S Briggs Commercials to Headline World Vets

As we gear up for the second edition of the World Vets Motocross event at Farleigh, we are thrilled to announce that S Briggs Commercials, a renowned name in the motocross industry, will be the prestigious title sponsor. Last year’s event, a resounding success, left an indelible mark on the public, riders, and legends. Fans were overjoyed to interact with their beloved riders, who graciously spent their evenings engaging in lively conversations, signing autographs, and mingling with everyone.

This year’s event, sponsored by S Briggs Commercials, looks like another memorable one. The USA will have riders in attendance, with Mike Brown returning. Everything points to him riding a Triumph at the event for the first time. The enigmatic Jeff Emig will return, and we’ll be looking to take in the Farleigh atmosphere again. Jeff was a huge favourite with the fans in 2023. Joining the two US riders will be some homegrown favourites from the UK, none other than multiple British Champion and Vice World MX2 Champion Tommy Searle, Britain’s last World Motocross Champion (2001) Jamie Dobb, Kurt Nicholl who finished four times runner-up in the 500cc World Championships. To finish off the multiple MXDN riders is Kurt’s 1994 MXDN winner teammate, Rob Herring! It will be the first time you will catch Kurt and Rob together in the UK this year.

But wait, there’s more! The event will also feature the thrilling racing skills of Brian Wheeler, Jake Nicholls, Ryan Hunt, Brad Anderson, Billy Mackenzie, Mark Eastwood, Glen Phillips, Ryan Voase, Neville Bradshaw, Greg Hanson, and Mark Velkeneers. Their participation is sure to add an extra layer of excitement to the event.

Spencer Briggs -Director – S Briggs Commercial

It’s great to be involved with World Vets, motocross gives our family the most enjoyment!

Richard Wood – Founder -World Vets Motocross

Last year’s event was incredible. To see the array of legends descend on Farleigh was special. We’re pleased to welcome Spencer and his family to the event, and it’s great to see genuine, passionate business leaders support World Vets. S Briggs Commercials continues to support British Motocross.


THE WORLD VETS MOTOCROSS LINE UP 2023

Here are the riders and guests you’ll be seeing at the World Vets Motocross on August 19th/20th

Chad Reed
Jeff Emig
Mike Brown
Jamie Dobb
Kurt Nicoll
David Pingree
Jake Nicholls
Graham Noyce
Neil Hudson
Nev Bradshaw
Dennis Stapleton
Josh Mosiman
Ryan Hunt
Brad Anderson
Scott Redding
Billy MacKenzie
Kelvin Fletcher

And of course, you’ll have Jack Burnicle commentating and taking you through all of the on-track action over the weekend.

Go to the spectators page here to buy your tickets.


Jamie Dobb

Written by Jack Burnicle, July 2023

Saturday August 19th is a memorable day in the life of James Dobb. While it signals next month the first day of the World Vets’ Motocross he is promoting at Wiltshire’s iconic former grand prix venue, Farleigh Castle, it is also the memorable day on which he clinched the World 125cc Championship in 2001! Riding a factory KTM, Dobb had finished second behind his team-mate Grant Langston in 2000 before steam-rollering the 2001 series. He broke out with victory at the opening round in Spain, finished behind home-boy Eric Eggens in Holland then produced a winning sequence of four back-to-back triumphs, starting in Australia and ending in Belgium. James went on to claim two more grand prix wins, the second at the Swiss round a week before that momentous day in Germany on August 19 th when he was crowned world champ, leaving Eggens and Steve Ramon to squabble over the silver and bronze medals for the last three rounds of the season.

Dobb originally enjoyed a stellar schoolboy career before signing for Cagiva at the tender age of 15 and going on to win the British 125 title as a teenager with Honda in 1989. He followed that up with the National 250cc championship in 1990 and raced 250GPs for a couple of years before being offered a berth at Pro-Circuit Kawasaki in the USA. James spent the next five years competing in the States, his stand out moment winning an AMA National round in the brutal sand of Southwick!

