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Dirt Bike Show off, Supermoto switches to Mallory

Published: 21 January 2002

Donington Dirt Bike Show, due to be held this weekend, is off. But the Supermoto UK event which was due to take place alongside it IS on, but the venue has been switched to Mallory Park.

The track that will be used this weekend will run from the Lake Esses, around the Shaw Hairpin, through the Bus-stop chicane, then past the notorious Devil’s Elbow and on to the start-finish straight. But instead of zooming down the straight, riders will flick back on themselves and take to the gravel and shale car park and paddock. They’ll then rejoin the Tarmac circuit just before the Lake Esses.

The mix of dirt and Tarmac will ensure spectacular side-ways style every single lap.

British racers representing nearly every manufacturer will be riding, including David Jefferies aboard a Factory-provided Vertemati and his teammate, former GP motocross rider and European Supermoto front-runner Gerald Delapine. Former French Supermoto Champion and factory CCM rider Stephane Mezard will be displaying his sliding talent. Other spectacular riders include the Irish Supermoto Champion David Tougher and British Enduro Champ David Knight.

There will be three heats each Saturday and Sunday (January 26-27) starting at 11am, another at 1pm and the final at 3pm. Tickets for the entire event cost just £4 a day, with under-16s free. The event kicks off at 9am each morning and shuts-up at around 5.30pm.

Details: 01455-842931

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