SEVEN years have passed since Supermono racing motorcycles competed in their own standalone series in Britain, but that all looks set to change when Supermono GB takes to the tarmac next season.
Dave Bennett, a foreman of the series’ revival, began by seeking out organisations to parade and run trackday sessions with, knowing fellow singles enthusiasts were also desperately looking to scratch their itch.
By mid-2016, and after more than several ‘we’re full’ or ‘too late’ responses, British Historic Racing/VMCC stepped in to offer parade spots in their season finale meeting at Cadwell Park.
Fast forward to late September, following the successful festivities, and the BHR offered up more than anyone was imagining based on what were meant to be some procession laps.
“The organisers were impressed with the bikes and the interest that they generated,” said Bennett of the do, “so much so we were asked if we would like to launch a race series for 2017, which was beyond our expectations.”
Open to any four-stroke single-cylinder motorcycles manufactured after January 1st, 1976, the series’ only main requirements are a displacement minimum of 375cc, carburetion, a 95kg weight minimum (post-race), and treaded tyres.
As the series is yet unable to lay down guaranteed entrant numbers for next year, the BHR are looking to run the ‘monos with a class of similar power figures, most likely Early Stocks.
Below are the current race dates for Supermono GB’s debut season in 2017:
March 24th – Test Day: Mallory Park
April 15th-16th – Round 1: Mallory Park
May 20th-21st – Round 2: Darley Moor
June 24th-25th – Round 3: Cadwell Park
July 22nd-23rd – Round 4: Anglesey
August 19th-20th – Round 5: Lydden Hill
September 23rd-24th – Round 6: Cadwell Park
Please note that all dates are provisional and will be confirmed as soon as possible.