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Extra Prize Money Up for Grabs in the Welsh Open and Park Challenge at Aberdare Park Road Races 2024


Aberdare Park Road Races are thrilled to announce an exciting opportunity for competitors in the Welsh Open and Park Challenge classes to win extra prize money this year. Thanks to the generous donations of £500 each from Willis Marshall and Hywel Griffiths, a £1,000 prize pot has been created to be distributed to the top three riders who accumulate the most points in these classes.


The points system will follow the format used in Moto GP:

1st: 25 points

2nd: 20 points

3rd: 16 points

4th: 13 points

5th: 11 points

6th: 10 points

7th: 9 points

8th: 8 points

9th: 7 points

10th: 6 points

11th: 5 points

12th: 4 points

13th: 3 points

14th: 2 points

15th: 1 point


At the end of the weekend, the riders with the most accumulated points will be awarded as follows:

1st Place: £500

2nd Place: £300

3rd Place: £200


The winner will also be crowned the 'Aberdare Ace' for 2024, adding an extra layer of prestige to their achievements.


Race Director Derek Smith expressed his excitement about this development: "After a fantastic conversation with Willis Marshall and Hywel Griffiths of TH Racing, I have to say I am totally blown away with the enthusiasm and passion for Aberdare Park. We are very excited to welcome the team on board not only as competitors but as major sponsors and friends of our special event. This year is set to be incredibly competitive and this generous donation to the prize money pot can certainly help our riders and teams.”


The additional prize money is expected to intensify the competition and elevate the excitement for both riders and spectators. As the anticipation builds, Aberdare Park Road Races 2024 promises to be a thrilling event, with top riders vying for glory at one the best race meetings on the calendar.


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