Gallery: A look back at DirtQuake 2017
How many motorcycle events are there where you can watch professional racers line-up against amateurs, see old clunkers battle with modern machines and watch three people try to down six pints of warm milk to win a prize?
Well there’s only one... and it’s DirtQuake.
If you’ve never been, DirtQuake is best described as a motorcycle racing event invented by Benny Hill. The central theme is flat track racing with bikes of all shapes and sizes fighting it out in various classes.
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The chopper race always draws a crowd, mainly due to the presence of Guy Martin riding a Krazy Horse-built, heavily-raked Harley- Davidson. Guy Martin wasn’t the only biking celeb keen to get sideways either – Gary Johnson, Neil Hodgson and Carl Fogarty were all there, although some had more success than others...
One of the fieriest races of the day was the Harley-Davidson race, which was overrun by riders on custom- ised Street Rods. MCN’s man Glyn Pocklington put up a spirited fight but couldn’t quite match the speed of Pete Boast although as Boastie is a former national champion, we’ll give Glyn a break.
The scooter class was also a riot as a suited and booted man on a tiny Vespa attempted to chase down the 750cc ‘sort-of-a-scooter-but-not’ Honda X-Adv.
One of the closest races was the Women’s as Toria James got to grips with the Indian Scout only to be pipped in a dash for the line by Zoe David.
A special mention is also in order for the riders of the inappropriate road bikes: those riders who think noth- ing of sending a GSX-R750 sideways, It’s also got us thinking about what we could enter next year.
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