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January 2018

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Riders from the BMRC coming for M1GP training and racing

January 9th, 2018

M1GP welcomes a new group of riders from Bermuda for a weekend of learning, practice and racing.

Back in 2008, the premier mini motorcycle road racing association on the west coast was the CMRRA (California Motorcycle Road Racing Association), ran by Al and Sheri Lyons. Ridership was down due to aggressive competing clubs and the economic crisis of 2007-2008.
In the early part of August, 2008, M1GP, a track day company then, was contacted by a representative of the Bermuda Motorcycle Racing Club (BMRC), to bring a group of riders out for a weekend of training and practice. Talks began and both groups were feeling good about the visit and how the riders we were rooting for in the RedBull Rookies Cup were doing. Benny Solis Jr. and Toriano Wilson had just had great results at the Laguna Seca round.  Tragically, on August 17th, Wilson was involved in an accident in which he passed away.  “We were all devastated by the news – it hit racing community hard and of course, the family and friends, but the riders coming were close friends and family of Toriano, wanted to move forward with the visit.  We held the weekend in his honor with the help of Al and the local racing community. It was an unforgettable time.” – Young Lee.

This spring, M1GP welcomes a new group of riders from Bermuda, who will be attending a special rider clinic and Round 3 of the M1GP championship series.
(See our event calendar)

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Honda Contingency Returns to M1GP in 2018

Press Release

Jan. 5, 2018

Riders can now benefit from winning purse money at M1GP races thanks to support from American Honda.

Visit the Honda contingency page for details.

More details will be added to this post. Please revisit.

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The First Ten Years

Time does fly when you’re having fun!

From our humble beginnings in 2009, during one of the hardest economic times of recent decades, we have both survived and grown.
With passion, dedication and a belief that M1GP had much to offer southern California’s riding community, inspired by, and carrying on the tradition of a great mini-motorcycle racing series – CMRRA which ran for 16 years by Al and Sheri Lyons.  M1GP has kept the family-friendly atmosphere at our events, and has created events such as unique endurance races, such as the world famous, M1GP24 Hour Super Endurance Motorcycle Race – charity event, to offering a rider training program which has proven to be successful for many riders.

Much has happened on this journey so far – innovations, growing pains and accomplishments, and unforgettable experiences with this great sport.

This year, we’re offering the most we ever have to our riders and are looking forward to continue with our vision of values, sportsmanship and growing the sport for the next 10 years.

More M1GP goodness coming soon!