With just under 100 days to go till the Armoy Road Races return, racers can now officially send entries in for the ‘Race of Legends’.
Since announcing their intention to hold a race meeting in 2021, there has been nothing but positive updates from Armoy organisers AMRRC (Armoy Motorcycle Road Racing Club Ltd).
Speaking recently via the event’s Facebook page, Armoy’s much respected Clerk of The Course Bill Kennedy MBE, candidly stated:
“For the last number of months we’ve been watching closely all the various restrictions and associated data and praying that we can put the Armoy Road Races on.
Although substantial steps are being taken in the Covid vaccination process and with restrictions slowly lifting to various degrees, we will be running a closed event. We’re fortunate in that the Armoy course is over three miles long with an abundance of natural grandstands with many of the viewing areas on hilly grass fields.
For now, we have to plan a race that will have various guidelines and restrictions in place. To this end, there will be an online booking system for spectators. This will allow us to monitor visitor numbers allowing for spectators to be suitably socially distanced.”
Photo by Rod Neill
“There will also be restrictions to the paddock for riders and the teams and changes to the way we as organisers and officials run our event.
We are still working on the finer detail and with restrictions constantly changing, ensuring racing spectators are at the races is a great start.”
Racers to already an express in sampling the first Armoy meet in two years, include Dermot Cleary, Ben Plant and Danny Tomlinson Racing’s Dan Harrison plus there’s the potential for BE Racing’s Paul Jordan, Michael Browne to also be competing.
Reminder this year’s Armoy Road Races scheduled to be the first Irish road race of 2021, is set to take place from the 30th-31st July.
Words by Stevie Rial #dontletfearcontrolyou quotes via AMRRC Facebook page