The British two-stroke championship that ran at four rounds alongside the main Maxxis championship will not be a full eight-round series as was hoped for by many, but a five-round series for 2018.
Series Manager Stuart Drummond has unveiled a new-look British Two-stroke Championship and MXY2 series which will both be five rounds and he says is designed to attract increased entries, give spectators even more value for money and carry the momentum from this year’s fantastic final round at Foxhill into next season.
The MXY2 championship will again run alongside the full Maxxis series over five rounds but for 2018 there will be three 16-minute plus one lap races per round. In addition, after the initial qualification session gate-pick for MXY2 will then be decided by a rider’s previous race result.
After its successful debut season in 2017, the British Two-stroke Championship has been extended to five rounds with two 20-minute plus two lap races per round and to accommodate this there will be two double-header rounds where the MXY2 and B2S classes will join the main MX1 and MX2 fields.
To help tighten-up the schedule, next season all classes will have start practice before their full practice session.
“The ACU Motocross Committee and ACU Events have looked long and hard at ways to improve the championship for 2018,” says Series Manager Stuart Drummond. “By giving the MXY2 class an extra race we feel we will encourage more entries and more points up for grabs should help to elevate the already high standard of racing.
“I was blown away by how popular the British Two-stroke Championship was in its debut season so it’s a no-brainer to give them an extra round and we’ve put a lot of thought into which classes go to which venues.”
After kicking off at Lyng on March 11 the championship will travel to Culham Moto Park over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend for the new British Motocross Championship Festival which will see the Judd Racing British Youth Nationals get the ball rolling on the Friday and the Saturday before the Maxxis big-hitters swing into action on Easter Sunday.
“We’ve been working very closely with RHL Activities to make this possible,” adds Stuart. “It promises to be a great three days of motocross which will compliment the changes we’ve made to the Maxxis ACU British Motocross Championship for next year.”
The calendar is:
Round 1 – March 11 – Lyng + MXY2
Round 2 – April 1 – Culham Moto Park + B2S
Round 3 – April 22 – Canada Heights + B2S
Round 4 – May 6 – Blaxhall + MXY2 & B2S
Round 5 – June 24 – Desertmartin + B2S
Round 6 – July 29 – Duns + MXY2
Round 7 – August 26 – Hawkstone Park + MXY2 & B2S
Round 8 – September 23 – TBA + MXY2