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 highlights post-classic racing motorcycles such as the ubiquitous Yamaha TZ250 and TZ350. This period also championed Rotax engines and a wealth of frame-makers including Maxton and Harris. These ‘Original’ racing motorcycles represent the first instances from which copies or reproductions could be made. Naturally, we include customer and replica machines that embrace the concept of our Series. The word ‘Original’ also means individual, free-spirited – we all like the sound of that.
2022 period two-stroke Grand Prix racing
In anticipation of next season we need your eligibility photos and forms. If you’ve purchased a bike owned by a previous GP Originals rider you must submit a new one under your name. Race numbers are allocated with preference given to those that have completed the most rounds with us in 2021, please review this list if you are applying for membership to choose one that has not already been taken.
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. If in doubt make sure you get in touch before spending money or building bespoke parts. Research is carried out on a factual basis only. It is the rider’s responsibility to source date-evident support for any non-standard design.
Post Classic motorcycle racing – cash and rewards throughout the field
The GP Originals prize fund is second to none. In 2021 we gave out cash prizes down to 5th in both 250cc and 350cc classes. The Masters are riders over 55 years of age – this competitive group were awarded cash down to 3rd irrespective of engine capacity. The Masters still compete in the main Championships so they can use all their wily years of experience to reap their rewards. Redline Motorcycles sponsored our Fastest Laps for 250 and 350 with £50 cash. Motocarb headlined the MotoPole £50 award for the fastest 250 and 350 qualifiers. Our pool of prizes in 2021 was in excess of £28,000 worth of cash, product support, vouchers, raffle prizes, early entry rewards and were shared out amongst the entire field. We always aim to ensure there’s something to benefit every race budget.
It’s all to play for at GP Originals and will be again in 2022. Be there.
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 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.