MOTO GP DONINGTON PARK – WILD CARD ENTRIES

30th June – 2nd July 2006

Jim Parker, Chairman of the ACU’s Road Race Committee is pleased to announce details of this years ‘Wild Card’ entries for the Moto GP at Donington Park on 30th June – 2nd July 2006.

Although the FIM normally allow just 3 wild cards per class, the ACU Road Race Committee felt that the talent and effort put in by the applicants of both 250cc and 125cc classes and therefore special dispensation was requested to allow 4 wild cards per class. The FIM subsequently looked on this request favourably and the wild cards will be as follows;

250GP
Ian Gardner, aged 34 from Milton Keynes, Beds
Alex Kenchington, aged 23 from Wellington, Somerset
Luke Lawrence, aged 27 from Sudbury, Suffolk
Dan Linfoot, aged 18 from Knaresborough, North Yorks

125GP
Daniel Cooper, aged 19 from Stroud, Glos
Kyle Kentish, aged 21 from Chesham, Bucks
Alex Lowes, aged 16 from Lincoln, Lincs
Anthony Rogers, aged 16 from Norwich, Norfolk

Other than Dan, who entered, qualified and finished 9th in last years 125cc Grand Prix, all will be experiencing for the first time the quality of the competition at Grand Prix level. All 250cc riders have been contesting and collecting points in the 2006 European Championship. The 125 GP wild cards have been competing successfully in the 125 GP British Championship, with both Alex Lowes and Anthony Rogers in the top 3 of the ACU Academy Cup. By riding at Donington Park their talent will be on show to the biggest teams in motor cycle racing and may open the door to them competing at this level in the future.

 

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