BSSO announces Jubilee Cup to mark 50 year celebration

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BOSSES at the BSSO have revealed details of their new Jubilee Cup, which will mark 50 years of British scooter circuit racing championships.

And they’ve chosen three different circuits near and dear to the sport’s history to make up the four-round series. 

The cup will be open to all pre-1971 machines, and regular class points will still be accrued.

Outside of standard class rules, the only additional regulation is that riders must use a cast iron barrel.

The Jubilee Cup will kick off during round four at Lydden Hill in June, before picking back up at Three Sisters during round six.

Cadwell Park will host the penultimate round in September before action comes to a close back at Lydden in October.

Club chiefs are hoping a smaller championship could entice lower-budget riders out into competition, especially with the tracks they’ve selected for the Cup.

“The tracks we’ve chosen have a long history with us,” they said. “Lydden and Cadwell both featured in the 1970 championship and, for many, Three Sisters remains the spiritual home of  scooter racing.

“It’s our hope that some old race machines will be tempted out of retirement for the challenge and to help celebrate 50 years of British scooter racing championships.

“The lesser commitment of four rounds may also appeal to some who’d like to give racing a try on a tight budget.”

*Image: Lee Hollick

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