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Update1 : January 2021 : The optimism of a full 2021 race season took a big hit in January when the Tandragee 100 was the first to announce its cancellation to 2022. Shortly after all Southern events, with the exception of Skerries declared themselves as cancelled until 2022.
Update 2 : January 2021 : 2021 North West 200 has been cancelled until 2022.
Update 3 : April 2021 : 2021 Skerries has been cancelled resulting in an empty calendar in the Republic of Ireland for the entire 2021. However Armoy has states its intention to proceed as a ticket only event at the end of July 2021. Currently that means we have Armoy and Cookstown events in 2021.
It is obviously ridiculously early and things are subject to change (and are changing almost daily) thanks to Covid-19, however the Provisional 2021 Road racing Schedule has been complied and who could blame you for looking forward to some road racing after the year 2020 has been (with the exception of course of the fabulous 2020 Cookstown 100)!
2021 Armoy Road Races : Guy Martin Expected for the Classic Racing
When speaking to Guy Martin, Stephen Watson, road racing’s favourite commentator broke the news that Guy Martin would (should) be racing at the 2021 Armoy Road Races.
Bill Kennedy MBE Clerk of the Course at the Armoy Motorcycle Road Racing Club said he was thrilled to hear the news. He said, “Guy Martin has always been a great supporter of the Armoy Road Races and raced at Armoy up until 2015, thereafter he occasionally competed in classic and classic superbike races.
“We know that Guy would love to be back at Armoy and riding in the Classics race, but we also understand that his diary this year is pretty packed, including trying to achieve 300mph on a motorbike amidst a few projects the timing of which we believe have not been confirmed yet.
“Like all things Guy, until he’s on the boat and heading to Armoy, or even driving into the paddock, just before the races, we’ll not know for sure. However, his intention to race at the 2021 Armoy Road Races will be a great boost for the spectators and the Club.”
Guy who won the Torquetronix Superbike Race in 2015 for Tyco-BMW Motorrad Racing has previously said “It’s a right well organised meeting” and he “always tries to fit the Armoy in” but if he does race this year, he’ll be racing in the Senior Classics as opposed to racing in the Superbike or Open Races.
In relation to the rest of the event Bill continued; “To date, we are doing very well for race entries but we’ve some time yet. All entries are required to be in by the closing date Monday 28th June 2021. Likewise, our spectator passes, which we launched last month, due to the pandemic restrictions are also going well. We know that there are many keen to attend the event, and also keen to understand the restrictions but the only thing I’ll say, particularly in this ever-changing world, is that the Club will be doing its very best to run these races and do so, safely.
“We understand there are lots of questions and to that end we have a frequently asked question page, where we address riders and spectators’ questions as best as possible. We’ve less than three months to the races and circumstances could very well change again – we’ll just have to wait and see.
“What I do know is that everyone is behind us, we’ve been working on the course already and we are finalising sponsors as I speak, although I think that’ll take a few weeks longer. There’ll be racing in Armoy on Friday and Saturday, the 30th and 31st July and the likes of Guy Martin in the mix is very welcome news indeed.”
This is great news for Armoy, and the road racing calendar in general. After 2 years of nothing, with the exception of a great 2020 Cookstown 100, anything that will raise the profile of the sport and get people back to the hedges has to be a good thing. That is in no way taking away from the riders and teams that will be and already have signed up for the event. It is shaping up to be a great event.
Due to the current ongoing situation with the pandemic continuing into 2021, and despite giant steps taken in the Covid vaccination process and small steps in the lifting of restrictions, it is very clear the Armoy Road Races 2021 will have to be organised in a cautious and responsible way to protect residents, race officials, competitors and spectators.
As the race dates draw closer and in order for this event to take place, the Directors have taken the decision to control the numbers of spectators, restrict movement and monitor whatever Covid- 19 regulations and protocols are being applied regarding social distancing at the time of our event, by means of a Spectator Pass.
The price of a spectator pass is set at £25 to cover the cost of the official Armoy 2021 Race Programme and a colour coded wristband, (both are required for spectator access to the event) and the postage costs involved in sending you your package.
