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THUNDERSPORT GB

CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016 THE HOME OF SPORTSMAN RACING

Rounds 16 & 17 15th & 16th October 2016

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SATURDAY 15TH OCTOBER 9.00am

15 minutes Qualifying Crank Racing Thundersport 500 (Elite & Seniors)

9.19am

THUNDERSPORT GB RACE DAY TIMETABLES

15 minutes Qualifying

RST Moto / Dunlop Aprilia Challenge (and TS500 Freshmen)

9.38am

15 minutes Qualifying

A&R Racing PN 600 Sport & Selco 600 Freshman 9.57am

15 minutes Qualifying

Avon Tyres Supertwins & HMT Racing Stocktwins 10.16am

15 minutes Qualifying

Stewart Events Thundersport GP1 (inc Freshman) 10.35am

15 minutes Qualifying Golden Era Superbike & Golden Era Supersport

10.54am

15 minutes Qualifying GB Racing Thundersport 600 Sportsman Elite

RACE 1 - 8 Laps (11.20am) Crank Racing Thundersport 500 Elite RACE 2 - 8 Laps (11.40am) RST Moto / Dunlop Aprilia Challenge RACE 3 - 8 Laps (12.00pm) Crank Racing Thundersport 500 Seniors & Freshmen RACE 4 - 8 Laps (12.20pm) Avon Tyres Supertwins & HMT Racing Stocktwins RACE 5 - 8 Laps (12.40pm) Sparklight Golden Era Supersport RACE 6 - 8 Laps (1.00pm) A&R Racing Pre-National Sport & Selco Freshman 600 LUNCH BREAK RACE 7 - 12 Laps (2.00pm) Stewart Events /Monex Europe Thundersport GP1 RACE 8 - 8 Laps (2.25pm) Dymag Golden Era Superbike RACE 9 - 12 Laps (2.45pm) GB Racing Thundersport 600 Sportsman Elite RACE 10 - 8 Laps (3.10pm) Crank Racing Thundersport 500 Elite RACE 11 - 8 Laps (3.30pm) RST Moto / Dunlop Aprilia Challenge RACE 12 - 8 Laps (3.50pm) Crank Racing Thundersport 500 Seniors & Freshmen RACE 13 - 8 Laps (4.10pm) Avon Tyres Supertwins & HMT Racing Stocktwins RACE 14 - 8 Laps (4.30pm) Sparklight Racing Golden Era Supersport RACE 15 - 8 Laps (4.50pm)

PICTURES:- FRONT COVER - JACKS SNAPS ABOVE - IAN BOLDY

A&R Racing Pre-National Sport & Selco Freshman 600 RACE 16 - 8 Laps (5.10pm) Dymag Golden Era Superbike RACE 17 - 8 Laps (5.30pm) GB Racing British Military Inter Services Race

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SUNDAY 16TH OCTOBER 9.00am

8 minutes Warm Up sessions

There are 5 Warm Up Sessions prior to the commencement of racing. These are split in classes as detailed on competitors Final Instructions in the following order:1) TS500 FM / Seniors & Aprilia RS125/RRV450R 2) TS500 Elite & Aprilia RRV450GP 3) Pre-National 600 Sport & GE Supersport 4) Thundersport 600 & Golden Era Superbike 5) Thundersport GP1 ends @ 10.05am RACE 1 - 9 Laps (10.15am) Crank Racing Thundersport 500 Elite RACE 2 - 9 Laps (10.37am) RST Moto / Dunlop Aprilia Challenge RACE 3 - 9 Laps (10.59am) Crank Racing Thundersport 500 Seniors & Freshmen RACE 4 - 9 Laps (11.21am) Avon Tyres Supertwins & HMT Racing Stocktwins RACE 5 - 9 Laps (11.43am) Sparklight Golden Era Supersport RACE 6 - 12 Laps (12.10pm) Stewart Events Thundersport GP1 & Monex GP1 FM RACE 7 - 9 Laps (12.32pm) A&R Racing Pre-National Sport & Selco Freshman 600 RACE 8 - 12 Laps (12.54pm) GB Racing Thundersport 600 Sportsman Elite RACE 9 - 9 Laps (1.21pm) Dymag Golden Era Superbike LUNCH BREAK RACE 10 - 9 Laps (2.20pm) Crank Racing Thundersport 500 Elite RACE 11 - 9 Laps (2.42pm) RST Moto / Dunlop Aprilia Challenge RACE 12 - 9 Laps (3.04pm) Crank Racing Thundersport 500 Seniors & Freshmen RACE 13 - 9 Laps (3.26pm) Avon Tyres Supertwins & HMT Racing Stocktwins RACE 14 - 9 Laps (3.48pm) Sparklight Golden Era Supersport RACE 15 - 12 Laps (4.15pm) Stewart Events Thundersport GP1 & Monex GP1 FM RACE 16 - 9 Laps (4.37pm) A&R Racing Pre-National Sport & Selco Freshman 600 RACE 17 - 12 Laps (4.59pm) GB Racing Thundersport 600 Sportsman Elite RACE 18 - 9 Laps (5.26pm) Dymag Golden Era Superbike


THUNDERSPORT GB (Affiliated to the ACU as Club Thundersport Ltd) This meeting is held under a European OPEN Road Race Permit, complying with the National Sporting Code and the Standing Regulations for Road Races of the ACU, the Supplementary Regulations of the above organisation, and in accordance with the ACU / FIM Environmental Code.

CADWELL PARK CIRCUIT MAP

Permanent Course Licence No. 012 ACU Permit No. ACU 46192 Outline Flags and other signals used at this meeting: (full details are shown in the ACU Handbook a copy of which is available for inspection in the Race Administration).

OUTLINE FLAGS AND OTHER SIGNALS

RED LIGHTS - May be extinguished as the signal to start races. May be illuminated to stop races or practice NATIONAL FLAG - May be used as the signal to start races GREEN FLAG - Indicates that the track is clear YELLOW FLAG - This Flag indicates that there is danger ahead. Overtaking in this sector is forbidden YELLOW /RED STRIPED FLAG - This indicates a lack of adhesion in this sector. Oil, Water or another substance (debris) on track RED FLAG - The race or practice session is stopped. Riders must return slowly to the pits or as directed by the marshals YELLOW I BLACK CROSS - This flag is shown at the startline at the beginning of the last lap. OHEQUERED FLAG - Indicates the end of the race or practice session

NOTICE: MOTOR SPORTS CAN BE DANGEROUS! Despite the organisers taking all reasonable precautions, unavoidable accidents can happen. Please comply with all instructions of marshals and notices and remain in permitted areas only. THEY ARE CONCERNED WITH YOUR SAFETY

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CLERK OF THE COURSE Dave Stewart

SECRETARY OF THE MEETING Dave Stewart 10 Hemington Lane Lockington Leicestershire. DE74 2RJ

RACE SECRETARY Bernadette Stewart

DEPUTY CLERK OF THE COURSE Paul Matthews

ASSISTANT RACE SECRETARY Joanne Lumb - Angie Matthews Carol Cochrane - Janet Day

CHIEF TECHNICAL STEWARDS

CHIEF MARSHAL John Pedersen

CHIEF INCIDENT OFFICER Mark Lumb

SOUND CONTROL

Rodger Wadey (Senior)

STARTLINE OFFICIALS Dave Richardson (Chief) Gary Rodwell (Deputy)

RACE CONTROL Joanne Page

ASSEMBLY AREA

Norman & Margaret Lowes

PODIUM CREW Thundersport Syd Samantha Page

RECOVERY TEAM

Dan & Natalie Wesley Keith Goldsmith / Dave Evans

ACU STEWARD John Ward

TIMEKEEPERS TSL Timing

CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICERS Ellen Rawlinson Steve Ready Steve Goodyear

AMBULANCE SERVICE Inter County Paramedic

COMMENTATORS

John Ward - Stuart Borman

CIRCUIT MANAGER

Mick Brown (01507 343248 )

OFFICIALS & ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Stuart Bailey (Chief) Phil Page (Eligibility) Judith Richardson (Admin)


Crazy Daves WSB Recipe... Another rant from the bloke who predicted Moto 3 would replace 125GPs - 5 years before it happened! complete standstill. The whole area was so packed that you couldn’t get a table for a Saturday evening meal for miles around and this all contributed to the electric atmosphere in and around the venue. It was a huge, chaotic, fantastic frenzy!

