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LESS THAN 24 HOURS TIL RIDER ENTRIES GO LIVE

LESS THAN 24 HOURS TIL RIDER ENTRIES GO LIVE

Its almost go for rider entries!!

ALL class entries will go live on Saturday 17th Feb at 10am via the Go Race website.

To enter log onto https://goracemx/com/event.php?eid=7596

• EVO OPEN (up to 1989, over 50's)
• SUPER EVO OPEN (up to 1996, over 50's)
• EVO ULTRA OPEN (up to 2008, over 50's)
• TWINSHOCK OPEN (over 35’s)
• ALL 125’s (up to 1996, over 30’s)
• SUPER EVO OPEN (up to 1996 over 30's)
• EVO ULTRA 125 (up to 2008, any age - over 16)
• EVO ULTRA OPEN (up to 2008, over 30’s,)
• EVO OPEN (up to 1989, over 30's)

The event is running under the ACU regulations so you will either need to be a licence holder or buy a day licence to compete.

Set your alarm clocks and remember, spaces are limited, so don't wait to secure your spot.

Stay tuned for more updates and announcements by following us on social media.

RIDER ENTRY DATE IS ANNOUNCED

RIDER ENTRY DATE IS ANNOUNCED

We are thrilled to bring you exciting news reference a confirmed date for rider entries for Farleigh Castle Vets MX. It's a first-come, first-serve basis to secure one of the coveted 60 spots in each class.

Mark your calendars for Saturday, February 17th, at 10 am. This is the date when ALL entries will go live on the GoRace website. We anticipate a high demand for entries, so encourage all riders to be prompt in securing their place.

To enter log onto www.goracemx.com

• EVO OPEN (up to 1989, over 50's)
• SUPER EVO OPEN (up to 1996, over 50's)
• EVO ULTRA OPEN (up to 2008, over 50's)
• TWINSHOCK OPEN (over 35’s)
• ALL 125’s (up to 1996, over 30’s)
• SUPER EVO OPEN (up to 1996 over 30's)
• EVO ULTRA 125 (up to 2008, any age - over 16)
• EVO ULTRA OPEN (up to 2008, over 30’s,)
• EVO OPEN (up to 1989, over 30's)

The event is running under the ACU regulations so you will either need to be a licence holder or buy a day licence to compete.

For those riders and teams wishing to enter for the Farleigh Vets MX team race. Please submit an email by March 1st, 2024, to hello@farleighcastlevetsmx.co.uk

Please specify the following.
• Team name
• Names of all three riders
• Team managers name.

Farleigh Castle Vets MX promises to be an unforgettable experience for riders and spectators alike. So, get ready to rev those engines and showcase your skills on the famous track.

We can't wait to see you there!

Stay tuned for more updates and announcements by following us on social media.

Remember, spaces are limited, so don't wait to secure your spot.

ADDITIONAL CLASS ADDED TO THE RACE SCHEDULE FOR 2024

ADDITIONAL CLASS ADDED TO THE RACE SCHEDULE FOR 2024

With the classes announced for the 2024 Farleigh Castle Vets MX previously, there was plenty of feedback for a particular class. Having listened to the consensus of opinion, and with the permission of the clerk of the course - we have secured an extra race be added to the already stacked program. Making 10 races per block.

The addition will be an evo open +30 group to the race schedule. The entry date for all classes will be announced as soon as the ACU permit is granted. So, keep an eye out for that announcement.

Entries will be released over two days, the over 50’s classes to be released on day one, and all the other classes released on day two as follows.

Day 1 release (OVER 50’s GROUPS)
• EVO OPEN (up to 1989, over 50’s)
• SUPER EVO OPEN (up to 1996, over 50’s)
• EVO ULTRA OPEN (up to 2008, over 50’s)

Day 2 release (ALL OTHER CLASSES)
• TWINSHOCK OPEN (over 35’s)
• ALL 125’s (up to 1996, over 30’s)
• SUPER EVO OPEN (up to 1996, over 30’s)
• EVO ULTRA 125 (up to 2008, any age - over 16)
• EVO ULTRA OPEN (up to 2008, over 30’s)
• EVO OPEN (up to 1989, over 30’s)

Please note the following rules for classes and machines
• TwinShock machines – air cooled- drum braked – twin shock and single shock bikes up to 1982
• Evo Machines -any age up to and including 1989
• Super Evo Machines - any age up to and including 1996
• Evo Plus 2-stroke machines - any age up to and including 2002
• Evo Ultra 2-stroke machines - any age up to and including 2008
• Age brackets – Rider must be specified age on race day

The 2024 Farleigh Castle Vets MX is shaping up to be one epic event. It's going to be a weekend filled with thrilling races, intense rivalries, and unforgettable moments. So, make sure you stay tuned for more updates and get ready to witness some nail-biting action on the track. See you at the race!

