Motofest revving up

Motofest 2015 in Bexhill with under-12 championship in DLWP car park
Motofest 2015 in Bexhill with under-12 championship in DLWP car park

It’s back - Bexhill MotoFest on July 26 will once again be bringing motorsport back to its hometown.

From 9-4pm there will be Mini Moto Racing, Mini GP and mini sidecar racing on the De La Warr Pavilion car park.

Howard Martin of HEM Events who are promoting the event said; “Mini Moto racing is to motorcycle sport what Karting is to Formula One, the training ground of future champions, it’s a real privilege to be a part of bringing this entry level sport to Bexhill.”

Mini Motos are quarter sized racing motorcycles with 39cc engines and no gears that are capable of speeds up to 30mph. As all the machines are very similar the racing is very close and exciting.

The under 12s who race them are “incredibly enthusiastic and professional” according to Howard, who added: “The kids wear helmets and full racing leathers for safety which makes them look like miniature versions of Valentino Rossi, the world motorcycle racing champion who also started out on Mini Motos.”

FAB Racing which is the regulatory authority for Mini Moto Racing in the UK commented; “We are really looking forwards to coming to Bexhill because it’s a great opportunity for the general public to see future world champions in the making and to support these kids in their sporting endeavours.”

Bexhill MotoFest started in 2014 with the intention of bringing organised motorsport back to Bexhill and is now in its second year following much positive feedback last summer to the event.

Not only will there be Mini Moto Racing on the car park but there will also be live music on the De La Warr Pavilion terrace, a unique Motorcycle As Art exhibition, a childrens funfair, min go Karts for the kids to have a go on and over 50 traders and exhibitors.

The event is in support of several charities including SERV Bloodrunners and Kent Surrey Sussex Air Ambulance. For further information please go to www.bexhillmotofest.com