British Champion Mark McLernon will begin his title defense on home soil in 2017 after Desertmartin in Northern Ireland has been confirmed as the venue for round one of next year’s series.
The spectacular former Grand Prix track opens an exciting looking six round championship, which also heads to the West Country after a break of several years, with the superb Landrake track near Plymouth hosting round three.
Details of the full championship are:
1st April – Desertmartin, Country Londonderry (North Armargh MCC.)
7th May – Culham, Oxfordshire (NORA MX)
21st May – Landrake, Cornwall (NORA MX)
25th June - Foxhill, Wiltshire (NORA MX) - Non club meet - British Sidecars/Solo's
23rd July - Dean Moor, Cumbria (NETT)
8th October - Canada Heights, Kent (Sidcup MCC)
In 2017 Four of the rounds will run as double headers with the Acu Maxxis British Sidecar Championship,
giving the quads excellent exposure to bigger crowds.
The series will run to virtually the same regulations as 2016, with three 20 minute, plus two lap, races at each round and with all points from all six rounds to count. Once again it will include an official ACU Under 21 Championship.
More good news for the Championship is that Stuart Walker – one of the most experienced men on the British quad scene - has been confirmed as the new Series Manager of the ACU British Quad Championship.
Stuart, and Nikki, currently run the UK’s biggest quad club, NORA MX, & has been involved in the sport since 1986 and has raced in every discipline the sport has thrown up over the years.
Confirming the appointment, Stuart said: “Running NORA is a big enough job, but after a lot of deliberation and support from various parties, including some riders, I’ve succumbed to the task and agreed to manage the 2017 ACU British Championship.’’
“The dates and venues are all bottomed out and we have secured some great tracks worthy of a British championship with a good geographical spread.
NORA will host two rounds alongside their existing Nora championship, plus we will be promoting a double header with the sidecars at Foxhills on June 25th this will NOT be a normal NORA championship meeting and will feature a solo support class instead.”
“A lot of familiar faces, who have been around the sport for years, will be helping us to run the series to a standard that people have come to expect and we are looking forward to the challenge.
“One thing we do need though is sponsorship. We cannot run the championship successfully without some backing, so if you can help please get in contact.”
We are in Discussions with a title sponsor, or you can become the sole Trophy sponsor at any of the 6 rounds?
Riders wanting to register an interest in riding in 2017 should contact Stuart by email using firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text by using a new dedicated Number 0734 000 7777