September 21 2005.
The future of Supermoto racing in Great Britain changed dramatically today with the announcement that three major series organisers will work together from 2006, in order to sustain the rapid and continuing growth of this spectacular sport.
The Motorcycle Racing Organisation (MRO), the National Off-road Racing Association (NORA) and Southern Supermoto have committed to pool their resources, which will result in both cost savings and more choice for their respective members as well as improve the safety and professionalism of British Supermoto events across the board.
In recent years, a multitude of different organisational bodies have hosted events in Great Britain, the end result being a dilution of trade interest and support which has stymied the growth of Supermoto. The new alliance is sure to receive support and acknowledgement from the British Motorcycle Trade and associated media as it removes all previous confusion in one fell swoop.
The combined resources of the three member clubs now offer competitors, spectators, media and sponsors alike, the full spectrum of Supermoto racing under one simple organisational and promotional umbrella. From Youth 85cc through to Adult Open Class bikes plus Quads and Superlites for those who prefer 4 wheels to 2!
A carefully co-ordinated calendar of over 40 days of racing, designed to give competitors the opportunity to contest any or all of these 3 professionally organised championships, will be released shortly. Venues ranging from popular karting circuits like Three Sisters and Lydd together with major British racing circuits like Cadwell Park and Pembrey are all featured, together with some new venues not previously utilised for Supermoto racing.
The alliance of the three member clubs is entitled Moto GB. An innovative universal competition licence policy will be introduced, together with promotional activities including a 'one stop shop' website; which will be designed to provide quick access to information on all of the member clubs' activities, such as race entry forms, regulations, spectator information, TV broadcast schedules etc.
Comprehensive details of Moto GB's plans for 2006 will be released in mid to late October and the website updated accordingly. In the interim, interested parties may contact Moto GB's Press Office on 0870 0685802 or via