The team behind the MX Nationals championship series has announced its all-new format for the 2024 season and, along with it, a new name. The team is thrilled to announce its highly anticipated rebranding as the “Fastest 40 Championship” for the upcoming 2024 season. This exciting transformation brings forth a fresh and exhilarating format that is set to redefine British motocross racing as we currently know it.
The Fastest 40 Championship will feature an all-new format, elevating the competition to unprecedented levels and focusing on preparing the nation’s future MX stars for transition into the European and World scene, whilst at the same time providing days racing dedicated to the clubman and amateur classes too. With an exclusive focus on showcasing the sport’s most skilled and talented riders, the Fastest 40 promises an electrifying experience for participants and fans alike over a six-round series.
Key highlights of the Michelin Fastest 40 Championship include:
- Pro day – Saturday.
Racing action from the pros will move to Saturday, featuring three classes.
- MYX1 – Open/125
- MX2 Pro – 250 cc
- MX1 Pro – 450 cc
Classes will have 15 minutes of free practice, a 20-minute session of timed practice (40+2 reserves to Qualify), and two blocks of racing. The day will run as close to the current GP style format as possible to prepare and enhance rider experience and progression.
With all Pro racing being designated to a Saturday this will allow MX fans a full day of intense motocross action, witnessing the top riders battle it out for victory.
- Amateur day – Sunday
Racing action from the clubman and amateur classes will move to a Sunday, featuring five classes.
- Clubman MX2 – ACU Official Clubman championship title
- Clubman MX1 – ACU Official Clubman championship title
- Amateur MX2
- Amateur MX1
- The all-new – Honda Cup – more on that later!
Classes will have practice/timed qualifying followed by three blocks of racing.
Condensing the Clubman/Amateur racing into one day will reduce the expenditure for riders who have currently had their races split over two days, although those wishing to make a weekend of it are welcome to do so.
Get ready for the all-new Honda 250R Cup. Open to all riders of UK Honda CRF250R’s from 2021 onwards and piloting a red machine in this class means serious rewards are on offer.
- The winner of the championship for this class wins a new CRF250R
- “Power of Dreams” awarded to best clubman in the championship wins a CRF250R
- Rider Of The Day at each round wins a res Fly Racing Formula helmet
- First 110 CRF250Rs purchased will receive a CRF250R Cup Race Pack consisting of
- Honda branded Fly Racing Kinetic race jersey and Fly Racing Kinectic pants (Red/Grey)
- RFX Holeshot Device
- Motul Care Package
- Fly Training School with Dave Thorpe
- Open to all UK-Honda CRF250R’s from 2021 onwards *non UK/imported bikes are not eligible.
- The Honda Cup is in partnership with Honda, Fly Racing, RFX and Motul.
The team (led by Neil and Paul Irwin) behind the former MX Nationals have always pushed the boundaries and progression of British Motocross, let’s not forget they were the first to use Mesh Start Gates, ran during Covid and Live Stream British Motocross action, so it’s no surprise that they would continue to push the boundaries in switching Pro Day to a Saturday.
The Fastest 40 Championship represents the team’s commitment to continuously innovate and offer a groundbreaking experience to the sport. By combining innovation, progression and a community-driven approach, this rebranding aims to elevate the sport in the UK to new heights and captivate the hearts of fans.
The Fastest 40 invites fans, riders, and sponsors to join in the excitement and participate in this thrilling journey.
Any rider wishing to register their interest can do so by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Stay tuned for more updates as the Fastest 40 Championship gears up to redefine British motocross racing in 2024!