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)