Oliver’s Mount have announced a number of cancellations and events being rescheduled following Scarborough Council inspecting the event’s location and discovering a number of problems with the infastructure.
Oliver’s Mount detailed the situation and what happens next for competitors and spectators on a Facebook Post.
Oliver’s Mount 2021 Barry Sheene Classic Festival is cancelled
Oliver’s Mount 2021 Festival is cancelled
Bike Hillclimb and Michelin Steve Henshaw Gold Cup rescheduled
August Bank Holiday Weekend GB Supermoto and Car Hillclimb unaffected
The Armoy Road Races have released info and a real teaser on what they are describing as ‘bumper entries’ for the upcoming 2021 Event.
ARMOY ROAD RACES 2021 SEES BUMPER ENTRIES
Armoy Road Races have a bumper entry this year according to Bill Kennedy MBE, Clerk of the Course.
To date, entries have been received from all over Ireland and the United Kingdom with nearly 30 of them newcomers. It would seem there is a keen interest in racing at Armoy this year and who will turn up at to race in the famous Bayview Hotel Race of Legends.
Wilson Craig’s Team Principal Darren Gilpin has confirmed not just Bolton man Davey Todd, who had a great win at the Spring Cup weekend at Oliver’s Mount, but Chris Burns from Newcastle. He said; “Davey is well known on the roads but Chris has extensive experience on all levels of racing including Moto GP, British Superbike as well as German and Dutch Superbike Championships. Pure road racing is something that Chris has wanted to do for some time now. His father was a former TT competitor and that’s part of his motivation.
“Steven Smith from Antrim will also be part of the team, and he is really looking forward to Armoy and what its 3.03 mile course has to offer.”
2021 has finally saw bikes on a road racing circuit and the first event of the year was held on 22nd & 23rd May 2021 at Scarborough’s Oliver’s Mount.
Oliver’s Mount road race circuit is England’s only natural ‘road’ race track. The challenging undulating track is situated just five minutes from Scarborough’s beach front, England’s oldest seaside resort. Many fans have likened the track to a ‘miniature TT by the seaside’. Mass race starts around the breath-taking track provides close racing which delivers excitement no other track in England can match – which is why races fans love the stunning venue. It’s an overload for the senses, you can smell the fumes and rubber, you can feel the heat from the bikes – you’re so close to the action it feels like you could almost reach out and touch it.
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.
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
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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.
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.
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