Although it’s now in its 40th successful year, the Classic Racing Motorcycle Club [CRMC] makes its first ever visit to Castle Combe on 6-7 April with a two-day nostalgia treat as it recreates the classic racing motorcycle scenes of the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s.
The weekend features plenty of competitive action, including the opening rounds of the 2019 ACU National Championships for Classic and Post Classic machines, as well as all the Club Championships.
Flying the flag for the local riders are Swindon ace Alex Sinclair – just back from racing at Easter Creek Australia last month – as well as 2018 Champion Rich Llewellin who’s riding Moto Louigi’s Ducati machines, and from Stroud, former TT privateer’s champion Dan Cooper on the 350 Honda.
The variety of machines is amazing and from the ‘60s and ‘70s you can expect to see iconic bikes from the UK such as Manx Nortons, Matchless G50s, BSA Goldstars, Seeleys, AJS 7Rs, Weslakes, Triumph Tridents and BSA Rocket 3s. European metal from the marques of Bultaco, Ducati, Moto Guzzi, Laverda, BMW and Aermacchi will rub shoulders, sometimes literally, with the early Japanese bikes from Honda, Suzuki and Yamaha.
From the 1980s will be examples of P&M Kawasakis, Suzuki GSXRs, Yamaha TZs, Ducati V twins, Honda VFRs and Yamaha FZ750s. Add to that a diverse field of beautifully prepared sidecar outfits powered by engines from BMW, Hillman, 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 are 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 to entertain the crowds.
Practice starts at 8:40am on Saturday morning, followed by a 17-race programme starting around 11:15am. On Sunday it’s a 9:15am start to the programme of 22 races and two parades.
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