It was great!

Brands Hatch WSB in the 1990s was awesome! It could be again........... A few weeks ago a good friend of

mine asked me what could be done to reinvigorate World Superbikes. We have both been fans of the series since the early days of Giancarlo Falappa, Scott Russell, Aaron Slight, Yasutomo Nagai and of course Carl Fogarty. What follows is one of my now famous rants that no one in world motorsport will actually listen to, but it is something that I will stand by anyway. If some of these things are not implemented soon, WSB will just fade away in the same way that World Endurance already has, it (endurance)still exists, but it’s totally lacking in kudos or energy, like a walking corpse. Anyone who remembers the thousands of bikes doing the crazy run down to the south of France to Bandol for the annual Bol D’or 24 hour endurance in the late 80s or early 90s would never believe that it could ever get into such a sad state of affairs. The same is almost true for WSB today. I remember very well the days when we had to lie about the size of the WSB crowd at Brands Hatch in order to keep the local authorities and highways departments off of our case. I don’t mean lie, as in exaggerate the crowd as all motorsport events currently do, but lie in the sense that we said “Almost 120,00 fans” when we knew that there were actually far more. The queues of people trying to get in

were so long that security tacitly ignored the hundreds (maybe even thousands) of fans that got bored with waiting and simply parked up before climbing through the fence at the back of the long circuit. Nobody cared, we just wanted them off of the roads and into the venue before the police lost patience and shut us down. The amount of motorcycle traffic was so great that the Dartford Crossing suspended the charge and opened up a free lane for motorcycles to cure the log jam. If more people had arrived by car rather than by bike, it would have brought Kent to a

At the same time, Moto-GP (or GP500 as it was then) was struggling to reach 25,000 spectators at Donington Park. Everyone in the UK was simply Superbike crazy. Sadly, WSB is now a mere shadow of its former glory. It hasn’t genuinely topped 10,000 spectators at Donington Park or Silverstone since 2009, no matter what the official number released to the worlds press might say. (they lie you know?) The problems for the series are now amplified by the fact that it is owned and run by Dorna. That doesn’t mean that Dorna are incompetent or unimaginative, as they do a great job of running and promoting Moto-GP. But that in itself is

the problem!

WSB used to be a genuine rival to Moto-GP and that situation will never be tolerated again by those in charge. World Superbike itself needs to accept the fact that it will never again be permitted to rival Moto-GP in terms of popularity or rider following. They therefore need to stop slavishly following the same operating pattern as Moto-GP because that quite plainly isn’t working. WSB don’t actually need massive paddock infrastructure - they

Rijeka in Croatia has the advantage of having Europes most beautiful stretch of coastline a short ride away.


WANT it merely as an affirmation of their importance in the hieracy of the racing world, but they don’t need it! (you could actually run WSB at somewhere with the limited paddock facilities of Lydden Hill if you really wanted to). If they would just let this stuck up attitude go, the self-inflicted straightjacket they have placed upon themselves falls away and a whole new world of opportunities opens up for them. The current business model of Dorna charging the venues an inscription fee in order to bring the circus to town is unsustainable, as it places all of the financial risk on the circuit and more and more venues are rejecting that. Jonathan Palmer was quite right in being one of the first to reject that deal at Brands Hatch and I think that it is now clear that WSB actually needs Brands Hatch a lot more than Brands Hatch needs WSB. Their future deals with the circuits need to put the fact that the venues need to make a good return on their investment at the top of the “must have” list. That is the only way to get the right venues back on board. They also need a mix of “names” and really young up and coming talent preferably paired in the same teams that had a Superbike and a Supersport entry, not all from the UK and Italy either. (Eugene Laverty on the Superbike & Rory Skinner on the Supersport for example) You could even mandate that each two man team had a minimum combined age of 57 years..........and perhaps even be of different nationalities. They also need to stop pretending to be road bikes - get rid of the stupid headlight decals. They look naff and nobody is fooled into thinking they could ride one just the same out of the

showroom. We don’t want to see that, we want factory homologation specials dripping with exotic stuff that we aspire to own, but at the same time know we can’t have. Most importantly, turn the calendar on its head and run the series from September to May with the winter part being in the Southern Hemisphere. I know that sounds crazy, but it takes away the worst of the conflicts with Moto-GP and it would give fans a year round motorsport fix that currently doesn’t exist. Think about it..... From November to March every year we all endure endless re-runs of the races that have already happened on TV and the specialist publications, including bike websites, feature useless and uninteresting gossip, rumours and speculation. It’s dull as dishwater and we all have cabin fever by early March. Also - while we’re fixing things - ensure that the Technical Regulations permit local Superbikes to run competitively with very little modifications. Wild Cards are vital to the health of the series and they need to be in with a genuine chance of getting on the podium. Some of the Japanese Wild Cards in particular brought a whole new definition to the word Crazy and were always eagerly anticipated. I think it would be really interesting to see if they could adopt some of the above ideas and run a calendar at tracks where both they (WSB) and the venue owner could earn a nice payday and preferably also be the most important event in that seasons calendar at each circuit.

The venues.

A great way to start the season would be an early September event at Brands Hatch as the centre-piece of the new look championship. Whatever JP wants, Dorna should pay it!

Kyalami has a rich history and is now owned by Porsche who are investing heavily in the facility.

Then ping across the Irish Sea to Mondello Park where a knowledgeable crowd would flock to see World Championship racing for the first time in decades on a late September date. The first weekend of October is a good time to go to either Hockenheim in Germany or maybe even Most in the Czech Republic. Croatia has the enigmatic venue of Rijeka which would be perfect for a round in midOctober. It serves not only as an Eastern European round, but is close enough to Italy to draw the enthusiastic fans from there too. The Croatian coast has some of the best biking roads and views in the world, it could become a Mecca for the final road trip of the season for thousands of bike fans. Follow that up with a round the next week at Misano as the official Italian round. I know I said that we didn’t want to go to venues that hosted a round of Moto-GP, but Misano (and Assen) are special cases with their rich history of Superbike racing. Next a visit to Iberia with two rounds on successive weekends at Estoril in Portugal and Monteblanco in southern Spain. Estoril because it is so close to Lisbon and is a great track that has atmosphere, fans that are starved out of Moto-GP and great facilities. Monteblanco because it’s a brand new venue that could really grab hold of Superbike racing and become the Spanish hub for the brand rather than being dependent on the GP classes for testing. At that point a Christmas break would be in order whilst the whole shooting match was freighted to the Southern hemisphere from a port in the southernmost corner of Europe. Quite handy as the teams would already be in south eastern Spain...... Kick off the second half of the season in mid-January at Kyalami in South Africa. This could be a massive round as the whole continent hasn’t currently got any world championship track racing and the venue has an incredibly rich history to draw on. Porsche are the new owners and they are investing heavily in the venue. The worlds biggest bike market is in Indonesia and Dorna are already keen to go there, but they don’t currently have a track that can host Moto-GP. However, Sentul can easily host WSB and would fill a great void in the Dorna arsenal. A late January date would fit nicely and unlike Sepang which is soulless for anything with less infrastructure than Formula 1, Sentul can also generate its own special atmosphere. On to Australia and instead of going to Phillip Island, go to Eastern Creek instead. It’s only 20 miles from the centre of Sydney and has all of the facilities in place from the old days of running Grand Prix. Then follow it up a week later with Taupo or Hampton Downs in New Zealand. The Kiwis are bike crazy and they have some of


Sidecars (europe only) x 2 races. National Championship (non-Europe only) x 2 races. 14 races per event, lots of variety, unusual venues all near to large centres of population and a requirement for everyone to work hard in order to make a profit -

What’s not to like?

Youth opportunities. No stupid empty Arab stadia. Not dependent on Spain. Not controlled by Italy.

