It's not Le Mans, but it's 24 epic hours of great racing, teamwork and strategy under the sun, stars and lights.
~ 24 Hours. 24 Teams
~ Teams will consist of 4–12 racers
~ Le Mans style start
~ Live entertainment planned
~ 24 hours of exposure for racers & vendors (vendor spaces & track signage)
~ Track Lighting (brought in specifically for this race)
~ World Famous M1GP Girls
~ Live race announcing
~ Professional Timing (Mylaps)
~ Various media outlets & publications will be invited to cover the event
~ Medic and corner marshals are at ALL M1GP races. The M1GP24 will be no exception
~ Prizes (TBA)
WHEN: September 11 & 12th, 2010. Race from High Noon to High Noon. 90 individual racers must be registered (or equivalent donation) must be in by August 24th for this race to take place.
WHERE: Willow Springs International Raceway - Kart Track. Rosamond, CA.
WHO: Endurance are a special breed. Racers ages 6 to Adult, Women & Men, are eligible to race this race (see rules for details for minors). Family and friends are encouraged to come out and support their racers and witness some great racing!
WHY: Endurance racers have their reasons for racing - because it's about excellence in skill, machinery, physical and mental condition, sportsmanship and competition. Because it's exciting. Because racers like the challenge, the pain, the glory...
HOW: Visit http://m1gp.us. Click on the M1GP24 HOUR logo and you'll see DOWNLOADS (Rule Book & Race Map) and REGISTRATION buttons.
Here's the direct URL: http://m1-grandprix.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=itemlist&layout=category&task=category&id=71&Itemid=53
BE SURE TO READ THE RULES! THERE WILL BE TEARDOWNS!
Some highlights of this race so far...
~ Teams are forming from various industry leaders and level of racers along with live music, media coverage from On The Throttle, and much more (if we get adequate sponsorship).
~ Part of the proceeds of this event will be in aid of Riders.Org, the official charity of both MotoGP and M1GP, co-founded by Randy Mamola to aid care givers in Africa in remote locations via motorcycles. Affiliation with this great cause is just one of the many positive aspects of this race.
~ Also in the works: we are planning on placing a substantial ad in Road Racing World magazine if sponsorship support allows - to both thank them and showcase the event.
~ RoadRacing World & hopefully more publications will be covering this historic event to help with the awareness of mini road racing in the United States. Teams from the publications are also encouraged to enter the race.
~ Advertising partner opportunities are now available for any brand wishing to take advantage of this event to showcase: Endurance - Durability - Longevity - Strength - Reliability - Accuracy - Performance - Timing - Comfort - Safety - Visibility - Protection -Fitness - Health - Nutrition - Winning - Success - Goals - Determination - Achievement - Family - Adults - Men - Women – Children - Teamwork - Quality – Excellence - Motorcycles – Tires – Parts - Gear.
Mini-class road racing may not be the first thing that comes to the mind of manufacturers and major brands, but investing in the NOW and FUTURE of the sports has proven successful in many cases worldwide.
QUESTION: WHAT IS M1GP MINI ROAD RACING?
ANSWER: M1GP MINI ROAD RACING IS REAL MOTORCYCLE RACING WITH SMALLER CC MOTORCYCLES.
Mini Road Racing is a sport that is respected, popular and is a proven method to help racers develop their skills to go on and become professional champions - sometimes at the world level. This is more common in Europe and Asia than it is in the United States.
Some racers which have come through the ranks of mini road racing: John "The Hopper" Hopkins, Jorge Lorenzo, Chris Ulrich, Josh Herrin, Tommy Aquino, Elena Myers and many more.
M1GP's MISSION: With support and awareness, M1GP can help Mini Road Racing become as popular and common in the United States as Little League Baseball and other sports. The great advantage is that Mini Road Racing is for both adults and children. Many racers are in or past their 20s. With your help, we can achieve this goal.
M1GP's sprint series allows for bikes with motors ranging from 50cc 2 stroke - 549cc 4 stroke.
The M1GP24 will allow bikes with motors ranging from 50cc 2 stroke - 150cc 4 stroke.
For more information about entering the M1GP24, our sprint races or for advertising opportunities, please contact Young Lee at:
http://m1gp.us (click on the M1GP24 Hour Logo)
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See you at the races!