Spectator and camping passes will be available online the week after the entry's go live, please follow their social media channels for updates on dates and times.

Facebook – Farleigh Castle Vets MX
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Instagram- Farleigh Castle Vets MX
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Photo Jamie Skuse - credit Haggis Hartman

YOU SPOKE AND WE LISTENED

YOU SPOKE AND WE LISTENED

Following our announcement regarding the classes we listened to all the feedback and have made some important changes to the team race to ensure an unforgettable experience for all involved.

This has always been the headline race on the schedule and as you highlighted the age restrictions on the team riders should reflect the nature of the event and have been adjusted accordingly.

The age restrictions have now been set for the Farleigh Castle Team race, with two riders to be +30 and one rider to be +40, making up the three-person squad.
The bike age group remains as Evo+ which is an open class of machines up to and including 2002 models.

International and National teams wishing to register their interest can do so by emailing the following information to hello@farleighcastlevetsmx.co.uk by Friday 1st March.
• Team name
• Team Sponsor
• Nationality
• Team manager and contact details
• Riders’ names
• Machinery being used
*NB. There are only 20 team places available.

We also acknowledge the call for an additional evo class and are currently looking at whether this can be addressed – watch this space.

Please keep your eyes peeled on social for further updates.
Facebook – Farleigh Castle Vets MX
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61555608818479

Instagram- Farleigh Castle Vets MX
https://www.instagram.com/farleighcastlevetsmx/

2024 Classes Announced and Team Race Details

2024 Classes Announced and Team Race Details

*Edited post*
Now, let's talk about the classes. We have an exciting line up in store for you!

There will be a slight delay in the launch of entries, our dedicated team are working tirelessly to ensure a seamless experience for all participants. We anticipate that the entry process will go live by mid-February. Rest assured, we will provide ample notice regarding the exact date and the procedure through our social media channels. Make sure you're following us to stay up-to-date with the latest news!

It's time to get prepared and make note of the classes you're interested in. The Farleigh Castle Vets MX 2024 promises to be a thrilling experience for all participants.

Day 1 release (OVER 50’s GROUPS)
• EVO OPEN (up to 1989, over 50's)
• SUPER EVO OPEN (up to 1996, over 50's)
• EVO ULTRA OPEN (up to 2008, over 50's)

Day 2 release (ALL OTHER CLASSES)
• TWINSHOCK OPEN (over 35’s)
• ALL 125’s (up to 1996, over 30’s)
• SUPER EVO OPEN (up to 1996 over 30's)
• EVO ULTRA 125 (up to 2008, any age - over 16)
• EVO ULTRA OPEN (up to 2008, over 30’s,)
EVO OPEN (up to 1989, over 30's)

Please note the following rules for classes and machines
• Twinshock machines - air cooled, drum brakes, twin shocks (includes single shock machines up to 1982)
• Evo Machines -any age up to and including 1989
• Super Evo Machines - any age up to and including 1996
• Evo Plus 2-stroke machines - any age up to and including 2002
• Evo Ultra 2-stroke machines - any age up to and including 2008
• Age brackets – Rider must be specified age on race day

In addition to the classes above the event will also host ‘The Farleigh Castle Team Race’.

All teams will consist of three riders, riding Evo Plus machines, two riders aged 30+ and one rider aged 40+.

International and National teams wishing to register their interest can do so by emailing the following information to hello@farleighcastlevetsmx.co.uk by Friday 1st March.

• Team Name
• Team Sponsor
• Nationality
• Team manager and contact details
• Riders’ names
• Machinery being used.
*NB. There are only 20 team places available.

Entries will be going live mid-February with a date TBC, with spectator and camping passes to be available online a week after.