Crazy Dave CRAZY DAVES FANTASY DATES:-

New Zealand already has a huge motorcycle audience the best biking country in the world and Tourism NZ could very well get on board to market it as their seasons highlight. Next up in early/mid-March a visit to the land of the really Wild Wild-Cards. Suzuka it still has a very special draw and is another fantastic venue with a rich history where the factories always used to wheel out some very special bits of kit. Then coming back towards Europe a round at Daytona in bikeweek would bring back something special both to the series and to that great old venue. Whilst the circus was in the USA a round at Elkhart Lake (Road America) would be great, yet another classic venue with good crowd base. Then back to Europe for the final three rounds. Paul Ricard in late April would be terrific. The circuit is now very tidy and has everything in place to host a well attended round that would tee up the conclusion of the season. Assen is a must and it works. Early May at the cathedral of speed, would attract a massive crowd. The season finale at Donington Park in late May would be the proof of how this system could work. We would be back to having a vibrant championship that could grow without treading on the favoured status of Moto-GP within the Dorna portfolio. I know that’s 17 rounds, but it needs to be a busy calendar otherwise it slips from peoples minds (and they all need to make it pay or it will die). No inscription fee to be paid by any venue no circuit hire either. All gate & hospitality receipts to be split 50/50 by WSB and the venue. Drop the stupid requirement for a Grade 2 FIM Licence for every circuit (the FIM wouldn’t currently even look at Mondello

Park for example but it’s absolutely fine for Superbike racing with a bit of extra protection). Free public access at every venue on Friday for qualifying. Three championship races every weekend (making it a 51 race championship- never been done before).

The Race programme:-

Superbike x 3 races. Supersport x 2 races. Super Production ( real showroom 1000cc bikes) x 2 races. Junior Category (13 - 16 year olds) x 3 races. This could be my new multi-make GP3 Superteen proposal - KTM390, Aprilia RRV450R, Kawasaki Ninja 300, Yamaha R3, Aprilia RS125 (I know the FIM have now

Brands Hatch - England Mondello Park - Ireland Most - Czech Republic (or) Hockenheim - Germany Rijeka - Croatia Misano - Italy Estoril - Portugal Monteblanco - Spain Christmas Break Kyalami - South Africa Sentul - Indonesia Eastern Creek - Australia Hampton Downs - New Zealand Suzuka - Japan Daytona - USA Elkhart Lake - USA Paul Ricard - France Assen - Holland Donington Park - England

announced this, but I wrote this rant back in August).

Monteblanco could become the Iberian hub for Superbike racing and carve out a unique niche in the sun.


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THUNDERSPORT 500 ELITE

THUNDERSPORT 500

WHERE THE RIDER COUNTS!

THE BIGGEST BANG FOR YOUR BUCK!

The Thundersport 500 and Thundersport 500 Seniors championships are the absolute cheapest possible way to go road racing on this planet. A whole race package can be picked up for less than the price of a top of the range helmet & gloves. That said, the racing is hard and close - bordering on the frantic at times. The talent of a racer needn’t be judged by the value of the bike he/she happens to be sitting on, some of the most gifted riders in the country ride these humble parallel twins. The predominant choice of bike here is the Honda CB500, but once you’ve watched a couple of these races you’ll never look at one of these staid commuter bikes in quite the same way again. The 500 Seniors championship caters for riders of 40 years of age or older on 1st March of any given racing season. Some of these lads are fulfilling a long term ambition to race that they simply didn’t have the resources to satisfy when they were younger. When you see the level of skill displayed by some of them, you have to think that they could have made a pretty good living at it if circumstances had been different. We also include a Freshman Championship for newcomers to racing and these are identified by an “F” on the grid listing and by their bright orange novice bibs on track. Those two classes can be found on page 13 today as they have a separate grid to themselves for the championship finals. No 1 2 4 7 13 15 21 27 32 33 37 52 54 55 56 57 63 70 72 79 81 82 85 87 88 97 108 121 125 177 191 321

Rider Joe Barton Elliott Humphrey Tony Waistnage Dave Grace Richard Blunt Daniel Capper James Lee John O'Toole Will Leaning Daniel Taylor Gary Smith Craig Fowell Lara Small Nick Mallinson Arnaud Delorme Chris Poncia Martial Bellut Matthew Snow Bobby Campbell Lee Silvain Owen Graves Lewis Osler Roy Wilson Jodie Chalk Rhys Hutchinson Lee Howarth James Butcher Josh Leaning Richard Molnar Gary Wilson Alexandre LeCarpentier Ryan Vickers

Hometown Wakefield Scunthorpe Rotherham Mickleover Bury St Edmunds Middlewich Stockton Derby Scunthorpe Mexborough Rotherham Winsford Derby Milford Haven France Attleborough France Brigg Lincoln Bury St Edmunds Hull Wakefield Rawmarsh Glenrothes Middlesborough Westbourne Brentwood Scunthorpe Newport Pagnell Rawmarsh France Thetford

Team HB Motorcycles Rat Out Racing Online Carpets RTW Racing Portico Sport Team BGC One Way Round Racing Campbells Racing Leaning Racing Rare Fast Racing OTS Wicked Styling Via Moto Chesterfield HB Motorcycles Racing Club 42 Poncia Brothers Racing Racing Club 42 Rat Out Racing RAF / Tyres4Bikes That'll Do Racing Graves Road Racing Osler Racing Rare Fast Racing Chalky Moto Hutchinson Racing Royal Marines Motorsport Triple Js Racing Leaning Racing HB Motorcycles Team Motoz Racing #19 Racing France Satchwell Racing

Machine Honda Honda Honda Honda Honda Honda Honda Honda Honda Honda Honda Honda Honda Honda Honda Honda Honda Honda Honda Honda Honda Honda Honda Honda Honda Honda Honda Honda Honda Honda Honda Honda

cc 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500

CL T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T

Thundersport 500 Points 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Joe Barton Ryan Vickers Jodie Chalk Peter Bardell Josh Leaning Dave Grace John O’Toole Lewis Osler James Butcher Rhys Hutchinson

CLASS LAP RECORD 1.40.709 - Will Leaning

495 449 375 302 281 276 226 180 143 141


SOMETIMES.... ...LESS IS MORE!

THE APRILIA RRV450 - A MACHINE THAT SPANS THE AGES!

The APRILIA RRV450GP machine is without doubt one of the most desirable racing motorcycles in the world. It combines the very best Italian styling with British innovation in one beautiful package. Given the choice between a bland commuter machine that merely has body styling to ape its more exotic stablemates and something that is designed from the ground up to race, there really is no contest. NEW for 2016, IN Competition have created a race kit that turns the Full Power RRV450GP into a 32bhp restricted variant that is suitable for 13 year olds to learn the craft of road racing on. The Aprilia RRV450R is a 50% power version of this already proven machine, designed to compete in the World renowned Aprilia Superteen Challenge - the Worlds longest running one make series. Once the rider is ready to move on to a full power version, there is no need to sell up and start again, as IN Competition include the “Power Up” service in the original price of the machine. A few hours in the IN Competition workshop and the RRV450R becomes a full power RRV450GP ready for the next step on the racing career ladder. APRILIA RRV450GP - (Full Power)

Engine - 449.5cc liquid cooled V-twin 4-stroke Gearbox - 5 speed with separate oil supply Frame - Steel & Aluminium composite Swing Arm - Box section aluminium with bracing Exhaust - Stainless steel headers with Arrow silencer Front Forks - 40mm upside down with billet yokes Rear Shock - Maxton bespoke monoshock Front Brake - 320mm floating disc with 4 piston brembo Rear Brake - 220mm fixed disc Front Wheel - 3.50 x 17 Marchesini Racing Lightweight Rear Wheel - 5.50 x 17 Marchesini Racing Lightweight Tyres - Dunlop Alpha 13 Lightweight Race Weight - 125 kg half wet Max Revs - 11,400 RPM Power - 64bhp at rear wheel

APRILIA RRV450R - (Junior Restricted)

Engine - 449.5cc liquid cooled V-twin 4-stroke Gearbox - 5 speed with separate oil supply Frame - Steel & Aluminium composite Swing Arm - Box section aluminium with bracing Exhaust - Stainless steel headers with Arrow silencer Front Forks - 40mm upside down with billet yokes Rear Shock - Maxton bespoke monoshock Front Brake - 320mm floating disc with 4 piston brembo Rear Brake - 220mm fixed disc Front Wheel - 3.50 x 17 Marchesini Racing Lightweight Rear Wheel - 5.50 x 17 Marchesini Racing Lightweight Tyres - Dunlop Alpha 13 Lightweight Race Weight - 125 kg half wet Max Revs - 9,000 RPM Power - 32bhp at rear wheel

KEEPING IT STUNNINGLY SIMPLE

for over 20 Years.


RST APRILIA CHALLENGE RRV450GP & RS125 SUPERTEENS

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The Aprilia Challenge is THE MOST SUCCESSFUL ONE MAKE SERIES IN THE WORLD!

