Date: 10 January 2022
Over the past couple of weeks, the new Championship committee have been working hard to organise the details for the 2022 championship.
Championship 2022 Dates
Round1 – 24th April - Bath Classic – Yatton Keynell
Round2 – 15th May – Mid-Wales – Abbeycwmhir
Round3 – 12th June – Acorns – Butterton
Round4 – 16th/17th July – Mortimer – Theale
Round5 – 25th September – Llanthony – Court Farm
As a committee we have an aim to enhance the championship to encourage more and more classic riders into or back into our great sport. We have been busy thrashing out lots of ideas and using feedback we have received so far from the survey, we have made a few enhancements to the 2022 championship.
Registration – this year we will be running a registration process for all classic riders that wish to compete in the 2022 championship. This will be an online form via a link which we will post on the Facebook page and on the AMCA Classic website pages (paper forms will also be available at the Classic Dirt Bike show at Telford). Feedback from the survey was that riders were happy to pay a registration fee which we have set for 2022 at £20. We will use the monies collected to plough back into the championship and events.
Categories for 2022 will be as 2021; Pre60, Pre65, Pre68 and Pre74. We will for 2022 being having awards for the best 250cc riders in each category. At each event in 2022 there will be 2 championship races for each category, and we will be looking to run the Pre60 and Pre65 classes together and the Pre68 and Pre74 classes together, meaning at each championship event there will 4 championship races! Feedback from the survey told us that riders were looking for good length races, so all championship races in 2022 will be 15 minutes + 1 lap.
We have been working with our sponsors to introduce from 2022 class bibs. These bibs will be given to each registered championship rider and will be a different colour for each category to match the AMCA category number plate colours.
Prizes and awards at each championship event came out as a must for many from the survey, so for 2022 we will be having a podium for the top 3 from each championship category at the end of the day at each event, with a “Red Plate” award given to each category championship leader!
At the final round of the series at Llanthony we will also be running a “Champions of Champions” race. The top 6 riders at the end of the championship from each category will race in 1 race all together to fight to be crowned British Classic Motocross “Champion of Champion” 2022!
We are looking at the end of the year to have a awards presentation evening, more news to come on this later in the year.
So, as you see for 2022, we have made so great changes and improvements which we hope people will find enhances the championship, of course we will not be stopping there, the committee is working on many more enhancements from 2023 and we still would love your feedback to help us with this, so if you have not yet filled in the survey please do so. We have been discussing as a committee the potential to run a “Blueprint” “Test” event this year which will showcase what the 2023 championship events may look like, more details of this soon.
As we start to think about getting those bikes out from under their winter blankets, we are all excited for the 2022 AMCA / Classic Dirt Bike British Classic Motocross Championship.