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THUNDERSPORT GB

CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016 THE HOME OF SPORTSMAN RACING

Rounds 14 & 15 24th & 25th September 2016

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SATURDAY 24TH SEPTEMBER 9.00am

15 minutes Qualifying Dymag Golden Era Superbike

9.18am

15 minutes Qualifying

9.36am

15 minutes Qualifying

9.54am

15 minutes Qualifying

10.12am

15 minutes Qualifying

THUNDERSPORT GB RACE DAY TIMETABLES

RST Moto / Dunlop Aprilia Challenge Sparklight Golden Era Supersport Crank Racing Thundersport 500 Stewart Events Thundersport GP1 (inc Freshman) 10.30am

15 minutes Qualifying GB Racing Thundersport 600 Sportsman Elite

10.48am

15 minutes Qualifying

Avon Tyres Supertwins & HMT Racing Stocktwins 11.06am

15 minutes Qualifying

A&R Racing PN 600 Sport & Selco 600 Freshman RACE 1 - 8 Laps (11.30am) Dymag Golden Era Superbike RACE 2 - 8 Laps (11.52am) RST Moto / Dunlop Aprilia Challenge RACE 3 - 8 Laps (12.14pm) Crank Racing Thundersport 500 A & B RACE 4 - 8 Laps (12.36pm) A&R Racing Pre-National Sport & Selco Freshman 600 RACE 5 - 8 Laps (12.58pm) Sparklight Golden Era Supersport LUNCH BREAK & SPECTATOR PARADE RACE 6 - 12 Laps (2.10pm) Stewart Events Thundersport GP1 & Monex GP1 FM RACE 7 - 8 Laps (2.35pm) Avon Tyres Supertwins & HMT Racing Stocktwins RACE 8 - 12 Laps (2.57pm) GB Racing Thundersport 600 Sportsman Elite RACE 9 - 8 Laps (3.20pm) Dymag Golden Era Superbike RACE 10 - 8 Laps (3.42pm) RST Moto / Dunlop Aprilia Challenge RACE 11 - 8 Laps (4.04pm) Crank Racing Thundersport 500 A & C RACE 12 - 8 Laps (4.26pm) A&R Racing Pre-National Sport & Selco Freshman 600 RACE 13 - 8 Laps (4.48pm) Sparklight Golden Era Supersport RACE 14 - 8 Laps (5.10pm)

PICTURES:- FRONT COVER - COLIN PORT ABOVE - KERRY RAWSON

Avon Tyres Supertwins & HMT Racing Stocktwins RACE 15 - 8 Laps (5.32pm) GB Racing British Military Inter Services Race RACE 16 - 8 Laps (5.54pm) Crank Racing Thundersport 500 B & C RACE 17 - 8 Laps (6.16pm) A&R Racing Pre-National & Selco 600 Cup Race

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SUNDAY 25TH SEPTEMBER 9.00am

10 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) Golden Era Superbike & Supersport 2) Aprilia Challenge & Super/Stocktwins 3) Pre-National 600 Sport & Sportsman 600 4) Thundersport GP1 & Elite 600 5) Thundersport 500 ends @ 10.02am RACE 1 - 9 Laps (10.10am) Dymag Golden Era Superbike RACE 2 - 9 Laps (10.34am) RST Moto / Dunlop Aprilia Challenge RACE 3 - 9 Laps (10.58am) Crank Racing Thundersport 500 A & B RACE 4 - 9 Laps (11.22am) A&R Racing Pre-National Sport & Selco Freshman 600 RACE 5 - 9 Laps (11.46am) Sparklight Golden Era Supersport RACE 6 - 12 Laps (12.10pm) Stewart Events Thundersport GP1 & Monex GP1 FM RACE 7 - 9 Laps (12.35pm) Avon Tyres Supertwins & HMT Stocktwins RACE 8 - 12 Laps (12.30pm) GB Racing Thundersport 600 Sportsman Elite LUNCH BREAK & SPECTATOR PARADE RACE 9 - 9 Laps (2.10pm) Crank Racing Thundersport 500 A&C RACE 10 - 9 Laps (2.34pm) Dymag Golden Era Superbike RACE 11 - 9 Laps (2.58pm) RST Moto / Dunlop Aprilia Challenge RACE 12 - 9 Laps (3.22pm) A&R Racing Pre-National Sport & Selco Freshman 600 RACE 13 - 9 Laps (3.46pm) Sparklight Golden Era Supersport RACE 14 - 12 Laps (4.10pm) Stewart Events Thundersport GP1 & Monex GP1 FM RACE 15 - 9 Laps (4.36pm) Avon Tyres Supertwins & HMT Stocktwins RACE 16 - 12 Laps (5.00pm) GB Racing Thundersport 600 Sportsman Elite RACE 17 - 9 Laps (5.26pm) Crank Racing Thundersport 500 B&C RACE 18 - 9 Laps (5.50pm) A&R Racing Pre-National & Selco 600 Cup Race


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.

