Moto Time Attack is a brand new motorcycle sport that will make its global debut at Cadwell Park on Sunday 16, July 2017.
Based upon the highly successful Time Attack format for cars, where the competition is won by setting the quickest lap time and not first over the line, the originators of Time Attack in the UK are pleased to make their most recent plans a reality: the launch of Moto Time Attack in 2017, a move that brings the sport to two wheels as well as four.
Cadwell Park has been carefully chosen to debut this brand new form of motorcycle sport. A natural choice for riders and fans, the venue is adored the world over for its steeped history and love affair with motorcycle racing, featuring the ever-spectacular and legendary mountain section.
The competition format of MTA will follow in the footsteps of its four-wheeled counter part, with different classes for bikes and riders dependent on bike size, specification and, most importantly, rider ability and lap time potential on track. These classes and classification make the process of Time Attack participation wholly unique to motorised sport where competitors ride against the clock to set the quickest time possible.
“For a number of years we have been developing the concept of bringing our beloved and unique sport of Time Attack to two wheels and today I am pleased to finally say that our dream is now a reality,” said managing director Andy Barnes.
“Our small and professional events team are avid motorcycle fans and are hugely motivated to share our sport with fellow riders. We want to show what our sport can give competitors - who we know will enjoy the experience once they have access to it on track - and show how our events team can provide the next generation of competitive track riding for the good of the competitors.
“Time Attack is genuinely aimed at everyone. From a road going commuter, a classic bike rider to a full-on racer. The sporting regulations enjoy an ‘open’ specification in comparison to other series’ and whilst embracing the all-important safety issues, are sure to excite and welcome riders and teams that are looking for something new, fresh, competitive and welcoming to their needs, ideas, passion and enthusiasm.
“The competition philosophy of MTA is the same as Time Attack in cars: tune, tweak and modify to make the machine go quicker; the sport is all about how quick can you get your bike around the track when you are given a relatively free reign on what you can do with it.
“We fully expect to welcome riders from novice to professionals on modern or classic machinery. We have a place, class and structure for everyone, although we will be limiting entry numbers for the first event. Cadwell Park this summer is all about sharing our sport, see what riders think of Time Attack, its format and our organising team. We want to listed to riders views, then formulate all that good stuff into a full Championship of events in 2018.”