Race Entry

race categories


Race Entry

race categories

DirtQuake celebrates motorcycling in all forms; it’s the best alternative motorbike festival in the UK.

Race categories for 2019 include:

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Hardtails, soft tails, diggers, fat tyres, lowriders, springers, Z bars, ape hangers... It's got to look like a chopper to be in this class. Factory custom bikes are in IRB. We have only the wildest chops in this race.

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Inappropriate Road Bike (IRB)

The class devised to get anyone and everyone racing. This group is for road bikes that don't fit into other categories, but they are anything but the ideal dirt track race bike. Vincent Black Shadow to Honda Monkey and anything in between.

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Street Tracker

Trackers and scramblers that resemble race bikes, but are road legal. Can be custom built or straight from the factory, like a Ducati Scrambler.

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Of course, women can enter any class they like, but DirtQuake's Women's class is always popular. Whatever bike, any woman could enter this class.

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Vespa, Lambretta, pizza delivery, Honda Cub, auto or handshift. If it has little wheels and enclosed bodywork, this is the class.

DTRA Hooligan

The DTRA's National Hooligan class is for modified bikes with a minimum of two cylinders, 750cc minimum and a stock main frame (subframes/seat rails can be modified). Indian Scout, Harley Sportster, Ducati and Scrambler are all popular Hooligan bikes. Please contact the DTRA to enter this race.

The Rider Entry Regulations are available here. It’s important that you have read and understood these so that you know what the terms of your entry are.

Registrations for DirtQuake 2019 have now closed. (with the exception of the DTRA Hooligan class – entries for this will open in July) and the race line-up is finalised.

We've had a huge amount of interest this year and can confirm that there will be 3 races for the Inappropriate Road Bike class, 4 for the Street Tracker class and one for each of the Chopper, Scooter and Women’s classes.

While we’ve worked hard to accommodate everyone, we’re really sorry if we’ve had to disappoint anyone. All entries were dealt with on a first-come first-served basis and we’ve now emailed everyone about their registration. If you registered with us and haven’t seen an email from us, please get in touch by emailing: dirtquake@goose.co.uk and we’ll investigate!

If you have been selected, you should have paid your registration fee before Friday 31 May. If you haven’t we have offered your space to someone on our reserve list (again, on a first-come first-served basis) – sorry, but it’s the fairest way for us to do it. Late entries may be considered at the sole discretion of the DQ organisers. If you feel that you have a valid case for a late entry to be considered, please email us at: DirtQuake@goose.co.uk.


We held camping spaces for all those that requested them within their race application until the end of May. We’ve planned to provide ONE camping space (6m x 6m) for all bookings made against your race registration. If the size of your group means you think you’re going to require additional space, please let us know at your earliest opportunity by emailing: dirtquake@goose.co.uk. Camping at DQ is in high demand and space is getting limited already so don’t leave it too long.

Please note: Camping includes space for campervans and tents only. No motorhomes or caravans please! We are really pleased to be offering a great camping option at DirtQuake this year and we want to enable as many people to join us for the full festival experience as possible. Because of this, we are having to restrict motorhome and caravan access to the site – they’re just too space hungry! We have a list of other local campsites that you can contact if you need to bring a motorhome or caravan to use as your base with us for the weekend.