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.
2021 period two-stroke Grand Prix racing
Now the lockdown has an end in sight it looks like the 2021 race season can go ahead in full! Please make sure your eligibility photos and forms are in. If you’ve purchased a bike owned by a previous GP Originals rider you must submit a new one under your name. Race numbers have been allocated, please review this list if you are applying for membership to choose one that has not already been taken.
Post Classic motorcycle racing – cash and rewards throughout the field
The GP Originals prize fund for 2021 is all set and ready to go. There’s 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 still compete in the main Championships so they can use 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.
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.
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.