Highland Classic UPdate

UPdate for the annual Highland Classic Two-Day Trial

We are already making plans for the 2020 Highland Classic which will take place on the Alvie Estate on 13/14 June.

At present we are looking at the feedback from riders who took part in the 2019 event and the remarks indicate that we have the section severity spot on and we aim to maintain that for the 2020 edition.

The theme will be Fantic for 2020 and we hope that the special parc ferme will be full of the Italian brand, however we cannot give any preference to entries on the marque, it is a first come first served entry format.

We hope to have a guest of honour and special guests with Fantic connections.

If you intend entering the event, we would appreciate if you could indicate if you are able to bring an observer with you as we are always open to offers to help us run this prestigeous event. There will be a place on the entry form in the 2020 form.

Entry forms will be available on Saturday, February 1st at 00.01am as a download on this website and the club’s facebook page, the entry maximum will be 160 riders and the club will have a further 20-25 ‘Signature Riders’ who will be either Trial Partner entries or invited riders at the committee’s discretion. The ‘Signature Riders’ do not encroach on the 160 places, they are in addition to it. thus we will have a field of 180 – 185 riders at the event as we did in 2019.

The following appeared in the 2019 programme, detailing our plans for 2020:

Highland Classic 2020 – The FANTIC Edition:

The Inverness & District MCC are already planning next years’ event; it has been decided that we will commemorate the Italian Fantic marque. We wish to give competitors prior notice of some of our plans for 2020. Due to the continued popularity of the Highland Classic, the committee have decided on the following method to invite entries from competitors.

2020 – Entries open:

Regulations and Entry forms will be available, as a download on the Inverness & District website www.idmcc.co.uk and social media – on 00:01 Saturday 1st February, 2020. No paper entries will be sent out and all entries must be sent to the entry secretary by post, courier or hand delivery.

2020 – Entries close:

Entries will close on Tuesday 14th April, 2020 or when the maximum of 160 entrants has been reached if sooner. Successful entrants and reserve entrants will be notified by e-mail and a reserve list will be drawn up accordingly.

We will be retaining the ‘first come, first served’ method of allocation and no priority can be given to any class or brand of motorcycle when accepting the entries. Now an established feature of the event, the IDMCC will retain the right to set aside and allocate or reserve spaces, where appropriate, to our Guests of Honour with a Fantic connection; Special Guest competitors or competitors entered by our Trial Partners. This will be at the discretion of the Inverness club committee and will be kept to a minimum. Guests of Honour; Special Guests and Trial Partner entries will be above the 160 maxima, so that this does not preclude bona fide entries.

We can only suggest that competitors download and print off the regulations immediately on release and return the entry form promptly to avoid disappointment, given that the 2019 entry closed within twenty-four hours. We hope that this will be seen as a fair and equitable solution, albeit it cannot prevent over-subscription.

Trial Partners 2020: Alvie Estates Ltd; Apico Factory-Racing; Putoline Lubricants UK; Classic Trial Magazine; Leven Homes Ltd; Rockshocks; Cromarty Brewing Co.