After two successful years, organisers of the Armoy Road Races have confirmed that SGS International will no longer be title sponsors for the event regarded by many as the leading national meeting in the emerald isle.
With SGS International stepping aside, this provides a great opportunity for a prominent company/business to get involved with a sporting occasion, which year on year is growing in terms of popularity and prestige.
Last years Armoy meeting saw Michael Dunlop make it six race of legends victories in a row, following another supreme display from the 13 times TT winner.
Photo by Rod Neill
We also saw William Dunlop wrap up a Supersport double and James Cowton win one of the all time great, Super twin races.
James, William and Michael are all set to return this year to Armoy, as are Cookstown BE Racing’s Derek Sheils, Derek McGee, Adam McLean and Michael Sweeney.
Additional riders planning to compete include Dominic Herbertson and high profile newcomer to the meeting Tom Weeden, winner of last years Senior Manx Grand Prix.
The ninth Armoy Road Races are scheduled to take place on the 28th to the 29th of July.
Words by Stevie Rial