John Milbank discovers the most enjoyable, and cheapest motorcycle racing in the UK. It’s fast, fun and open to anyone…
Photos by John Milbank
There’s a gasp from the crowd as four racers fight their way into turn two. It’s the final lap, and there’s no way they’re all coming out of that bend. The TV camera swings round; the heli-cam hovers expectantly above… Three bikes exit the corner as another motorcycle slides past, the rider close behind it. This is close racing, and it’s what the crowd wanted to see, yet it costs nothing to watch. This is the world of the National Mini-bike Road Racing Championship (www.NMRRC.co.uk). Oh, and the rider that crashed was back on his feet in seconds.
There are two sets of nine races to enjoy – from six year olds in the Junior Production mini-moto, through adults still flexible enough to squeeze on the little machines, to tuned junior race bikes, and various pit bike classes for all ages.