Top riders lined up for ‘Munster 100’

Top riders lined up for ‘Munster 100’

Motorcycle race photographer Stephen Davison, right, chatting with Tony Murphy from Freemount, at an event during March at the Commons Inn, where he presented a slideshow as a fundraiser for the upcoming Munster 100. Picture: David Keane

THE ‘Munster 100’ Cork Motorcycle Road Races event returns to Glanmire over the August Bank Holiday Weekend.

Hosted by the Cork Motorcycle Racing and Vintage Racing Club (CMRVC), the road race will take over Upper Glanmire on the 3rd and 4th of August.

The weekend will have a full programme of races, featuring 120s and 1000cc superbikes competing on the three-mile racetrack.

Some of Ireland’s top racers, including Derek Shiels and Miko Sweeney, will be racing.

Brian McCormack will be another big name who will be looking to be the first past the chequered flag in August. McCormack recently set a new record when he claimed the title as ‘fastest Southern rider ever to lap the Isle of Man TT course’.

Local riders Mike Browne and Ray Casey will also be competing over the weekend, the latter recently raced at the famous Isle of Man TT.

Race officials and competitors have branded the Glanmire track in the past as one of the best on the Motorcycle Road Racing calendar.

Adding to the excitement of this year’s programme, CMRVC has confirmed that the event will be an official round of the 2019 Duke Road Race Rankings Championship.

In between races, classic machines will also be showcased around the track. Spectators will also get an opportunity to meet the racers over the course of the weekend.

CMRVC plan to hold regular meetings to keep locals up to date and are also still looking for volunteers to give their time to help ensure the weekend runs smooth.

Event organisers are expecting to draw in road racing fans from around the world, which in turn could give a boost to the local economy.

Tickets for the weekend cost €20, while children under 15 can enter for free. For ticket information and how to volunteer, visit https://cmrvc.ie/.

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