British Championship dates 2019

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British Championship dates 2019

Post by Taffy » Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:18 pm

28 April Milton Park ACU Events Ltd
26 May TBC TBC
30 June Preston Docks Iveston & Satley MCC
21 July Dean Moor Iveston & Satley MCC
11 August Wakes Colne Halstead & DMCC
29th September Canada Heights Sidcup & DMCC

13th October Reserve Date

Plenty of changes this year. The Northern ireland round is lost, Blythe has also gone. Wakes Colne comes forward a month, and Canada Heights comes forwards a week. The Preston Docks track looks fast and flowing and is a good replacement for Blythe.

not-so-good news is that we're at Milton Park and also the Preston Docks track clashes with the IMBA at Lower Drayton.

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Re: British Championship dates 2019

Post by graham » Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:06 pm

September 29 is also IMBA in Germany and October 13 is also IMBA in Netherlands. Obviously the ACU and AMCA not consulting with each other to avoid date clashes and get more crews involved in both championships.

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Re: British Championship dates 2019

Post by Taffy » Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:14 pm

its not the ACU and the AMCA its the ACU and IMBA that don't talk and I don't think the International IMBA are the slightest bit interested in the worries of the National ACU (UK). last year IMBA chnged 3/6 dates at very late notice and what was a small clash also became a 3/6 clash if I recall again. fact is, if you are an international organisation you have to get these things done in November so that national bodies can work down and through from say, (a Country's) nationals to Clubmans and in our case at the same time the AMCA rounds. I can't speak for this years though but that was the problem last year.

It is IMBA that need to get their s*** together; and sooner rather than later!

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Re: British Championship dates 2019

Post by graham » Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:41 pm

IMBA dates were published on here by Rien on 24 November 2018.

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Re: British Championship dates 2019

Post by elaine » Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:31 pm

Hi Taffy your wrong this time all sidecar dates are done generally in this order GPs , IMBA, British , Clubmans/ scma and then AMCA and its been like that for a good while , if the acu had contacted the amca OR scma they would have been told about imba date. All imba dates are set in November. The issue being the clash of dates in the uk ONLY . if there is a imba abroad we loose maximum of 5 outfits , when it clashes at home everyone suffers due to splitting of riders/ passengers wanting to watch one or the other . As the imba is the ONLY sidecar international on these shores it should be supported everyone including organizations :-D

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Re: British Championship dates 2019

Post by Taffy » Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:27 am

just to sooth my own ego, last year's dates (so for the 2018 season) were qualified on the same day; December 13th 2017. least that's what it says.

this year it appears that IMBA came forwards a full 5 weeks while the ACU went back 3 weeks. yes, the ACU will have seen and known of that clash.

so i ask the question aloud (so does anyone know?) are the ACU meant to consider the IMBA UK date or isn't it on their radar at all? i doubt they have a rwesponsibility - just 'good will' i guess.

but a real shame either way. On a personal note, when trying to organise "The Nationals" some 20 down to 10 months ago I didn't get any support from the AMCA. its the nature of things.

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Re: British Championship dates 2019

Post by elaine » Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:34 pm

Hi Taffy , IMBA congress always takes place with in the first 2 weeks of Nov depending on how the weekend falls ( Been done like this since I have doing imba,s ) then dates are released , the problem with sorting dates with amca is : the amca rely on clubs to take championships ,solo or sidecars unless the amca decide to run an event them selves, as many clubs have not yet got back after xmas there fixtures have not been done , hence you can not get a answer off amca till this is done , quite often sidecars first meeting tends to be an imba , I think the ACU allocate dates then gets clubs to fill them ( sidecar wise ) :-)Personally I think ACU wait for GP dates then British end of . SCMA look for GP , british ,British imba then set there own at this poin, the t amca try to fit around sidecar dates taken as this is generally sorted by young ozzie

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Re: British Championship dates 2019

Post by graham » Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:48 pm

The rounds at Milton Park, Preston Docks, Dean Moor and Canada Heights will also include a round of the ACU British Cromwell Trucks Quad cross championship. Also probably the round on May 26 if it takes place in Ireland ?

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