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Masterful

The season gets off to a great start

Oisín Maher "sends it!"

Following a year without Motorcycle Racing as part of the sporting calendar, Mondello Park and Motorcycling Ireland are delighted to announce the return of the Dunlop Masters Superbike Championship for 2024.

Ireland’s premier motorcycle racing series last ran in 2022, when it had its most successful season to date, with increased entries, record crowds and the closest finish ever witnessed in an Irish Superbike Championship. Last year, 2023 should have been the year for the series to build on this success, but due to insurance issues that opportunity has had to wait until 2024.

The series promoters, Mondello Park, remained prepared for the restart of racing throughout last year and consequently are primed to take up where they left off, with a repeat of the 2022 championship format. A seven weekend calendar is planned, beginning with the official championship test weekend in late March. The riders will then compete over six two-day events, one per month from April to September. 

The return of Irish Motorcycle Racing has taken a lot of hard work behind the scenes by the new Motorcycling Ireland management committee. Mondello Park are grateful to them for all of their efforts. The recommencement of the sport will come at a cost however, as the price of insurance cover has increased dramatically. A fund raising campaign is planned by Motorcycling Ireland, with the support of Mondello Park, with the aim of lessening the burden on competitors. Even with a successful fund raising campaign, some price increases will still be necessary, but Mondello Park will endeavour to keep these to a minimum in order to ensure the viability of the championship.

Further information regarding the 2024 Dunlop Masters will be communicated to competitors over the coming days and information will be available through the championships’ web site and social channels over the coming weeks.

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