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The Dunlop Masters Returns

The national race series makes a welcome return

Irish Motorcycle Racing returns as the Dunlop Masters Superbike Championship gets ready for 2024. This follows a long year without any 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. This was the year when the championship had its most successful season to date. There were increased entries, record crowds and the closest finish ever witnessed in an Irish Superbike Championship.


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 now. 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 full seven weekend calendar is planned. This will begin with the official championship test weekend scheduled for late March. The riders will then compete over six two-day events, running at one per month from all the way from April to September.


The return of Irish Motorcycle Racing has taken a lot of work behind the scenes by the new Motorcycling Ireland management committee and Mondello Park are grateful to them for all of their efforts.


Recommencement of the sport will come at a cost, however, as the price of insurance cover has increased dramatically. There’s now a fund raising campaign being planned by Motorcycling Ireland. This aims to lessen the burden on the racers who take part and has the full support of Mondello Park.


Now that such a positive result has been achieved further information regarding the 2024 seies will be communicated to competitors over the coming days and weeks. Additionally all the information will be available through the championships’ web site and social channels over the coming weeks.


It's important to note that none of this could have happened without the support of all the clubs representing each and every one of the disciplines of racing here in Ireland. While, unfortunately, there will be no road racing this year none of this could have happened without the support of the all the clubs. The road racing clubs, in particular, are to be commended for the support that they’ve shown to the wider sport.


See you in the paddock!


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