic third corner action from a previous Team Race in 2017.

Provisional List of Teams 8th July

Provisional List of Teams 8th July

A provisional list of Teams and riding numbers for the two Team classes - Evo MXdN and Twinshock MXdN have been released and can be viewed on the left of this page.
There is a full quota of fifteen teams in the EVO contest, but there is a possibility of two spaces for Teams in the Twinshock races.
Anyone wanting to form a team in the Twinshock category and the age of riders meets the criteria in the regulations- should immediately contact Sonia Goggin at the ACU Office on 01788 566404 or e-mail sonia.goggin@acu.org.uk
It should be noted that any Team who has not completed all documentation and made payment has not been included.
Our Dave Rich image shows Kurt Nicoll in action. Kurt is expected to be announced in a team again shortly.

Individual Class Riding Numbers released 5th July.

On the left hand side of this page you will see the eight individual classes.
By clicking onto each one it will bring up the name - in alphabetical order - with the riding number beside it.
We have tried to accommodate as many requests as possible and where double applications for the same number were received we have tried to grant an acceptable related number.
Any rider who did not request and therefore not been allocated a number should please contact Di by e-mail dithompson15@gmail.com
We apologise for the late release of these numbers and the Team entries will be notified directly to the Team Manager shortly.

Trade Stand Space and Press Accreditation.

A reminder that the discounted rate for Trade Stand space finishes next week and that the Entries List will be posted next Monday, (1st July).
Additionally, any bona fida Photographer who is working for any of the National or International publications need to apply for a Track Pass forthwith, together with a confirming letter from the Editor concerned. The number of track passes for 2019 will be limited. Likewise, Journalist who would like accreditation need to apply by e-mail with confirmation of where any pre event publicity will be featured.
Please contact dithompson15@gmail.com for all enquiries.

June update on this year

We can now confirm that all riding numbers will be posted on this website shortly and that Team details will be released by July 21st.

Trade Stand completed forms should be submitted before the 1st July deadline, with payment.

Admission charges for 2019 will be as follows;
Adult weekend pass - £30,. Child weekend pass - £10
Adult Sunday only ticket - £25. Child Sunday ticket £10.
Camping from Thursday onwards (includes Sunday if required) £40 per pitch.
Camping from Friday onwards £35
Camping from Saturday £30.

Trade Stand bookings now being taken.

Di has sent an invitation to previous Traders who may like a Trade Stand at the 2019 event, but anyone new who would like information should e-mail now to dithompson15@gmail.com.
Prices have been held the same from 2018 which represents good value for money for three full days of trading.

EBC to be 2019 Sponsor

Whilst we will announce other sponsors in the coming weeks, we can immediately confirm that EBC Brakes will be the main sponsor for the 2019 event. Dave King confirmed the arrangement in March and we can expect a high profile presence at the event in September.

Backdrop raises £300 for charity

Backdrop raises £300 for charity

Thanks to bids from several individuals the 2018 podium backdrop has raised £300 for injured riders via the ACU Ben Fund.
Rather than waste the large curtain this year, Organisers decided to auction the one off piece at the end of last month and was pleased with the £300 raised, the whole of which will go to the charity.
Our thanks to the winner who has allowed us to publish his details which is Andrew Simpson from Orpington in Kent.
Andrew remarked upon hearing the news that he had won, "I am delighted to have won this backdrop and even more pleased that the money will go to such a good cause".
It is expected that the 2019 edition will be auctioned in the same way and will be advertised on this website in November.

An extra class sanctioned by the ACU

Due to the over whelming number of registrations in the Evo Over 50s and Super Evo classes the ACU have allowed us to make another class for the British Evo Challenge. We view this slightly as a "Gentleman's race" which is a combination of mostly Evo Over 50s together with a few Super Evo riders who did not make it through the ballot.
This will still consist of the usual Saturday Qualifying session plus four races over the weekend.
Invitations for this class have now gone out to pre registered riders who will need to confirm their acceptance by paying the entry fee as there are still Reserve riders for this class.
We would respectfully ask that no new riders apply for this class as there are still riders who have already registered who would like a place.

Entry status update 27th February

The Twinshock Under 50, Evo 500, Evo 250 and the 125cc class applicants have all been notified as to their entry status whilst the other three classes should be advised by midnight on Thursday.
There will be three methods to complete the payment process - on line from the website, cheque by post or a bacs transfer.
All three are simple but please follow the instructions carefully.
If you have been offered a Reserve place the following extract from the Supplementary Regulations applies;
Reserve Riders. Reserve riders who do not get a guaranteed place by the start of the event will be required to go into the Saturday qualifying session whereby the fastest RESERVE rider will be the first reserve for all of the races and the second fastest the second and so on.
It should be noted that in past events ALL reserves have been on the start line by the second group of races - most in the first races.





Individual Entries now closed 14th February

With a massive number of riders wishing to enter for the 2019 event, pre registrations have now closed for all classes. Approximately 800 applications, both on line and postal were received, but some are duplications and some for riders who were blocked by the inability to use the same e-mail address twice - but another one was used. Licences and date of births will now be recorded, although a high percentage of entries are for a one event licence which does not render the applicant to any disadvantage.
The ballot takes place on the 23rd February, but this will be done class by class so it may take up until the 1st March for all riders to be notified of their entry status. Please be patient.
Team Entries are still open with Sonia Goggin at the ACU office, Sonia@acu.org.uk

Three days left to register for an entry 10th February

This Wednesday at midnight, the facility to register for the ballot for a place in the 2019 event closes. To date, there are just under 800 applicants for the 525 guaranteed and reserve places! There will be some disappointments after the ballot has taken place.
Apart from the Twinshock Under 50 class it is pointless for younger riders to apply for the second ballot because all places are well oversubscribed.
Foreign riders should consider looking at entering a team in the EVO or Twinshock Vets MXdN class which will almost certainly gain a place at this stage. Anyone not sure if they have completed the registration process should e-mail dithompson15@gmail.com
A further update on total numbers will be released later this week.