It seems to me that the entire 2020 so far has been spent posting about events being cancelled – and to be fair the entire 2020 so far has been spent posting about events being cancelled!
So, without further ado here is some good news. The Provisional Dates for the 2021 Southern 100 events have been announced.
Southern 100 Racing are extremely grateful to our Title SponsorsIsle of Man Steam Packet Company, Blackford Financial Services and Silicone Engineering Racing who are carrying forward their 2020 support to next year, similarly our race sponsors have intimated that their much-valued sponsorship will be in place for 2021.
Armoy Road Races have now announced that their 2020 Road Races have been cancelled. This was the last Northern Irish event left on the calendar and given that all Irish Nationals have already declared that their events have been cancelled – we are now left with the fact that we will not see road racing on the island of Ireland in 2020.
I know that Cookstown and the North West 200 have hinted at dates towards the very end of summer to hold their events I think we need to be realistic and accept that there will be no road racing in 2020.
The Isle of Man still have the Classic TT and Manx GP on the calendar but honestly I wouldn’t be making too many plans. This ongoing coronavirus pandemic will continue to disrupt for the foreseeable future and I think we need to accept that 2021 is going to be our next opportunity to go racing.
Armoy Road Races – Bayview Hotel Race of Legends 24th & 25th July 2020
In view of current extension to the ‘stay at home’ restrictions relating to the Coronavirus public health crisis and the advice from the sport’s governing body, it is with great regret that the Directors and Chairman of Armoy Motorcycle Road Racing Club Limited have agreed that the Armoy Road Races and Bayview Hotel Race of Legends, due to take place on 24th & 25th July, will unfortunately be cancelled for 2020.
Throughout the course of the last few weeks, we had continued to plan for our race in the event that restrictions could be lifted or relaxed. However, in the light of the recent review by local government and the ongoing economic impact on everyone, we believe that cancelling our event until 2021, is in the best interest of all concerned.
We would like to extend our thanks to all our sponsors, not least our title sponsor the Bayview Hotel, for their commitment to Armoy again in 2020 and for their understanding of our decision to cancel this year’s event. We send them all our very best wishes in these difficult and uncertain times.
We apologise for any disruption this cancellation may cause to those of you who have made travel plans to come to Armoy but we do hope to see you all again in the near future.
On behalf of AMRRC:
Director Chairman – Malcolm Colgan Club Chairman – Jean McPherson
The Fore Motorcycle Racing Club CLG have announced that the 2020 Walderstown Race of the South Road Races have been cancelled. The press release is as below :
Following confirmation from our governing body Motorcycling Ireland (SC), advising that “all events are cancelled” “for the foreseeable future”. We have taken the decision to cancel the race of the south. walderstown in 2020.
Which we are all very disappointed. We understand it’s in everyone’s best interest
Whether it is 2020 and you are on lockdown due to a global pandemic (if you are reading this and it isn’t 2020 look it up) or you have just bought yourself the new yet iconic Honda C125A Super Cub it is a good idea to consider a trickle charger to keep the battery charged, optimised and healthy. This is especially true if you won’t be regularly using the bike – the manual states that you will only get about 10 days from the battery if you have the alarm armed – and you should have the alarm armed. If you aren’t using the alarm then you are advised to charge the battery every 30 days. You can remove the hassle by taking 20 minutes and installing a trickle charger.
The 2020 Skerries 100 Road Races have been cancelled. The press release from the club is below.
Following confirmation from our governing body Motorcycling Ireland (SC), advising that “all events are cancelled” “for the foreseeable future”. We have taken the decision to cancel the Skerries 100 in 2020.
Loughshinny Motorcycle Supporters Club acknowledge it takes a huge effort from many individuals and groups to organise and run our event. Our local community and the wider road race community are our biggest concern at this difficult time. In both communities, we have people that come from all walks of life, people who could in the coming weeks, be working on the front line or indeed have their lives severely impacted due to this current crisis. Our thoughts are with you all.
We thank everyone that made the 2019 Country Crest Skerries 100 such a success and we look forward to your continued support, working with us to make the 75th anniversary Skerries 100 in 2021 even bigger and better.