Steve Dixon of SD Events Ltd.
Steve Dixon is at the heart of this this event, using his experience in the motocross World together with the experience and knowledge of World Championship events, and with aid of the British governing body of motorcycling, the Auto Cycle Union (ACU), the World Championship series promoter, Youthstream (YS), the Federation of World motorcycling (FIM) and the land owner Peveril Bruce, SD Events Ltd will ensure fans and locals of a fantastic race and a low impact event on the surrounding community.
A little history.
Steve was born and bred in Winchester and his family roots are firmly fixed in Winchester's history. Having been raised in Wavell way, on the Stanmore estate Steve attended the Stanmore primary school and Montgomery secondary school, he went on to work at the Eastleigh railway works as a qualified welder for 10 years.
His Grandfather was a Winchester motorcycle club member back in the 50's and Steve first got to grips on a bike when he was 12 where he learnt to ride in the fields that are now the Badgers Farm housing estate.
At 16 Steve became a member of the Winchester Motorcycle club where he started racing after watching the local born World Champion Graham Noyce from Fair Oak, who was racing race at the Owslebury circuit.
10 years later Steve followed his passion of riding and repairing bikes to become a Grand Prix mechanic in 1990 and after 22 years and over 320 Grand Prix's Steve is still as enthusiastic as ever.
Steve is now the owner of the highly successful Monster Energy Yamaha Grand Prix team based from his workshop 10 minutes from Matterley in Swanmore.
Having been involved with organization of 3 British GP's and one of the biggest Motocross of Nations ever, Steve was presented the opportunity to bring together the correct organizations to once again host the Grand prix at Matterley Basin.
Meticulous in attention to detail Steve is determined to put on a fantastic experience for the riders and the public.
Steve’s father Graham, who was a well know Driving Instructor in Winchester was a massive influence in Steve’s career, he also helped build the Matterley circuit in 2006 after his bulldozer driving days in the Royal Engineers. Unfortunately Graham passed away in 2009, but he was sure there would be many more amazing events. Steve is dedicating every Grand Prix race to his late father, Graham Dove-Dixon.
2013 will see yet another GP run by Steve at the award winning track, with improvements in place every single year, this is an event that never stops growing.
Together with all the local authorities SD Events Ltd are under strict health and safety rules and regulations, and whilst Steve races every weekend all over the World and see's many other standards far lower than those in the UK he must abide by those rules.
Although this increases the costs it is with your safety and our enviorment that is at stake.
You can follow the World championship series and find out more about Youthstream at www.motocrossmx1.com
Find out more about the ACU at www.acu.org.uk
You can find out more about the FIM, who are governed by the Olympic committee for environmental policies, sporting rules, medical requirements and technical rulings at www.fim.ch