Czech this out: The 70 year old road race in the heart of Europe

1 of 4

While UK road races have been running into administrative issues this season, a Czech road race has been running, unhindered, since 1953, and has just celebrated another weekend of competition.

The Slovak Circuit is located in Staré Město, a town in the Uherské Hradiště District in the southeast of the country and consists of a 2.6-mile road course with eight right turns and seven left with a maximum elevation of 35m.

Aside from two years due to Covid restrictions the race has ran over a May weekend for 70 years but, interestingly has never had a British entry race there.

Czech road racing sidecar racer

This year saw 280 entrants, spread over classes ranging from classics up to 350cc, sidecars, ex 125cc MotoGP and Moto3 bikes, Supermotos, Super Twins, 600cc Super Sport and litre Superbikes.

Practice and qualifying on Saturday, May 13 were held in perfect conditions, but race day Sunday was dampened by afternoon rain. However, this never deterred the riders or cancelled any races.

A full list of the runners and riders can be found on the website.