A spot of more beneficial Armoy Road Races sponsorship news, with the announcement that the Mermaid Club and Diamond Bar will be jointly sponsoring the Lightweight class.
Mixing 250’s with 400’s, the Lightweight class regularly provides surprises, striking overtakes and helps improve publicity for ‘Grass Roots’ racers.
Speaking respectively today about their decision to support the opening Irish road race of 2021, Diamond Bar owner Martin Doyle, the Mermaid Club’s Ken Palmer stated:
“I am so pleased to see the Armoy Road Races returning this year and in keeping with tradition, we just had to come on board as sponsors once again, especially after the challenges of the last 16 months.
I’ve been a road racing fan for many, many years now and I know it’s an event that fans the length and breadth of the country are looking forward to since most races were cancelled due to the pandemic.
I can’t wait to see old friends again and enjoy the thrill of road racing whilst watching some of the world’s top riders.”
“Firstly, I would like to say a big ‘well done’ to the Club for organising this year’s races whilst ensuring the health and safety of sponsors, riders and fans.
The Mermaid Club is largely made up of a small number of road racing fans from the Kircubbin area in County Down and we have been long standing supporters of this event, largely due to the fact that the Club is so welcoming and the atmosphere during the races is second to none!
We are very much looking forward to the end of July and are delighted to give our support once again!”
More positive sponsorship news in relation to the ‘Race of Legends’, coming up soon.
Quotes via Armoy Road Races press release
Photo credit: Tommy Vennard
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