Brighton Speed Trials 2012 - Entries

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THE FROSTS BRIGHTON NATIONAL SPEED TRIALS 2012 - THE MOTORCYCLES


It’s that time of year again; the second Saturday in September, the day the VMCC Sprint Section makes its annual pilgrimage to the South Coast for the longest running speed event for both motorcycles and motor cars – The Frosts National Brighton Speed Trials.  We the VMCC Sprint Section would like to take this opportunity to thank Brighton and Hove Motor Club for their invitation to organise the motorcycle entry and Frosts for their continued support of this prestigious event.


This year has been no easier than previous years when selecting machines and riders from the invited entry, but I think we have been fair to all who applied and have a good cross section of motorcycles for the Speed Trials and you the spectators.  We have such machines as a 98 years young Triumph 4HP, ridden by a local rider, Paul Gander, through to one of the latest Japanese motorcycles, a Kawasaki ZZR1400cc, ridden by Mike Grainger.  Now both Mike Grainger and his brother Fred take their motorcycling very seriously and I would think this year is no different from previous years, in that they both would have ridden up from Plymouth to compete here today and will then be riding back when the racing is over.


Talking of distances travelled to compete here at Brighton, we have the welcome return of Manfred Rauscher from Austria who has travelled a long way by anybody’s reckoning to go racing.  Well, sorry Manfred you have been outdone this year as we welcome Steve Robins from Brisbane in Queensland Australia with his Rob North BSA Triple Rocket 3, ridden by Mark Parrett.  Mark won the Formula Classic event at the 2011 Manx Grand Prix last year and so Steve decided to leave the bike here in the UK so that they could defend their title at this year’s Manx GP.  We hope they were successful.  Steve took time out to visit the Speed Trials last year and was so impressed he got in contact asking to enter his machine.  We hope their day is productive and that they have a great day here at Brighton.


Some 40 years after his one and only visit to the Brighton Speed Trials we have a World Record Breaker amongst us, John Hobbs no less. 

John is here today not with his world famous Hobbit, but with his newly built Triumph Tiger 100, “Olympus”, a lovely and well-crafted replica of his 1968 World Record machine, for both the Standing Start Quarter Mile and the Standing Start Kilometre set back in 1968 at RAF Elvington, may I add, at the grand old age of 21!  John’s first visit to the Speed Trials was on “Olympus 2”, a twin engined machine on which John managed to smoke the rear tyre for the full Kilo, it was demo run, but still very impressive.  This time round John will be running in the Consistency class.


In the paddock and on the race track today you will see another record breaking machine from the 60’s and 70’s, the Hillman Imp powered sidecar “Impulse”, then ridden by Vic Phillips. 

Today, some 18 years since it last appeared at Brighton, it will be ridden by Andy Forward who has restored the machine, along with its owner Paul Standing.  It will great to see this machine back in action; it is my understanding that Vic Phillips may well be in attendance today as well as the original frame builder Micky Pearce.


We have a first here at Brighton, Talan Skeels-Piggins, a regular rider with the VMCC Sprint Section for the past two years.  Talan is the first paraplegic in the world to hold a full ACU Road Race licence.  Talan is a rider with Revenge Racing, the world’s first motorcycle race team where all the riders are paraplegics.  On 15th August Talan, along with Bret Crossley and Russell Docker, took part in a three hour endurance race for solo motorcycles at the Assen TT Circuit against 40 other teams.  This was the first time in history that a team of paraplegic motorcyclists competed in an endurance race against able-bodied racers.  Talan does not do this for just himself, as he has set up a charity that teaches disabled motorcyclists how to ride a motorcycle again.  A true inspiration to us all!


Finally, it just leaves me to say thank you all, enjoy your day on the seafront and have a safe journey home with all your memories of the day.  We look forward to seeing you all again here in 2013.


Juan Manzano - VMCC Sprint Section

www.vmccsprint.co.uk


BRIGHTON SPEED TRIALS 2012 | RIDERS LIST

Class I Vintage & Classic (to 1972) Consistency Class


No.   Name.              Machine.    CC.         Year.