THE CHAMPIONS FACTORY

INNOVATION IN ACTION DON’T BRING A KNIFE TO A GUNFIGHT!

Not unless it’s as sharp as a razor - and these RRV450s are exactly that. Ask any of the Supertwins frontrunners and they’ll tell you that if you leave a gap even as small as a front tyre going into any corner, you’ll find a whole Aprilia RRV shoved into it well before the apex of the turn! When Aprilia created the SXV450 with its advanced composite frame and super-stiff swingarm, they couldn’t possibly have known that they were inadvertantly producing the basis for one of the very best middleweight sportsbikes in the world. It is often the case that when a bike of this kind is created with the sole purpose of winning races, it ends up being a little uncomfortable on the eye (that’s polite language for “pig-ugly”). Nothing could be further from the truth with Ian Newtons creation, the bikes are truly stunning to look at and they perform even better than they look. The bike was created to give our burgeoning talent pool of Superteens a place to learn how to ride a 4-stroke motorcycle that also demands high corner speed and accurate throttle control. The lessons they learn are then directly transferrable into the 600cc and 1000cc categories. The proof of how well this works is evident in the progression of many ex-RRV riders into the higher levels of the sport. In the past three seasons that “Where the hell did he learn to ride like that?” phrase has been used to describe Sam Wilford, James Folkard, Jake Dixon, Brad Jones and Ross Twyman who all stood on the podiums in their first ever appearances at BSB after graduating from the “Aprilia Acadamy of Excellence”. Take your place at your favourite spot to watch these encounters and you’ll be amazed and entertained in equal measure. You can’t buy one for the road, you can’t buy one for track days, you can only buy one to race here - you can have one in any colour you like - as long as it’s black! The Superteens will be sitting right behind these boys on the grid and they’ll be looking to see how the more experienced riders handle themselves. Soon enough though this crop of 12-15 year olds will be aboard the more powerful bikes themselves and they won’t be taking any prisoners.

No Rider

Hometown

Team

Machine

cc

CL

3

Ben Ashcroft

Warrington

Ashcroft Racing

Aprilia

450

ST

9

Alex Taylor

Southwater

Scott Racing M/cycles

Aprilia

450

GP

13 Jake Clark

Bromsgrove

Jake Clark Racing

Aprilia

125

ST

14 Will Hodgson

Wigan

Ron Hodgson Cars

Aprilia

450

GP

18 Jodie Fieldhouse

Worle

Go Pink Racing

Aprilia

125

ST

20 Jack Hart

Renfrew

Jack Hart Racing

Aprilia

125

ST

22 Zak Corderoy

Blewbury

Zak C Racing

Aprilia

450

GP

24 Max Lofthouse

Burnley

Lofty Racing

Aprilia

450

ST

39 Connor Sellors

Nantwich

3 Nine Racing

Aprilia

450

GP

54 Sam Cox

Maldon

RSR Motorsport

Aprilia

450

GP

55 Jack Scott

Luton

JJ Racing

Aprilia

125

ST

58 Trystan Finocchiaro

Redditch

Transmec Group

Aprilia

450

GP

66 Rhys Irwin

Letterkenny ROI Scott Racing M/cycles

Aprilia

450

ST

69 Caolan Irwin

Donegal

Scott Racing M/cycles

Aprilia

450

GP

73 Cameron Tenzing-Jenkins Callander

JDF Racing

Aprilia

450

GP

88 Harry Leigh

Hathern

Double 8 Racing

Aprilia

125

ST

93 Matty Rangeley

Hull

Humberside Excavations

Aprilia

450

GP

96 Conor Wheeler

Hatfield

JDF Racing

Aprilia

450

GP

Aprilia RRV450GP Points 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Zak Corderoy Will Hodgson Sam Cox Matty Rangeley Caolan Irwin Conor Wheeler Alex Taylor Trystan Finocchiaro Kasey Wyatt William Caines

496 466 387 352 314 276 247 234 230 192

Aprilia Superteen Points 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Rhys Irwin Jack Scott Kade Verwey Max Lofthouse Jake Clark Laurence Edgeley Jodie Fieldhouse Harry Leigh Matthew Bower Ben Ashcroft

546 511 473 367 336 297 263 196 195 156

CLASS LAP RECORDS Aprilia RRV450GP 1.36.718 - George Stanley Aprilia Superteens 1.43.914 - Jake Dixon


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THUNDERSPORT 500 SENIORS & FRESHMAN

THUNDERSPORT 500

WHERE THE RIDER COUNTS!

THE BIGGEST BANG FOR YOUR BUCK!

And here they are........ The 500 Seniors championship caters for riders of 40 years of age or older on 1st March of any given racing season. Some of these lads are fulfilling a long term ambition to race that they simply didn’t have the resources to satisfy when they were younger. When you see the level of skill displayed by some of them, you have to think that they could have made a pretty good living at it if circumstances had been different. We also include a Freshman Championship for newcomers to racing and these are identified by an “F” on the grid listing and by their bright orange novice bibs on track. The main Elite class can be found on page 9 today as they have a separate grid to themselves for the championship finals. No 11 17 18 19 28 29 34 38 40 46 48 49 58 59 60 64 66 67 68 71 76 84 98 101 111 114 116 117 119 167 172 194 333

Rider Mark Leaning Dave Moss Chris Bramley Kev Burton Karl Chamley Robert Carver Adrian Teasdale Mick Marshall Rob Aimable Chris Satchwell Karl Finch Steve Waring Gawin Pride Virgil Stevenson Liam Kirk Jim Gaughan Chris Jones Mark Robinson Clive Mindham Roddy Taylor Thomas Pickford Andy Manchester Richard Connole Colin Mooney Paul Anyon Andrew Leivers George Williams George Davies Nick Redfearn Chris Cooper Dave Schofield Jordan Ashington Sam Palfreyman

Hometown Scunthorpe Deeside Nottingham Thetford Bradford Barnsley Carlisle Rawmarsh Dover Harpenden Lincoln Chester Nottingham Borrowash Doncaster Lincoln Huddersfield Pontefract Kettering Aldershot Huddersfield Warlingham Scotton Stockton on Tees Neston Oakwood St Neots Shirley Sawley Rawmarsh Barnsley Bradford Nottingham

Team Old Man Racing JCM Racing JBM Racing K.racersshed CNS Racing CJ Accessories Van-Glass.co.uk Rare Fast Racing Blackstone Racing Satchwell Racing KF Racing R-Kid Racing Fifty Eight Racing VS Racing LK Racing Gaughan Racing Osler Racing Robinson Racing Fermac Racing Taylor Racing Pickford Racing DMP Performance M/C RC Racing KLM / Triple S Dee Banks Unique School AL Racing GW Racing No More Straps NR Racing Team Motoz Racing Schofield Racing Jordz Racing SP Racing

Machine Honda Honda Honda Honda Honda Honda Honda Honda Honda Honda Honda Honda Honda Honda Honda Honda Honda Honda Honda Honda Honda Honda Honda Honda Honda Honda Honda Honda Honda Honda Honda Honda Honda

cc 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500

CL S S F S F F S S F S F F F S F F F S S S F FS S S FS F F F S S S F F

Seniors 500 Points 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Dave Moss Colin Mooney Chris Satchwell Nick Turner Clive Mindham Mark Leaning Mark Robinson Chris Cooper Mick Marshall Paul Anyon

600 512 423 383 324 289 169 164 148 138

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Sam Palfreyman George Davies Steve Waring Rob Aimable Chris Jones George Williams Jordan Ashington Robert Carver Paul Anyon Anthony Seasman

430 411 303 297 269 259 243 195 190 170

Freshman 500 Points

CLASS LAP RECORD 1.40.709 - Will Leaning


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STOCKTWINS ARE SUPERTWINS ON A BUDGET

Whereas the Supertwin category has no tuning restrictions, we also compliment that with our more cost concious Stocktwins Championship. The Stocktwins has grown out of the original Minitwin idea. Cost control was always designed to be a core principal of Minitwins and the rules were so tight that you can effectively say that these were as close as you could get to standard road bikes with a go faster exhaust and race suspension. However, having to use a lot of original parts and not being able to junk non-essential crash damaged parts precluded competitors from taking advantage of a lot of extremely cheap pattern parts readily available from the far East and that was the main reason for us adopting Stocktwins regulations. The only difference being that any non-performance enhancing part may be used regardless of whether it is from the original manufacturer or not. Both classes create great racing and you will see that a well ridden Stocktwin can even get into the top 5 of the overall race result. Supertwin or Stocktwin both have that V-twin rumble and both offer superb competition on a budget that a normal working man can afford. Crack on!

