Road Racing News

Cookstown 100 Organisers Reaffirm Junior Support Class Commitment

With much talk in recent times of the Junior Support class being dropped from national roads events for 2020, it’s a welcome boost for ten’s of up coming roads competitors that the Cookstown 100 will continue to support the popular class.

In recent times racers to hone their road racing credentials via Junior Support action have included Barry Sheehan, prospective TT debutant Joe Loughlin, Liam Chawke, Michael Browne and reigning Irish roads Champion Vinny Brennan.

Photo by Tommy Vennard

Speaking about the decision to run a Junior Support race at this year’s Cookstown 100, albeit carrying no Championship status, Cookstown & District Motorcycle Club Chairman John Dillon, stated via Facebook:

“After considerable discussions and thought regarding the Junior support class within road racing, the Cookstown club would like to clarify to riders and sponsors that after considering the safety of riders, value for money for travelling riders to attend our event, the Cookstown club are prepared to run the Junior support class as per recent years.

It will have to be as a non-championship class at our event as we are currently the only club to be taking this approach to the decision which has been made within the centres.

The club wishes to stress that this is a move by the club to continue to allow the experience for new and upcoming riders and needs to be supported if our road racing heritage is to continue.”

Reminder the Cookstown 100 which opens in just over three months time the 2020 Irish roads season, takes place from the 24th-25th of April.

Words by Stevie Rial

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