With less than three weeks until the Maxxis ACU British Motocross Championship heralds the yearly trip to the Emerald Isle. The Desertmartin round of the Championship makes the start to the second half of a very exciting season.
The Cookstown Club, in conjunction with long term event sponsors, Stena Line, have released details of discounted ferry crossings for the week surrounding the event on the 24th June. The discount can be received by logging onto the Stenna website www.stenaline.co.uk/event. Both teams and race fans alike can use the benefit of a 15% discount on ferry crossings for travel between Wednesday 20th and returning by Tuesday 26th June by entering the discount code MOTOCROSS2012.
Ferries operate from Cairnryan and Liverpool to Belfast which only leaves an approximate thirty minute drive to the circuit or from Holyhead to Dublin. For those who may prefer to take in more of the Irish scenery a route also operates from Fishguard to Rosslare.
Desertmartin will also make the return of Gordon Crockard to British Championship action as a Wild Card entry in the highly competitive MX1 class. Crockard, a local fan favourite, will be certain to mix it with the front runners and the circuit that was once known as his playground. With support from his loyal local fans the atmosphere when the riders enter the arena is sure to be electric. The event will also feature the debut of Martin Barr – another local favourite and this year he will be riding out of the Tyco Suzuki by TAS awning which is a very local team.
The Desertmartin Round will also feature the fourth round of the MXY2 Championship, Practice will be starting at 9am on Sunday 24th June, with the first MX2 race of the day leaving the gate at 12:15pm.