No 3 5 9 12 17 18 19 25 26 30 35 39 42 43 45 49 52 54 60 63 70 71 75 76 77 86 96 97 98 121 127 131 133

Rider Ryan Redman James Cowton Alex Taylor Luc Mamet Jonny Towers Richard Connole Neil Schofield Stuart Szulczewski Daniel Taylor Daniel Bateman Tim Hawkins Thomas Burnett Max Dixon Alex Platt Andrew Castle Paul McClung Samuel Mousley Sam Cox Greg Madero Jack Stezaker Paul Williams John Simpson Nick Anderson Mark Kirkby Robert Kirk Rick Saville Jason Markham Kieran Smith Rob Pragnell Stephen Taylor Adam Green Jon Rutherford Ben Tolliday

Hometown Blackpool Kilham Southwater Hereford Coton in Elms Scotton Barnsley Grantham Kirton Lindsey Donington Minehead Ramsey IOM Spital Lincoln Lincoln Haddington Swansea Maldon Towcester Preston Beaworthy Antrim NI Scarborough Hexham Lincoln Grimsby Salisbury Messingham Portsmouth Oakham Salisbury Congresbury Scarborough

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Machine Suzuki Kawasaki Aprilia Suzuki Kawasaki Kawasaki Suzuki Suzuki Suzuki Suzuki Suzuki Suzuki Suzuki Suzuki Suzuki Kawasaki Suzuki Aprilia Suzuki Suzuki Suzuki Suzuki Kawasaki Suzuki Suzuki Kawasaki Suzuki Suzuki Kawasaki Suzuki Kawasaki Suzuki Suzuki

cc 650 650 550 650 650 400 650 650 650 650 650 650 650 650 650 650 650 450 650 650 650 650 650 650 650 650 650 250 400 650 400 650 650

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John Simpson Jonny Towers Paul McClung Dan Taylor Greg Madero Aaron Bradley Caolan Irwin Max Dixon Alex Platt Neil Schofield

510 506 400 400 336 258 253 172 167 129

HMT Racing Stocktwins Points 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Greg Madero Aaron Bradley Max Dixon Alex Platt Neil Schofield Ian McGann Luc Mamet Ryan Redman Ben Tolliday Jason Markham

659 473 322 290 243 213 175 171 158 151

CLASS LAP RECORDS Supertwins - 1.35.432 Bradley Perie Stocktwins - 1.37.434 Dan Taylor


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GOLDEN ERA MANIC - SUPERSPORTS OF THE 90s WHEN TRACTION CONTROL WAS ALL IN THE WRIST ACTION! As with the corresponding Superbike class, some of the most memorable race action came from a time before the electronics geeks interferred with the direct relationship between the twist grip and the throttle slides. The term “Mad Axe-Murderers” was actually coined by James Whitham when he did a couple of Wild Card rides in the World Supersport Championship and watching it from trackside you simply couldn’t argue the accuracy of that label. If Ghengis Khan rode a motorcycle it would have been an R6 or ZX6RR from this era (he might have struggled getting his helmet through Technical Control, but who’s going to argue with him?). Golden Era Supersport is our version of this classic era of motorcycle racing, before traction control took over from pure fearless determination. These classes are not Pre-Injection or Pre-2000, they are tailored to the bikes that actually raced in that iconic era. The technical regulations allow all and any modifications that were used in period and ban anything that wasn’t around or allowed at the time. Tyres are any make, any pattern, any type - as long as they have a road legal designation. Full wets are permitted only when a Wet Race has been declared. GOLDEN ERA STEELSPORT Since we started running the Golden Era Supersport class, many riders asked us about creating a parrallel series for the Steel-Framed bikes of a similar period. Initially we did not want to do so, because we saw that idea as the brainchild of the Derby Phoenix Motorcycle Club. We are not the kind of organisation that indulges in appropriating other peoples ideas on principle. However, the Derby Phoenix Club have had a difficult time of things over the past few seasons and they approached us to give a home to their loyal riders. No

Rider

Hometown

Team

Machine

cc

CL

1

Chris Hellewell

Rotherham

Sparklight Racing

Yamaha

600

SS

2

Sam Nicholson

Nottingham

Motorpoint Derby

Yamaha

600

SS

3

Adrian Bridges

Solihull

Sparklight Racing

Yamaha

600

SS

7

Mark Hudson

Cheadle

Brosport

Yamaha

600

SS

8

Karl Foster

Scunthorpe

Foster Brothers Racing

Yamaha

600

SS

14

Brad Davey

Abingdon

Motovation

Ducati

748

SF

16

Luke MacRae

Billingshurst

MacRae Racing

Suzuki

600

SS

21

Andy Lee

Shrewsbury

Lee Racing

Yamaha

600

SS

23

Dave Jeff

Barnsley

Two Jeffs Racing

Yamaha

600

SS

24

Andy Scanlon

Thatcham

Stubble Racing

Yamaha

600

SS

26

Ryan Cooper

Leeds

Coops Racing/Race HQ

Yamaha

600

SS

28

Martyn Bloomfield

Tarporley

P&C Pavers

Yamaha

600

SS

31

Steve Chadwick

Milnthorpe

SC Racing

Yamaha

600

SS

32

Chris Froggatt

Chichester

Froggatt Racing

Yamaha

600

SS

35

Mark Biswell

Aylesbury

Bizzle Bikesport

Honda

600

SF

36

Mark Foster

Scunthorpe

Foster Brothers Racing

Yamaha

600

SS

48

Richard Harrison

Cleasby

P&C Pavers

Yamaha

600

SS

53

Rob Mawbey

Derby

Racing Lines Tyres

Yamaha

600

SS

55

Adam Darnell

Ringwood

Sparklight Racing

Yamaha

600

SS

57

Alan Curtis

Helston

Royal Navy Motorsport

Honda

600

SS

65

David Langley

Dereham

RAF MSA / Ashtons

Honda

600

SF

68

Nick Wainwright

Beverley

Paintzfiction Racing

Yamaha

600

SS

87

Carl Vickers

Dunfermline

Royal Marines Motorsport

Yamaha

600

SS

114 Jon Wright

Shrewsbury

Controls & Safety Ltd

Honda

600

SF

195 Charles Radford

Sheffield

CR Racing

Yamaha

600

SS

Golden Era Supersport Points 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Chris Hellewell Nick Wainwright Andy Scanlon Ryan Cooper Sam Nicholson Martin Bloomfield Adrian Bridges Rob Mawbey Karl Foster Luke McRae

609 391 365 359 268 248 242 239 183 168

Golden Era Steelsport Points 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Mark Biswell Dave Langley Chris Spink Ian Evans Brad Davey Jon Good Paul Debnam Connor Irwin Matty Gowan Aaron Staniforth

616 554 322 242 149 117 104 101 100 95

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These bad boys are the most sophisticated and powerful bits of kit in the paddock. When you start racing, everyone secretly wants one, but the first time you ride one in anger reminds you very forcefully that they can bite! It is a reminder of how fast technology has advanced in just a few years when you consider that all of the bikes on this grid have more advanced electronics than even the most sophisticated Grand Prix machines had before the 4-stroke Moto-GP era started. It’s even more amazing to consider that if a decent standard club rider were on one of these machines in any Grand Prix before around 1991, he would probably have won! That is a little factoid that both astounds and offends people like me that grew up with Wayne Rainey and Eddie Lawson as their racing heroes (because NOBODY could have smoked the tyres like they did - could they?)................ This race has 3 categories within one race - all riders contest the main Thundersport GP1 Elite category and that can be won outright by a Sportsman rider if he is good enough. There is also a “Freshman” category for riders who are yet to obtain their Full Clubman Licence. All categories of GP1 rider may use any tyre, slick or treaded and even 16.5 inch rims if desired. There is an open tyre policy in most classes at Thundersport GB and Michelin, Dunlop, Avon, Continental and the other brands all put a lot of effort into getting their men onto the podium. If one brand dominates the podium, the rest of the riders very swiftly switch to that brand. This is a VERY big marketing exercise, because over 1,200 tyres will be used at pretty much every Thundersport GB meeting. That’s well over £1,000,000 worth of tyres each season without even counting tyres used for out of season testing!

