Posted on 04 May 2013 by Dave
Following confirmation from the Easter Stages Rally management team that their event cannot be rescheduled in 2013, the organisers of the Carryduff Forklift NI Championship have confirmed that its place will now be taken by the Down Rally, on October 19th. This will therefore bring back another gravel round to the series, and also mean that the series will take place over its scheduled eight rounds, therefore the scoring system remains the same. Speaking on behalf of the championship organisers, the chairman of the ANICC Stage Rallies Committee Andy Gilmore said earlier today. “Firstly, we are sorry to see the Easter Stages event lost from the Championship for this year, and acknowledge the huge effort put into that event by their Management Team. We did our best to accommodate a change of date for the Easter Stages, but it wasn’t possible for their Road closing order date change to be made. However, the championship will not reduce in terms of numbers of events, as this year’s reserve event, October’s Down Rally will now be a full counting round in 2013. This bears out the decision made last year to have reserve events in place, and not only ensures that competitors can enjoy a full eight round series, but also gives continued exposure throughout the planned number of events to our valued sponsors, Carryduff Forklift.” Full details on the Down Rally will be released by Rathfriland Motor Club next month. The next round of the Carryduff Forklift N.I Championship is the televised closed road Tour of the Sperrins which takes place on 11th May. Already 80 crews have entered this event run by the Magherafelt and District Motor Club, including the championship leader Derek McGarrity. Further details and information on the Carryduff Forklift NI Rally Championship can be found at www.anicc.org.uk www.nirally.com and the Facebook page-http://www.facebook.com/nirallying Carryduff Forklift N.I Rally Championship-Points after Round 2 1Derek McGarrity – 24 points 2Kevin Barrett – 18 points 3Derek McGeehan – 18 points 4James Laverty – 13 points 5Jonny Leonard – 10 points MSA NI Group N Championship Leader: James Laverty McGrady Insurance MSA NI 2WD Championship Leaders: Keith White/Paul Mulholland MSA NI Junior Championship Leader: Colin Price M E Crowe MSA NI Ladies Championship Leaders: Emma McKinstry/Louise McClurkin Montgomery Motorsport Historic Championship Leader: Stanley Orr
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Down Rally Replaces Cancelled Easter Stages in Carryduff Forklift NI Championship.
Posted on 15 March 2013 by Dave
Heading into its third season and with continued backing from Motorcycle Insurance Specialists Adelaide Insurance, the Adelaide Masters Series is now firmly established as the premier Irish Motorcycle Racing championship, offering Riders the most attractive package of promotion and prize money in Irish Motorcycle Sport. With Television coverage on UTV set to continue, negotiations continuing with other TV outlets and a dedicated Adelaide Masters Series web site imminent, the championship now offers Riders committing to the series an even more attractive arena in which to promote themselves and their sponsors. Bucking the trend in other championships, prize money continues to be a major part of Adelaide Masters Series events, and the 2013 series’ awards will continue at the same level as last year. The biggest change will be the removal of the Grand Final from three of the four Mondello Park events, and the transfer of the prize money to the last Superbike and Supersport championship race of the weekend. This will have the effect of allowing riders to win a similar level of prize money to 2012 without the added expense of competing in another race. The prize fund will be distributed evenly across the Superbike and Supersport classes. Cheques will be presented for each race rather than for the combined results, as was the norm in previous years, while for the last Championship race of the weekend the amount on offer for first place will almost treble. There will be a separate prize fund for Cup competitors and this too will increase for the last race of the weekend. The Cup competitors are also eligible to win some of the main prize fund if they can manage to finish in the top positions overall. With its mix of promotion, professional organisation, entertaining race events and prize fund, the Adelaide Masters Series continues to offer Irish Motorcycle racers and outstanding opportunity to build their careers before expanding into International competition. With the top two riders from last years series set to graduate to bigger things for 2013, the way is now open for some the next generation of stars to come to the fore. There are plenty of riders queuing up to take up the reins and an even more exciting season than 2012 is definitely in prospect.
