Dunlop Masters admits fans for the first time since 2019
The Dunlop Masters Superbike Championship will get to race in front of an audience for the first time in almost two years when the championship visits the Mondello Park National Track this weekend, Saturday July 24th and Sunday July 25th. The second event of the 2021 series will see three more rounds of the championship contested with Superbike and Supersport racers competing for an additional prize fund and additional awards, as the Leinster Motor Club present their Leinster 200 and Leinster 100 trophies to the winners of race three for Superbike and Supersport. The Masters will also support the MCUI’s new FIM MiniGP Ireland Series for 10 to 14 year old’s by including it on its timetable. The long awaited return of spectators, albeit in small numbers, will add another attraction to the event for the growing numbers of competitors racing in the Masters. Along with having an audience to race in front of, each class will have its own perpetual trophy to compete for as the Leinster Motor Club will present eleven of their historic trophies, some dating back almost a century to the beginning of Irish Motorcycle Racing history. Race two for Superbikes, their first race on Sunday, will also carry a perpetual cup, as the winner will lift the Edward Reddy Memorial Trophy. The trophy, along with the addition of €1,800 to the event prize fund, has been organised by the Masters Supporters Club, a group of motorcycle racing enthusiasts who have clubbed together to support Irish Motorcycle Racing. Spectator numbers will be limited to 200 per day and tickets will only available on-line in advance of the event. Those fans lucky enough to obtain tickets will be treated to the biggest grids yet seen at the Masters. The opening event had more than 180 competitors with the Superbike, Supersport and Twins classes all oversubscribed. The weekend will commence with Qualifying on Saturday morning and the first of Saturdays races, before the track gets changed into MiniGP mode for the junior riders to practice. Following a lunch break MiniGP qualifying will take place before the track reverts to its full layout for the Masters races. Saturday’s timetable will finish off with the opening race for MiniGP Ireland. The remaining MiniGP races are scheduled for early Sunday morning and Sunday lunch time with the rest of the timetable taken up by Masters warm-ups followed by racing from 10:25. Each class will race twice on Sunday with the Superbike and Supersport races taking centre stage. For more information, the event timetable, event programme and ticket information see the ROUND 2 event page.
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