No 2 4 5 9 18 22 25 26 33 36 38 60 71 73 83 85 86 90 92 94 96 99 105 111 126 156 157 164 175 188 212 338 535

Rider Josh Day Craig Neve Curtis Rothwell Paul Charman Russell Powell Terry Fuller Kirt Powell Richard White Michael Neeves Stuart Goodson Andrew Pollard Ash Stone Phil Crowe David Brook Ben Hollingworth Jody Lees Martin Beecham Rory Parker Mark Sykes Lee Williams Callum O'Shea Ben Crowe James Vevers Sonny Martin Jonathan Lodge Dave Jackson Charlie Morris Matt Stevenson Paul Marley Rob Heritage Luke Blackburn Marc Greenslade Alex Young

Hometown Swindon Immingham Bolton Accrington Wem Evesham Spalding Watford Peterborough Southsea Belper Matlock Lincoln Bradford Yarm Rugeley Howden Ramsey IOM Grimsby Bootle Port Soderick IOM Carnforth Workington Wirral Holmfirth Lincoln Potters Bar Ripon Scarborough Rushden Louth Tidworth Witney

Team Crank Racing Callmac Flexi Hydraulic Rothwell Racing Accrington Auto Bodies Tony Moss M/cycles Full On Racing Powell Racing Get Low Racing Prime Factors Racing Royal Navy Motorsport Rhodes & Track Stone Racing Phil Crowe Racing Team Arkoni Racing Royal Marines Motorsport Midland VW Racing MB Racing Layson Engineering Mark Sykes Racing Team Willo/ Hi-Tech Monarch Honda Team 99 Racing Jink Tatoo Studio Guildford Audio JL Graphics.co.uk Jackson Racing MSG Racing Suzuki PSFR Racing Marley Landrovers Car Shop Blackburn Racing British Army Race Team British Army Race Team

Machine Kawasaki Kawasaki Suzuki Yamaha Honda BMW Kawasaki Yamaha BMW Suzuki BMW Kawasaki BMW Kawasaki Honda Yamaha Honda Kawasaki Kawasaki Kawasaki Honda Suzuki Kawasaki Kawasaki Kawasaki BMW Suzuki BMW Kawasaki Kawasaki Kawasaki BMW Ducati

cc 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 750 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 848

CL E E E S S S F S E F F S E E F E E E E E E S S S E E S S S F F S F

Thundersport GP1 Elite Points 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Lee Williams Josh Day Craig Neve Michael Neeves Jonathan Lodge Dave Jackson Lee Wilson Paul Charman Dave Brook Curtis Rothwell

416 383 268 215 170 149 129 121 120 108

Thundersport GP1 Sportsman Points 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Paul Charman Matt Stevenson Ash Stone Sonny Martin Richard White Gary Hutchinson Jonathan Panter Michael Tustin Ben Crowe Nick Edgeley

540 327 222 211 208 206 161 141 132 122

GP1 Freshman Points 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Andrew Pollard Ben Hollingworth Rob Heritage Luke Blackburn Stuart Goodson Lee Ewbank Andrew Batner Paul Maher Matthew Streeter Ray Webb

568 541 436 339 162 157 100 48 45 41

CLASS LAP RECORD 1.29.866 - Josh Day


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PRE-NATIONAL 600 PASSION PUT INTO ACTION! INTO THE FIRE

The world of motorcycle racing can be an intimidating place for newcomers. If you want to start on a 600cc machine, you’ll quickly discover that everyone else on the grid is a budding Axe-Murderer in the making. In order to ease the transition into this fiercely competitive category, we created the “Pre-National Sport 600” class for riders who have yet to gain a National Licence. It was originally made up of a mix of pure novices and riders who are generally in their second season of racing. It tends to work slightly better than a pure “Novice” or “Rookie” grid because the new riders have some slightly more experienced riders around them that they can learn from - rather than the fastest newcomer being left to his own devices. This is hugely beneficial when it comes to things like lapping slower riders, or dealing with temporary course changes such as lack of adhesion flags being utilised on parts of the track. Of course those things can be learnt by trial and error, but having someone who has done it before just ahead of you takes the guesswork out of it. New for 2016 is a “Freshman” category within this race, which is for riders on a Novice licence with very little experience.The bikes themselves are pretty much the same specification machines as those on the Sportsman Elite grid, but at this learning stage of the process any No Rider Hometown Team Machine cc CL small differences are immaterial. As 2 James Clarke Norwich IRIS Rigging Racing Triumph 675 F the season progresses some of these 4 Alex Laureys Balham APL Racing Kawasaki 600 F riders will become very polished 5 Chris Curtis Stoulton MSG Racing Suzuki Suzuki 600 S and take part in the Sportsman Elite 10 Sam Holme Elvington Sam Holme Racing Kawasaki 600 S races as well in order to measure 11 Will Harper Desborough MSG Racing Suzuki Suzuki 600 S their progress. As with all 600cc 14 Daniel Jones Solihull DJ Racing Honda 600 F production based formulae, the 23 Andrew Evans Carnforth Andrew Evans Racing Yamaha 600 F Pre-National 600 Sport & Freshman 26 Andy Kewley South Cerney British Army Race Team Triumph 675 S classes races on “Road-Legal” 27 Brian Fuidge Poole Royal Marines Motorsport Suzuki 600 S treaded tyres unless a “Wet Race” is 34 Chris Lavisher Newbury LBR Racing Triumph 675 S declared, in which case tyre choice is free. There are no restrictions on 43 Scott Pickles Leeds SP Racing Honda 600 S the brand of tyre used and all major 46 Alistair Wright Poole Royal Marines Motorsport Yamaha 600 S manufacturers are represented. 47 Zac Oultram Manchester Konect Racing Yamaha 600 S 50 Matty Whelan Barnsley Bennetts M/cycles MV Agusta 675 S Pre-National 600 Sport Points 56 Lewis Roberts Poole Royal Marines Motorsport Yamaha 600 F 1 Lloyd Shelley 579 58 Liam Warren Spalding South Lincs Leisure Yamaha 600 S 2 Mathew Dawes 402 62 Danny Williams Folkestone British Army Race Team Triumph 675 F 65 Ashley Milburn Swadlincote Cotton Racing Triumph 675 S 3 Matty Whelan 379 68 Chris Manger Leeds Manger Bros Racing Yamaha 600 S 4 Ashley Milburn 376 69 Corey Wilson Barnsley Willy Wilson Racing Yamaha 600 S 5 Ben Wotton 361 75 Tom Hill Chesham Unraceables Yamaha 600 F 6 Alex Laureys 225 79 Nick Barnes Peterborough Park Electric Yamaha 600 S 7 Liam Hellewell 220 80 Stephen Kimmings Orsett SK Racing Yamaha 600 S 8 Chris Manger 185 81 Stevie Elliott Exeter Royal Marines Motorsport Triumph 675 S 9 Sam Holme 178 84 Ben Wotton Sleaford Wotton Racing Triumph 675 S 85 Neil Goodson High Wycombe Unraceables Yamaha 600 F 10 Joe Lawrence 165 89 Liam Dale Bradford Barrett Steel Racing Yamaha 600 F Pre-National 600 FreshmanPoints 90 James Edwards Amersham Mish Racing Suzuki 600 F 1 Alex Laureys 539 91 Ian Norris Holmer Green IN Racing Suzuki 600 F 2 Daniel Jones 387 92 Axl King Stoke on Trent Kings Racing Triumph 675 F 93 Adam Gittings Manchester Selco Builders Suzuki Suzuki 600 S 3 Liam Dale 344 94 Joe Miller Hull M-Tec Racing Yamaha 600 S 4 Neil Goodson 324 95 Aaron King Stoke on Trent Kings Racing Triumph 675 F 5 Andrew Evans 307 96 Cemal Oram Bristol Royal Marines Motorsport Suzuki 600 F 6 Alex Young 248 98 Mark Evans Bolton Evans Racing Honda 600 F 7 Alun Brooks 228 108 Mathew Dawes Studley MD Racing Kawasaki 600 S 8 Charlie White 171 113 Nige Pitt Bury Pittys Custom Vinyls Triumph 675 S 9 Tom Hill 137 114 Jon Wright Shrewsbury Controls & Safety Ltd Yamaha 600 S 119 Alun Brooks Welshpool Brooks Boyz Racing Honda 600 F 10 Neil England 99 144 Alexander Young Witney British Army Race Team Honda 600 F CLASS LAP RECORDS 156 Paul Goodwin Blackpool Goodwin Racing Suzuki 600 S Sport 1.34.423 - Sam Osborne 189 Zsolt Bardi Burnt Oak Bardi Racing Suzuki 600 F 888 Joe Lawrence Bolton Capital Lifting Racing Kawasaki 600 S F/Man 1.37.941 - Alex Laureys


