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Snow Quake II: Frozen racetracks & bikes on studded tyres

Published: 03 February 2017

Remember Dirt Quake? The one where a bunch of nutters on a motley collection of Harleys, peds and everything in between flat-track around the King’s Lynn Stars speedway track... and it’s oh-so-good.

Now there’s Snow Quake, the winter spin-off, where much the same thing happens but in temperatures of -10°C, on an ice track with gradients, and rights as well as lefts. What grip there is, is provided by metal studs screwed into tyres.

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The second edition of Snow Quake, held on the Ice Rosa Ring, in Riva Valdobbia in the Italian Alps, featured classes for ‘Inappropriate’ road bikes – think Harleys and Vespas – ‘Vintage’, which is packed with old enduros, and ‘Racer’, for flat track racing dirt bikes.

The rules are simple: no ice-racing style spikes, and no modern motocross machines. Easy... well, sort off.

Check out our gallery above for all the snow-madness.

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