Big Names Armoy Bound As Race of Legends Anticipation Increases

Big Names Armoy Bound As Race of Legends Anticipation Increases

At a sun glistened event launch, anticipation ramped up levels, levels for next month’s Armoy Road Races.

Racers confirmed today to take in the latest ‘Race of Legends’ instalment included three times TT Privateers Champion Jamie Coward (KTS Racing Powered by Steadplan), Michael Sweeney, Derek Sheils, new ‘130 Mph Club’ member, Aprilia pilot Michael Browne and most notably it’s fair to say, Senior TT winner Davey Todd.

The inclusion of Todd astride TT, Northwest 200 front-running Milwaukee BMW tackle, amongst the truly international entry-list, is a big scoop for event organisers.

Fellow TT 2024 rostrum inductee, BE/RK Racing’s Dominic Herbertson is cautiously optimistic about collecting a spate of elite finishes at Armoy.

Speaking today, the Classic TT winner, four times race winner at Cookstown in April, stated:

“The Armoy Road Races is something I look forward to year on year as it has become one of the most prestigious competitions in the Irish road racing calendar.

This year, I will be riding for Burrows Engineering /RK Racing and competing in the Open, Superport and Race of Legends class.

If the last few years are anything to go by, the competition will be incredibly tough but, I’m up for the challenge and will be doing all I can to be standing on a podium or two.”

AMRRC (Armoy Motorcycle Road Racing Club) Chairman, Clerk of The Course William Munnis added about one of Irish road racing’s grand pearls.

The Armoy Road Races is currently in its 15th year and what a decade and a half it has been.

“As a club we are honoured to see it grow to the hugely successful event that it is today, attracting riders and fans from all corners of the globe and we expect this year to be no different.

Race entries are closing on Monday 24th June and alongside the strong representation of home-grown talent, we’re also seeing riders from as far away as Germany and France, who will be vying for the top spot.”

He continued:

“I’ve said it numerous times before, but we are truly indebted to every one of our sponsors who kindly support the event every year – without them, it simply wouldn’t be feasible.

We are very lucky to have the support of several local businesses and individuals who clearly love the sport just as much as we do.

Sincere thanks to our sponsors, Hilton Car Sales, Ian Hickinson, James McKillop, Raymond Hodges and TT Racing, BDS Motorcycles, the Diamond Bar, the Mermaid Club, MJF Builders, Causeway Geotech. Fay Stewart, Taggart’s Barn, Park Electrical Services, Brap Moto and the Bayview Hotel.

We’re also welcoming new sponsors, AP Louden and John M Paterson Ltd on board this year.”

Quotes courtesy of Naked PR.

Photo courtesy of Naked PR.

Words by Stevie Rial #dontletfearcontrolyou

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