Since 2011, the year of my first visit to Johnson Valley, I have never missed a King of the Hammers. This year, due to the pandemic, I will not be able to be there in the Lakebed to photograph the the best Ultra4 drivers. I will not miss a race like many others but a whole series of emotions that only those who have been in Lakebed can understand.
2020 is finally about to end and the doors are about to open for a 2021 of hope. In this article I interviewed Richard Crossland, Managing Director of Ultra4 Europe. With him we made a report of this particular 2020 and deepened the various topics related to the 2021 season of Ultra4 Europe.
If you haven't heard yet, the King of the Hammers week continues to grow as one of the premier Off Road Festivals and Race Weeks in the world! Ultra4 Racing has announced the KOH 2021 schedule with interesting news. The appointment is in Johnson Valley (CA) from January 28 to February 6, 2021.
Correre è vita! Per Ultra4 Europe è essenziale poter far correre i propri piloti e per questo motivo, appena la pandemia lo ha permesso, ha organizzato prima la BF Goodrich King of Britain ed ora la BF Goodrich Essenzial. La gara, una tra le più dure, si è svolta al Kirton Off Road Centre ed ha visto Kieran Dunlop vincere nella categoria Ultra4 mentre Allen Sharp ha dominato e vinto la Winch Rallye Raid.
Racing is life! For Ultra4 Europe it is essential to be able to let its drivers race and for this reason, as soon as the pandemic allowed it, it organized first the BF Goodrich King of Britain and now the BF Goodrich Essenzial. The race, one of the toughest, took place at the Kirton Off Road Center and saw Kieran Dunlop win the Ultra4 category while Allen Sharp dominated and won the Winch Rallye Raid.
When it seemed like 2020 was a sabbatical year for Jim Marsden as he didn't have a racing car, fate reserved an unexpected opportunity for him. His old race car was for sale and he didn't miss the opportunity to bring it home. Like a "bad penny" that you always find in your hands even when you don't expect it, Jim Marsden has renewed its "new old" Defender to participate, dominate and win the BF Goodrich King of Britain.
Quando sembrava che per Jim Marsden il 2020 fosse un anno sabbatico in quanto sprovvisto di macchina da gara, il destino gli ha riservato una inaspettata opportunità. La sua vecchia macchina da gara era in vendita e non si è fatto perdere l’occasione di riportarsela a casa. Come un “bad penny” che ti ritrovi sempre tra le mani anche quando non te lo aspetti, Jim Marsden ha rimesso a nuovo la sua “nuova vecchia” Defender per partecipare, dominare e vincere la BF Goodrich King of Britain.
After the lockdown it was nice for everyone to be able to race again. Ultra4 Europe in full safety and with a health plan studied with the government of Wales has accomplished the unthinkable: it successfully organized the first international competition in the Covid 19 period. Jim Marsden for the second consecutive year wins the BF Goodrich King of Britain with a perfect race. Allen Sharp wins in the new Winch Challenge class.
Dopo il lockdown è stato per tutti bello poter tornare a correre. Ultra4 Europe in piena sicurezza e con un piano sanitario studiato con il governo del Galles ha compiuto l’impensabile: ha organizzato con successo la prima gara internazionale in periodo Covid 19. Jim Marsden per il secondo anno consecutivo vince la BF Goodrich King of Britain con una gara perfetta. Allen Sharp vince nella nuova classe Winch Challenge.