Stay tuned for more updates and get ready for an unforgettable event

Facebook – Farleigh Castle Vets MX
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61555608818479

Instagram- Farleigh Castle Vets MX
https://www.instagram.com/farleighcastlevetsmx/

Additional sponsorship opportunities will be available to sponsor of any of these classes, along with Full Sponsorship packages and trade stands in March.

INTRODUCING THE NEW MANAGEMENT AND NEW DATES OF FARLEIGH CASTLE VETS EVENT

INTRODUCING THE NEW MANAGEMENT AND NEW DATES OF FARLEIGH CASTLE VETS EVENT

Since its inception in 2009, the Farleigh Castle Vets Event has been a beloved fixture on the UK calendar for riders across the country. Held in September at the historic Wiltshire circuit, this event has always been a highlight of the year, bringing the sound of two strokes racing to life.
But now, a new chapter begins for the Farleigh Castle Vets Event. Brian Higgins and his partner, Di Thompson of the West Devon Club, have decided to pass the torch and sell the famous September event. After years of dedication, they are ready to enjoy their well-deserved retirement.
Enter Shaun Copeman, the owner of SC Sportshomes Ltd. Shaun has stepped up to take the reins and has assembled an experienced team to ensure the continued success of the Farleigh Castle Vets Event for years to come. Shaun himself has been a part of the event since its inception 16 years ago, as a rider, a sponsor, and a team manager. This deep connection to the event and its challenges makes him well-prepared to take it forward.
Under the new management, the event will continue in the same vein as before, with some personal touches added to enhance the racing experience. The 2024 event is set for September 13th, 14th, and 15th. Entries will go live in the traditional slot in early February. Spectator and camping passes will also be available online in the coming weeks.
For those interested in sponsorship opportunities or trade spaces, applications are now open. Please contact the event sector via email at hello@farleighcastlevets.co.uk

Additionally, make sure to follow the NEW social media pages dedicated to the event on

Facebook – Farleigh Castle Vets MX https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61555608818479

Instagram- Farleigh Castle Vets MX
https://www.instagram.com/farleighcastlevetsmx/

2024 UPDATE - 2023 COMMENTS - 20 OCTOBER

2024 UPDATE - 2023 COMMENTS - 20 OCTOBER

We apologise for the fact that we cannot confirm the date of the 2024 event as yet, but we are still awaiting for the FIM and British dates to be confirmed in an attempt to avoid a clash.
We will publish as soon as possible.
In the meantime we would like to share some of the many positive comments our team have received post the 2023 event.

Thanks Team Farleigh We had a great time thanks again ..
SW.
We had was a very enjoyable meeting no security problems no issue with noise no parking issues nothing and you should take pride in knowing you were part of that team who put on that event for the riders And your family/friends who were parked down beside us were even very helpful when they realised Paul nearly missed start of one of the team races they were about to come over and give him a shout !
We look forward to seeing you all again in The Field of Dreams
JJ.
Just wanted to thank everyone involved in making the 2023 Farleigh Vets MX happen again.It was another great weekend and a pleasure to be part of as a rider and fan, the overall feel of the event was again enjoyable with all the hard work and organisation that had gone into all areas of the preparation. Although the overnight rain on Saturday had left the track a bit sticky first thing the forecast heavy downpour thankfully passed by allowing the remainder of Sunday to be run without delay. Please if possible pass on mine and my accompanying friends who were with me thanks and appreciation to everyone in the event team.
We all look forward to 2024 already! Much appreciated and well done, keep up the good work!
JG
Hi ya guys just a quick email to say thank you so much for a great weekend and a great event , ran so well can’t wait for next year 😃 thanks again.
DA

Our thanks to the Estate Manager, Stephen Thompson for the image which was taken from Race Control early on Saturday morning.


2024 DATE TO BE RELEASED SOON.

We were hoping to confirm the date for the 2024 event by now, but with uncertainty in the FIM MXGP calendar (Venues) we would prefer to wait until it is finalised.
We can confirm that the date will either be the weekend of the 8th or 15th September, but we would prefer to announce the right date from the start.
Please check back soon!

