Ir­ish rac­ing scene dates

Classic Racer - - PADDOCK GOSSIP - By Mark Mc­closkey

The 2017 clas­sic rac­ing fix­tures for Ir­ish Road Rac­ing have been an­nounced, with eight rounds con­firmed: April 21-22, Tan­dragee 100, Co. Ar­magh, N.I; April 28-29, Cook­stown 100, Co. Ty­rone, N.I; June 17-18, Kells Road Races, Co. Meath, ROI; (TBC), June 30-July 1, Sk­er­ries 100, Co. Dublin, ROI; July 8-9, Walder­stown, Co West­meath, ROI; July 22-23, Faugh­een Road Races, Co Water­ford, ROI; July 28-29, Ar­moy Road Races, Co. Antrim, N.I; Au­gust 26-27, Clas­sic Bike Live Mon­dello Park, Co. Kil­dare ROI; Septem­ber 9-10, Kil­lalane Road Races, Co. Dublin, ROI (TBC) and Septem­ber 23-24, Spirit of Dun­boyne, Co. Meath, ROI. 2017 sees a sig­nif­i­cant hike in the cost of ob­tain­ing in­sur­ance to cover road races. At €30,000+ per event, it falls to the in­di­vid­ual clubs to raise the monies that are nec­es­sary to cover this es­sen­tial cost and most of this is done through spon­sor­ship, ad­mis­sion fees and through the sale of rac­ing pro­grammes. Never has the sup­port and gen­eros­ity been needed more.

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