DONINGTON PARK GP CIRCUIT MAP

Permanent Course Licence No. 009GP ACU Permit No. ACU 46190 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 Mark Lumb (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 Bob Winter Raza Dar

AMBULANCE SERVICE Inter County Paramedic

COMMENTATORS

Robin Murphy - John Ward

CIRCUIT MANAGER

Bob Adams (01332 819524 )

OFFICIALS & ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

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


The Kids Are Alright! The adults sometimes need to take a hit to their egos and understand that it’s the kids who are the best teachers.

The Aprilia Superteens has been the benchmark for youth racing for 20 years. It’s been very well documented that the worlds longest running one make championship – the Aprilia Superteen Challenge – has been the launch pad for a multitude of British and World Championship racers (see side panel). That was no accident, but it wasn’t exactly rocket science either. The premise for developing young talent isn’t really solely about the machinery they are using, the important thing – the only really important thing in fact – is getting the entire pool of talent in the same place, at the same time. At any given moment there are probably around 45-55 young riders in in the UK who are in their first two years of Road-Racing that actually make up this talent pool. Only when they all get together on track at the same time do they learn from each other at the exponential rate that we are always so amazed at. Any of us could be conceited and say that we are teaching them, but there is no point in lying about it – these youngsters are teaching each other. They look at another rider of similar age, ability and size to themselves and just think “If he can do that, so can I!”

and once they’ve made it happen once, it goes straight into their skill set and they have the in built belief that they can repeat it again and again. The more kids you can get together on track at the same time, the more opportunity there is for them all to learn at a faster rate as they then have multiple opportunities to learn new things during each and every track session. When Casey Stoners parents brought

him half way across the world to pitch him against the other youngsters in the Aprilia Superteens, it started a chain of events that culminated in Cal Crutchlow becoming the first British premier class Grand-Prix winner since Barry Sheene. If you think that is the end of the line, you’re not looking at the true picture though. There are a whole host of riders still working their way through the system that have the potential to replicate that success and perhaps go even further. Cal was a Superteen in 2000 and went on to win the championship in 2001, so there are another 14 years worth of exactly that kind of talent already in the pipeline. OK, so astonishingly Casey only took 7 years after leaving the Aprilia Superteens to get into a position where he was able to take his first Moto-GP race win, whereas it’s taken Cal 14 years, but I think that just goes to prove the point that there is no great rush as British riders tend to benefit from a little more time in the development stages. Fraser Rogers, Wayne Ryan, Rory Skinner, Charlie Nesbitt, Max Cook and Lewis Rollo – make a note of their

The KTM RC390 Cup runs in the USA & Germany as their basic formula - not just over here with BSB


MAKE

MODEL

MAX BHP

WEIGHT

BEST LAP

APRILIA

RS 125

33 BHP

126 KG

1.50.914

KTM

RC 390

37 BHP

147 KG

1.51.523

KAWASAKI NINJA 300

39 BHP

162 KG

1.52.414

APRILIA

32 BHP

125 KG

1.51.296

RRV450R

Data accurate as of 16th September 2016

(other circuits can favour both Kawasaki &/or KTM) names as they are all on the same upward escalator that brought Cal Crutchlow, Bradley Smith, Sam Lowes, Danny Kent, Danny Webb and Alex Lowes into the Moto-GP paddock. The biggest hindrance to youth development in the UK over the past 2 years has been that the young riders have been forced to choose between three separate championships that have all been catering for the same thing. The KTM RC390 Cup has attracted a regular 15 riders, the Kawasaki Junior Cup is at about the same level and even the Aprilia Superteens has dropped down to similar levels recently from its peak of 54 riders back in 2009. Get those riders all together on track at the same time and you would once again have a true British Youth Motorcycle Academy of Excellence. In order to do that, the adults (including me) that are running those various series need to take a

hit to their egos and understand that protectionism isn’t working. We have all been guilty of that to various degrees over the years, sometimes due to contractual obligations, but it isn’t the best way forward for the sport. Our governing body allows the use of a variety of different machines for Novice riders at the age of 13 years and it has been said that that should form the basis of a youth academy. When that concept was first put to me my fears were that the various bikes would be too far apart in terms of performance to actually compete with each other in any semblance of equality. However, when you take a look at the lap times there is a remarkable similarity across the circuits. The Aprilia RS125 holds the edge at Cadwell Park by less than a second, the Kawasaki Ninja has the same margin at Oulton Park and Snetterton 300, the KTM RC390 isn’t actually fastest on any of

The Kawasaki Ninja forms the basis of series in the USA, Canada and with the BMCRC in the UK

the circuits we visit (but it is 2nd fastest at most of them so it could be a good all round option), the Aprilia RRV450R is actually the least powerful of all of the eligible models but is fastest at Brands Hatch, Snetterton 200 and Mallory Park thanks to its light weight and sharp handling. As we are here at Donington Park GP Circuit - the spiritual home of British Motor Cycle Racing - we thought it might be nice to include a little stats table comparing the 4 main types of bike we are looking at here. Table on left uses data from official sites and manufacturers public data. The 2017 Thundersport GP3 Superteen Championship will be open to all of the above, plus Metrakit 80cc and non-Aprilia Formula 125 machines and we hope that this will provide the best platform for our aspiring young racers to showcase their talents whilst still enabling them to continue racing their current bikes in their own current club based formulae. More track time = faster progression (simples). A little co-operation and adult thinking should make that task somewhere below the level of Rocket Science.

