Bringsty Grand Prix was a Motocross event regularly run until 1947. In 2018 an event was organised by the Bromyard Speed Festival Team to recommence the event and prove the concept. Now under the stewardship of the ‘Cotswold Youth and Adult Motorcross Club’ the Bringsty Grand Prix is running again in 2019 and will be open to spectators.
The Bromyard area has a rich motorcycle heritage. Their UK base was near Bromyard in the village of Collington and many Laverda enthusiasts remain in the vicinity. Slater Brothers (Richard and Roger) of Collington, Bromyard who developed the Jota and other Laverda models using the roads between Tenbury Ledbury and Ludlow as a test track!
The factory took up these developments to produce the Jota between 1976 and 1982. It was the fastest production bike on the market at the time of introduction – top speed of 140 mph. The Jota won the Avon Production Bike British Championship in 1976, 1978, 1979 and 1980.
Building the Course
Great effort has been taken to ensure the course layout and construction closely resembles that of the original and would be familiar to competitors of bygone years!
Snaking through picturesque woodland the course is challenging yet ‘true to the original’ and offers fabulous spectating opportunities around its whole length.