Road Racing News

Bayview Hotel Retain Armoy Title Sponsorship Role

Announced today by event organisers, AMRRC (Armoy Motorcycle Road Racing Club), Bayview Hotel will once again provide title sponsorship for the highly acclaimed Armoy Road Races.

Celebrating eleven years since the first closed roads event at Armoy, the hugely popular meeting touted by many as the leading national roads event within the UK, has each year since 2009, grew in terms of popularity, prominence and prestige.

Bayview Hotel, who have since 2009, backed each year an individual race at Armoy, are delighted to provide again title sponsorship for an event which is synonymous with the famous ‘Armada’ group of racers from the 70’s, which included the legendary 26 times TT winner, Joey Dunlop.

Speaking about his company’s title sponsorship of the 11th Armoy Road Races, Bayview Hotel owner Trevor Kane stated:

“I have witnessed first-hand how the Armoy Road Races have brought an increasing number of visitors to the area year on year, raising the profile of not only the North Coast, but of Northern Ireland as a holiday destination in itself.

Partnering with Armoy Road Races this year as title sponsor was an easy decision for us, given that we share a number of objectives when it comes to serving the local community and assisting with driving local tourism.

Becoming title sponsor of this great event for a second year is very exciting, and I look forward to the fantastic road racing at, in my opinion, the best national road race that there is.”

Photo by Rod Neill

Armoy, Clerk of the Course, Bill Kennedy MBE added:

“Having Trevor and the team at the Bayview Hotel on board as our title sponsor again this year, is fantastic news for the Armoy ‘Race of Legends’ and the Causeway Coast and Glens area in general.

We are passionate about our racing and honouring the legends that once raced these roads, but we are also passionate about our sport here on the North Coast.

We want to encourage visitors and spectators to come and enjoy the fantastic festival of racing, and to experience all the popular tourist attractions right on the doorstep of Armoy, and the Bayview Hotel is the perfect base for exploring.”

Kennedy MBE went onto add:

“On behalf of the Club and personally, I would like to thank Trevor Kane for his commitment this year to the Armoy Road Races.

Having this prominent local business on board highlights the intention to ensure the ‘Race of Legends’ continues to grow.”

Reminder qualifying and race action at the ‘Race of Legends’, takes place from the 26th to the 27th of July.

Anticipated Armoy entrants include reigning Irish road race Supersport/Superbike champion Derek McGee, Martin Jones Racing’s Michael Sweeney, McAdoo Kawasaki’s Adam McLean and Ultra Lightweight Manx GP champ Darryl Tweed.

Words by Stevie Rial

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