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Entries available for the Loon Plage Beach Race in France – Line up against Jeffrey Herlings!

Entries available for the Loon Plage Beach Race in France – Line up against Jeffrey Herlings!

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Duck Smart

Lots of UK riders travel across the channel to the famous sand track of Loon Plage, just outside of Dunkerque, for some all-weather winter training but only a small number are brave enough to race it.

Words and Image by Dick Law

But that can now all change for Marc Darcourt and his MX Chrono club are running an event on the 18th and 19th of next month which will include some rather big racing names as the new world MX world champion Jeffery Herlings is confirmed to be taking part on his Red Bull Racing KTM plus Maxime Renaux is about to singe on, so that a great event to spectate. The entry also includes our very own sand master Todd Kellet who competes in the French sand racing championship.

There are still some places left for the two-day event which include on Saturday: an 85cc class (Nine years and older) which get a forty-five-minute race. There is also a “Vintage” class (For bikes manufactured before 2000) and they get two thirty-minute races. The Amateurs get a two and a half race to complete the day.

Sunday starts with a two-and-a-half-hour quad race for both solo and two-man teams. Followed by the two-and-a-half-hour main event.
So go have a watch or go for it and take part.

Contact Marc Darcourt on FaceBook or e-mail him at marcdarcourt@gmail.com. He speaks better English than I do French.