As event organisers wait on updates from politicians, with regards to potential increase in spectator numbers, the Armoy Road Races have received another sponsorship boost courtesy of Euro Auto Spares, the new title sponsor for the opening Superbike race.
Since the meet’s inauguration in 2009, just three different racers have claimed Superbike success at Armoy, Ryan Farquhar (2009-2010), Michael Dunlop (2011-2013, 2016-2017, 2019) and Guy Martin (2014-2015).
Delighted to be backing the Superbike encounter at one of Irish road racing’s great success stories, Euro Auto Spares Martin Laverty stated:
“The Armoy Road Races have always boasted some of the top riders in motorcycle sport and the Open Superbike race has definitely been one of the most exciting.
We are delighted to add Euro Autospares Limited to the list of sponsors this year. We’re very proud to help give back to our local community and to offer our support to one of the area’s top sports.”
Armoy Clerk of Course, Bill Kennedy MBE provided additional reaction:
“We are so pleased to welcome Euro Autospares Ltd on board for the first time this year.
The Armoy Road Races mean an awful lot to not only road racing fans the length and breadth of Ireland but to the local community as well. We are truly indebted to our sponsors who have helped enable this much-loved event to go ahead.
The Open Superbike race has a reputation for being incredibly exciting with Michael Dunlop winning it in 2019 and achieving the fastest lap at a whopping 105.54 miles per hour.
We’re sure that this year, the Open Superbike race will not disappoint and will provide all the thrills that it usually does.”
Logan Racing’s Neil Kernohan, twice a race winner at the Oliver’s Mount Spring Cup, added his thoughts around next month’s road race action.
“The Armoy Road Races is a must attend event in the road racing calendar in normal times, however this year it will be one of those races which represents all that is good about this sport – a well-run event, a great course with a few jumps, good craic and plenty of spirit.
I’m riding this year in a few of the races and the Open will be extremely competitive with some key riders.
To be honest, for me, the podiums might come quicker in the Lightweight or Supertwin classes, we’ll just have to wait and see.”
Reminder the 2021 Armoy Road Races runs from the 30th-31st July and has attracted alongside the aforementioned Kernohan entries from competitors such as Davey Todd, Joe Thompson, Darryl Tweed, Adam McLean, Paul Jordan, Michael Browne and potentially a certain Guy Martin.
Quotes via AMRRC Facebook page
Photo credit: Rod Neill
Words by Stevie Rial #dontletfearcontrolyou