Positive news road racing fraternity! Cookstown 100 organisers, the Cookstown & District Motorcycle Club have reaffirmed their commitment to running Irish Road Racing’s longest running national road race in September.
As previously widely stated, this year’s Cookstown 100 originally postponed, will take place with a number of restrictions such as smaller groups of fans attending from the 11th-12th of September.
Photo by Rod Neill
Recently a statement issued via Facebook by the Cookstown & District Motorcycle Club, detailed how 2020 Orritor Circuit competition is shaping up:
“The directors of CDMCC held a meeting this evening in regards to the organisation and preparation for our event scheduled to be held on the 11th & 12th of September 2020.
After discussions with various organisations, it was agreed at the meeting that the club will be running the event with various restrictions in place for 2020.
Due to restrictions which will still be in effect at the timing of when event is due to be held. One tough decision the club have had to make is to run the event as a closed event, with restricted Spectator numbers to accommodate social distancing regulations, allowing limited numbers in vantage points throughout the course. Online pre booked wristband will be available in due course.
We as a club would prefer to have our event run as normal, but in these trying times, we have to take various decisions and make changes for this year at least, to try and bring some road racing for the riders and spectators in 2020 all be it in limited circumstances. But we will continue to work with various organisations and keep the public up to date with any decisions made.
Riders will be aware their entry’s for April will carry forward to September date, and for anyone else who wishes to send their entry’s in, the closing date will be the 18th of July.
As a club we will remain committed to bring some racing in 2020,until we are told otherwise.
Any queries from riders please continue to contact race secretary or Kitty Harland.”
Words by Stevie Rial, statement by Cookstown & District Motorcycle Club