How to get there: Salop Motor Club, Hawkstone Park, is 10 miles north of Shrewsbury. RAC signposted on A53 Shrewsbury to Market Drayton road or A49 Shrewsbury to Whitchurch road (Tel: 0939-200694). Admission: pounds 8 adults, pounds 2 children. Qualifying starts at noon on Saturday (reduced admission); final practice is from 9.30am Sunday and the first race of three starts at 1pm.
Kurt Nicoll goes into the British Grand Prix, the seventh round of the world motocross championship, at Hawkstone Park, near Shrewsbury, with a five-point lead over the Belgian, Georges Jobe, the 1991 world champion. The world prize has eluded Nicoll, from Newport, Essex, but now based in France. A broken thigh in the Netherlands ended his aspirations last year. However, he went on to win the British championship, a competition he also leads this season. David Thorpe, the three-times world champion from Windsor, has been beleaguered by shoulder problems, but has recovered sufficiently to attempt to qualify for Sunday's race on his Honda.