Guy Martin Heading to Armoy 2021

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.

Guy Martin to race at Armoy 2021

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2021 Armoy Tickets Now Available

2021 Armoy Tickets Now Available.

2021 Armoy Tickets
2021 Armoy Tickets

The Armoy club have posted full details on their site – which can be found here :

https://amrrc.com/armoy-2021-spectator-pass/

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.

You can purchase your pass HERE

**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.

https://amrrc.com/armoy-2021-spectator-pass/

Keep up with all the latest News on the AMRRC Official Facebook Page, the Armoy Road Races Twitter Feed and the Official AMRRC Web Page.

As this situation evolves and affects more events TBNI.Blog will endeavour to keep you up to date.

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2021 Armoy Road Races Confirmed

2021 Armoy Road Races will be going ahead.

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 : Clerk of the Course Bill Kennedy
Armoy Road Races : Clerk of the Course Bill Kennedy

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.

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Armoy 2021 Road Races : Save the Date :

The 2021 Armoy Road Races will be the first road race in Northern Ireland in 2021. The Armoy Club have just tweeted their ‘Save the Date’ message – so in case you missed it…

Save the Date…

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2021 Manx Grand Prix and Classic TT Cancelled

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.

The Isle of Man Government confirmed the news this morning and a press release has been made via Social Media – Manx Grand Prix Official Facebook Page.

2021 Classic TT Cancelled
2021 Classic TT Cancelled

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:

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2021 Southern 100 Cancelled

2021 Southern 100 Road Races have been cancelled.

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 Cancelled
2021 Southern 100 Cancelled

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.

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2022 Steam Packet Tickets to go on Sale

2022 Steam Packet Tickets to go on Sale 16/02/2021
2022 Steam Packet Tickets to go on Sale 16/02/2021

2022 Steam Packet Tickets to go on Sale :

The Isle of Man Steam Packet has announced today that the remainder of available tickets for the 2022 TT Races will go on sale tomorrow morning at 08:30am.

Don’t hang about on this one, with no TT Festival on the Island since 2019 this one promises to be even more popular than usual – and usually it is a sell out!

The following is extracted from the Official email announcements for your information.


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Isle of Wight Diamond Races Postponed Until 2022

Isle of Wight Diamond Races Postponed Until 2022
Isle of Wight Diamond Races Postponed Until 2022

Isle of Wight Diamond Races Postponed Until 2022 :

It is hardly surprising but the Isle of Wight Diamond Races have been postponed until 2022 due to the ongoing Covid 19 Pandemic.

The event was due to launch in October 2021 but with ongoing travel restrictions, uncertainty around vaccines and when the restrictions are likely to lift the organisers have made the unfortunate but understandable decision to postpone the event.

Founder of the event and team leader Paul Sandford told bikesportnews.com: “We have got all the permissions in place from the Isle of Wight council and the ACU and we know what we need to do.

“These include traffic management plans, course preparation and managing teams to get on and off the island. So there’s a lot of money to be spent. But the big unknown we have got is covid so given the challenges we have we took the decision to move it to 2022.”

Coronavirus just keep on adding to list of events that have to be postponed and or cancelled and the Diamond Races inaugural event is the latest to fall victim.


Keep up with all the latest Diamond Races News on the Official Diamond Races Website.

As this situation evolves and affects more events TBNI.Blog will endeavour to keep you up to date.

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MCUI(UC) Suspends the Start of the 2021 Season:

Motorcycle Union of Ireland (Ulster Centre)
Motorcycle Union of Ireland (Ulster Centre)

The MCUI(UC) have issued a Press Release detailing the suspension to the start of the 2021 Calendar.


Motorcycle Union of Ireland (Ulster Centre) Ltd 

Press Release

Date 21/01/21

The Directors and Management of the Motorcycle Union of Ireland (Ulster Centre) Ltd have taken the unfortunate but unavoidable decision to suspend the start of the 2021 Sporting Event Calendar.

Due to the current fluid situation with Covid 19 restrictions combined with pressure on our NHS, we believe this is the only responsible decision we can make at this time. We will review the situation as and when Government restriction is eased. Currently we are taking all guidance, advice from The Northern Ireland Executive, Minster of Health, Department of Communities and SportNI.

Earlier this week two of our flagship’s events were cancelled due to the pandemic, Tandragee 100 and the NW200. The Cookstown 100 are planning on running again in September as they managed to do in 2020. Armoy Road Race club are still hopeful of running on their end of July date.

Our first tarmac event is now planned for 5th June at Kirkistown, the first round of the Ulster Superbike Championship (USBK) and with several more rounds planned between June & October.

The Trials section had already planned to run into the summer months and will release more details in due course.

2020 was almost a wipe out of all our events with only one Road Race and one short circuit managing to run between the restriction and only with authority from Government departments. This announcement will be very disappointing for our Licence holders, Clubs, and supporters, but we must do what is best to keep everyone in the communities safe.

END.

Mark Sanlon

MCUI (UC) Secretary