Roads: Killalane races saved for 2017

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Racing will take place on Ireland’s Killalane course this September after a new club has stepped in to save the final round of the Irish National Championship. 

The Killalane event, scheduled for September 9th-10th, was originally wiped from the calendar after the Loughshinny motorcycle club, which was responsible for running both the Killalane and Skerries 100 road races, could no longer afford to run both events given a recent hike in insurance costs.

However, the newly formed East Coast Motorcycle Club will now step in to run the Killalane races under the banner of the Carole Nash East Coast Racing Festival.


“Following a meeting with the residents of the track, we have their full support and East Coast Motorcycle club are delighted to announce Carole Nash as the title sponsor for this event, the final round of the 2017 Irish National Championship road racing season,” said Francis Everard, the former racer who is now spearheading the new East Coast club.

“My team have been working very hard on the return of the final race of the season for some time and have already secured seven race sponsors. However, for the success of this event we will need the support of all true road racing supporters!)

Derek Sheils, Irish Natinal roads champion has already confirmed his participation in the event.

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Oli Rushby

By Oli Rushby

Former sports reporter covering British Superbikes, World Superbikes and road racing