Ryan Villopoto has agreed to race the new VMXDN event at Foxhill next summer on a two-stroke Yamaha. The bike will be built by event organiser Doc Wobs for the nine-times AMA champ to race.
Since retiring from pro racing, Villopoto has become a regular two-stroke racer including contesting many of the 125 two-stroke invitational races at US Nationals. He joins gfellow American Mike Brown who has also signed up for the event.
The Langrish club will manage this new UK event on August Bank Holiday weekend, with the racing on August 27-28. Details of the classes will be announced in the New Year, but some classed are likely to include two-strokes built until 2008 so that the last-generation of Japanese bikes are included. There is likely to be Evo classes, Super Evo and even a later-than-Super Evo. Classes will have age restrictions, but it’s likely the later-bike classes will be open to younger riders. There are no plans for twin-shock classes, as the circuit will be designed especially for Evo bikes.