Farleigh Castle World Vets preview


Very exciting times for the sport of motocross as returning on the UK calendar is what will be one of the highlights of the 2024 motocross season. In just two weeks, on July 20 and 21 the sport will celebrate with a fun, family friendly event at the World Vets Motocross event at the historical, Farleigh Castle circuit. A full weekend of entertainment, motocross legends and a chance for the family to all enjoy this amazing sport.

With legends like World 125cc champion James Dobb, multiple AMA supercross and motocross champion, Jeff Emig, two time World motocross champion, Sebastien Tortelli, former AMA 125cc champion, Mike Brown, five time World motocross runner-up and MXdN winner, Kurt Nicoll, super talented, Rob Herring, multiple World number two, Tommy Searle, and Mister Sugo, Billy Mackenzie and many more.

With a weekend of celebrating motocross, this World Vets Motocross event is just the start of what could lead to many more exciting vet races in the future. Promoter Richard Wood gave us a little bit of the entertainment.

“We have a lot of things booked for entertainment, for kids and adults, such as numerous bars, a great array of food stands, trade stands, works bikes on show, rodeo bull, lots of bouncy things for kids castle and slides, kids face painting , plus Friday night karaoke and a DJ in the sail marquee. Saturday night a professional DJ and saxophone player. Not to mention all the mx star riders mingling over the weekend for photos and signatures.”

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British motocross legend Tommy Searle is also looking forward to spending a weekend at Farleigh with his family and friends and also the chance to race with old friends from the sport.

“I have never ridden Farleigh before,” Searle said. “This will be my first time. I am looking forward to it and I have spoken to Jamie Dobb about it. He is excited about it too and I have done other veterans’ races, but I want to do a few of them. This one has a different audience and that will be more family oriented. I will be racing a modern bike and the class I am is the modern bikes, which is nice. I am really looking forward to it and it adds some much for the British schedule. Being able to race Farleigh Caste, a track that has so much history in our sport, that is the biggest thing I look forward to.”

Another British motocross legend Kurt Nicoll rode at Farleigh in 2023 and the World Vets Motocross event and is really happy to be invited back for the 2024 version. He too will be signing autographs throughout the day and mingling with the spectators.

“I mean, Farleigh was the first GP race that I won, and I always did well at Farleigh. I love going back there. It is one of the iconic tracks. A track like that will never be used for a Grand Prix again, because things have moved on. It is nice to look back at old tracks like that, like Namur, Wohlen, Payerne and those places are gone, and Farleigh still remains. I think it is fantastic that we can all get together at a place like Farleigh Castle and reminisce and still be able to love what we are doing.”

If you want to enjoy a real motocross celebration, then get to worldvetsmotocross.com/spectators for your tickets and make sure not to wait too long, its going to be one of the biggest days in the sport in 2024, when the legends return to Farleigh Castle.