Thundersprint is go!

By Bertie Simmonds, 13 April 2014

One of the biggest and best motorcycle events in the UK promises to be even better this year – so don’t miss it! The Thundersprint is now firmly established in the biking calendar and this year will take place at the Darley Moor circuit over the weekend of May 10-11...

The event promises an action-packed long weekend of fun (you can turn up on Friday at 5pm) with a host of big names as well as on-track action. Attendees include World Supersport champ Sam Lowes, MotoGP rookie Scott Redding, the venerable Sammy Miller with a host of classic machinery, and TT stars past and present such as Jim Redman, John McGuinness, Nick Jefferies and many more!

In addition, look to the skies on Sunday as a Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Supermarine Spitfire gives a display.

There will also be more than 100 trade stands, a children’s funfair and even a fine-food area – try finding one of those at a normal bike event!

World Champ Sam Lowes said: “Sammy Miller is bringing some unbelievable bikes from his museum and I hope that Sam will let me have a sit on some of them. It’s going to be a real privilege for me to share the same paddock as these legends.

“I will also be having a play about on the track riding a Yamaha R6 provided by CMC in Chesterfield, which will be tricked up to look like my Moto2 bike. How good is that?” Thundersprint organiser Frank Melling said: “This is the most star-studded entry we have had in 17 Thundersprints, and even if we didn’t own the event it would be the one we couldn’t miss!”

Darley Moor Motor Sport Centre, near Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 2ET. Website:

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