Harley-Davidson has had a long association with flat track racing. They produced the most successful race model in AMA racing with the XR-750, and it makes sense they’re encouraging a resurgence of interest in the sport around the world. So it made sense for them to sign up as a Global Motorcycle Partner to DirtQuake. The latest example of the alternative motorcycle festival took place at Kings Lynn Adrian Flux Stadium on July 8 and 9. So why not check out some handy Harley highlights from DirtQuake 2017?
The races at DirtQuake included the Hooligan Class which pits all kinds of two-wheeled machinery against each other, along with competitors in fancy dress.
But obviously Harley-Davidson are keen to mention the Harley Class, which included bikes past and present. The winner of the Harley category final was Tim Neave from Lincolnshire who was riding a near-standard Street Rod.
Also on track-modified Street Rods were a selection of European and UK journalists, being given the change to learn how to slide both front and rear wheels. Various top dirt racers were also on track, along with Guy Martin, and Carl Fogarty, who unfortunately finished his weekend in an ambulance. After winning 5 out of 6 heats, he had a heavy crash which results in broken ribs, a broken shoulder-blade and a punctured lung.
If you missed it, a full 60 minute program covering DirtQuake was broadcast on ITV4, and will be available to watch until early August.