Date: 13th March 2023
The 10th season of Michelin MX Nationals is set to take off with a maximum-capacity grid and an extensive reserve list. Furthermore, two new circuits will be added to the league, among them the recently-built Oxford Moto Park.
The forces behind the Revo ACU British Motocross Championship and MX Nationals are working together to bring new tracks to the sport in 2023. By working together, the two Championships have secured a new venue – Oakhanger near Bordon, Hampshire to build a brand new British motocross track for the 2023 season.
The second track built on MOD-owned land, Oakhanger, will be constructed by the esteemed Justin Barclay and Alfie Smith. The duo boasts extensive experience within the sector, having aided MX Nationals Championship Team in fashioning Oxford Moto Parc and other circuits. The terrain lends itself to Dutch-style motocross circuits, with a diverse course design planned for each event.
“Its great to be working with the MX Nationals UK team in 2023 to bring new venues to the British motocross scene and bringing new venues to the Revo ACU British Motocross Championship. We must be in a position to be providing new circuits to the riders in the country to assist with developing them to go into the EMX and MXGP in the future. We appreciate there are challenges going to new venues however we have two of the best track builders in the world working on this. RHL have worked with Justin for many years across our events including the MXGP’s we ran back in 2008 and 2009 at Mallory Park. You can see what an excellent job both Justin and Alfie did with the Oxford Moto Park circuit in 2022 and I am sure the first rounds will be significant for British Motocross.” - Gareth Hockey – RHL Activities Ltd
“I am delighted to be able to present the opportunity to new tracks to both the Championship and the wider motocross industry. By working with Gareth and the team at the Revo British Championship, we have gotten this track off the ground. We are losing too many tracks in the UK. It is vital for the future of the sport and the riders that we can continue to develop land and build great tracks here in the UK. We must provide them with circuits to develop their riding and nurture them to progress and compete in the world arena.” - Neil Irwin – MX NATIONALS
The inaugural Michelin MX Nationals will open at Oakhanger on 11th and 12th March, with round one of the Revo ACU British Motocross Championship taking place a week later on 19th March.