Revving up for racing at Darley

Darley Moor
Darley Moor

The Thundersprint motorcycling racing event is coming to the Darley Moor circuit next year after relocating to 

This year the event was a huge success when held at the Anglesey Circuit, but has decided to move to be where the fans are at Darley near Ashbourne.

Thundersprint organiser Frank Melling said: “We had a great time in Anglesey and enjoyed a truly warm welcome from the Anglesey Circuit and the people of Anglesey.

“However, a lot of our customers live in central England and they were pressing us for a location nearer to them. When we were approached by the Darley Moor Motorcycle Road Racing Club to re-locate to their fabulous circuit, set in the heart of the beautiful Derbyshire Dales and yet only 20 miles from the M1 motorway, we didn’t require much persuading!

“The Darley Moor Motor Sport Centre circuit is the best kept secret in motorcycle racing. 
“It’s a great racing track, in stunning parkland grounds, and with a history going back over half a century. 
“In short, it is the perfect venue for the Thundersprint.

Eddie Nelson, secretary of the Darley Moor, said: “We already have a long standing, and very happy, relationship with the Thundersprint 
having organised the racing side of the event at Northwich for many years. He said the centre would also “benefit tremendously from the professionalism and marketing expertise of the Thundersprint”.

Race meetings will be on May 10 and May 11, 2014.