SUPPORT CLASS WINNERS

SUPPORT CLASS WINNERS

The Support classes were hotly contested with many UK riders mixing with International stars. The track was in perfect condition for the two Saturday motos, but the organisers openly admit to slight over watering on Saturday evening and with a shower of rain overnight, the conditions on Sunday morning were much heavier.
The Clerk of the Course opened up the circuit for all riders to have fifteen minutes free practise, but so few decided to take part, preferring to wait for the scheduled races, it took one moto for lines to develop.
The closest racing was probably in the Super Evo Open Class with Brad Anderson fighting off strong challenges from USA Team rider Heath Harrison. The fans favourite Englishman came out best with three wins to Harrison's one.
Richard Cuff ground out the win in the Super Evo Over 50 Class and celebrated hard in the Podium Presentations.
Jordan Carter beat many favourites in the All 125 class, whilst Team UK rider, Jamie Skuse doubled up with a win in the Evo 250 category.
Recording maximum race wins, Keith Johnston (USA), Carl Jones (UK) and Willie Burgess (Ireland) were on top form.
Having to qualify in the first two motos of the weekend in the one hundred and twenty rider Evo Over 50 class, Johnston went 1-1 on Sunday to claim top spot.
Carl Jones recorded four straight wins in the Evo Open class, whilst the Twinshock Podium was an international lock out with Willie Burgess coming out on top with four moto wins after close encounters with Danny Scheers and Ronny Lambrechts, both Belgian riders.
Our Dave Rich image shows Mervyn Anstie leading the pack on the first corner.
Full results can be found on the My Laps website.

FULL TEAM RESULTS

We have published the table of full Team Results below.
The penalties sections are for Teams who started with a 20 point penalty for not starting with two Evo and two twinshock riders.
A full list of race positions - including support races - can be found on the My Laps website.


TEAM Overall Best 3 Scores from each race to count for Team Total only

Pos Team Penalties R1 R2 R3 R4
1 Team England 16 16 17 26 75
2 Team Belgium 22 21 21 26 90
3 Team Wales 36 25 27 25 113
4 Team Northern Ireland 40 34 38 33 145
5 Team USA 45 49 32 33 159
6 Team Great Britain 20 34 82 45 39 220
7 Team North of England 294 74 79 70 71 294
8 Team Wales B 80 67 76 81 304
9 Team Northumbria 79 81 99 87 346
10 Team Munster Ireland 20 100 87 91 91 389
11 Team South Wales 20 99 107 104 103 433
12 Northern Ireland B 20 113 103 114 116 466
13 Team South East 119 120 113 119 471
14 Team Denmark 140 138 131 139 548
15 Team USA B 157 154 157 180 648

ENGLAND COMPLETE THE JOB

ENGLAND COMPLETE THE JOB

Team England continued their Saturday success and won the Vets MX Team competition in front of home fans on Sunday. Last years winners, Belgium came second with Team Wales once again putting in a strong performance for third.
The two plus two format of Evo's and Twinshock machines in the mixed competition worked well once again and it was Brad Anderson and Ryan Voase on their Evo machines who set the home team up for the win with super strong performances.
Jamie Law was the best Twinshock in the team but when he hit problems in the final moto, Michael Smith came to the rescue to ensure the win.
Northern Ireland finished fourth, with the USA in fifth and the official Team UK in sixth.
Of course, there was a full quota of support races and the full results can be located on the My Laps Speedhive system.
Our thanks to Dave Rich for the image of the winning team after receiving their awards from Title Sponsors Bill and Marion Brown of Wulfsport.

ENGLAND LEAD ON DAY ONE

After three sessions and one moto, Team England are currently leading at the end of day one after some furious action at Farleigh Castle today.
The four man squad, riding with two Evo and Two Twinshock machines are currently on sixteen points thanks to Brad Anderson, Ryan Voase and Jamie Law.
Their arch rivals, Belgium headed by Patrick Caps are second, just six points adrift, whilst Team Wales who are always at the sharp end in this event hold the third position.
Northern Ireland are currently in fourth, just four points behind, whilst one of the favourites, USA are in fifth.
Sunday sees three point scoring races for the Team contest on a track which has been ninety per cent regrading and watered ahead of another warm day
on Sunday.
Tickets are available at the gate which opens at 7.30am

COURSE DETAILS

COURSE DETAILS

The Event Team moved into Castle Farm at the weekend and laid out the course for the event this week. The big news is that the "middle hill" right in the centre of the main field is back in after a three years absence.
Always a place for overtaking the fast uphill, which gets rough as the event progresses, is back in and of course right in view of the main spectator area.
The exit from the woods has also changed this year whereby the first view of the riders will be from the top right of the main field, again giving more exposure time to the race fans.
Tickets are still available on the link from the website or tickets on the gate which will be open as follows-
Thursday Noon - 8pm
Friday 8am to 9pm
Saturday 7.30am to 7pm
Sunday 8am onwards.
Much hype has been placed about the USA - Belgium - England / GB battle so we look forward to seeing the everyone in the "Field of Dreams" this weekend.

