The primary race in Sri Lanka’s off-road bike and 4×4 racing season will formally flag off on 29 th of February, with the Thunder Valley Off Street Cross, in Kaluaggala, Hanwella. Organized for the second consecutive yr by the 4 Wheel Drive Membership (FWDC) of Sri Lanka and the Two Wheel Motor Racing Membership (TWMRC), the race is already being hailed as an important take a look at for riders and drivers going into the racing season, giving the groups and their gear an opportunity to high-quality tune their abilities, gear and racing methods.
“The response for our inaugural Thunder Valley Off Street Cross in 2019 was overwhelming and we obtained many requests to make this a part of the annual racing calendar because it supplied racers with a perfect proving floor for the beginning of their season,” Haren Yatawaka, Thunder Valley Off Street Cross Monitor Designer. “Now we have made a couple of adjustments to the monitor this yr and prolonged the 4×4 course to present the racers an opportunity to push themselves underneath competitors situations.”
The MX bike races will happen on a one-kilometer area model monitor, with a median lap timed at one minute. The touring class particular phases, incorporating axel twists and turns with technical driving abilities will probably be examined throughout eight phases unfold over the 2 days. The intense class particular phases will embrace a river, two creeks and dust pit obstacles requiring winching to finish every stage.
“That is certainly one of few privately owned tracks, that supply each MX and 4×4 races to happen concurrently, making it one of many extra thrilling occasions for each riders and spectators attending the occasion. The distinctive area model monitor design additionally offers spectators an unobstructed view of the MX races, whereas 4×4 followers can stand up near the motion,” Sean Hameed, Thunder Valley Off Street Cross Occasion Director.
Sean added that “the overwhelming response we’ve obtained from each members and types has promoted us to discover the choices of increasing the race within the coming years. This yr we’ve Clear Males, Wurth, Ritzbury Candies, CTEK, Legends 96.6, YesFM,
Motor Magazine and PitPass on board. We’re additionally working with a reputed outside occasion expertise firm Avant Premier to assist handle the occasion and create a extra partaking expertise for all.”
The Thunder Valley Off Street Racing Facility positioned within the grounds of Yatawaka Walawwa, in Kaluaggala, Hanwella, is lower than an hour’s drive from Colombo metropolis. The monitor design is the brainchild of Haren, a veteran rider with expertise constructing lots of Sri Lanka’s high racing tracks. It has been the proving grounds for a lots of immediately’s riders and bike fans since 2002, with many happening to win championships at residence and away. Proposed Occasion Schedule
Apply Day Saturday, 29 th February 09:00 to 14:00 MX Class 09:00 to 16:00 Touring Class 4×4 – Particular Levels 1-4 09:00 to 18:00 Excessive Class 4×4 – Particular Levels 1-4 Race Day Sunday, 1 st March 09:00 to 13:00 Group JMX 50cc (Underneath 9)
Group JMX 65cc (Underneath 12) Particular Membership Meet Group JMX 85cc (Underneath 12) Group JMX 85cc (Underneath 15) Group MX as much as 250cc Group MX 250cc Group MX Open
09:00 to fifteen:00 Touring Class 4×4 – Particular Levels 5-8 09:00 to 18:00 Excessive Class 4×4 – Particular Levels 5-8