A Guide to Irish Motorcycle Road Racing Events 2020

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April 24-25:Cookstown 100

The Cookstown 100 circuit is situated in Co tyrone. 2020 KDM Hire Cookstown 100 Races will once again be held over the Orritor Circuit. www.cookstown100.com

May 1-2:Tandragee 100

Tandragee 100 comes out 4th best Road Race in the World! Only international events (TT, Macau & UGP) got higher rankings. http://www.tandragee100.co.uk

May 12-16:North West 200

The Vauxhall International 2020 NW200 is Ireland's largest outdoor sporting event, attracting crowds in excess of 100,000 and the biggest names in the sport. www.northwest200.org

June 20-21:Kells

Known for its jumps, 2020 will see a return of some of the best road racers to Kells. A great family day out. www.kellsroadraces.com

June 27-28:Cork

The Munster 100 Road Races take place in Glanmire, Cork. facebook.com/pg/Munster100RoadRaces

July 4-5:Skerries 100

The event is a magnet for riders who are drawn by its history, real racing atmosphere and racing challenges. www.loughshinnymotorcycleclub.com

July 11-12:Walderstown: Race of the South

Since July 2000, the Fore Motor Cycle Racing Club's annual "Race of the South" has been held on the Walderstown circuit, a few miles from Athlone, Co. Westmeath. www.foremcrc.com

July 18-19:Faugheen 50

Motorcycle road racing has been present in the Carrick–on–Suir area of South Tipperary since the early seventies, and 2020 looks to be another year of great racing. www.faugheen50.com

July 24-25:Armoy: Race of Legends

Armoy is steeped with racing and cultural history. At the heart of Northern Ireland's racing scene, this weekend will offer something for everyone. www.amrrc.com/

Aug TBC-TBC:Ulster Grand Prix

2020 is the 65th anniversary of racing on the legendary Dundrod circuit. Including the Dundrod 150, the 2020 bike week looks to be another exciting prospect. www.ulstergrandprix.net

August 8-9:East Coast Racing Festival

Previously known as the Killalane Road Races, this is the final event of the Irish season, which means that exciting racing is ensured in search of a championship win. www.loughshinnymotorcycleclub.com


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News and Results from 2020

Walderstown: Race of the South

Results to follow.

Skerries 100

Results to follow.

Kells

Results to follow.

North West 200

Results to follow.

Tandragee 100

Results to follow.

Cookstown 100

Results to follow.

The 2020 Motorcycle Race Calendar

2020 is set to be an exciting year of racing as Ireland hosts plenty of weekends of competition, yet again displaying the best international talent on the road racing scene.

The Mid Antim 150 is unfortunately not on this year's calendar, so Cookstown on 24-25th April is the first event of the year. Racing then stays North of the border with the Tandragee 100 on 1st-2nd May.

June sees racing at Kells (20th-21st) but unfortunately the Enniskillen event will not take place this year.

The historic Kerries 100 takes racing south of the border on 4th and 5th July. Advances in safety over the years have resulted in a shorter and shorter circuit, but fantastic viewing opportunities are always available around the track. Walderstown (11th-12th) and the Faugheen 50 (18th-19th) are in the heart of the summer racing period and should attract an enthusiastic crowd of fans from throughout the country.

The busy month of July ends in Armoy, with the Race of Legends on the 24th and 25th. Notwithstanding the great racing, the area around Armoy is steeped in history and places to visit. The Dark Hedges, Bushmills Distillery, Giant's Causeway, Joey Dunlop Memorial Garden, Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge and Rathlin Island are all attractions within a short distance. If you missed any of the scenery of the North Coast during the Northwest 200 in May, then you can catch up during the Armoy weekend.

The Dundrod 150 national road races, which traditionally ran on the Thursday of Bike Week, will be replaced with an extended running order for the international MCE Ulster Grand Prix, with dates August to be confirmed. Changes are being made to the event to increase rider and spectator safety, including a warm-up session on the Saturday morning instead of the traditional Superpole event. MCE is sponsoring the event and we wish them all the best with a successful weekend.

The 2020 road racing calendar ends with the East Coast Racing Festival, sponsored by our partner broker, Carole Nash.

Road racing is a fantastic opportunity for a family day out, or meeting up with fellow motorcyclists if you decide to travel on two wheels. Paddy Compare offers a range of insurance products, and has teamed up with Carole Nash to help you get a quote on your motorbike insurance.

We hope you enjoy the 2020 racing season, and that this guide has been a useful introduction to racing in 2020. The map and information above will enable you to visit the websites of the individual race organisers to find out more about travel, accommodation, viewing points, results and tracks.

Most of all, remember to stay safe and respect the road. The motorcycle riders you are watching are professionals, doing their job on closed roads and under the supervision of race organisers to ensure their safety as far as possible.