APRILIA SUPERTEEN GRADUATES:-

Casey Stoner (Aus) Brad Binder (RSA) Chaz Davies Cal Crutchlow Bradley Smith Sam Lowes Danny Kent Alex Lowes Leon Camier Gino Rea Lee Jackson Tommy Bridewell Peter Hickman Jake Dixon Danny Buchan Martin Jessop James Westmoreland Joe Francis David Allingham Chrissy Rouse Danny Webb (and many more...)


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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 1 6 7 8 9 13 15 20 26 28 37 39 43 44 47 48 49 51 57 70 71 77 79 86 95 96 121 142 182 355

Rider John Dieterman Nick Williamson Bruce Dunn Gareth Skinner Mike Horberry Richard Blunt Ian Smith Andy Challis Chris Martin Jordan Watling Vince Carlton Mike Gittings Robert Lelonek Mick Riddle Nathan Hutchinson Richard Harrison Kevin Howdle Leigh Hutchinson Ryan Strafford Andy Ashcroft Ritchie Thornton Terry Rymer Rob Want John Gibson Adam Houghton Kieran Smith Martin Stanier John Bolsover Andrew Barling Mark Ess

Hometown Preston Southampton Peterborough Tidworth Hull Bury St Edmunds Wakefield Peterborough York Doncaster Market Rasen Rugeley Manchester Coningsby Middlesborough Cleasby Cannock Beverley Mirfield St Helens Surbiton Sevenoaks Leeds Peterborough Winsford Scunthorpe Stoke on Trent Chesterfield Derby North Thoresby

Team Team Baxi Yamaha RBM Motorsport SGT HGV Services British Army Race Team Team Sargent Portico Sport Smith Racing Team CT Racing Chris Martin Racing Elec-Tec Racing Moto46VCR Gittings Racing SK Kawasaki RAF MSA Hutchinson Racing Melted-Sliders Alpha Hair Academy Hutchinson Racing Strafford Racing Turfco UK Team 71 Rymer Racing/Michelin A1 Press Racing 2GC Racing Kipper Licker Corkie Racing DPR Imageworx Racing Lines Tyres Peter Day Yamaha

Machine Yamaha Honda Yamaha Aprilia Suzuki Kawasaki Ducati Suzuki Honda Kawasaki Ducati Yamaha Kawasaki Suzuki Aprilia Suzuki Suzuki Aprilia Honda Suzuki Kawasaki Yamaha Yamaha Ducati Suzuki Kawasaki Suzuki Suzuki Aprilia Yamaha

cc 750 1000 250 1000 750 750 916 750 250 750 996 850 750 750 1000 750 1000 1000 1000 750 750 750 750 996 750 750 750 750 1000 750

CL SBK SBK SBK SBK SBK SBK SBK SBK SBK SBK SBK SBK SBK SBK SBK SBK SX SBK SBK SBK SBK SBK SBK SBK SBK SBK SBK SBK SBK SBK

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 Jordan Watling Vince Carlton Andy Challis

524 353 300 289 263 245 186 155 151 145

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CLASS LAP RECORD Golden Era Superbike 1.36.352 John Dieterman


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 THE CHAMPIONS FACTORY

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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. The Aprilia Challenge is No Rider Hometown Team Machine cc Class THE MOST SUCCESSFUL ONE 3 Ben Ashcroft Warrington Ashcroft Racing Aprilia 125 ST MAKE SERIES IN THE WORLD! 6 Kasey Wyatt Beckenham Team Edge RST Racing Aprilia 450 GP 7 Elliott Pinson Swindon IN Competition Aprilia 450 ST Aprilia RRV450GP Points 8 Cameron Hall Barnsley FIS Racing Aprilia 450 ST 1 Will Hodgson 450 9 Alex Taylor Southwater Scott Racing M/cycles Aprilia 450 GP 2 Zak Corderoy 401 13 Jake Clark Bromsgrove Jake Clark Racing Aprilia 125 ST 3 Sam Cox 358 14 Will Hodgson Wigan Ron Hodgson Cars Aprilia 450 GP 4 Matty Rangeley 295 16 Lee Harnett Dublin ROI Harnett Racing Aprilia 450 GP 5 Conor Wheeler 243 18 Jodie Fieldhouse Worle Go Pink Racing Aprilia 125 ST 20 Jack Hart Renfrew Jack Hart Racing Aprilia 125 ST 6 Caolan Irwin 229 21 James Bull Burlesdon JB Racing Aprilia 125 ST 7 Alex Taylor 211 22 Zak Corderoy Blewbury Zak C Racing Aprilia 450 GP 8 Trystan Finocchiaro 210 24 Max Lofthouse Burnley Lofty Racing Aprilia 125 ST 9 Kasey Wyatt 195 26 Alex Wood Shiptonthorpe CWP Alex Wood Racing Aprilia 450 GP 10 William Caines 192 39 Connor Sellors Nantwich KJD Racing Aprilia 450 GP 54 Sam Cox Maldon RSR Motorsport Aprilia 450 GP Aprilia Superteen Points 55 Jack Scott Luton JJ Racing Aprilia 125 ST 1 Jack Scott 485 58 Trystan Finocchiaro Redditch Transmec Group Aprilia 450 GP 2 Rhys Irwin 466 66 Rhys Irwin Letterkenny ROI Scott Racing M/cycles Aprilia 450 ST 3 Kade Verwey 409 67 Jame LeMasurier Keston Mazza Racing Aprilia 125 ST 69 Caolan Irwin Donegal Scott Racing M/cycles Aprilia 450 GP 4 Max Lofthouse 320 73 Cameron Tenzing-Jenkins Callander JDF Racing Aprilia 450 GP 5 Jake Clark 308 76 Luke Verwey Silverstone Team XG Group Aprilia 125 ST 6 Laurence Edgeley 297 77 Kade Verwey Silverstone Team XG Group Aprilia 450 ST 7 Jodie Fieldhouse 229 78 Matthew Bower Sheffield MD Racing Aprilia 125 ST 8 Harry Leigh 177 88 Harry Leigh Hathern Double 8 Racing Aprilia 125 ST 9 Matthew Bower 152 89 Jamie Harnett Dublin ROI Harnett Racing Aprilia 125 ST 10 Ben Ashcroft 141 93 Matty Rangeley Hull Humberside Excavations Aprilia 450 GP CLASS LAP RECORDS 96 Conor Wheeler Hatfield JDF Racing Aprilia 450 GP 97 Laurence Edgeley Bolney Team Edge RST Racing Aprilia 450 GP Aprilia RRV450GP 1.40.862 - Ben Luxton 99 Jordan Allingham Derry IN Competition Aprilia 450 GP

