The Wirral Hundred club’s final race meeting of the year on 9th & 10th October marked the 29th anniversary of the Club’s first meeting at Anglesey, and as well as the final races in the Club’s abbreviated 2021 championship season, it incorporated its flagship ‘Anglesey Grand’ run over two 12-lap legs of the international circuit, with £2,000 of prize money on offer.
Full Report on the meeting in the Reports section and images to follow. The Championship tables are available for download as well.
We are already planning for 2022 and hope soon to finalise our dates, our classes, our guest classes, and hopefully an on-line entry and payments system. Any constructive suggestions to improve our race meetings, our class structure, and our rider numbers would, as usual, be gratefully received.
The W100 classes must comply with the General Technical Rules and Eligibility Specifications set out in the ACU Handbook and for 2021 are as follows:
- 1. Powerbikes – machines over 700cc, with no tyre restrictions.
- 2. Pre-Electronics Powerbikes – machines over 700cc, produced in the period 1998 – 2008, with no electronic aids, such as engine maps, traction control, launch control or anti-lock brakes, and with standard cdi’s for ignition control. Quick shifters and Power Commanders (or similar) are allowed. No tyre restrictions.
- 3. Formula 600 [2021 latest: 636cc four-cylinder & 765cc three-cylinder now eligible] - to ACU Formula Specifications – production-based machines 600cc four stroke 4-cylinder & 675cc four stroke 3-cylinder, moulded treaded tyres, standard carburettors or fuel injection as homologated.
- 4. Twins – (a) 650cc or (b) 700-1000cc – twin-cylinder production-based machines, moulded treaded tyres.
- 5. 100 – 500cc Allcomers, with no tyre restrictions. Separate sub-class for Formula 400.
- 6. Pre-Injection 501-1300cc, machines over 500cc with a carburettor; no other restrictions
- 7. Golden Era Supersport – pre-2001 Supersport machines (600cc 4-cylinder & 750cc 2-cylinder), including later versions if the models remained basically unchanged.
- 8. Forgotten Era - pre-1992 machines (pre-1996 for 125ccGP machines) up to 500cc, including Classics Bikes
- 9. Open Sidecars
- 10. Senior Open – ie second classes for Powerbikes & national / clubman 600’s, with no tyre restrictions, ie 600’s can use slicks in this Class (Anglesey events only)
- 11. Junior Open – ie second classes for 100–500cc Allcomers, Twins, Forgotten Era, & novice-licence 600’s, with no tyre restrictions (Anglesey events only)
We are delighted to confirm that, after the cancellation of the 2020 season, our ‘new’ main sponsor remains on board for 2021:
AS RACING has been a part of our paddock scene for some years now and has now stepped forward to provide our paddock tyre supply & fitting service and to sponsor the awards for the Formula 600 class and the ‘Anglesey Grand’. We understand that other ‘goodies’ are in the pipeline. They will also provide suspension services at all of our meetings. Proprietor Craig Thompson is well known within the W100 racing fraternity and the Club asks everyone to give them their support. They promise to have a range of tyres available at each meeting, but point out that ‘Pre-Order’ is the only real way not to be disappointed. Craig can be contacted via facebook, or via email at Asracing105@yahoo.com, or by phone at 07947 352236
CARL ROBERTS / EMJESS RACING will again be the trophy sponsors of the Powerbikes class. Carl, a former regular racer, former committee member and trials observer with us, and now a part-time racer with us, general advisor and rider sponsor continues to give us this most welcome support.
ANGLESEY VANS, a new van customisation and servicing business set up by the Club’s old friend Caskie Owen, has stepped forward to sponsor the Senior and Junior Open classes at Anglesey. Thanks Caskie, and best of luck with this business venture.
We will of course be delighted to hear from other organisations or persons interested in supporting any of our championship classes as trophy sponsors – just £60 per event (£300 for the season) and the championship title is yours.
The ACU’s online licencing system allows Road Racers to renew or apply for their licences online. The Club has been issued with a unique series of Personal Identification Numbers (‘PIN’), such that when riders join the club we (ie our Race Secretary Margaret Dewsnap) can provide them with their own PIN, to be input as part of the licence application procedure. If members prefer to complete their licence application forms in the traditional hand-written way, they will still be able to do so, although the PIN number will have to be inserted on the application form.
Club membership forms can be downloaded from this website and will also be distributed, some by personal email and some by post, and we would urge all riders to re-join as soon as possible, so that licences can be applied for and received in good time for the start of the 2020 season.
Those potential racers who attended our New Riders Courses in March 2019, but who have not yet applied for a licence, are reminded to do so by 21st March 2020, otherwise their CTC / BRA certificate obtained at that Course will become invalid.
All riders should note that since 2020 the ACU has had the following addition to the Technical Standing Regulations:
“Brake Lever Guards must be fitted. They must be robust, suitable for purpose and properly fitted.” There is an exemption for Classic and Vintage machines racing exclusively in their own races, but in general this exemption will not apply to W100 events.
Racing cannot take place unless we have sufficient marshals and officials, and we are always keen to recruit newcomers, male or female, experienced or not experienced. You may already attend our race meetings and wish to get more involved. Don’t be shy, step forward - you will be made to feel very welcome. Anyone interested in joining the team should contact Dave Edwards, the Club’s Chairman and Chief Marshal (contact details below), or any other officer or committee member. Thank you.
Having regard to the General Data Protection Regulations, the Club has published a Privacy Notice for Riders, Officials, Marshals and Other Members. This Notice appears in the Downloads section of this website.
via our website www.wirral100.co.uk, and via Facebook and Twitter
CHAIRMAN: Dave Edwards
VICE CHAIRMAN: Hefin Smith
GENERAL SECRETARY – Pete Thompson, 4 Blackdown Close, Ellesmere Port, CH66 4YE (tel – 0151 348 1139; email: email@example.com)
TREASURER / ROAD RACE CO-ORDINATOR – Dave Francis, 8 Parkgate House, Greenway, Parkgate, Neston, South Wirral, CH64 6XG (tel – 0151 336 4940)
ROAD RACE SECRETARY – Margaret Dewsnap, 2 Cae Coch Cottages, Kelsterton Road, Rockcliffe, Flintshire, CH6 5SJ (tel – 01244 813127)
ROAD RACE CHIEF MARSHAL – Dave Edwards, 16 Crosthwaite Ave, Eastham, Wirral, CH62 9DG (tel – 0151-327 4399 or 07801 539214; email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
CHIEF TECHNICAL OFFICER – Martin Crook (tel - 07423 056280; email: email@example.com)
RIDERS’ LIAISON OFFICER – Paul Brandon, 41 Hawarden Way, Mancot, Flintshire, CH5 2EL (tel – 01244 950922; email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
PRESIDENT: Dave Barnett
VICE PRESIDENTS: John Barnett, John Broster, Neil Carver, Joe Edwards, Pete Kelly, John Watkin
COMMITTEE: All above plus Jimmy Aspinall, Neil Broughton, James Labdon, Carol Thompson, Gary Uttley