He returned to Europe initially to race for Suzuki GB, winning another British 125cc title for Rob Hooper’s team in 1998 and rising to fifth in the world championship in 1999. KTM were impressed and hired him for 2000, and with them he enjoyed the most fruitful years of his career, culminating in that crowning achievement in Germany on August 19 th . So come and raise a glass to him at the World Vets’ MX that weekend in the fabulous setting of Farleigh Castle!


Chad Reed to Ride at the World Vets Motocross

The one and only Chad Reed is to ride at the World Vets Motocross on August 19th – 20th 2023. No introduction needed for this dirt bike great. Just imagine, you could end up racing against Chad – now there’s a story for your grandkids!

Here’s a few words from Chad.


All Action Mike Brown is Coming to Town!

We’re delighted to announce that Mike Brown will be riding at the World Vets Motocross event at Farleigh Castle in August. This dude is one proper old school, hard charging rider. In an interview with Motocross Action Magazine he said “I’m not the fastest guy out there, and I never was, but racing is about being smart, making the right choices and keeping up with the training. I have had a great career, and I thank all the people along the way for supporting me.”

So what does “Not the fastest guy” look like:

AMA Motocross Champion 2001
2 Times British MX Champion
4 Times X Games Gold Medal
6 Times Gold Medal ISDE Enduro
Worcs Off Road Champion

He also told MXA “If I were going to race the 450 tomorrow, I would not put my helmet on if I thought I was going to get last place. I put it on to win. There may be no chance of me winning at times, but I never think that way. Even at 47 years old (now 51!), I still love it as much as day one.”

This is going to be interesting… Get your tickets here!

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Mr Smooth is Coming to Town!

We are delighted to announce that former 250cc Motocross World Champion Neil Hudson is coming to the World Vets Motocross event at Farleigh Castle in August.

Known for his super smooth riding style, Neil had that uncanny knack of going seriously fast without appearing to do so. In just seven seasons of top level competition, Neil came 2nd in the 1979 250cc world championship, 1st in the 1981 250cc world championship and 3rd in the 1982 500c world championship, as well as competing for GB in the Motocross Des Nations.

So here’s your chance to meet another great of British Motocross!


The World Champions are Gathering!

We are delighted to announce that 1979 Motocross World Champion Graham Noyce will be attending the World Vets Motocross event at Farleigh Castle in August. So, here’s your chance to meet another motocross great.

Graham Noyce is a legendary figure in the world of motocross, having been a star of the sport during the 1970s and 1980s. Born on January 11, 1955, in Kent, England, Noyce began his career in motocross at a young age and quickly established himself as a force to be reckoned with on the track.

Noyce’s breakthrough came in 1979 when he won the 500cc Motocross World Championship, becoming the first British rider to win a 500cc motocross world championship since Jeff Smith won the title in 1965. Over the course of his career, Noyce won numerous races and championships, including the British Motocross Championship and the Trans-AMA Series in the United States. He was known for his aggressive riding style and incredible skill on the bike, which earned him a legion of fans around the world.

Despite suffering a serious injury in 1983 that forced him to retire from racing at the age of 28, Noyce continued to be involved in the sport as a team manager and coach. He was inducted into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 2000 and remains a respected figure in the motocross community to this day.


Jake Nicholls to Ride World Vets Motocross at Farleigh Castle

Great news – you are going to be treated to the all-action style of Jake Nicholls, as he is set to ride the World Vets Motocross at Farleigh Castle in August.

Jake took the motocross world by storm with his incredible talent and fearless attitude. From a young age, Jake has been pushing the limits of what is possible on a dirt bike, and he quickly became one of the most respected riders in the sport. With his lightning-fast reflexes and impressive technical skills, Jake achieved numerous victories in the UK and on the international stage, earning himself a reputation as one of the top motocross riders in the world.

