Starters orders!

Looking forward to the new season, High Peak motorcycle racers, Neil Addy, Howard Green, Phil Worthington, Rob Garmory and Martyn Green
Looking forward to the new season, High Peak motorcycle racers, Neil Addy, Howard Green, Phil Worthington, Rob Garmory and Martyn Green

HIGH Peak motorcycle riders will be lining up on the starting grid this weekend as the 2012 Darley Moor Motorcycle Road Race Club season gets underway.

A practice day will be held at the circuit near Wyaston, Ashbourne, on Saturday, ahead of the first round of the championship on Sunday.

The Formula 600 class will see Buxton riders Martyn Green and Neil Addy competing against each other and hoping to get good finishes on their Triumph 675s.

The two lads will also be in the Sound of Thunder class where Addy will be trying his hardest to better his second place position.

He finished fifth in the 2011 championship, despite only competing in half of the rounds due to injury. It will be the first time Green has competed in this class, having switched from Yamaha to Triumph.

There will be more members of the Green family competing at the event with Martyn’s uncle Howard Green losing his novice vest in the Formula 125 class. Howard finished the championship last year in fifth place, a great achievement in his first year of racing.

Competing against him will be another nephew, Graham Green, who will be taking part in his first ever race this weekend. Both Howard and Graham will be riding Aprilia 125s.

Darley Moor regulars Phil Worthington and Rob Garmory complete the local line-up. Worthington had an impressive year on his Suzuki 1000, beating his personal best and having the honour of racing in The Stars of Darley meeting against racers such as John McGuiness. Worthington will be hoping to get the season off to a good start in the Peak Cup and the Open class.

Garmory, competing in the Lightweights and Pre-98 classes, is aiming to improve on the third place he achieved on his Kawasaki 400 in the Pre-98 Below 500cc championship.

All the riders wish to thank family and friends for their support and hard work during the race season, and especially all the sponsors who help make it all possible.

l Race day admission is £11 for adults and £6 for senior citizens. Kids under-16 are admitted for free. There is also free parking and paddock transfer.

Admission to the Saturday practice, running from 10am to 5pm, will be £6 for adults and £3 for seniors.