2019 Motorcycle Grand National race weekend returns!

Sam Hewitt
August 28, 2019

The 2019 Motorcycle Grand National race meeting returns this weekend (August 31- September 1) for another year of spectacular racing on two wheels at the famous Castle Combe track.

It’s the only event of its time at Castle Combe where you can watch 20 races everyday, with an end of summer feast of action featuring a number of championships, organised by NG Road Racing Club.

This year’s event is set to welcome some famous faces in the world of motorcycling, including the legendary Carl Fogarty, as he marks three decades since his famous victory at Castle Combe, where he set an outright lap record.

The race weekend will celebrate another one of Britain’s greatest motorcycle racers, the legendary Barry Sheene, who will be commemorated at the meeting.

Sheene took victory at Castle Combe on his Bultaco back in 1969, and there are plans to celebrate his half a century association with the circuit as well as his extraordinary career, which included winning the 1976 and 1977 500cc World Championships.

Off track, visitors can check out the teams in the paddock area preparing for the racess, and there will be special displays in the paddock and around the track.

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Sam Hewitt

Sam Hewitt is the Digital Content Editor at Mortons Media Group.


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