Armoy's Race of Legends next month is set to go global.
The local club organisers of the Co Antrim village road race have signed a deal with bike specialists Greenlight Television to produce worldwide TV coverage of the July 22-28 event in celebration of the famed Joey Dunlop-led Armoy Armada.
Greenlight will produce two one-hour programmes to be shown on channels around the world including Eurosport, Fox Sports Australia and Speed Channel in the USA. UK coverage will go out on Sky Sport’s Max Power programme and Channel 5’ s Motorsport Mundial.
Clerk of the Course Bill Kennedy said: “This partnership will take our event to a new level and even bigger audience. It wouldn’t have been possible without help from the Northern Ireland Tourist Board, so a big thank you has to go to them.”
David Beynon, of Greenlight, whose brilliant coverage of the Relentless North West 200 is highly acclaimed, added: “Bill and the hard working team at Armoy Motorcycle Club have put together a fantastic meeting and it will be great to showcase the event to TV audiences around the world.”
SGS International, a world leader in the production and management of packaging communications, have again come on board as race sponsors, joining Roadside Garages and main backer. RiverRidge Recycling, both local Coleraine firms.