Last night’s KDM Hire Cookstown 100 press launch, made anticipation for the season opening Irish road race of 2022, all the more prevalent.
Competitors confirmed to be Cookstown bound in just over two weeks, include:
Reigning Duke Road Race Rankings Champion Michael Sweeney, McAdoo Kawasaki’s Adam McLean, BE Racing In Conjunction with Richardson Kelly Racing’s Michael Browne, Cowton Racing’s Dominic Herbertson.
Darryl Tweed, new PreZ Racing signing Paul Jordan, Neil Kernohan, Michal Dokoupil, Veronika Hankocyova, Switzerland’s Ivo Ladde, Italy’s Enrico Rocchi and last year’s feature race winner Forest Dunn.
Newcomers wise there is the likes of ‘Tommy Club’ member Dan Ingham, Chris Green, WH Racing’s Julian Trummer, Aberdare Park specialist Jay Bellers Smith and prospective TT Races debutant Milo Ward.
In terms of the upcoming race schedule, organisers have confirmed that roads are set to close (22nd-23rd April) from 7:30 AM and there will be in total 20 races over two days.
100th Anniversary Celebrations:
Irish road racing’s longest running meeting, this year marks the Cookstown 100’s 100th Anniversary since it first ran in 1922 and to toast this, the following will take place:
7th-24th April – Centenary memorabilia exhibition
19th April – Classic bike run
20th April – Minibike demo laps by Junior category Irish Mini Bike Championship racers
21st April – Classic bike display, featuring an ex-World Championship 500 V Twin Honda
Photo courtesy of Baylon McCaughey
Words by Stevie Rial #dontletfearcontrolyou