11/04/2011 | 15 comments
The National 4x series kicks off this weekend at the Leamington Spa track. Why not make a weekend of it and enter the pumptrack challenge on the Saturday, with £400 prize money up for grabs it’d be rude not to!!!
This weekend sees the Schwalbe British 4X Series fire back into action.
A lot has happened over the winter months and the 2011 series looks set to be the biggest and best 4X series yet.
Schwalbe have signed up as title sponsors for the series and will be present at all rounds in 2011 showcasing their awesome range of 4X tyres that have carried Jared Graves and Tomas Slavik to 4X World Championship titles in the past few years.
Rider interest in the Series is at an all time high and we are looking forward to seeing a lot of new faces this weekend.
Its an action packed weekend on Saturday the RLS4x guys will be running gate practice on the ex 4x world cup gate and the DMR Pump Track Challenge on Saturday with £400 cash in Pro prize money and lots of great prizes for everyone else.
Round 1 of the 2011 series is going to be held at Leamington Spa on 2nd and 3rd of April.
Leicester Road (adj Black Lane)
The track has had a complete makeover during the winter months and now does not even resemble the former track. RLS4X have worked endlessly over Winter to bring the venue up to scratch adding 3 new corners and a pro line on the last straight. The layout of the track and every single jump on it has been changed over winter and the track now offers a real challenge to every rider. Racing will definitely be close and we are pretty sure the track design can help to throw up more than a few surprises come race day! Leamington will be a fantastic venue for spectators also as viewing areas will offer perfect views of the whole track.
Go Pro Chest Cam footage – Scott Roberts, Tom Gethin and track designer/builder Nathan Parsons:
As always there will be live commentary, food and drinks on sale and a whole host of team and trade stands where you can buy new parts for your bikes and look at the Pro’s bike set ups. It will be a great day out for riders and spectators.
Trade stands from Schwalbe, Dartmoor Bikes, DMR, Hotlines, The Bike Yard, No Limits, Start Gate Pro and more.
Riders can enter online now on the website www.british4x.com
Or they can enter on the day from 9.00am until 11.00am.
Race Entry is £25 if you pre enter online, there is a late payment of an extra £5 for on the day entries.
At registration, you will be given your race number plate, ties and any final instructions necessary.
Please note that these times are provisional and the organizers reserve the right to alter them to suit weather conditions.
Practice Sunday April 3rd
10.00am Open Practice
11.00am Gate Practice – Fun, Big Fun, Juvenile, Youth, Master, Veteran, Girls
11.30am Gate Practice – Junior, Senior & Pro Elite
12.00 Midday Lunch Break
12.30pm Racing starts
• Moto 1,2,3 & 4
• Run offs if required
1/8 Finals (** Minimum number of riders required in a class)
1/4 Finals (** Minimum number of riders required in a class)
Semi Finals (** Minimum number of riders required in a class)
Confirmed Pro Riders for this weekend’s race include:
• Will Longden – defending Series Champion and 2010 National Champion,
• Scott Roberts – 2010 National Series number 2,
• Nathan Parsons – making his elite debut after finishing 3rd in 2010 National Championships
• Will Evans – Consistent British finalist and World Cup rider
• Pat Campbell Jenner – Always a threat at British races
• Tom Dowie – British and World Cup regular
• Scott Beaumont – the return to fitness of the former 4X Series Champion, National Champion and current World Number 10
• Katy Curd – Current World
Why Not make a weekend of it………
On Saturday 2nd April we have a new competition taking place. The DMR Pump Track Challenge on the pump track next to the 4x track. Pump Tracks are enjoyed by thousands every winter and now we are bringing the Challenge to British 4X Races.
DMR Pump Track Challenge open practice from 10am with racing starting at 2pm
The Pro prize money is £400 with £250 going to the winner!
Anyone can race and there are Rippers, Open and ladies categories to win some fantastic prizes.
The Lyezne exploder is free to enter competition to race your mates blow up them up!
Gates Practice will also run on Saturday so make a weekend of it!
Full details of the pump track race on www.pumptrackchallenge.com