Bonhams Lansdowne British Historic Championship
Team Test Donington Park - 10th April 2014

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 I've collected four British Championship titles over the years; you might not realise it, but not every race championship has official British title status - these are actually far and few between - meaning you can race all year in a series, and not even pick up a 'proper' British Championship title at the end of it.
The “Bonhams Lansdowne British Historic Championship” is a full British Championship sponsored by Bonhams the Auctioneers for pre-1963 500cc Grand Prix motorcycles.
The Lansdowne formula is dedicated to preserving the spirit of historic grand prix motorcycle racing. This is with the intention of recreating as far as possible the sight, sounds and spirit of racing in the 1950' and early 1960's for both rider and spectator alike, while at the same time maintaining a viable event for the host club/circuit.

Team owner Ian Garbutt of Ripley Land Racing has been involved in and enjoyed motor cycle racing since 1959.

Ian's present stable of Classic racing motor cycles includes a couple of G50 Matchless, Seeley G50, AJS 7R, Manx Norton and a Drixton Honda.

A great supporter of Classic racing, over the years, Ian has fielded many great riders, Cameron Donald, Glen English, Chris Palmer, Mark Parrett and Mike Russell.


His racing achievements include a Manx Grand Prix win and several podiums, two Classic TT wins and plenty of short circuit race wins in the UK. This season, onboard one of Ian's Matchless G50s, together we're hoping to have some fun, great racing and scoop the 2014 Bonhams Lansdowne British Historic Championship along the way.

The Landsdowne Championship runs at a good selection of circuits across a variety of race clubs, so you're sure to be able to catch up with the 'on track' action somewhere this year; starting this weekend at Pembrey.

Apr 19/20    Pembrey CRMC
May 10/11   Silverstone Int. BMCRC
May 24-26  Oulton Park BMCRC - Sunday - no track action
Jun 21/22     Castle Combe NG Racing
Jul 19/20      Cadwell Park BMCRC
Aug 8-10      Donington Park CRMC - Classic Motorcycle Festival
Oct 4/5         Brands Hatch Indy BMCRC - Last race double points

Me and Phil Crowe, going out to 'do the business'!