**Small Print: Due to the time restraints, the easing of restrictions or sending out packages etc, please be aware that when placing an order, these packages are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled by AMRRC or Government Guidance, then a full refund will be issued.
Whilst at the event, please adhere to any track & trace and guidance or Information leaflets/notices issued by the Armoy club relating to the latest Covid 19 regulations.
The Armoy club sincerely thank you for your support.
The Armoy Club have confirmed via a Facebook Post that their 2021 event will be going ahead as a ticket only event.
The end of the summer will now have us treated to an Armoy meeting alongside the Cookstown 100.
ARMOY ROAD RACES ALL SYSTEMS GO
Call for Race Sponsors
The Armoy Motorcycle Road Racing Club has announced that it is all systems go for organising the Armoy Road Races on Friday 30th & Saturday 31st July after the Motor Cycle Union of Ireland (MCUI) approved the event regulations, however there will be a few changes this year according to Clerk of the Course, Bill Kennedy MBE.
Disclosure : I purchased this Mous Infinity iPhone 12 Pro Max Case direct from Mous.co the review is my own as are my thoughts on the product.
For the first time in 4 years I had moved away from a trusted Mous case to a Apple Leather Case so that I would try out and use a Apple Card Wallet – which is just an amazing piece of kit and if you like minimalist wallets, this, you will be sure to love.
The Apple Leather Case is without doubt a nice leather case, well manufactured and the leather looks and feels great. For me though it just didn’t provide enough protection so I did not hesitate to get back onto the Mous Store when I heard the Limiteless 4.0 range had been release.
Unfortunately the Limitless 4.0 range was all showing as sold out for the iPhone 12 Pro Max – and a number of weeks later (04/04/2021 at the time of writing) still is sold out.
The only MagSafe compatible product for the iPhone 12 Pro Max was the Mous Infinity, which comes in at a whopping £69.99.
To me, this looked like the natural successor to the Mous Clarity case which I used almost exclusively from the time I purchased it on my iPhone 11 Pro.
That was a product – like all Mouse products to this point – I have recommended without hesitation.
Just 24 hours after the confirmed cancellation of the Southern 100 the final events on the Manx Road Racing 2021 Calendar have also been cancelled – the 2021 Manx Grand Prix and Classic TT. Covid-19 has now ensured that it will be 2022 at the earliest before we see any racing back on the Isle of Man.
ISLE OF MAN GOVERNMENT CONFIRMS CLASSIC TT AND MANX GRAND PRIX 2021 CANCELLED
Following extensive consultation with representatives from key operational groups, the Isle of Man Government has taken the decision to cancel this year’s Classic TT and Manx Grand Prix. The races were due to run from Sunday 22nd August to Friday 3rd September.
Laurence Skelly, Minister for the Department for Enterprise, Isle of Man Government confirmed the decision today, saying:
The Isle of Man Southern 100 Club have confirmed via a Facebook Post that their 2021 event is now cancelled due to the ongoing Coronavirus Pandemic.
2021 Southern 100 Becomes a Victim of Covid Virus
It is with much regret that the Directors of Southern 100 Racing must announce that the 2021 Isle of Man Steam Packet Company Southern 100 Road Races have been cancelled due to the ongoing Corona Virus pandemic and the uncertainty of the Isle of Man borders being fully open to general travel by July.
One of the hottest G-Shock Collaborations in 2020 came in the form of a Manga Series, namely ‘One Piece.’ The watch sold out almost instantly and has never come back into stock since, anywhere on the planet!
That does mean that if you want one, you will be buying from a collector or re-seller. At the time of publishing you can expect to pay £250 – £300 GBP for a genuine unworn example.
The only downside to this is that the watch is massively counterfeited. A copy can be picked up for around $30USD, and this has lead to many people falling foul of unscrupulous resellers selling fakes at extortionate prices.
If buying one of these watches make sure to do your due diligence and check that the item you are buying is not a fake. Genuine sellers should be able to authentic their purchase with a Casio invoice and high resolution images of every part of the watch. The watch pictured below is absolutely genuine, bought on release date from Casio – so feel free to use these images as a point of reference.
(Scroll to the bottom past the unboxing gallery for full product specifications).
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