Croft set for sounds from the past

Pictures courtesy of Tony Todd.

Croft Circuit will echo to the sounds of the past when the Classic Racing Motorcycle Club returns to the North Yorkshire circuit next weekend.

Fans can expect an epic two days of racing featuring solo and sidecar machines recreating action from the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s and mid-1990s as round three of the popular series heads north.

Lining up on the grid will be a wide variety of classic UK marques including Manx Nortons, BSA Goldstars and Matchless G50s.

Also featuring will be the European manufacturers with Ducatis, Moto Guzzi and BMWs alongside early Japanese machines from Suzuki, Yamaha, Kawasaki, and Honda, giving spectators plenty of variety to enjoy.

As Croft revisits a golden era of racing there will be a jam-packed programme with 31 races set to be held over the course of the weekend as well as on-track parades from the likes of the GP Legends, classic solo machines, and classic sidecars.

Saturday’s action includes the classic sidecar, superbike originals and MotoSuperbike races.

Sunday’s line-up of racing will see the ACU Post Classic Championship, ACU Classic Championship and Supermono GB competitors battle it out for the honours with double points up for grabs in the eight-lap race.

The North East and Yorkshire are well represented on the entry list. Brotton’s Michael Titchmarsh will be in action on both his Honda CB and 350cc Honda CB350K4, Ampleforth rider Dave Hutchinson competes on his Kawasaki ZXR, Guisborough’s Simon Stewart will be on his Yamaha YZF whilst Northallerton’s Graham Ashbridge will be riding his Suzuki GSX in the Moto Superbike section.

On track action gets underway at 9.30am on Saturday with practice and starts at midday on Sunday with practice before racing begins.

Adult admission is just £18 on the gate on both days with accompanied children aged 15 and under admitted free. There is free car parking and free paddock access.

For further information, please contact Croft Circuit on 01325 721815 or you can book your tickets online now at www.croftcircuit.co.uk.