Thundersport set to rumble
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.