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.
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.
If you raced consistently with us last season please rejoin before January 31st to reserve your previous race number for 2020. Available numbers will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Popular numbers that were held for 2019 but not used in an entry will be reallocated.
Post Classic motorcycle racing – cash and rewards throughout the field
GP Originals raced at four of the UK’s best circuits in 2019 and we had an incredible gang of sponsors along for the ride. With a cash prize fund of £6,975 riders fought for funds down to 5th in both 250 and 350 classes. Competitors over 55 were awarded cash down to 3rd. At our presentation evening the top three in 250, 350 and Masters shared £675 plus £600 worth of vouchers from Teng Tools and Motocarb, each podium finisher raised a toast with Titanic Brewery beers.
It’s not all about race winners. Throughout the season we have awarded £10,800 worth of vouchers, products and incentives that were distributed throughout the field. From simply getting an entry in early to special achievements, we ensure there’s something to benefit every race budget and rider.
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.