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Modern Superstock 600 specification bikes are now so good that what was almost unthinkable 10 years ago is now true. In the right hands, a Superstock bike could set a lap time good enough for a front row start in British Supersport. Bearing in mind the £25,000 price gap between the two bikes, that is an amazing testament to how closely the manufacturers are able to replicate what their race departments are learning from racing and putting it into their production lines. With lap times so close, it seems mildly pointless creating two different races and therefore splitting up the pool of talent, so we combine the two different machine specifications into one (very exciting) race. We now run two classes in this race, but they are no longer split on machine specification, they are divided based on rider experience and licence grade. This reflects the lesser experience of some riders who contest the Sportsman class, rather than the Elite. This is our first season using this format, which was introduced because we felt that some riders moving up from the Pre-National classes would like to be able to contest a championship against riders with a similar level of experience. The Elite class is the main championship and it is the fastest 600 racing class anywhere outside of the BSB paddock itself. If you can cut the mustard in this tremendously competitive class, you can acquit yourself well anywhere! Whatever happens the action will be as frantic as only 600cc racing can be.

No 1 2 4 6 11 16 20 21 24 34 40 46 47 48 50 51 52 72 74 88 94 96 99 115 119 121 129

Rider Charlie Morris Jordan Rushby Alex Laureys Brendan Mallinder Grant McIntosh James Buchanan Ben Neary Andy Lee Jonathan Perry Arnie Shelton James Weir-Dunne Ross Walker William White Harry Phillips Lewis Barnes Sergejs Kravcenko James Cowton Max Wadsworth Joey Thompson Richard Stubbs Ross Simpson Jack Tynan Stephen Kaplan Sam McFarlane Lloyd Shelley James Field Jeff Booth

Hometown Potters Bar Beverley Balham Rotherham Wakefield London Leeds Shrewsbury Winsford Bourne Finchley Lincoln Watford Leicester Swindon Woodford Green Kilham Halifax Selby Stone Chessington Reading Wallingford Wellingborough Burntwood Barton u Humber Sale

Team MSG Racing Suzuki Rushers Racing APL Racing Team Mally Donkey Box Racing Empyrean Construction Neary Racing Lee Racing JP Racing Shelton Racing Keltbray Ross Walker Racing Get Low Racing Dirty Harry Racing Lewis Barnes Racing Motors Grupa-KO Racing Cowton Racing Specialised Group Bidvest - Thompson DCR JDF Racing Tynan.co/Racing RAF MSA MSG Racing Suzuki Access Bookings.com RAF MSA Slowboy Racing

Machine Suzuki Yamaha Kawasaki Yamaha Triumph Yamaha Kawasaki Yamaha Yamaha Kawasaki Triumph Honda Triumph Kawasaki Yamaha Yamaha Honda Kawasaki Kawasaki Yamaha Kawasaki Yamaha Kawasaki Suzuki Triumph Kawasaki Yamaha

cc CL 600 S 600 E 600 S 600 S 675 S 600 S 600 E 600 S 600 E 600 E 675 S 600 E 675 E 600 E 600 E 600 S 600 E 600 E 600 E 600 S 600 E 600 E 600 E 600 S 675 S 600 S 600 E

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Charlie Morris Jordan Rushby Aaron Clifford William White Max Wadsworth Nick Edgeley Matt Truelove Brendan Mallinder Joel Williams Jack Drury

285 252 229 225 159 110 95 88 76 71

Thundersport 600 Sportsman Points 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Charlie Morris Brendan Mallinder Nick Edgeley Sam McFarlane Aaron Silvester Jonny Towers George Pyecroft Sergejs Kravcenko Gary Hignett Robert Varey

536 270 267 205 153 130 142 87 86 75

CLASS LAP RECORD 1.31.183 Dean Hipwell


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GOLDEN ERA NO GIMMICKS - SUPERBIKES OF THE 90s WHEN TRACTION CONTROL WAS ALL IN THE WRIST ACTION Some of the most memorable race action came from a time before the electronics geeks interferred with the direct relationship between the twist grip and the throttle slides. Seeing Yasutomo Nagai, Scott Russell, Giancarlo Fallappa, Aaron Slight and Anthony Gobert not only backing it in on high speed sections, but also squirming out of corners whilst the chassis tied itself in knots may not have been as fast as modern Moto-GP bikes - but it looked a whole lot faster and infinitely more exciting. Golden Era Superbikes is our version of this classic era of motorcycle racing, before 1000cc across the frame 4 cylinder bikes displaced the “real” Superbikes of the 750cc era. Just looking at these homologation specials on their paddock stands invokes memories of that era and when they fire up, the chatter of the flatslides just makes me grin - I can’t help it. These classes are not Pre-Injection or Pre-2000, they are tailored to the bikes that actually raced in that iconic era. The technical regulations allow all and any modifications that were used in period and ban anything that wasn’t around or allowed at the time. Tyres on the Superbikes are any make, any pattern, any type including slicks. Rims are also free and even carbon wheels can be used. No

Rider

Hometown

Team

Machine

cc

CL

7

Bruce Dunn

Peterborough

SGT HGV Services

Yamaha

250

SBK

8

Gareth Skinner

Tidworth

British Army Race Team

Aprilia

1000

SBK

9

Mike Horberry

Hull

Team Sargent

Suzuki

750

SBK

13

Richard Blunt

Bury St Edmunds

Portico Sport

Kawasaki

750

SBK

20

Andy Challis

Peterborough

Team CT Racing

Suzuki

750

SBK

26

Chris Martin

York

Chris Martin Racing

Honda

250

SBK

35

Mark Biswell

Aylesbury

Bizzle Bikesport

Triumph

955

SBK

37

Vince Carlton

Market Rasen

Moto46VCR

Ducati

996

SBK

48

Richard Harrison

Cleasby

Melted-Sliders

Suzuki

750

SBK

49

Kevin Howdle

Cannock

Alpha Hair Academy

Suzuki

1000

SX

51

Leigh Hutchinson Beverley

Hutchinson Racing

Aprilia

1000

SBK

57

Ryan Strafford

Mirfield

Strafford Racing

Honda

1000

SBK

71

Ritchie Thornton

Surbiton

Team 71

Kawasaki

750

SBK

86

John Gibson

Peterborough

2GC Racing

Ducati

996

SBK

88

Neil Bainbridge

Yarm

KLM Motorsport

Yamaha

750

SBK

96

Kieran Smith

Scunthorpe

Corkie Racing

Kawasaki

750

SBK

Chesterfield

Imageworx

Suzuki

750

SBK

142 John Bolsover

Golden Era Superbike Points 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

John Dieterman Ryan Strafford Ritchie Thornton Richie Harrison Nick Williamson Richard Blunt Martin Stanier Vince Carlton Adam Houghton Jordan Watling

604 382 340 297 297 293 212 175 162 155

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Our final event of the 2016 season sees our orange (and black) army of volunteers take to their posts for 3 more days of action. They like the fact that there is no gravel to fight with here at Cadwell Park too. Over the course of this season we have averaged 74 people per day in our team of volunteers so far – that average goes up considerably if you discount the test days. Being a bit of an anorak, I decided to add up how many man hours that equated to up until the last race at Donington Park the other week. I was somewhat staggered to find that it is a stunning 17,947 hours – which even if it were paid at the national minimum wage (which they are worth far more than obviously) would cost £135,398 in the real world. Therefore it is clear that our fantastic group of volunteers contribute a bare minimum of £150,000 per season to the sport and we should all be extremely thankful for that. It really puts into perspective the old adage “Without the marshals, there is no racing!” Here at Cadwell Park you all have quite a long way to go on your in lap after each chequered flag and you have the perfect opportunity to show your appreciation of their efforts. A simple thumbs up, wave or – if you need both hands on the controls – a simple nod will do. They will really appreciate it.

