In 2012 RHL Activities will bring the madness that is beach racing to the unsuspecting city of Swansea.The first ever RHL Beach Race at Swansea will take place over the weekend of 2-4 March 2012 on the beach and beachfront at Swansea Bay.

More than 50,000 spectators are expected to descend on the event to see 1000 plus riders go head to head in the three-hour feature race on Sunday.

More info on the RHL Beach Race at Swansea can be found here.

Video edit by e-dub media.

Video  —  Posted: December 8, 2011 in MX

The Weston Beach Race must be the maddest race on the British motorsports calendar. The main solo race involves racing for three hours on the Weston-super-Mare beach, which has been built up with jumps bigger than your average house.

The start of the race is equally impressive, with more than 1000 bikes hurtling along the kilometre start straight, with every rider aiming to get to the main part of the course before everyone else.

It’s (dis)organised chaos!

Video  —  Posted: December 7, 2011 in MX
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The cult of the rider…

Posted: December 6, 2011 in MotoGP
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A recent post on Facebook about the Yamaha Pro-Am series of the 1980s had me reminiscing about going to races when I was an impressionable teenager.
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Scott Redding crashes during the final test of the 2011 season. He was uninjured in the crash, which was caught on camera.

Video  —  Posted: December 3, 2011 in MotoGP
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A fast lap of Jerez with Mika Kallio and Scot Redding from the Marc VDS Racing Team

Video  —  Posted: December 3, 2011 in MotoGP
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Valentino Rossi puts a WRC spec Ford Fiesta through it’s paces around the Monza circuit during the 2011 Monza Rally.

Video  —  Posted: December 1, 2011 in MotoGP
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The Yamaha 250LC and 350LC were the weapons of choice for teenage tearaways in my formative years, with aftermarket expansion chambers fitted, naturally!

Whoever came up with the idea of a single make series based around the Yamaha 350LC was a genius. The Pro-Am series pitched the professional riders of the time against the amateurs on identical machinery, with riders picking the keys out of a hat to ensure nobody enjoyed an advantage.

The racing was, not to put too fine a point on it, completely bonkers!

It was watching this series at Donington Park that convinced me to start racing myself, albeit unsuccessfully thanks to a lack of anything approaching talent! But, 22 years later, I’m still working in the world of motorcycle racing thanks to the impression the Yamaha 350LC Pro-Am series made on a young lad stood watching at Redgate corner.

Coincidentally, Barry Sheene refused to autograph my programme at the same meeting, making me a lifelong Kenny Roberts fan!

Video  —  Posted: November 30, 2011 in Motorsport
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