USA BEEF UP - BRITAIN NEED YOUR SUPPORT

USA BEEF UP - BRITAIN NEED YOUR SUPPORT

Disappointed at finishing on the lower step of the podium at the Foxhill event, Team USA are sending a strong squad to Farleigh Castle in two weeks time in an attempt to lift the coveted Wulfsport Team trophy.
Led by Tim Ferry - a legend in his own right - Cody Williams, Keith Johnston and Regis Harrington will face strong competition from both England and Great Britain in the five race contest.
Of course, Team Belgium, last years winners, cannot be discounted and they have introduced GP Legend Patrick Capps into their already successful squad.
With a minimum age of thirty two for riders, the event once again mixes two riders on Evo machines and two on Twin shocks in every race, so the Team Managers have their work cut out deciding on start gate positions. At least one rider in each team will have to start on the second gate (15 second delay) so they will have to fight their way through the pack on the traditional flowing Somerset circuit.
Crowd favourite, Brad Anderson will lead the England squad,ably backed up by Ryan Voase and Jamie Law. Both teams need the fans to line the track side to support the whole UK effort.
Tickets are available from the official website www.farleighcastlevetsmx.co.uk or at the gate which opens at Noon on Thursday 7th September.

TEAM BELGIUM DECLARE

TEAM BELGIUM DECLARE

Last years winners, Belgium will once again send a strong team to defend their title.
Team Manager Danny Scheers has included two proven riders from recent years, Laurent Lacasse and Wim Couwberghs - both true Twinshock specialist, whilst the big news is that Patrick Capps will lead the Evo charge on his first visit to the West Country circuit. Also new to the event, David Segers takes the second Evo seat to take on strong teams from the USA and England.
However, these three giants cannot take it for granted with a second Team from the USA, whilst both Wales and Northern Ireland have made podium visits in the past two years.
The team format will be the same as 2022 with Free Practise, Timed Qualifying, Qualifying race and one Moto on Saturday, followed by three Motos on Sunday.
That adds up to seven track sessions throughout the weekend, whilst some of the riders will also feature in the support class races.
Advance tickets are still available by clicking the link on the left of this page to ensure your prime viewing spot. There are also a very limited number of VIP Public Camping tickets available, but fans should purchase their advance entry tickets FIRST on the Eventbright link.
For further information please e-mail hello@farleighcastlevetsmx.co.uk

FERRY TO LEAD USA CHALLENGE

FERRY TO LEAD USA CHALLENGE

The four man USA team who had to settle for fourth place last year are back in force.
With so much happening stateside at the moment, Team Manager,Ben Griffiths has waited until the final date to release his team who are coming for one reason only - to win!
Tim Ferry (pictured) will lead the squad with Keith Johnston and Cody Williams all returning from 2022, but with new member Heath Harrison replacing Broc Tickle, who has had to stay in America on rider training duties.
All four riders have their eyes set on the top step of the podium and they have already named the British (England) and Belgium Teams as their main challengers.
As previously announced, a secondary team from across the pond will be taking part with Robbie Horton, Chad Kimbrell and Andrew Trail being the ones to watch out for.
We are sure the UK riders will want your support track side to encourage a British win!

ANDERSON TO LEAD TEAM ENGLAND

ANDERSON TO LEAD TEAM ENGLAND

Ahead of the two teams being announced from the USA and last years winners, Belgium, Team Manager John Marsh has announced a strong team for the home nation.
Second in 2022, the quartet will aim to go one better with crowd favourite, Brad Anderson (pictured by Dave Rich) leading the squad on the Evo Honda and ably backed up by course specialist Ryan Voase, who has won previous races at the Farleigh Castle circuit.
Jamie Law makes his first appearance for the team in the Twin shock category and Kris Winder is the fourth rider.
We are sure that the home team will get massive support from race fans. We look forward to announcing the Teams from Belgium and USA shortly.
Tickets are available from the link on this website.