Like a coiled spring.......... our Chief Marshal building up to full cruising speed on his way to an incident! (His men are already halfway there) After more than 15 years as my Deputy, this weekend sees Mattys last event for a while. He’s been with me for so long that I’ve almost forgotten what it’s like to run an event without him. It’s pointless my trying to explain to you all what a talented and diligent official he is, so I’ll just sum it up by saying that even though I am now responsible for training all of the ACU Clerks of the Course, if I were to go back to racing myself I would want Matty in charge of the event as he is the one man I have come to have 100% trust in. He also has the advantage of bringing Angie with him to assist in the office and whilst she might not have his hands on experience on the safety side, she is also extremely skilled in all aspects of administration (and a lot easier on the eye than Matty too...) Whilst we all wish them a great time on their new adventures and thank them immensly for everything they’ve done for us, I’m sure you’ll all join me in hoping that they get bored real fast and come back soon.

COME & JOIN THE A-TEAM!

The sense of achievement at the end of a busy weekend is on a par with that experienced by even the most ardent adrenaline-junky rider. If you’d like to find out more about becoming part of the team, just contact our Chief Marshal - John Pedersen (thundersportchiefmarshal@gmail.com) or by using the link on the Marshals & Officials page of www.thundersportgb.com or leave your details in the Paddock Office and we will contact you. You won’t regret it and it could change your life.


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GB RACING BRITISH MILITARY INTER SERVICES

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Rider

Hometown

Team

Machine

cc

3

Ryan Redman

Blackpool

British Army Race Team

Suzuki

650

8

Gareth Skinner

Tidworth

British Army Race Team

Aprilia

1000

26

Andy Kewley

South Cerney

British Army Race Team

Triumph

675

27

Brian Fuidge

Poole

Royal Marines Motorsport

Suzuki

600

36

Stuart Goodson

Southsea

Royal Marines Motorsport

Suzuki

1000

45

Andrew Castle

Lincoln

RAF MSA

Suzuki

650

46

Alistair Wright

Poole

Royal Marines Motorsport

Yamaha

600

54

Lara Small

Derby

British Army Race Team

Honda

500

56

Lewis Roberts

Poole

Royal Marines Motorsport

Yamaha

600

57

Alan Curtis

Helston

Royal Navy Motorsport

Honda

600

62

Danny Williams

Folkestone

British Army Race Team

Triumph

675

65

David Langley

Dereham

RAF MSA

Honda

600

81

Stevie Elliott

Exeter

Royal Marines Motorsport

Triumph

675

83

Ben Hollingworth

Yarm

Royal Marines Motorsport

Honda

1000

87

Carl Vickers

Dunfermline

Royal Marines Motorsport

Yamaha

600

96

Cemal Oram

Bristol

Royal Marines Motorsport

Suzuki

600

97

Lee Howarth

Westbourne

Royal Marines Motorsport

Honda

500

99

Stephen Kaplan

Wallingford

RAF MSA

Kawasaki

600

121 James Field

Barton u Humber

RAF MSA

Kawasaki

600

127 Adam Green

Salisbury

RAF MSA

Kawasaki

400

144 Alexander Young

Witney

British Army Race Team

Honda

600

196 Jason Markham

Salisbury

British Army Race Team

Suzuki

650

338 Marc Greenslade

Tidworth

British Army Race Team

BMW

1000

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The GB Racing British Military Inter Services Championship enters its 5th season with Thundersport GB in 2016. In the current political climate, it is very difficult for any of our military personnel to plan out a full seasons racing. International conflicts flare up remarkably quickly in the modern world and these guys can find themselves posted to danger zones anywhere in the world with as little as 48 hours notice. Therefore we have attempted to design a very flexible championship that is both spread across a whole season, yet at the same time has events that can be opted out of without penalty or danger of rendering a normal championship challenge practically unviable. You don’t have to agree with decisions made by our armed services political masters in order to appreciate the risks that the personnel face in order to protect and preserve our way of life. These are just ordinary, real people who put themselves in harms way on a fairly regular basis on our behalf. This year, instead of riders scoring points in their own individual classes, they all come together on one grid for a spectacular shoot out race on five separate occasions during the course of the season. Points scoring for this race is based on 1 point for last place and an additional point for every place in front of that. There are bonus points for the podium places – 3 points for 1st, 2 points for 2nd and 1 point for 3rd – as well as an extra point for the fastest lap of the race. The teams are:Royal Navy Royal Marines Motorsport our current champions. British Army Race Team who were victorious in 2013 and 2014. Royal Air Force MSA who were champions back in 2012. Rounds:Brands Hatch (March) Snetterton (May) Rockingham (July) Donington Park (September) Cadwell Park (October)

Individual Rider Points 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Alistair Wright (Navy) 136 Ben Hollingworth (Navy) 111 Mick Riddle (RAF) 107 Gareth Skinner (Army) 90 Dave Langley (RAF) 80 Marc Greenslade (Army) 78 Stevie Elliott (Navy) 77 Alex Young (Army) 69 Ian McGann (Army) 67 Brian Fuidge (Navy) 63

Overall Team Points 1 Royal Navy/Marines 2 British Army Race Team 3 RAF MSA

653 621 437


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THUNDERSPORT GB 2017 CHAMPIONSHIP DATES & VENUES (PROVISIONAL) DAY

DATE

LOCATION

EVENT

FRIDAY

17TH FEBRUARY

DONINGTON PARK

ACU-CTC COURSE

SATURDAY 18TH FEBRUARY

DONINGTON PARK

ACU-CTC COURSE

FRIDAY

3RD MARCH

BRANDS HATCH (INDY)

TESTING

SATURDAY 4TH MARCH

BRANDS HATCH (INDY)

INVICTA CHALLENGE

SUNDAY

5TH MARCH

BRANDS HATCH (INDY)

INVICTA CHALLENGE

FRIDAY

24TH MARCH

DONINGTON PARK (GP)

TESTING

SATURDAY 25TH MARCH

DONINGTON PARK (GP)

ROBERT FEARNALL TROPHY

SUNDAY

DONINGTON PARK (GP)

ROBERT FEARNALL TROPHY

SATURDAY 29TH APRIL

SNETTERTON (200)

TESTING

SUNDAY

30TH APRIL

SNETTERTON (200)

ACE OF CLUBS

MONDAY

1ST MAY

SNETTERTON (200)

ACE OF CLUBS

SATURDAY 27TH MAY

CADWELL PARK

TESTING

SUNDAY

28TH MAY

CADWELL PARK

KING OF THE MOUNTAIN

MONDAY

29TH MAY

CADWELL PARK

KING OF THE MOUNTAIN

THURSDAY 22ND JUNE

MALLORY PARK

TESTING

SATURDAY 24TH JUNE

MALLORY PARK

MASTER OF MALLORY

SUNDAY

25TH JUNE

MALLORY PARK

MASTER OF MALLORY

FRIDAY

28TH JULY

ROCKINGHAM (INT)

TESTING

SATURDAY 29TH JULY

ROCKINGHAM (INT)

THUNDER AT THE ROCK

SUNDAY

ROCKINGHAM (INT)

THUNDER AT THE ROCK

SATURDAY 26TH AUGUST

ANGLESEY COASTAL

TESTING

SUNDAY

27TH AUGUST

ANGLESEY COASTAL

MOTO SUPER-PRIX OF WALES

MONDAY

28TH AUGUST

ANGLESEY COASTAL

MOTO SUPER-PRIX OF WALES

FRIDAY

22ND SEPTEMBER OULTON PARK

TESTING /QUALIFYING

SATURDAY 23RD SEPTEMBER OULTON PARK

ADAM BOYLE TROPHY

FRIDAY

26TH MARCH

30TH JULY

20TH OCTOBER

DONINGTON PARK (NAT) TESTING

SATURDAY 21ST OCTOBER

DONINGTON PARK (NAT) CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS

SUNDAY

DONINGTON PARK (NAT) CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS

22ND OCTOBER

All above rounds count towards the Thundersport GB Championship and Thundersport GB Cup for all classes. 01509 678888 www.thundersportgb.com www.apriliachallenge.net Dave Stewart - 07738 355186 jamiestewart9@googlemail.com Bernadette Stewart - 07711 721638 stewartbernadette9@googlemail.com Media/Sponsorship Enquiries Richard Day (Syd) – 07836 589666 / thundersportsyd@gmail.com

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