2018 Motor cycle road racing season kick starts into action come Easter Saturday 31st March at Bishopscourt Racing Circuit. The Motor Cycle Road Racing Club of Ireland have attracted a massive entry for the first two rounds of the newly remodelled Ulster Superbike Championship (USBK).
Action at the Bishopscourt Racing Circuit will start at 9am for the scheduled ten practice sessions. Racing should commence approximately 11am and all races will count towards USBK and the Irish championships.
An 18-race program is on the cards for what will be an exciting days racing, 230 entered competitors from Scotland, England, Czech Republic and Ireland will compete in nine Championship race classes.
The featured 41st Enkalon Trophy is for the Superbike class and the MCRRCI will be providing the prize fund for this event. The MCRRCI will also become the trustees of the prestigious Enkalon Trophy, after a long partnership the Enkalon Club have disbanded due to fund raising for events becoming a huge struggle, we must thank all the members of the Enkalon Club for their hard work and generously over the last 41yrs, they will be missed.
Entries for the Superbike class include current Superbike Champion Charles Stuart, Ali Kirk, Gerard Kinghan, past winner David Haire all of which should be in contention for the Enkalon Trophy win. Other competitors entered and could pull of a surprise are Luke Johnston, Marty Lennon, Aaron Armstrong, Sam Johnston and coming back from retirement a young fellow called George Farlow.
In 2017 the Supersport class produced some of the best racing you would ever see and come Easter Saturday you won’t be disappointed. All the usual contenders are back again for the Easter event, leading the way is 2017 Champion Jason Lynn closely followed by Korie and Kia McGreevy, Christian Elkin, Mark Conlin, up to ten competitors have a chance of winning in this class.
The Easter Saturday event always caters for the Classic bikes and we have almost a full grid of 250, 350 and 500 machines. Great sounds of the machines from the past, this sets some of the competitors up for the road race season which starts at the end of April.
Young Guns and Junior Cup classes which run concurrently have a strong entry this year with 18 entered, this class is for some of our youngest competitors who can start racing at 12yrs.
We have several other race classes on the program, Supertwins, Production Twins, Moto 3, Pre Injection, Lightweight Supersports plus the Cup classes. Podium presentation at the end of the days racing for overall positions.
All this excitement can be enjoyed for just £10 per person admission and under 12yrs go free. Bishopscourt Racing Circuit has catering, rest room facilities and a disable viewing area.
The circuit will be open from 4pm Friday 30th for paddock set up. Overnight camping is available at no extra cost.
Updates can be followed on our Enkalon Trophy facebook page, website www.mcrrci.co.uk
For the Ulster Superbike Championship Round 1 event details please click here