TEAM WALES 2023

TEAM WALES 2023

Wales have been the first seeded Team to break cover and announce their four riders for 2023.
With Glen Phillips taking over the role of Team Manager for the first time this year he has decided on an unchanged squad from the four who finished third last year.
Phillips (right) will be leading Andrew Gillett (Twinshock), Adam Cook (Evo) and Nathan Davies (Twinshock) with the aim of beating their third place finish in 2022.
Other Teams will be announced here shortly.

WERNER DEWIT - FAREWELL APPEARANCE

WERNER DEWIT - FAREWELL APPEARANCE

We are delighted that Werner Dewit has decided to come out of his temporary retirement and has chosen Farleigh Castle as his farewell appearance. Known for his determined, hard approach to racing the Belgian said, "Everybody know that my racing days stopped over night and that I didn’t have a proper good bye so what better place to do it is in Farleigh! The place that give me so many joy and nice racing. I will line up one more time with my best friend Danny (Scheers) and order (other) riders and have a proper goodbye . I will ride the Twin Shock class and enjoy my self all weekend.
We are sure that many race fans will look forward to speaking with him over the weekend and getting his autograph.

RACE ORDER AND WEEKEND DETAILS

RACE ORDER AND WEEKEND DETAILS

The organisers have now released a race order and details of the feature Team races.
As usual all of the support classes will receive a free/timed qualifying session on Saturday followed by four motos over the weekend.
The feature Team contest will follow the lines of last year, giving race fans plenty of on track action to see top riders from around the globe in action. A separate Free Practise session is scheduled for around 10am, with a ten minute Timed Qualification session at the end of all groups.
The Teams will then have a qualifying race for gate positions and one counting moto on Saturday plus THREE on Sunday, giving spectators excellent value for money.
Belgium, USA and Great Britain remain as favourites with a full list of team riders being released in Mid August.
9am Super Evo Qualifying 10 Mins
Evo 250 Qualifying 10 Mins
Evo Over 50 Group A Qualifying 10 Mins
Vets MX Team Race FREE Practise 10 Mins
Super Evo Over 50 Qualifying 10 Mins
ALL 125s Qualifying 10 Mins
Evo Over 50 Group B Qualifying 10 Mins
Twinshock Over 40 Qualifying 10 Mins
Evo Open Qualifying 10 Mins
Vets MXTeam Race Qualifying Practise 10 Mins

VIP PADDOCK AREA AND TRANSPONDER HIRE

VIP PADDOCK AREA AND TRANSPONDER HIRE

The upgrade to Paddock Parking is now available in the same place as last year - the area known as the International Paddock which is situated at the bottom of the circuit adjacent to the track near to the bottom exit gate. The cost is £125 and each pitch will accommodate one vehicle.
Transponder hire is also now available.
Riders can now hire a transponder in advance for the weekend at a cost of £20.
Please be aware that you will be asked for a further £20 deposit when collecting the device which will be refunded when returned at the end of the event. PLEASE NOTE. The cost of Transponders has risen recently and any unreturned transponders will be charged at £450.
If you require a bracket (to keep) this is also available for a further £10.
To order anything on line - please scroll down to the left of this page - you will need to use your original e-mail address when you entered together with your acceptance VM number which starts VM23. . .
If you are having problems please e-mail us at hello@farleighcastlevetsmx.co.uk

RIDING NUMBERS NOW RELEASED JULY 1st

RIDING NUMBERS NOW RELEASED JULY 1st

Race numbers are now shown on the left hand side of this page.
We have processed all the support race registrations and tried to accommodate as many riders as possible with their requested number.
Where changes have been necessary, we have tried to be as close as possible to the original request.
Team Race data will be approx. one month as some teams are still finalising their chosen riders.
If you require more information please e-mail hello@farleighcastlevetsmx.co.uk

PUBLIC TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE

PUBLIC TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE

General spectator tickets and camping are now available on the Eventbright system.
Please use the click through on the left hand side of this home page.

