THE motor racing action switches to two wheels at Rockingham this weekend (July 29/30) when the Northamptonshire circuit hosts one of the UK’s largest bike race series.
Now an annual date on the Rockingham race calendar, ThundersportGB is the most exciting and varied series in British motorcycle racing with nine different classes being contested over 34 races.
Tickets are £12 in advance with free entry for children aged 15 and under – so a family of four can enjoy a day’s racing for just £24! With qualifying plus 16 races on Saturday and a further 18 on Sunday, either day offers great value for money.
The action takes place on the International Motorcycle Circuit, and the packed timetable guarantees fans will have the opportunity to enjoy a magnificent array of two-wheel machines thundering around the track over both days.
The Superbike specification Michelin/Monex Europe Thundersport GP1, headlines and is definitely the one to watch if you like your bike racing with no holds barred on engine and chassis tuning. While some of the closest racing will be seen in the Dunlop Thundersport Superteens by the very best up and coming riders of their generation.
The Superteens series is renowned for producing some of the top household names including Double MotoGP winner Casey Stoner, ex-British Superbike Champion Alex Lowes, his brother Sam and fellow former Supersport World Champion Cal Crutchlow (both now MotoGP stars), to mention just a few.
However for those who prefer the classics, the Avon Golden Era Superbike, Alto Digital GP1 Classics & Sparklight Racing Golden Era Supersport grids will bring back fond memories with their pre-2000 race bikes adding some truly exotic machinery to the grids.
Also on the bill, the Avon Supertwins & Stocktwins, GB Racing 600 Sportsman Elite, A&RR/Continental Pre-National Axe Murderers (600’s) and the totally frantic HMT Racing Thundersport500.
ThundersportGB produces a fantastic race day programme to read free of charge (while stocks last), with all the detail you’ll need to keep ‘up to speed’ with what’s going on. More detail about the series, along with timetables for the weekend can be found at www.thundersportgb.com
As always at Rockingham all tickets include access to a grandstand seat offering panoramic views of the entire circuit, the pit garage roof and race paddock, which means there are no hidden costs.
The circuit prides itself on providing access to all motorsport fans, and those who are registered disabled can apply for a complimentary** admission ticket for their carer.
Advance tickets can be booked online at www.rockingham.co.uk or via the hotline on 01536 500500, option 1, until midday Friday (July 28). Adult tickets will be available on the gate priced £16. Gates open at 08:00 and track activity starts from 09:00.
** Written proof required