  • 301 | Victor Aldous | Lambretta SX | 200 | 1967

  • 302 | Bob Anderson | Hagon JAP Special | 1000 | 1964

  • 303 | Andy Bush | AJS R6 | 350 | 1930

  • 304 | Frank Clarke | Brooklands Norton / JAP | 500 | 1936

  • 305 | Paul Gander | Triumph 4HP | 550 | 1914

  • 306 | Paul Gregory | Triton | 500 | 1966

  • 307 | John Hobbs | Olympus – Triumph Tiger 100 | 498 | 1956

  • 308 | Bob Horton | Greeves Oulton Road Racer | 350 | 1964

  • 309 | Chris Illman | Bayley-Cole DT Douglas | 500 | 1927

  • 310 | Mark Illman | Leigh Rudge Special | 630 | 1930

  • 311 | John Ralph Langridge | Norton Atlas | 750 | 1967

  • 312 | S. Neal & D. White | Triumph S/Car | 649 | 1952

  • 314 | Roy Robertson | Egli-Vincent Rapide | 1272 | 1972

  • 315 | Andrew Wali Taylor | Ariel Badger | 492 | 1936

  • 316 | John E Young | Triumph - JAP | 500 | 1936


Class II Solos up to 350cc

  • 321 | Jeremy Alan Ashton | MV Augusta | 349 | 1972

  • 322 | David Harvey | Honda CR350 | 350 | 1971/72

  • 323 | Keith Laker | Yamaha RDLC | 350 | 1980


Class III Solos up to 500cc

  • 331 | Frank Chatokhine | Triumph Speed Twin | 500 | 1938

  • 332 | Mike Gilbert | Dresda Honda 500/4 | 500 | 1972

  • 333 | Malcolm Herwin | Summerfield Norton | 499 | 1998

  • 334 | Martin Newton | Honda CBR 400RR | 398 | 1992

  • 335 | Alan Tinnion | Yamaha RD | 388 | 1982

  • 336 | Brian Wallace | Honda CR500/4 | 498 | 1978


Class IV Solos up to 1000cc

  • 341 | Nick Archer | Kawasaki ZX10R | 1000 | 2007

  • 342 | Timothy Boutle | Honda CX650 Turbo | 623 | 1983

  • 343 | Ron Cheesman | BSA Special | 650 | 1963

  • 344 | Simon Copper | Kawasaki ZX6R | 599 | 2011

  • 345 | Fred Furlong | Suzuki GSXR | 988 | 2002

  • 346 | Dave Glover | Ducati Special | 996 | 1998

  • 347 | Jayne Glover | Triumph Daytona | 675 | 2006

  • 348 | Stephen Mead | BMW  S1000RR | 1000 | 2010

  • 349 | Mark Parrett | BSA Triple Rocket 3 | 850 | 1969

  • 350 | Talan Skeels-Piggins | Aprilia RSVR | 1000 | 2000


Class V Sidecars & 3 Wheelers

  • 351 | Trevor Duckworth | Yamaha Cyclecar | 402 | 1979

  • Passenger | Ballast

  • 352 | Andy Forward | Impulse | 998 | 1966

  • Passenger | Ballast

  • 353 | Roger Hollingshead | ASCO Honda | 1150 | 1987

  • Passenger | Cassie Fowler

  • 354 | Des Lindsey | LCR Yamaha F1 Sidecar | 998 | 1988

  • Passenger | Vivien Waters

  • 355 | John Renwick | Vincent Special | 1665 | 1951

  • Passenger | Ballast - “Slim Lead Ed”

  • 356 | David Woodard | Suzuki Superside | 1500 | 2008

  • Passenger | Darren Saunders


Class VI Production Solos

  • 361 | Paul Bonham | Buell Lightning X1 | 1203 | 2000

  • 362 | Fred Grainger | Suzuki Hayabusa | 1298 | 2000

  • 363 | Mike Grainger | Kawasaki ZZR1400 | 1440 | 2012

  • 364 | Terry Grayer | Honda VFR800 | 782 | 2004

  • 365 | Terry Homan | Suzuki Hayabusa | 1300 | 2004

  • 366 | Clive Hurst | Kawasaki H1E | 498 | 1974

  • 367 | Kevin Lade | Suzuki B-King | 1340 | 2011

  • 368 | Ian Pollard | Ducati Desmosedici | 989 | 2008

  • 369 | Steve Walton | Suzuki GSXR | 999 | 2006

  • 370 | Mark White | Performance Bike Magazine | Suzuki Hayabusa | 1340 | 2012


Class VII Solos up to 2000cc

  • 371 | R. Albans | Bikes of Brighton | Suzuki Hayabusa 1550 | 2008

  • 372 | Keith Cooper | Suzuki GSXR | 1216 | 1990

  • 373 | David Hall | Suzuki GSXR 1100L | 1216 | 1990

  • 374 | Tony Madgwick | Buell S1 | 1430 | 1998

  • 375 | Craig Mallabone | Bikes of Brighton | Suzuki Hayabusa Turbo | 1300 | 1999

  • 376 | M. Rauscher | Kawasaki  ZZR 1100 | 1107 | 1991

  • 377 | R. Simmons | Suzuki Hayabusa Turbo | 1300 | 2006

  • 378 | Nigel Spencer | Harris Suzuki F1 | 1080 | 1987

  • 379 | Phil Steele | Kawasaki XZ12R | "Parny Express" | 1200 | 2000

  • 380 | Barry Varndell | Kawasaki Z1000J | 1494 | 1981

  • 381 | Andy Whittle | Kawasaki Z1R | 1327 | 1979

  • 382 | Phil Wood | Suzuki Hayabusa | 1300 | 1999


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Announced: Monday, 15 August 2011

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