|Feb 9, 2013|
The 2013 Adelaide Masters Series was launched today, February 9th, at the Adelaide Motorcycle Festival in the Kings Hall Belfast. On hand to announce details of the championship were John Morris, MD of Mondello Park, Nichola Pearce, representing motorcycle insurance specialists Adelaide Insurance Services, and some of the main contenders for the 2013 titles.
The Adelaide Masters Series is entering its third season as Ireland's biggest Motorcycle Racing Championship and continues to attract the best of Ireland’s Short Circuit Racers along with guest appearances from Road Racing and International stars. The 2013 series will continue as a five event, fourteen race, championship, for both the Superbike and Supersport Classes which will include a 'Cup' division for newcomers and less experienced riders.
Speaking prior to the announcement of their continued support of the Adelaide Masters Series Adelaide Insurance Services founder Sam Geddis said,“This event has gone from strength to strength, gaining huge popularity in 2012 as already Ireland’s most successful motorcycle racing championship with record crowds and more riders committed. The 2013 series is set to be another thrilling season“.
Mondello Park MD John Morris said, “The Adelaide Masters Series has been an unqualified success to date and we will further build on that success again this year. It’s really encouraging to see the younger talent rising through the ranks over the last two years and I’ve no doubt some of these riders will be challenging for top honours in 2013”
The popular championship format will remain unchanged apart from the removal from the race day programme of the Grand Final. This move is designed to cut costs for riders who will now compete for the biggest cash prize of the weekend in their final championship race of each event.
Moving away from running a non-championship Grand Final will mean that Supersport and Superbike competitors will both have a chance to race for prize money, without the expense of an additional race. The change will also mean that the event timetable can be altered to bring more of the feature Superbike and Supersport races into Sunday afternoon time slots, which will make the events even more attractive to spectators.
TV coverage of the series will continue into 2013, on UTV as well as satellite channels. Other aspects of the series which will be retained include the pre race build up and podium presentations and the Adelaide Grid Girl competition. The championship will continue to be supported not only by Adelaide but also Dunlop Tyres, Safety Direct, Motorcycling Ireland and Failte Ireland.
Further information on the series will be released over the coming weeks and the championship can be followed on mondellopark.ie/adelaidemasters or on the Adelaide Masters Series facebook page.
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