|The Scottish borders town of Jedburgh could be set to host a real road race using a proposed 11.1 mile circuit which would wind it’s way north towards Bonjedward on the A68 before taking the A698 towards Hawick, close to the former home of TT legend Steve Hislop, then climbing over Dunion Hill and heading back north to the town of Jedburgh.The proposers have sketched out an initial plan of how the event could work, and it is hoped that any such event would have the support of the local community given the commercial benefits for local traders, businesses and the area in general.
|Andrew Hadwin for the organisers commented on the realroadracing.com forums:
“The idea is new and we feel that it could be a success but obviously a softly softly approach would be the way forward. The race format would hopefully consist of a supersport race and a superbike/superstock race on a Saturday with the chance of fitting in a supertwin 650cc and sidecar event. This would keep the event small enough as not to stand on the toes of established race meetings like the Northwest 200 or the Isle of Man TT. However it would be hoped that it could generate interest from racers and others and be used as a tester for large events or track racing by teams until it becomes an event in its own right. The Irish road racing fraternity are very keen for this to go ahead and have even expressed an interest too include it in their yearly race calendar. The dream of this becoming a large event in its own right is a possibility, with financial gain for businesses an d the area as a whole on a large scale.”
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Let’s hope this exciting project gets the support and recognition it deserves, the organiser’s facebook page has over 3,500 likes and the project has the support of well known local organisations in addition to the road racing community, so get behind it and lets see some Real road racing back on the mainland.
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