Aprilia Superteens 1.50.914 - Max Cook


CRANK RACING

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THUNDERSPORT 500 & 500 SENIORS

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. 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. No 1 2 7 11 12 13 15 17 18 20 21 24 25 27 28 29 31 34 36 38 41 46 49 54 55 57 58 59 60 61 65 66 67 68 70 71 72 75 78 79 82 87 88 97 101 105 108 111 114 116 117 119 121 125 149 158 167 172 194 321 333

Rider Joe Barton Elliott Humphrey Dave Grace Mark Leaning Gary Cooper Richard Blunt Daniel Capper Dave Moss Chris Bramley David Beswick James Lee Lewis Booth Ben Martin John O'Toole Karl Chamley Robert Carver Nick Clift Adrian Teasdale Graham Richardson Mick Marshall Craig Cameron Chris Satchwell Steve Waring Lara Small Nick Mallinson Chris Poncia Gawin Pride Brett Sanderson Liam Kirk Robert Tustin Jeff Dobson Chris Jones Mark Robinson Clive Mindham Matthew Snow Roddy Taylor Bobby Campbell Nick Turner Garfield Chalk Lee Silvain Lewis Osler Jodie Chalk Rhys Hutchinson Lee Howarth Colin Mooney Scott Gregg James Butcher Paul Anyon Andrew Leivers George Williams George Davies Nick Redfearn Josh Leaning Richard Molnar Andy Whale Paul Leonard Chris Cooper Dave Schofield Jordan Ashington Ryan Vickers Sam Palfreyman

Hometown Wakefield Scunthorpe Mickleover Scunthorpe Leeds Bury St Edmunds Middlewich Deeside Nottingham Spondon Stockton Sale Dover Derby Bradford Barnsley St Albans Carlisle Rawmarsh Rawmarsh Stoke on Trent Harpenden Chester Derby Milford Haven Attleborough Nottingham Mexborough Doncaster Kidderminster Warrington Huddersfield Pontefract Kettering Brigg Aldershot Lincoln Kettering Glenrothes Bury St Edmunds Wakefield Glenrothes Middlesborough Westbourne Stockton on Tees Oakham Brentwood Neston Oakwood St Neots Shirley Sawley Scunthorpe Newport Pagnell Birmingham Nantwich Rawmarsh Barnsley Bradford Thetford Nottingham

Team HB Motorcycles Rat Out Racing Raynesway Tile Warehouse Old Man Racing Coops Racing Portico Sport Team BGC JCM Racing JBM Racing DB Racing One Way Round Racing LRB Racing Ben Martin Racing Campbells Racing CNS Racing CJ Accessories AC Bikes Van-Glass.co.uk Rotherham Rothmans Rare Fast Racing CMC Motorcycles Satchwell Racing R-Kid Racing Via Moto Chesterfield HB Motorcycles Poncia Brothers Racing Fifty Eight Racing Sanderson Racing LK Racing RTM JD Racing Osler Racing Robinson Racing Fermac Racing Rat Out Racing Taylor Racing RAF / Tyres4Bikes Fermac Racing Chalky Moto That'll Do Racing Osler Racing Chalky Moto Hutchinson Racing Royal Marines Motorsport KLM / Triple S SG Racing Triple Js Racing Dee Banks Unique School AL Racing GW Racing No More Straps NR Racing Leaning Racing HB Motorcycles Whale Racing Leonard Racing Team Motoz Racing Schofield Racing Jordz Racing Satchwell 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 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 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500

