The 1970s and early ’80s was an exciting time for motorcycle Grand Prix – probably the last time privateers had a genuine chance of mixing it with works bikes. GP Originals presents the sights, sounds and smells of this Post Classic racing era.
The Series has been inspired by the motorcycles featured in the Hailwood Trophy. The prestigious event is held at the Goodwood Members’ Meeting and highlights GP machines such as the ubiquitous Yamaha TZ250 and TZ350.
Coronavirus and our 2020 season
Due to the pandemic, racing in the UK has been suspended for a large portion of the season already. Our first three meetings were cancelled and the final two events are awaiting a release of the lockdown conditions to go ahead at all. Bemsee said that it is very unlikely they will be able to accommodate a guest class should their Brands Hatch event go ahead. BSB has confirmed that unfortunately, they will be unable to host our class under the social distancing conditions that will be required. We appreciate the challenges facing organisers of large events here in the UK and would like to wish all our hosts our very best wishes in their plans.
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Post Classic motorcycle racing – cash and rewards throughout the field
The GP Originals prize fund for 2020 is bigger and better than ever. We have cash prizes down to 5th in both 250cc and 350cc classes. The Masters are riders over 55 years of age – this competitive group are awarded cash down to 3rd irrespective of engine capacity. The Masters are still in the main Championships so they’ll be using all their wily years of experience to reap their rewards. Redline Motorcycles are sponsoring our Fastest Laps for 250 and 350 with £50 cash. Motocarb are headlining our new MotoPole £50 award for the fastest 250 and 350 qualifiers. There’s over £28,000 worth of cash, product support, vouchers, huge raffle prizes, early entry rewards all to be shared out amongst the entire field. We ensure there’s something to benefit every race budget.
It’s all to play for at GP Originals.
How to race with GP Originals
All riders must be paid up members of GP Originals to enter our events and be entitled to the rewards, cash prizes and discounts on offer. Simply complete the membership form, pay just £18.00 by BACS or PayPal and receive your ACU licence code. You can join for the season, just one meeting or as a supporter. We know racing is expensive, GP Originals offers the cheapest two-stroke series membership with the biggest rewards to boot.
Race number allocation is now online here. Please use this number for all your entries with the host clubs who will refer to this list.
We are the only dedicated post classic 250 and 350 two-stroke GP series – therefore there are rules! Love them or loathe them, rules keep the racing competitive and the bikes ‘in period’. We keep a keen ear on what our riders are looking for and there is a clear message that our kind of people want tighter period style machines. All our riders are on the same type of machine and the same Avon treaded tyres.
Please visit our collection of research articles to find out more about period and replica parts.