News on the Privateer Cup

29 March 2010

With the end of March nearly upon us and the Championship now a quarter of the way through, the team at ACU Events have been busy totting up the points for the Privateer Cup. A new innovation for 2010, this award is just as it sounds, an end of season award for the best non professional rider in each class. Obviously, the words non professional are difficult to determine, but all riders were asked at the start of the season to indicate their status on the registration form. In all, 32 riders between the MX1 and MX2 class have indicated their wish to participate and, at this stage, the applications have been taken at face value. The interpretation of the word privateer his been taken as a rider "who does not earn his living from riding in the world of motocross" which is different to someone being connected to a team by any other means.

Brian Higgins, the Series Manager, explained, " We have published this list and it will be reproduced in the Race Day Programme for round three for teams to inspect. Obviously, there are grey areas, but with the points being re produced from the actual points being scored on the day, adding or deleting a rider will not change an individuals points total. Once round four has been completed, we will not allow any further changes."

The current standings after two rounds are as follows;-
MX2. Alan Keet (70 points), Lewis Tombs (29), James Dodd (17), Matthew Moffat (13), Jack Rowland (10), Nick Wadge (3), Jamie Smith and Will Worden (1).

MX1. Alex Snow (66), Jamie Law (36), Scott Probert (19), Alfie Smith (6), Sebastian Osborne (5), David Willet (5), Jamie Skuse (2)