Bishopscourt for sale | Northern Irish race track listed online for £2 million

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Northern Irish race circuit Bishopscourt has been put up for sale by its owners, promising three potential track layouts, multiple buildings, and more.

Up for sale with Hanna Hillen Estates, the circuit owners are open to offers over £2million, with Bishopscourt being just one of two fixed racing circuits in the province – sharing the territory with Kirkistown to the north.

Located just in land of the Irish Sea in the Downpatrick area, it plays host to a number of high profile motorcycle racing events each year, including the Sunflower Trophy – which often attracts a number of British Superbike stars.

Racing began at the venue in the 1960s, having begun life as an RAF base for bomber aircraft in WW2.
“With a long rich history that includes recent upgrading, this facility now boasts three race circuits ranging from 1.479 miles up to 2.136 miles,” the sales listing reads. “Extending to approximately 159 acres, the site contains a range of facilities plus space for expansion, subject to planning.”

Bishopscourt circuit in Northern Ireland

Alongside the tracks, the purchaser will also gain control of a main office block, workshop, bar/lounge area, race control tower, a public toilet block, an area for the marshals, and more.

Despite the sale, a number of motorcycling events are still due to take place this year, including Classic Bike Festival Ireland, which is set to feature 15-time grand prix world champion Giacomo Agostini taking to the track.

Running across August 3 and August 4, there will also be a number of races and parade laps to enjoy – with other confirmed riders also including Michael Rutter, Phillip McCallen, James Whitham, Jeremy McWilliams, and more.

The exact future of the venue will depend on the eventual investors. For more information on the sale, visit today.