200 join 1st motocross race in East Pattaya

Riders race away from the starting line in the first Motocross SR Cyclecross races in Nong Plailai in East Pattaya.

More than 200 riders competed in the first Motocross SR Cyclecross in Nongplalai, East Pattaya.

Nong Plalai headman Yodsapong Linthong and Pong municipal council members Satit Sirirup and Prajub Jaiyungyeun opened the March 27 competition at SR Cyclecross outside Pattaya.

Yodsapong said the race was held to give motorcyclists a better place to race than city streets, as well as give aspiring professionals more experience.

There were 34 categories of races, including those for new to motocross, small bikes, big bikes and a “super cup”.

A biker shows off his acrobatic skills during one of the races.

Winners in the various categories pose proudly on the podium with their trophies.

Two pretty ‘grid girls’ provide shade for the VIPs as they pose for a photograph behind a row of trophies at the opening ceremony.