Canada Heights in Kent is the place to be today for the latest round of the Maxxis British Motocross Championship. Action starts at 9am with admission on the gate.
Some of the most fearless daredevils in sport are gathered today in Swanley, Kent, for what promises to be a riveting day of off-road motocycle action.
The UK’s top motocross riders will race twice on the Canada Water circuit in Round 3 of the Maxxis British Motocross Championship. Established as one of the major domestic motocross series in the world the British Championship attracts a number of top-class international riders as well as the very best of British. If you’ve never experienced the thrilling spectacle of motocross live there’s no better opportunity!
Ones to watch: Tommy Searle (BOS Kawasaki) and Conrad Mewse (Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee). Both come into today’s action fresh from a win at Round 2 of the championships last month at the Cadders Hill circuit in Norfolk.
Action starts with practice from 9am with the first race at 10.45am and continuing until 3.15pm. See below for the full timetable.
Tickets on the gate (cash only) priced: Adults £20 ~ Children (Under 16s) £5 ~ Family (2 Adults + 2 Children) £45 ~ Under 5s are free.
Car parking is free.
The course: Canada Heights has a rich heritage of hosting off-road motorcycle events, both club and international, over the years. Large crowds were drawn as far back as the 1960s when the course hosted BBC “Grandstand Trophy” events. The course has been dramatically improved in recent years but never at the expense of the beautiful countryside and wildlife. Know as the “South’s Most Spectacular Circuit” it’s the perfect backdrop for motocross riding at its best.
Travel: Canada Heights is situated in Button Street, Swanley, Kent, BR8 8DX which is off the A20 between Farningham and Swanley. Leave the M20 or M25 at the Swanley Interchange (Junction 3, M25) following the brown Brands Hatch chequered flag signs. On the roundabout underneath the motorway pick up the RAC/AA/Club signs to the meeting. Take the Farningham / Brands Hatch exit from the roundabout. Go straight over the roundabout by the council yard and take the first left (Button Street). The track is approximately 1 mile down the lane on the right hand side before the motorway tunnel.
Today’s timetable in full:
9am. MX2 Youth – 5 minutes Start Straight Practice/ Free Practice 8 minutes / 12 minutes Timed Practice
9,35am. MX1 – 5 minutes Start Straight Practice/ 10 minutes Free Practice / 15 minutes Timed Practice
10.10am. MX2 – 5 minutes Start Straight Practice/ 10 minutes Free Practice / 15 minutes Timed Practice
10.45am. MX2 Youth Race 1: 20 minutes + 1 lap
12 noon. MX1 Race 1: 25 minutes + 2 laps
12.50pm. MX2 Race 1: 25 minutes + 2 laps
1.40pm. MX2 Youth Race 2: 20 minutes + 1 lap
Podium MX2 Youth
2.30pm. MX1 Race 2: 25 minutes + 2 laps
3.15pm. MX2 Race 2: 25 minutes + 2 laps
Podium MX1 / MX2 & Expert MX1 / MX2