In a highly positive move for motocross in the UK and specifically for two-stroke, the world’s premier energy drink brand, Red Bull, has thrown their substantial support behind the Apico 2-Stroke Festival.
Red Bull will be out in force at all three festival rounds in 2019, which kicks off on May 25-26 at the legendary Marshfield Moto Parc in Wiltshire.
Athlete support from Red Bull is second to none in the world of motorsport and that includes motocross with the brand backing world champion Jeffrey Herlings, nine-time champion Tony Cairoli and in the US the energy drink giant supports Supercross stars like Ken Roczen and Marvin Musquin.
Red Bull backs a huge range of motorsport events around the world and is keen to support ground-breaking events like the Apico 2-Stroke Festival. This year the company went all-in by making the famous Red Bull Straight Rhythm head-to-head race in California for two-strokes only – and it hasn’t stopped there as they show the love for the two-strokes in the UK.
The brand’s passion for motorsport is second to none; however, they’ve been absent from UK Motocross events for a while and feel that’s all changed as the brand is 100 per cent behind the petrol heads of the sport.
Red Bull are in talks with their UK-supported riders to attend some of the events in 2019, like last year when KTM factory rider Jonny Walker raced at the final round in Kent.
“To be working alongside such a huge global brand so early on at this stage is insane,” gushed Dave Willett, Apico 2-Stroke Festival event organiser.
“After meeting the Red Bull team and discussing future plans it really pleased me to have such a cool creative bunch of individuals sharing the same passion as we do. This is very exciting times for UK motocross as a whole, not just the two-stroke revolution.”
Apico 2-Stroke Festival dates for the 2019 season are as follows:
May 25th and 26th – Marshfield MX, Wiltshire
August 3rd and 4th – Iron Works Moto Parc
September 21st and 22nd – Sellindge MX, Kent
Registration is open and will close on April 24th 2019. It will be open for day entries at the Marshfield opener. The Registration fee of £75 secures you a place at every round, and the cost is £95 per round for Registered riders. All riders must be ACU affiliated, and transponders can be hired on the day.