Press Release Wednesday 29th November 2017

Moto Time Attack returns in 2018 with three-day Cadwell Park extravaganza


Following the hugely successful launch in July, Moto Time Attack [MTA] returns to Cadwell Park next summer when the scene is set for an action-packed, three-day extravaganza that organisers predict will be a highlight in the motorcycle sporting calendar.

The 2018 event takes place at on 13th, 14th and 15th July and will welcome some of the quickest riders and machines from around the UK – and beyond. MTA is expected to be one of the most significant motorcycle meetings held at Cadwell Park in recent years – a real accolade for the event, bearing in mind the venue is steeped in two-wheeled motorsport history.

Riders such as Guy Martin, Chrissy Rouse, Phillip Crowe and the Neave Twins had a taste of MTA in 2017 and, following the inaugural event, said they are looking to return next year to battle to become the 2018 Moto Time Attack Champion. In addition to those who competed in 2017, even more household motorcycling names from both road and circuit are expected to take part, with their details scheduled to be announced in the coming months.

Based on the same format as the well established MSA Time Attack Championship for cars, Moto Time Attack is all about setting the quickest lap time, with competitors taking part in a series of track sessions before striving for the all-important fastest lap in the fiercely contested final.

Adding to the spectacle, bikes are split into classes according to engine size and lap-time potential, with organisers using an open, yet specific, set of competition regulations to encourage a mixed and diverse field of bikes, riders and configurations. Entries range from trackday machines through to full race-spec GP bikes, with riders from each category taking to the track at the same time to compete for class victory and a large pool of prizes for those that make it onto the podium.

The event is promoted and run by the experienced Time Attack organising team, under special guidance from the ACU General Secretary and IOM TT Clerk of the Course Gary Thompson MBE BOM, who – as he was in 2017 – will be the MTA Clerk of the Course on the day.

Following last year’s event, Gary said: ‘ Moto Time Attack is a wonderful concept, safe, exciting to watch and lots of track time for competitors. The schedule is well written and the format is well proven with car Time Attack. In 2017 a brilliant day was had by all including competitors and officials making it a real pleasure to be involved with from the outset and I very much look forward to being part of the Moto Time Attack sport as we move it forward in 2018’.

The MTA weekend is set to feature a pre-event test and ACU licensing, with a festival-style weekend off track, featuring live bands in the evening, camping, trade stands, clubs and attractions that all combine to create a thrilling and fun-packed event for both competitors, public and bike fans.

Andy Barnes, MTA’s principal organiser comments:In 2017 we held our first Moto Time Attack event as a test over just one day, to see if our sport worked on two wheels and in the style we like to do things. We were delighted to welcome both club and International level riders into an environment that was worthy of serious effort.’

‘The demand and enthusiasm we experienced, combined with the excellent compliments from riders, spectators and industry leading figures was exactly what we were hoping for. It has led us to roll out our next phase of Moto Time Attack and to cement a new and exciting annual challenge for riders at Cadwell Park, the natural home of MTA.

‘2017 was a cracking event, something very special and one of the most exciting things that we as an organisation have done in a long time. I was humbled by the generous comments and reactions by riders. I have a great desire to see the quickest riders from each class stand on the top step of the podium, holding a larger than life trophy, showering the champagne and taking home the valuable prizes. I genuinely believe that we are at the beginning of a very special era in motorcycle sport where history will look back on those that were there first with fond memories.’

Full details of the event format, classes and the weekend’s roster of competition and entertainment will be issued in the following weeks. Places are limited and therefore, interested teams and riders are requested to make early contact with MTA event Coordinator Mark Boxer [ details below ] to secure an entry in good time.


Notes to editors and further contact

About Moto Time Attack [MTA]

Moto Time Attack is a competition where riders set the quickest lap in accordance with their class. Classes are based on engine size and bike specification, whilst taking into account rider experience and speed. Competition is split into timed sessions, with riders taking to the track together according to their class.

The aim of MTA is to allow riders to perfect setups, techniques and speeds until the Final session, where the lap times dictate the results and podium positions in each of the classes. Regulations are complied together with the ACU to form a set of specific and unique rules that apply only to MTA. Timing is handled by motorsport industry leaders, TSL.

The inaugural MTA event took place in Summer 2017 at Cadwell Park and has paved the way for a permanent event format and a motorcycle sport for the future.

Moto Time Attack contacts

MTA general enquiries and commercial partners:

Andy Barnes:

Riders and Teams enquiries:

Mark Boxer:


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About the MSA Time Attack Championship 

Originating in Japan, Time Attack was first run in the UK in 2005 as a test event. Its success saw it become a series in 2006 and, such became its popularity and notoriety, in 2010 the MSA (Motor Sports Association) – the governing body for motorsport in the UK – adopted the Time Attack regulations. It then became a fully accredited championship and the MSA’s first ‘new’ motorsport discipline for decades.

Cars are based on production models and are categorised by vehicle specification and performance utilising some of the most diverse, open and accommodating set of technical regulations that exist for any form of motorsport. Each round features four sessions of up to 20-minutes long for each of the categories, with the results calculated from the times set in the Final session. Points are scored towards championship positions based on the results from Qualifying and the Final.

Now about to enter its 13th consecutive season, the 2018 Time Attack calendar will feature nine rounds that will be held at some of Britain’s most established racing circuits. Adding to the spectacle, organisers have created a series of major car shows that accompany the competition on the track.

The MSA Time Attack Championship has now grown into the largest and most professional series of its kind in the world. It attracts drivers and teams – from first-timers through to seasoned professionals – from all corners of the British Isles as well as overseas, assembling an eclectic mix of cars that readily relate to the many of the 1,000s of spectators and on-line supporters that follow the action.

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Moto Time Attack is wholly owned by Time Attack Ltd. The sport, the words ‘Moto Time Attack ‘ and ‘Time Attack ‘ and all associated logos are IP trademarks of Time Attack Ltd.


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