UPCOMING DATES FOR 2023 EVENT

UPCOMING DATES FOR 2023 EVENT

As the 2023 event gets closer with sixteen weeks to the big weekend the organisers have released dates which riders and spectators will be requiring.
The first date is for the PUBLIC ADMISSION and CAMPING which will open via this website on the 19th June.
For riders who have entered, RACE NUMBERS will be available from the 1st July onwards - again on this site.
For competitors who wish to upgrade their paddock allocation to the VIP PADDOCK area will be able to do so from the 11th July.
Riders who will need to hire a TRANSPONDER for the event will need to order this in advance and letter will be sent out after June 1st on how to complete this process.
An exiting announcement regarding the USA Team for 2023 will be made here soon!

MARCH 3rd. ENTRY UPDATE


Because the riders who did not complete the process have left spaces, it has been decided to take up to thirty more Evo entries - spread across all ages over 30 and all machine capacity - for a direct place into the event.
This process is now open with the full entry fee of £169.40 being payable straight away which will GUARANTEE a full place as soon as the payment is complete.
The registration click through is on the left hand side of this page and it is called the "Managers Special Class". Riders will be put into the appropriate class machine cc, subject to availability.
If you already have a VM number and still wish to complete the entry process, you will need to contact us at info@farleighcastlevetsmx.co.uk
We hope that you can see we are trying to assist as many riders as possible to get a ride again this year.

IMPORTANT MESSAGE 28th FEBRUARY

THERE ARE STILL ABOUT FORTY RIDERS WHO HAVE NOT COMPLETED THE ENTRY PROCESS!
Firstly, thanks to all who registered and then completed the entry process in a simple manner, but we are concerned that the ones who have not may lose their place.
E Mails have been sent to each rider and this morning each one will receive a text message. They will need to complete the process by midnight tonight when the option to enter will close.
If you know anyone who has not completed the process we would be pleased if you could pass this information onto them.
IF YOU ARE ONE OF THE RIDERS WHO HAVE NOT COMPLETED THE PROCESS PLEASE CONTACT US info@farleighcastlevetsmx.co.uk

ENTRIES SHOULD BE FINALISED 19th FEBRUARY

Please be aware that all riders should finalise entries by tomorrow (20th February).
This is done on the left hand side of this page. All you will need is your e-mail address, VM Number (on your initial acceptance) and your payment card - which MUST have the same address as your original registration.
If you cannot complete this process please contact us at info@farleighcastlevetsmx.co.uk and we will assist you.
There are still approx fifty riders who have not yet finalised your entry.

FINAL ENTRY SYSTEM NOW ACTIVE 10th February

You are now invited to finalise your entry process, again on line, but NOT until you have received a confirmation e-mail from us.
This may take a while as they are being sent in groups of 20s.
Please also check your spam box as your invitation may have finished up there.
If you found difficulty in making payment on your original registration, you will be invited to make the full payment by BACS, but after the others have been processed.
This will NOT affect your entry status, so please do not think you will lose your space.

ENTRY UPDATE 8th FEBRUARY

Riders will be invited to finalise your entry after Saturday 11th February when you will receive an e-mail with simple instructions. This will be done in groups of 100, so do not panic if yours takes an extra day.
You will be asked to finalise your entry by the 20th to ensure your place in the event.
PLEASE CHECK YOUR SPAM BOX ON SATURDAY ONWARDS.
We shall be on limited opening hours between today and Saturday so e-mail responses may take longer to answer.

PLEASE READ THIS - REGISTRATIONS

We hope that the following will assist you with the Registration process which opens at 0700h on Wednesday (1st February)
THERE SHOULD BE NO RUSH TO REGISTER with this system so please do it slowly and carefully. Registering will cost £10 which is non refundable.
The system has been tested extensively and it is MUCH easier on a normal PC than on an I Phone. If you are using an I Phone please make sure that your payment APP is updated before trying to register as the time taken to refresh might lock you out.
The address you enter with MUST be the same as the billing address for your card.
If you are having difficulty please do not try more than two attempts. The system will pick you up and we will e-mail you. PLEASE CHECK YOUR SPAM / JUNK BOX.
Once you have registered you will receive an automated response. You will then be contacted again by e-mail by the 13th February with your entry status and be asked to make the full payment - by the 20th February.
The reason we use this system is that popular classes do not get filled up in the first ten minutes and it gives everyone a chance. We will try and accommodate as many as possible. Please make sure you enter the correct class for your machine.
Please take time to read the Regulations -already published on the left - ahead of registering.
If necessary you can e-mail our team at hello@farleighcastlevetsmx.co.uk
FINALLY AGAIN, PLEASE REMEMBER TO CHECK YOUR SPAM BOX REGULARLY.

