High quality line-up to battle for Lightweight joy at Armoy
Entries for the Molly's Bar and Restaurant Moto3 GP 125 Lightweight Race at the Armoy Road Races have exceeded expectations.
Some 25 riders have entered the north Antrim event with only four newcomers, according to the Armoy Motorcycling Road Racing Club.
The entry list sees the majority of racers coming from Northern Ireland, with several from England. Dan Sayle will travel from the Isle of Man, and the Republic of Ireland's Derek McGee (Mullingar) and Sean Leonard (Donabate) will also feature.
There are two female road racers taking part - Sarah Boyes from Ballymena and Melissa Kennedy from Enniskillen.
With McGee and Cullybackey's Sam Wilson racing under Joey's Bar Racing Honda, Gary Dunlop under William Dunlop Racing Honda and Paul Robinson and Sam Dunlop under CB Racing Aprilia and Glover/MSC Racing Honda respectively, it certainly promises to be exciting.
Bill Kennedy, Clerk of the Course at the Armoy Road Races, said: "The 125cc race is where many of our top racers started out. It is important to encourage sport at these levels.
"Although there are fewer riders for the 250cc, it is fundamental that these two races allow the brightest of road racing's future to race on our 3.03-mile circuit. It's great to see Molly's Bar and Restaurant and proprietors Sammy and Shelly Mullan return."
The event is part funded by Tourism NI and Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council. Bike Week runs from July 24-30, including the final day's SGS International 'Race of Legends'.