A Suffolk lad, Jake first started riding dirt bikes at the age of five and he quickly fell in love with the thrill of the sport, turning professional at just 15 years old. His absolute commitment to the sport is borne out by the fact that Jake broke 43 bones during his career, before one last big injury forced him to retire at just 32 years old. Jake is still active in the sport as a team manager and continues to ride for fun – he will definitely be near the front of the pack at this event!


SEE YOUR HEROES BEING INTERVIEWED

Whiskey Throttle Media will be bringing some California Cool to the World Vets Motocross at Farleigh Castle on August 19th-20th.

The guys from the world’s best dirt bike media platform will be there to entertain you and interview riders, including former world champions. These are professional riders interviewing professional riders – you will never get a better chance to see your heroes relaxing in an informal
setting and chatting about their lives, their racing and the inside stories of back in the day.

Whiskey Throttle front man David “Ping” Pingree will be there in person asking the questions. Ping brings decades of experience in the industry as a former professional racer and journalist.  “We wanted to create a platform that speaks to riders and racers of all levels,” said Pingree. “We believe that Whiskey Throttle Media can offer a unique perspective on the sport that other media outlets simply cannot.” Whiskey Throttle Media’s content includes original articles, podcasts, and video interviews with some of the biggest names in the sport. The team is committed to delivering engaging, informative, and entertaining content that will appeal to a broad range of motorsports enthusiasts. “Our goal is to create a community where riders and fans can come together to share their passion for the sport,” said Pingree. “We want to provide a platform where riders can tell their stories, and fans can connect with them on a personal level.”

Visit the Whiskey Throttle Media website here : https://whiskeythrottlemedia.com/

and their YouTube channel here : https://www.youtube.com/@thewhiskeythrottlemedia.


Jack Burnicle to Commentate at The World Vets Motocross

Well this really is shaping up to be a fantastic weekend. None other than the voice of motorsport himself, Jack Burnicle, is going to be commentating at the World Vets Motocross.

Having Jack on the mike not only supports this as a major event, but it just feels right, doesn’t it – having the voice we all know and love talking us through the weekend. We can’t wait! As you know, Jack has a rich and varied history behind the mike in motorsport – here’s a little bit about his story:

Born in Billingham-on-Tees, Jack was besotted with cars and motor racing as a lad, before the throwaway gift of a couple of old motorcycle racing books changed all that as he was turning 16, and he got a motorbike. This meant he could ride to local ‘scrambles’, which at that time took place almost every weekend around his native Durham and North Yorkshire, and he got to know many of his heroes, some of whom are still friends today.

Jack was smitten by the noise, the smell and the excitement and started taking photographs, initially on his Mam’s Kodak Brownie! Art College in Leeds expanded his horizons, then he moved to London and in 1976 was persuaded by grand prix racer and longstanding pal Roger Harvey to attend the French 125GP which, that famously red-hot summer, was only 40 miles from Calais, at Cassel. And that was where the grand prix bug bit; the huge crowd, the dust, heat and excitement made for an intoxicating mixture, plus he had found some work to photograph the action and write a story for weekly paper Motor Cycle News.

For the next 20 years he would travel Europe and the USA, often on road trips with the many riders and their families who kindly made it all possible, and had his work published worldwide. Also, in 1991, Jack was offered the opportunity to work broadcasting off-road motorcycle sport of all disciplines, including world motocross and trials and the iconic Bercy supercross, with fledgling Paris-based television station Eurosport.

This mushroomed in 1998 when he was invited to become lead commentator for their new road racing acquisition, World Superbikes, and he embarked on further adventures abroad until 2016, while still covering MXGPs when time allowed. British Superbikes had followed in 2007, initially on ITV before being moved to Eurosport.

Jack continued as lead commentator on both road racing series until also finishing BSB at the end of 2021. He has since returned to the dirt with a full season of MXGP on Eurosport in 2022 and is now celebrating almost 60 years of involvement in his favourite sport!