Thun­der­sport set to rum­ble

Bangor Mail - - SPORT -

THIS Au­gust Bank Hol­i­day week­end sees the an­nual visit of Thun­der­sport GB and the run­ning of the Moto Su­per Prix of Wales at An­gle­sey Cir­cuit.

Thun­der­sport GB - com­monly hailed as ‘The Home Of Sports­man Rac­ing’ - of­fers a plethora of mag­i­cal di­ver­sity when it comes to mo­tor­cy­cle rac­ing, with 32 races over Sun­day and Mon­day.

From the now fa­mous Dun­lop Thun­der­sport Su­per­teens that spawned the likes of Casey Stoner, Cal Crutchlow, Tom Sykes, Chaz Davies, Tommy Hill, Leon Camier, Bradley Smith and Danny Webb, plus the next step up for these young­sters in the blis­ter­ing pace of the Avon Su­per­twin and Stock­twins, which in­cludes the Aprilia RRV450GP ma­chines, through bud­get classes such as HMT Rac­ing Thun­der­sport 500 and the now hugely pop­u­lar Spark­light Rac­ing Golden Era Steel­sport/Su­pers­port and Avon Golden Era Su­per­bikes, there will be some beau­ti­ful ma­chin­ery out on track from the late nineties, rid­den by both ‘Gen­tle­man Rac­ers’ and young­sters who have now de­cided to take the chal­lenge.

Rookie class A&R Rac­ing/Con­ti­nen­tal Pre-Na­tional Sport and Fresh­man 600, has pro­duced some truly in­vig­o­rat­ing bat­tles this year and acts as a per­fect pre­cur­sor to The GB Rac­ing 600 Sports­man Elite.

Then it’s the big bikes - the Miche­lin Thun­der­sport GP1 Elite and Monex Europe GP1 Sports­man. With these bikes, it’s out and out power, some with over 220bhp and ca­pa­ble of over 200mph.

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