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

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

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

439 379 302 298 242 221 185 157 126 99

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 Chris Cooper Mark Robinson Mick Marshall Anyon Brookbanks

500 452 384 349 298 259 164 153 148 132

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

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

361 340 297 269 237 225 201 195 170 169

Freshman 500 Points

CLASS LAP RECORD 1.47.067 - Ben Coyle


A&R RACING PRE-NATIONAL & SELCO FRESHMAN 600

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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 9 Chris Bursell Hull Nuway AV Triumph 675 S 10 Sam Holme Elvington Sam Holme Racing Kawasaki 600 S the season progresses some of these 11 Will Harper Desborough MSG Racing Suzuki Suzuki 600 S riders will become very polished 14 Daniel Jones Solihull DJ Racing Honda 600 F and take part in the Sportsman Elite 16 Luke MacRae Billingshurst MacRae Racing Suzuki 600 F races as well in order to measure 23 Andrew Evans Carnforth Andrew Evans Racing Yamaha 600 F their progress. As with all 600cc 26 Andy Kewley South Cerney British Army Race Team Triumph 675 S production based formulae, the 27 Brian Fuidge Poole Royal Marines Motorsport Suzuki 600 S Pre-National 600 Sport & Freshman 33 Jeff Crowden Corby RLM Racing Yamaha 600 F classes races on “Road-Legal” 34 Chris Lavisher Newbury LBR Racing Triumph 675 S treaded tyres unless a “Wet Race” is 41 Justas Gadliauskas London Surrey Projects Yamaha 600 S declared, in which case tyre choice 42 William Shaw Telford Shaw Twins Racing Kawasaki 600 S 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 48 50 52 56 58 61 62 65 66 68 69 72 74 75 76 77 79 81 83 84 85 89 93 94 96 108 113 119 131 156 189 300 535 888

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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 in 2015 as they no longer had the resources to organise their own events. The upshot of that were talks between us as to how we could assist them in not only giving their riders a place to ride, but ultimately putting them in a position to re-launch their own series. I am pleased to report that they are now well on the way to recovery. No Rider Hometown Team Machine cc CL 1 Chris Spink Stafford Team Spink Honda 600 SF 2 Sam Nicholson Nottingham Motorpoint Derby Yamaha 600 SS 3 Adrian Bridges Solihull Sparklight Racing Yamaha 600 SS 5 Jon Good Kings Lynn JG Racing Honda 600 SF Golden Era Supersport Points 7 Mark Hudson Cheadle Brosport Yamaha 600 SS 1 Chris Hellewell 584 8 Karl Foster Scunthorpe Foster Brothers Racing Yamaha 600 SS 9 Nathan Salkeld Pewsey British Army Race Team Kawasaki 600 SS 2 Andy Scanlon 334 12 Ian Lawton Blyth Ian Lawton Racing Yamaha 600 SS 3 Nick Wainwright 319 13 Reece Lake Crowle Jessam Racing Honda 600 SF 4 Ryan Cooper 314 14 Brad Davey Abingdon Motovation Ducati 748 SF 5 Sam Nicholson 250 16 Luke MacRae Billingshurst MacRae Racing Suzuki 600 SS 6 Adrian Bridges 227 21 Mark Warren Hereford MAW Racing Yamaha 600 SS 7 Martyn Bloomfield 224 22 Ross Danbury Aylesbury VFM Racing Yamaha 600 SS 8 Rob Mawbey 204 23 Dave Jeff Barnsley Two Jeffs Racing Yamaha 600 SS 24 Andy Scanlon Thatcham Stubble Racing Yamaha 600 SS 9 Luke McRae 146 26 Ryan Cooper Leeds Coops Racing/Race HQ Yamaha 600 SS 10 Karl Foster 133 27 Jordan Giddings Alvaston Flash27 Racing Yamaha 600 SS 28 Martyn Bloomfield Tarporley P&C Pavers Yamaha 600 SS Golden Era Steelsport Points 35 Mark Biswell Aylesbury Bizzle Bikesport Honda 600 SF 1 Mark Biswell 530 37 Gary Smith Rotherham OTS Racing Ducati 748 SF 2 Dave Langley 468 47 Steven Haddow Kennoway SH Racing Yamaha 600 SS 3 Chris Spink 266 48 Richard Harrison Cleasby P&C Pavers Yamaha 600 SS 50 Robert Tucker Radstock Sparklight Racing Yamaha 600 SS 4 Ian Evans 242 53 Rob Mawbey Derby Racing Lines Tyres Yamaha 600 SS 5 Brad Davey 109 55 Adam Darnell Ringwood Sparklight Racing Yamaha 600 SS 6 Paul Debnam 104 57 Alan Curtis Helston Royal Navy Motorsport Honda 600 SS 7 Jon Good 104 64 Chris Hellewell Rotherham Sparklight Racing Yamaha 600 SS 8 Connor Irwin 101 65 David Langley Dereham RAF MSA / Ashtons Honda 600 SF 9 Matty Gowan 100 68 Nick Wainwright Beverley Paintzfiction Racing Yamaha 600 SS 10 Aaron Staniforth 95 71 Robert Goodall Chichester Sandown Racing Yamaha 600 SS 75 Max Wilmot Alverstoke Royal Marines Motorsport Yamaha 600 SS 87 Carl Vickers Dunfermline Royal Marines Motorsport Yamaha 600 SS CLASS LAP RECORDS 88 Ian Kirby Sunderland Kirby Racing Yamaha 600 SS Supersport = 1.38.408 95 David White Barnstaple Royal Marines Motorsport Yamaha 600 SS Joel Williams 97 David Williams Louth Louth Auctions Honda 600 SS Steelsport - 1.43.285 99 Lee Ewbank Oldham Wer1Racing Honda 600 SF Jack Haverkamp 195 Charles Radford Sheffield CR Racing Honda 600 SS


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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!

