MediaZone Launches Riders of Great Britain Series

KIRKBY MALLORY (GREAT BRITAIN), 30 May 2008 – MediaZone Moto, the exclusive online broadcaster of the FIM Motocross World Championship has launched a five-part interview series entitled the “Riders of Great Britain” at The online series consists of compelling in-depth interviews and downloadable podcasts that highlight the accomplishments of MX1, MX2 and legendary riders from the world of British motocross.

In preparation for the highly anticipated GP at Mallory Park, current British MX1 and MX2 riders give their perspectives on the new track; discuss the thrill of riding in front of their home fans; and give website visitors behind the scenes insight into pre-race rituals and personal career goals.

Each day leading up to the GP of Great Britain, MediaZone will post a new instalment from the series:

  • Saturday – 31 May -  David Thorpe



The motocross course of Mallory Park is built inside the popular road racing facility but the race track itself is right out of the road course – next to the start straight. The man made circuit has a medium-soft ground with the corners’ soil being enriched with sand. The circuit runs anticlockwise and its spectacular layout has many elevation changes, making it quite technical and demanding. The FIM Motocross World Championship collective at Mallory will benefit of the road racing course facilities, including the paddock in tarmac. As the Motocross World Championship riders will see Mallory for their first time, the races on the road course have hosted several World Champions such as John Surtees, Mike Hailwood and Giacomo Agostini.

Kirkby Mallory is a small town located in the rural area of Leicestershire and it is 50 kilometres away from Birmingham. The town is very well known for the road racing course of Mallory Park, hosting many international events such as the FIM Motocross series which open the local area to the rest of the world. The name of the town comes from an eminent family of landowners of the Medieval times, the Malory ( or Mallorre) family.


Saturday May 31: Veterans Free Practice 1 at 9:00 am; MX2 Free Practice at 10:00 am; MX1 Free Practice 1 at 11:00 am; MX2 Pre-Qualifying Practice at 12:00 am; Veterans Free Practice 2 at 1:15 pm; MX1 Free Practice 2 at 2:00 pm; MX2 Qualifying Race 1 at 3:00 pm; MX2 Qualifying Race 2 at 3:45 pm; MX1 Time Practice at 4:30 pm; MX2 Last Chance Qualifying Practice at 5:15 pm; Veterans Time Practice at 6:00 pm (local time).

Sunday June 1: Veterans Warm-up at 9:00 am; MX2 Warm-up at 9:30 am; MX1 Warm-up at 10:00 am; World Environmental Day - FIM Celebration at 10:30 am; British Legends Parade at 10:45 am; Veterans Race 1 at 11:10 am; MX2 Grand Prix Race 1 at 12:10 am; MX1 Grand Prix Race 1 at 1:10 pm; Veterans Race 2 at 2:10 pm; MX2 Grand Prix Race 2 at 3:03 pm; MX1 Grand Prix Race 2 at 4:03 pm (local time).




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