ON Wednesday 13th July the Irish Superbike Championship returns to Kirkistown Race Circuit just outside Kircubbin Co Down. It is promoted by the Motorcycle Road Racing Club of Ireland & Killinchy Club.
This mid-week holiday event usually attracts a big number of spectators and this year should be no different with Jeremy McWilliams given Tim Martins Mar-train R6 a run, Paul Robinson confirmed in the 125GP class after getting his machine sorted, Darren Burns boosting the 250 & ISB class each race should have full grids in these financially tuff times for clubs and competitors.
The Forgotten Era races brings back machines from the 80s which will be appealing more to older spectators who will remember the days when, Rea ,Cull, McCullough, Reid, McWilliams, Swann, Dunlop all campaigned these pukka Grand Prix machines. Quality is the standard of the events entries received for all the race classes which should produce excellent racing and hopefully new lap and race records.
Nutt Travel.com – Pole Position Shoot out is for the Supersport Class this time out, Fastest 10 competitors from timed practice go for a six minute session shoot out for POLE Position and the Nutt Travel.Com £250 prize. This generates superb down to the wire and clever thinking last seconds of the shoot out session prior to the lunch break .
The Superbike class should be a close racing affair with Denver Robb and Jamie Hamilton out to give Kirk Jamison, Championship leader a run for the money after close races and wins at Nutts Corner on Saturday. Matt Percy, Davy Haire, Mark Johnston, Stephen Thompson and Michael Sweeney are also able to produce a win on the day.
Warm up sessions from 9am and racing from 12.30pm, race classes for 125gp, 1250gp, ss400, 650 Supertwins, Supersport, Superbikes, Forgotten Era, advice to spectators to get there early and make the most of the day’s event.
The clubs are grateful for the support of Ards Borough Council , Ards Tourism, 500 Motor Club, Dcal, 2&4 Wheel Steering Group, Nutt Travel.com