Reigning MX2 World Champion Jeffrey Herlings and Yamaha factory MX1 rider Shaun Simpson will be just two of the big names competing at this year's RHL Beach Race at Weston, the 30th anniversary of the United Kingdom's biggest off-road event.
For Herlings, this year's Beach Race at Weston will mark his debut on the infamous dunes course, but that won't stop the KTM rider looking to add a Weston win to an already impressive list of accomplishments in the world of MX, including the MX2 World Championship title he won this season.
Herlings will face stiff competition, however, as Shaun Simpson, a regular frontrunner in the MX1 World Championship aboard the factory Monster Yamaha YZF450FM and a former podium finisher at the Beach Race at Weston, also has his sights set firmly on the top step of the podium.
Tom Church, another former podium finisher at Weston, will also be on the start line at this year's event, to round out a season in which he finished as the runner-up on his debut in the ACU British Sprint Enduro Championship.
Former British champion, Brad Anderson, will also be on the start line, ready to take on the challenge of Weston once again.
"While the RHL Beach Race at Weston is more about the ordinary riders rather than the big stars of motocross, it's always good to have someone to measure yourself against," explains Gareth Hockey, Director of RHL Activities. "And who better to measure yourself against than the reigning MX World Champion, Jeffrey Herlings, and a frontrunner in the MX1 World Championship like Shaun Simpson?"
But the riders aren't the only additions to this year's Beach Race at Weston. RHL Activities are pleased to announce that one of Europe's largest online MX retailers, 24MX, have come onboard as a sponsor of the event for the first time.
Launched in 2005, 24MX have firmly established themselves in the MX marketplace over the past eight years, with more than 230,000 satisfied customers served.
24MX has the largest selection of equipment, accessories and spare parts for Motorcycles, Motocross, Enduro, Snowmobiles, Fiddy and minicross. The company employs more than 50 people who are dedicated to customer satisfaction.
"We're also very pleased that 24MX will be supporting the RHL Beach Race at Weston this year. It is fitting that one of the biggest retailers of MX apparel and parts will now be associated with one of the biggest off-road events in Europe and we're looking forward to welcoming them into the Weston family," concluded Hockey.
Entries close for the 30th anniversary edition of the RHL Beach Race at Weston on 30th September 2012. Entry forms can be downloaded from the official event website at www.rhlactivities.com.