Freetech chiefs set for bumper Teesside 24hr race

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FREETECH Endurance bosses are gearing up for Britain’s only 24-hour bike race next weekend with 400 riders set to hit Teesside.

Just a few weeks on from the famous Le Mans 24hr motorcycle race, nearly 70 teams are ready to follow suit as they do battle over a full day at the north east circuit, with everyone from former national champs to club front-runners and even rookies poised to line up on the grid.

And although the weekend will be Freetech chiefs’ biggest undertaking yet, series boss Hudson Kennaugh says he and fellow organiser Ian Denny are already looking to go bigger next season.

“It’s great that we can say we’re the only 24-hour race in the UK at the moment, it makes it a bit special,” Kennaugh told UK Clubsport.

“It’s going to be a massive effort from around 400 riders and more than 65 teams so we’re excited to see how it all plays out.

“Once these restrictions are relaxed we’re going to look at making it a proper weekend festival of motorcycling in 2022 – music, beer, food, the lot. We want it to be something people can come and enjoy whether or not they’re riding, so plans are definitely underway.”

The Teesside 24hr is set to run over the weekend July 3-4 and spectators are expected to be permitted.

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