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Adelaide Masters Series Offers Attractive Package to Riders
Posted on 25 February 2013 by Dave
Organisers of the Michelin Clio Cup Series with Protyre, the newly established saloon car category which is intended to provide a highly cost-effective first step into competitive car racing in the UK, are pleased to reveal the latest technical details and pricing for the road-to-racecar conversion kit. Monster Sport Europe, which is based in Milton Keynes, has been named the exclusive supplier of the eagerly awaited kit which will enable owners of Clio Renaultsport 197 or Clio Renaultsport 200 roadcars to transform their machines to track specification for just £3,760.54, plus VAT. With the addition of a Safety Devices prefabricated Roll Cage Protection System (ROPS), available solely through Renaultsport agent Mark Fish Motorsport for £985 plus VAT, drivers can have a race-ready Clio for less than £6,000, representing remarkable value. “Our goal is to enable customers to race a road-car based Clio Cup car that will deliver a truly exciting and rewarding competitive experience”, said Michelin Clio Cup Series with Protyre manager Simon North, “It is not simply a road car with a bolt-in roll cage, but a racer developed to be as close to the full racing Clio Cup car as possible.” The comprehensive kit from MSE includes Renaultsport Technologies front and rear suspension from the Clio Renaultsport R3 Access asphalt rally car, Renaultsport branded seat and steering wheel, seat rail set, a HANS (Head and Neck Support) device compatible safety harness, electric cut-out switch and CAT-back exhaust. It also features a Pipercross Air Filter and bespoke adjustable top mount conversion kit, competition clutch plate, Ferodo brake pads, interior items such as roll cage padding and window net, bonnet pins, tow hooks and a fire system with extinguisher. Built to FIA Appendix J, the Roll Cage Protection System from Michelin Clio Cup Series with Protyre technical partner Safety Devices is a multi-point bolt-in roll cage which provides the necessary level of protection required to go racing. Should competitors require assistance, Mark Fish Motorsport – a participant in Renault racing since the late 1970s – can provide a ROPS fitting service. In order to keep costs as controlled as possible, drivers competing with converted Clio Renaultsport 197 or Clio Renaultsport 200 roadcars will race on Michelin Pilot Sport 3 treaded tyres – supplied by series partner and sponsor Protyre – while those racing in the headline class in thoroughbred racing Clios, as currently run in the sister Renault UK Clio Cup championship, will use Michelin ‘slicks’. Full technical regulations are available now from Grovewood Sport Ltd – contact Michelin Clio Cup Series manager Simon North on 0203 179 1959 or email email@example.com Roll Cage Protection System orders are being taken now through Mark Fish Motorsport for delivery in April. Mark Fish can be contacted on 01279 431628 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org To purchase the conversion kit, contact Monster Sport Europe on 01908 231170 or email email@example.com Drivers who are registered for the Michelin Clio Cup Series with Protyre before Wednesday, 24th April will be entitled to take part in that day’s official Renaultsport test day at Snetterton, Norfolk, free of charge. The first two races of the season will take place at Snetterton on 11th/12th May.
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Michelin Clio Cup Series Technical Details Revealed
Posted on 10 February 2013 by Susan
The 2013 Adelaide Masters Series was launched today, February 9th, at the Adelaide Motorcycle Festival in the Kings Hall Belfast. On hand to announce details of the championship were John Morris, MD of Mondello Park, Nichola Pearce, representing motorcycle insurance specialists Adelaide Insurance Services, and some of the main contenders for the 2013 titles. The Adelaide Masters Series is entering its third season as Ireland’s biggest Motorcycle Racing Championship and continues to attract the best of Ireland’s Short Circuit Racers along with guest appearances from Road Racing and International stars. The 2013 series will continue as a five event, fourteen race, championship, for both the Superbike and Supersport Classes which will include a ‘Cup’ division for newcomers and less experienced riders. Speaking prior to the announcement of their continued support of the Adelaide Masters Series Adelaide Insurance Services founder Sam Geddis said,“This event has gone from strength to strength, gaining huge popularity in 2012 as already Ireland’s most successful motorcycle racing championship with record crowds and more riders committed. The 2013 series is set to be another thrilling season“. Mondello Park MD John Morris said, “The Adelaide Masters Series has been an unqualified success to date and we will further build on that success again this year. It’s really encouraging to see the younger talent rising through the ranks over the last two years and I’ve no doubt some of these riders will be challenging for top honours in 2013” The popular championship format will remain unchanged apart from the removal from the race day programme of the Grand Final. This move is designed to cut costs for riders who will now compete for the biggest cash prize of the weekend in their final championship race of each event. Moving away from running a non-championship Grand Final will mean that Supersport and Superbike competitors will both have a chance to race for prize money, without the expense of an additional race. The change will also mean that the event timetable can be altered to bring more of the feature Superbike and Supersport races into Sunday afternoon time slots, which will make the events even more attractive to spectators. TV coverage of the series will continue into 2013, on UTV as well as satellite channels. Other aspects of the series which will be retained include the pre race build up and podium presentations and the Adelaide Grid Girl competition. The championship will continue to be supported not only by Adelaide but also Dunlop Tyres, Safety Direct, Motorcycling Ireland and Failte Ireland. Further information on the series will be released over the coming weeks and the championship can be followed on mondellopark.ie/adelaidemasters or on the Adelaide Masters Series facebook page.
2013 Adelaide Masters Series Launched at Adelaide Motorcycle Festival
Posted on 30 November 2012 by Susan
ERC co-ordinator Jean-Pierre Nicolas expects Jännerrallye to provide a thrilling start to the 2013 season
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