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CLASS LAP RECORD 1.32.348 - Joe Burns


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Thundersport GB started out with what is now our Supertwin class back in 2009 (it was called GP2 back then) and it has since appeared in Irish Road Races, the North-West 200 and more recently the TT Races. These light and manouverable 650cc twin cylinder 4-strokes can be built for around half the cost of a 600cc Superstock machine and open up a route for the home tuner to get re-involved in the modern racing scene. The British Superbike package is missing out on this middleweight category at the moment and I can’t understand why. It would fill in that elusive rung on every budding young racers ladder to success.

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. No Rider Hometown Team Machine cc CL Both classes create great racing and you will see that a well ridden 9 Alex Taylor Southwater Scott Racing M/cycles Aprilia 550 T Stocktwin can even get into the 11 James Folkard Liverpool Scott Racing M/cycles Aprilia 550 T top 5 of the overall race result. 12 Luc Mamet Hereford Apex Evolution Racing Suzuki 650 S Supertwin or Stocktwin - both have 16 James Buchanan London Empyrean Construction Suzuki 650 S that V-twin rumble and both offer superb competition on a budget that 17 Jonny Towers Coton in Elms Team Edge RST Kawasaki 650 T a normal working man can afford. 18 Richard Connole Scotton RC Racing Kawasaki 400 T Crack on! 19 Neil Schofield Barnsley Schofield Racing Suzuki 650 S 25 Stuart Szulczewski Grantham JP Racing Suzuki 650 S Avon Tyres Supertwins Points 26 Daniel Taylor Kirton Lindsey Direct Commercials Suzuki 650 T 1 Jonny Towers 465 30 Daniel Bateman Donington DB Racing Suzuki 650 S 2 John Simpson 445 34 Ian McGann Southampton British Army Race Team Suzuki 650 S 3 Paul McClung 350 35 Tim Hawkins Minehead Hawkins Racing Suzuki 650 S 4 Dan Taylor 331 39 Thomas Burnett Ramsey IOM TRU Racing Suzuki 650 T 5 Greg Madero 297 42 Max Dixon Spital Max Dixon Racing Suzuki 650 S 6 Caolan Irwin 253 43 Alex Platt Lincoln Stamp End Garage Suzuki 650 S 7 Aaron Bradley 230 45 Andrew Castle Lincoln RAF MSA Suzuki 650 S 8 Alex Platt 134 49 Paul McClung Haddington McClung Racing Kawasaki 650 T 9 Max Dixon 130 60 Greg Madero Towcester Madero Racing Suzuki 650 S 10 Neil Schofield 113 63 Jack Stezaker Preston JR Performance Suzuki 650 S 71 John Simpson Antrim NI Trickbits Racing Suzuki 650 T HMT Racing Stocktwins Points 76 Mark Kirkby Hexham MK Racing Suzuki 650 T 1 Greg Madero 594 77 Robert Kirk Lincoln RK Racing Suzuki 650 S 2 Aaron Bradley 473 78 Adam Goodyear Cowplain Goodyear Racing Kawasaki 400 T 3 Max Dixon 249 79 Justin Sharp Newark Happy Days Racing Kawasaki 650 S 4 Alex Platt 239 80 Ryan Brain Solihull Ryan Brain Racing Suzuki 650 S 5 Neil Schofi eld 208 81 Mark Leonard Haddington West Garleston Racing Kawasaki 650 T 6 Ian McGann 184 89 Carl Sant Winsford Eight Nine Motorsport Suzuki 650 S 7 Ryan Redman 171 95 Grant Robertson Church Crookham GR Racing Suzuki 650 S 8 Jason Markham 151 98 Rob Pragnell Portsmouth Willow Construction Kawasaki 400 T 9 Gary Rodwell 151 111 Aaron Bradley Nottingham Trickbits Racing Suzuki 650 T 10 Luc Mamet 147 128 Dominic Veasey Wells Veasey Racing Suzuki 650 S 131 Jon Rutherford Congresbury WC Racing Suzuki 650 S CLASS LAP RECORDS 133 Ben Tolliday Scarborough Team Tolly Racing Suzuki 650 T Super - 1.39.286 - Jonny Towers 222 Peter Bardell Campton Glitter Pig Racing Suzuki 650 S

