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Nostalgia: Close-fought moto cross and scrambling races at Bentley in 1991

PUBLISHED: 14:30 03 December 2019

All the riders line up ready for the start of the race  Picture: JOHN KERR

All the riders line up ready for the start of the race Picture: JOHN KERR

Motorcycle sports remain as popular today as they have for decades – with dirt-bike off-road racing providing plenty of excitement for those taking part and watching.

Looking over the course at the scramble  Picture: JOHN KERRLooking over the course at the scramble Picture: JOHN KERR

Back in 1991, EADT photographer John Kerr went along to Bentley to capture the action on a day of moto cross and scrambling.

Riders jockey for the best position into the corner  Picture: JOHN KERRRiders jockey for the best position into the corner Picture: JOHN KERR

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The wettest days often provide the greatest spectacle for such meetings - creating tricky conditions for the riders, often dramatic crashes, and leaving competitors' leathers spattered with thick sticky mud.

One of the riders taking a corner on the track  Picture: JOHN KERROne of the riders taking a corner on the track Picture: JOHN KERR

But at the Bentley meeting 28 years ago it was a dry day meaning that a lot of the racing was much closer than usual as the photos show - with close-fought races and riders jockeying for position in tight groups.

Riders tackling the loose dirt that made up part of the track  Picture: JOHN KERRRiders tackling the loose dirt that made up part of the track Picture: JOHN KERR

Did you attend the event - or recognise anyone in our gallery.

Kicking up dirt as the rider flies through the track  Picture: JOHN KERRKicking up dirt as the rider flies through the track Picture: JOHN KERR

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