THE Classic Racing Motorcycle Club returns to the Croft circuit this weekend with a full program of on and off track attractions with solo and sidecar machines recreating the classic and post-classic racing scene from the 1950s to the 1990s.
Among the motorcycles entered are the iconic Manx Nortons, Matchless G50, Seeleys, Triumph Tridents, BSA Rocket 3s, BSA Goldstars, P&M Kawasakis, Yamaha TZ, Ducatis from 250cc to 750cc, Hondas from 200cc to 900cc, and around 30 side outfits. because.
Some of the runners are local as well as runners coming from all over the UK to run. Entries include Isle of Man TT winner Dominic Herbertson of Tyneside, two-time UK champion Joe Barton, recurve rider of the year Ant Hart, ACU Classic champion Rich Molnar and George Hogton-Rusling of York, along with a host of other top runners ready to fight him. in the final of the club championships and the prestigious race of the year on Sunday.
Sunday’s schedule also includes the final rounds of the ACU National Championships, in which these races have attracted a superb, high-quality field that has all the makings of spectacular races for a considerable cash prize. No CRMC race meeting would be complete without the sidecars, where there are two races each day with over 20 teams on the grid.
There will be a grand prize and a demonstration and demonstration of historic racing bikes as well as VJMC’s Classic Bike Show Village, with club and trade stalls as well. Among the bikes on display are Jeremy McWilliams’ rare Buell XBRR, which he rode at Daytona in 2006, Jason Vincent’s Pulse 500 Grand Prix at the 2001 500cc World Championship, and the 1995 ELF SwissAuto V4 two-stroke. Also on display will be Gene Romero’s 1974 Yamaha TZ700A, which won the 1975 Daytona 200 race, a 1951 Matchless G45 and a Honda RVF750R RC45 on which John Kocinski won the 1997 WSB Championship will be on display.
Practice starts at 9:30 am on Saturday morning followed by a program of 30 races starting around 11:30 am. On Sunday, departure at 12 noon of the race program of 18 races and two parades.