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Armoy Club in sponsors plea for Bike Week

 

By Steve Simpson

With 10 weeks to go to the famous Armoy Road Races Bayview Hotel Race of Legends, the Armoy Motorcycle Road Racing Club is calling for sponsors for several key races.

New sponsors are being called upon and companies are being appealed to to get involved with what an event that has developed into of the best national road races in Ireland.

Bill Kennedy MBE and Clerk of the Course explains: "Over the last 10 years we have been honoured to see so many local companies stick with us, particularly the likes of the Bayview Hotel, Trevor Kane, our title sponsor and many others that continue to sponsor, year in, year out.

"For 2019 we've three fabulous races up for sponsorship. The Supersport 600 on the Friday night, the Supersport 600 and the Open Superbike race, both on the Saturday.

"Last year's race on the Friday night was one of the closest we've ever had with Paul Jordan crossing the line ahead of Adam McLean by half a wheel.

"We know that our races are extremely well supported by the racers, fans and the wider road racing community.

"This year as already announced by the BBC, they plan on televising all the road races in 2019, and the club is in negotiations with Greenlight for further footage to appear on ITV 4 and Eurosport.

"Plans are well advanced and we are just looking to tie down these last three races."

This year, Bike Week runs from Saturday, July 20 until Saturday, July 27 with the races taking place on Friday, July 26 and Saturday, July 27 culminating in the Bayview Hotel 'Race of Legends'.

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