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ELITE BLEND 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 PreNational 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 No Rider Hometown Team Machine cc CL tremendously competitive class, 1 Charlie Morris Potters Bar MSG Racing Suzuki Suzuki 600 S you can acquit yourself well 2 Jordan Rushby Beverley Rushers Racing Yamaha 600 E 6 Brendan Mallinder Rotherham Team Mally Yamaha 600 S anywhere! Whatever happens the 7 Gary Hignett Coningsby RAF MSA Honda 600 S action will be as frantic as only 9 Ben Luxton Stockport JDF Racing Kawasaki 600 E 600cc racing can be. 10 16 19 21 23 24 39 45 46 47 48 50 51 54 62 63 64 66 67 72 77 82 88 94 96 99 101 111 115 119 121 141 157 241

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CLASS LAP RECORD 1.34.574 - Davey Todd


THUNDERSPORT GB 2017 CHAMPIONSHIP CLASSES

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1). THUNDERSPORT GP1 ELITE This is a truly Open Class for large capacity machines up to 1300cc swept volume and the Norton Rotary (nominally 699cc). Minimum weights at post race controls are 125kg for 4-stroke machines and 95kg for 2-stroke machines. Tyre choice and rim sizes are free at all times. Rider Eligibility = Any GP1 rider not eligible for one of the sub-classes below. This is the Premier GP1 class. 2). THUNDERSPORT GP1 SPORTSMAN Technical specification as GP1 Elite. Rider Eligibilty = Open to Clubman licence holders or newly qualified National Licence holders who have never competed in a British, European or World Championship event. Sportsman riders also score points in the main GP1 Elite championship. 3). THUNDERSPORT GP1 FRESHMAN Technical specification as GP1 Elite. Rider Eligibilty = Open to Intermediate Novice licence holders or certain newly qualified Clubman Licence holders who are yet to score a top 50% race finish. 4). THUNDERSPORT 600 ELITE To ACU Formula 600 specifications with any road legal tyre allowed. Full wets are also permitted when a “Wet Race” has been declared. Rider Eligibilty = Any 600cc rider not eligible for one of the sub-classes below. This is the Premier 600 class. 5). THUNDERSPORT 600 SPORTSMAN To ACU Formula 600 specifications with any road legal tyre allowed. Full wets are also permitted when a “Wet Race” has been declared. Rider Eligibilty = Open to Clubman licence holders or newly qualified National Licence holders who have never competed in a British, European or World Championship event. Sportsman riders also score points in the main 600 Elite championship. 6). PRE-NATIONAL SPORT 600 To ACU Formula 600 specifications with any road legal tyre allowed. Full wets are also permitted when a “Wet Race” has been declared. Rider Eligibilty = Open to Clubman licence holders who have never competed in a British, European or World Championship event. 7). THUNDERSPORT 600 FRESHMAN To ACU Formula 600 specifications with any road legal tyre allowed. Full wets are also permitted when a “Wet Race” has been declared. Rider Eligibilty = Open to Novice or Intermediate Novice licence holders only who obtained their first race licence in 2016 or later. 8). GOLDEN ERA SUPERBIKE Superbikes of the classic era (designed and produced between 1985-2000 homologation years) 750cc 4-cylinder and 1000cc twin cylinder models as in the period. List of eligible models can be found within the Technical Regulation documents. 9). THUNDERSPORT GP3 SUPERTEENS A class for Junior riders from 12 - 19 years of age competing on any production based machine with a 12 or 13 year old novice permission. This includes Aprilia RS 125 production machines, KTM RC390, Kawasaki 250 & 300 Ninja and the Aprilia RRV450R 4-stroke machine specifically as restricted to 32bhp by IN Competition which will retain a sealed ECU and throttle body restrictors as fitted by IN Competition. 10). GOLDEN ERA SUPERSPORT A class for 600cc 4-cylinder and 750cc 2 cylinder Supersport machines designed and commencing production before 1st January 2000. A full list of eligible machines is contained in the technical specifications. The tyre regulations are as per Formula 600. List of eligible models can be found within the Technical Regulation documents. 11). GOLDEN ERA STEELSPORT A class for Supersport machines designed and commencing production before 1st January 2000 and having a mild steel beam or trellis frame as standard. The tyre regulations are as per Formula 600. List of eligible models can be found within the Technical Regulation documents. 12). SUPERTWINS(650) - STOCKTWINS & APRILIA RRV450GP Middleweight machines based on production bikes in the following capacities: 800cc 1 cylinder, 650cc 2 cylinder and 550cc 3 cylinder 4-stroke machines plus up to 400cc 2-stroke production based machines. The frame, engine and swing-arm must come from the same homologated model but all other modifications are allowed. Road Legal Treaded Tyres or Full Wets are permitted. The RRV450GP class is for the Aprilia RRV450GP as supplied by IN Competition. Dunlop control tyres in both wet and dry patterns (control tyres apply to Aprilia RRV450GP Cup class only) and series decals must be adhered to. 13). THUNDERSPORT 500 A series for near standard 500cc 4-stroke parallel twins (Honda CB500, Suzuki GS500 & Kawasaki ER5) within a strictly controlled formula. Dunlop control tyres in both wet and dry patterns ensure a level playing field. This class also has a Thundersport 500 Seniors category, open to riders aged 40 years or more on 1st March 2017. 14). THUNDERSPORT GP1 CLASSIC A class for large capacity sportsbikes predominantly from the pre-2000 era including the 1998-2001 Yamaha R1, Suzuki GSXR750 K1 - K3 Ducati 998, Kawasaki ZX9R and the Honda Fireblades prior to the advent of the 1000cc model. A more extensive list of eligible models can be found within the Technical Regulation documents.

