Last held in 2019, top level national road racing action returns this weekend to the Glanmire, Cork based Munster 100.
Event Organisers the Cork Motorcycle Racing & Vintage Club have disclosed that the following riders will be competing:
Duke Road Race Rankings Champion Michael Sweeney, Irish Road Race 125/Moto 3 Champion Michael Browne, FHO Racing’s Brian McCormack.
Graham Kennedy, 99 times Irish road race winner Barry Davidson, Andy Kildea, John Leigh Pemberton.
Junior Support/Senior Support class front runners Marcus Simpson, Jonathan Watt, rapid Southern 100 newcomer Anthony O’Carroll and Faraldo Racing’s Keelim Ryan.
Hosting the eighth round of this year’s Irish Road Race Championships, expect hard fought, no quarter given racing across the weekend, as multiple racers aim to wrap up Championship crowns.
Ten races are scheduled to take place including the blue-riband six-lap Grand Final encounter.
Sunday’s race action is due to commence at 11:00 AM whilst qualifying sessions on Saturday get underway from 12:00 PM.
The 2022 Munster 100 has been postponed.
Speaking about the event’s postponement via a recently issued press release, Cork Motorcycle Racing & Vintage Club Chairman Robert Farrissey stated:
“On behalf of the Cork Motorcycle Racing and Vintage Club, we wish to regrettably announce the postponement of the Munster 100 motorcycle road races due to take place this coming weekend.
As you are all aware, Trojan work has been underway in the paddock and the race circuit in the last number of weeks in anticipation for the road races in Glanmire.
However, in the last number of days we have experienced unprecedented weather conditions which have caused an irreversible effect on sections of the road circuit.
We have met with all relevant local authorities on a continuing basis over the last number of days, with a view to making the best of a worsening situation but we cannot stem the tide.”
“Factoring this and the forecast weather up to and including race weekend we have to take the safety of competitors in mind and make the decision to postpone the event.
At this stage we would like to thank all our supporters, sponsors, land owners, residents, marshals, neighbouring clubs and the people of Glanmire and Cork County who have been phenomenally supportive to us once again.
Ultimately this decision is ours as a club but we hope that everyone in the road racing community will understand we have to put the safety of our riders before all else.
We will have a further update on the postponement of the event shortly with a view to announcing a future date.”
Photo credit: Tommy Vennard
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