Manchester National Opener

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With only a week to go until the 2015 UK BMX National Series kicks off excitement is beginning to increase.

The first national rounds at the indoor will see the new block racing format.

Block 1 – 12 & unders plus all cruisers

Block 2 – 13 and overs

Block 3 – Championship & Elite (Sunday Only)  

Block racing was introduced to cope with the increased rider numbers over the past few year but also to be more inline with the way European events work. Hopefully people stick around to watch the Elite races vice versa the older guys fill the stands for the younger ones. Guess time will tell.

Entry 

You have until Wednesday 4th March to enter for the event. After Wednesday you will be able to enter at the event on the Friday only and it will cost more.

Enter the National event here

Schedule

Your schedule for the weekend is as follows:

Friday

18.00pm – 19.00pm Under 12
19.00pm – 20.00pm Over 12
20.00pm – 21.30pm Open Session
11.00am – 20.00pm Registration

Saturday 

8.30am – Warm Up Block 1 20″
9.15am – Warm Up Block 1 Cruisers
9.45am – MOTO’s Block 1
12.00pm – ¼ Finals Block 1
12.30pm – ½ Finals Block 1
1.00pm – Finals Block 1

1.45pm – Warm Up Block 2
2.30pm – MOTOS’s Block 2
4.30pm – ¼ Finals Block 2
5.00pm – ½ Finals Block 2
5.30pm – Finals Block 2
5.50pm – Warm Up SX Women
6.15pm – Warm Up SX Men

6.45pm – MOTOS SX
7.45pm – ¼ Finals SX
8.15pm – ½ Finals SX
8.30pm – Finals SX

Sunday

8.30am – Warm Up Block 1 20″
9.15am – Warm Up Block 1 Cruisers
9.45am – MOTO’s Block 1
12.00pm – ¼ Finals Block 1
12.30pm – ½ Finals Block 1
1.00pm – Finals Block 1

1.15pm – Warm Up Block 2
1.45pm – MOTOS’s Block 2
3.15pm – ¼ Finals Block 2
3.45pm – ½ Finals Block 2
4.15pm – Finals Block 2

4.30pm – Warm Up Block 3
5.00pm – MOTO’s Block 3
5.30pm – ¼ Finals Block 3
6.00pm – ½ Finals Block 3
6.30pm – Finals Block 3

Racing Under the Roof

The Racing Under the Roof series continued at the weekend and whilst it was cold outside with the snow falling, the racing was as hot as ever.

The NCC, Manchester has seen some changes over the last month and this was the first time these changes were subject to a competitive race. The changes threw up some great racing and here are some of the best races from the weekend.

In the Pro-Am it was a Grand Prix format which resulted in Quillian Isidore taking the overall win with current W3 Tre Whyte in 2nd. The final race had everything.

The Pro-Am Women went at it in their final as we saw a two woman duel throughout the race.

17/29 saw Cal Strickland take the win but this final was pure carnage with two separate crashes.

BMX Hype’s Ryan Brookes was on it and briefly led the final before finishing 3rd. Watch out for Ryan this year and when he finally grows he will surely be a force!

BMX Hypes new signing for 2015 Josh Barsby took a respectable 5th place finish.

If you haven’t booked in for the next and final round before the national you won’t have long before it sells out.