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THE MISSING LINK? THUNDERSPORT GP1 CLASSIC

This was Syds 1998 R1 with Jamie Hitter on board Our still growing Golden Era Superbikes series is designed for the world BEFORE the Yamaha YZF-R1... a world where Superbikes were 750cc 4-cylinder bikes and 1000cc 2-cylinder bikes. Strangely enough the biggest selling large capacity Sportsbike in the 19921998 era was in fact the Honda Fireblade and that never really took off as a racing machine in any of its early 900cc derivatives. However, the Yamaha YZF-R1 of 1998 completely moved the goalposts and in non-FIM homologated events made everything else obsolete. The big International Road Races such as the NW200 and TT Races adapted quickly and welcomed these bikes into their events, gaining big kudos from having the fastest bikes on the planet at the front of their races. Eventually, the FIM, BSB and everyone else saw that the R1, GSXR 1000, over 1000cc Ducatis (importantly) and Hondas new ‘still on the bench’ 1000cc Fireblade were the mass market of the future – and Superbike racing changed forever. So there was then a world in between the demise of true Superbike racing and the current era of what I like to think of as “All whistles and bells SuperProduction racing” which is Superbike racing in the modern era. The simple fact that both WSB and BSB (somewhat more successfully) are trying to dumb-down Superbikes into more accessible and marginally more affordable packages shows that technology on this supposedly “road

based” series had got out of control. Never mind, that’s not really my business, but it might make the basis of a good article in the future. Our new class for 2017 - “Thundersport GP1 Classic” will be aimed at that bit in the middle of those two eras and I took the basic defining moment as being the advent of the GSXR 1000 K1. I ran a lot of meetings in that era and it soon became apparent that you either had to have a GSXR 1000 K1, or you would be fighting for 10th place. The Suzuki wasn’t actually that superior in handling or stopping power to the early R1s, but it simply had too much grunt engine wise for the old Yamahas to handle. Knocking the edge off of that power advantage would have made for some great racing, so that is what we have allowed for within our rules. So the eligible models are going to be:Yamaha YZF-R1 up to the last 2001 carby

model. Suzuki GSXR 1100 all models (including Harris Magnum framed bikes). Honda CBR900RR – 899cc, 919cc, 929cc and the 954cc. Kawasaki ZX9R all models to 2004. Ducati 998cc Testastretta engine bikes. Suzuki GSXR 750 Y, K1, K2, K3 prior to the end of 2003 revamp. Aprilia RSV1000R later than currently allowed in Golden Era Superbikes. Benelli Tornado all models up to 2003. Triumph Daytona 955i all models. **Suzuki GSXR 1000 K1 & K2 (988cc models only) will be permitted with 38mm throttle bodies from the GSXR600 K1 or with 38mm inlet restrictors fitted to the original 42mm throttle bodies. Although this class may initially run alongside the current Golden Era Superbikes, it is a separate and distinct championship which we envisage growing to the point where both championships occupy their own grids. As always we are preparing for a new season with great variety in both venues and racing classes. People sometimes assume that Thundersport GB must be expensive, but we are actually one of the least expensive organisers anywhere in the market. Our race entries average just £125 per day and that is something we intend to continue for a 10th successive season. We deliver In Full, On Price, On Quality and On Time.

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GB RACING BRITISH MILITARY INTER SERVICES

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Rider

Hometown

Team

Machine

cc

7

Gary Hignett

Coningsby

RAF MSA

Honda

600

8

Gareth Skinner

Tidworth

British Army Race Team

Aprilia

1000

9

Nathan Salkeld

Pewsey

British Army Race Team

Kawasaki

600

26

Andy Kewley

South Cerney

British Army Race Team

Triumph

675

27

Brian Fuidge

Poole

Royal Marines Motorsport

Suzuki

600

34

Ian McGann

Southampton

British Army Race Team

Suzuki

650

36

Stuart Goodson

Southsea

Royal Marines Motorsport

Suzuki

1000

43

Rob Vickerman

Willerby

RAF MSA

Yamaha

600

44

Mick Riddle

Coningsby

RAF MSA

Suzuki

750

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

75

Max Wilmot

Alverstoke

Royal Marines Motorsport

Yamaha

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

95

David White

Barnstaple

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

338

Marc Greenslade

Tidworth

British Army Race Team

BMW

1000

535

Alexander Young

Witney

British Army Race Team

Honda

600

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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) 110 Mick Riddle (RAF) 88 Ben Hollingworth (Navy) 84 Marc Greenslade (Army) 78 Stevie Elliott (Navy) 76 Gareth Skinner (Army) 69 Dave Langley (RAF) 64 Ian McGann (Army) 54 Brian Fuidge (Navy) 49 Andy Kewley (Army) 48

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

537 504 363


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

THUNDERSPORT GB - Come & Join Us! Thundersport GB 2017 Registrations will shortly be available from the Document Centre on the website.

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