REGISTRATIONS OPEN ON FEBRUARY 1st

REGISTRATIONS OPEN ON FEBRUARY 1st

POSTED 23rd JANUARY.

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As in the previous story, in order to avoid possible confusion with the Foxhill event, the original Vets MXdN has undergone a makeover and will now be called the Farleigh Castle Vets MX and will take place on the usual weekend of the 9th & 10th September.

The tested format will be the same as previous years with the Nations Team races and no less than seven support classes for Twinshock, Evo and Super Evo machines, which include riders of various ages over thirty.
Our organising team realise that the world is under financial pressure at this time and although the costs of promoting the event have risen considerably we are trying to keep increases to a minimum. The registration process will cost £10 in an attempt to minimise riders entering two classes (which obviously allows a better chance for other potential riders) whilst the entry fee will remain at £169.40 which has been held for three years.

A fresh look to the website www.farleighcastlevetsmx.co.uk now holds all the information and on- line registrations will open on the above website (not the ACU system) on Wednesday February 1st. As in previous years, riders will need to complete the Registration process which costs £10 and then complete their entry by the 20th February. This system eliminates the mad rush to gain a place and gives more riders a chance to enter.

Teams can make an application for entry to Sonia Goggin in the usual way at goggseast25@live.co.uk , but it should be stressed that Teams from recognised FIM federations will have priority over second teams from any country.

The full event regulations will be published here on the 27th of this month which riders should read in advance of making an entry.

The classes will be as follows. Each class will have four races.

Team Races of four riders on a mixture of Twinshock and Evo / Super Evo machines.
Twinshock machines. Riders Over 40
All 125 machines. Riders Over 30
Evo 250 machines. Riders Over 30
Evo Open machines (125 – 500) Riders Over 30
Evo Over 50s. Any size machine for riders over 50.
Super Evo machines. Riders 30 – 50
Super Evo machines. Riders 50 – 75

If anyone requires specific details please e-mail hello@farleighcastlevetsmx.co.uk and you will receive a response from the team within twenty four hours.

2023 DETAILS ANNOUNCED

2023 DETAILS ANNOUNCED

The 2023 event will take place as usual at Farleigh Castle on the weekend of the 9th and 10th September.
Following the success of the 2022 event and to avoid any possible misunderstanding of "which" event this is, whilst the format will stay the same, the event name will be Farleigh Castle Vets MX.
The Nations Team races will remain on the successful format of 2022 with teams consisting of a mixture of Twin Shock and Evo machines. Priority will once again be given to teams from recognised FIM countries, with the usual support class races for all riders to enter.
Whilst cost have risen in connection with the event organisation, entry fees will remain the same as in 2021 and 2022.
A new website is being developed to reflect the changed name and will go live soon.
Again as usual, entries will open on February 1st for which details will appear here on week commencing 23rd January.

BELGIUM TAKE THE WIN

BELGIUM TAKE THE WIN

Although they took a calculated risk and accepted the twenty point penalty for fielding three Evo class and one Twin shock rider, Team Belgium, masterminded by Danny Scheers, scored a close win in the 2022 event over the weekend. England came a close second just five points adrift, with Wales edging out one of the pre event favourites, USA, to finish third.
Following the recent extremely dry spell, rain in the days leading up to the event made the conditions at the iconic circuit good for racing with over five hundred riders taking part over the weekend.
Led by ex World Champion Steve Ramon, consistency was the key to Belgium's success and although they did not finish in the top three in any of the four counting motos over the two days, Filip Van Dijk, Wim Couwberghs and Laurent Lacasse were all at the sharp end of the points of the sixty riders competing in each moto.
Brad Anderson kept Team England hopes alive with 1-1-1-2 finishes after some epic battles with USA front runner Broc Tickle which produced some of the best racing in the events history.
Glen Phillips posted two fourth place finishes amongst some big names to ensure Wales repeated their 2021 visit to the slick podium presentation at the end of the day.
Our thanks to Dave Rich for the image showing the winning team who were presented with their awards by Ellie and Bill Brown of Wulfsport who were joint Title Sponsors with EBC Brakes.
Full race results can be found on My Laps, whilst the event Media Partner, TMX will carry a full race report on Thursday.