Hosted as a virtual event last January due to Covid-19 restrictions, the Irish Motorbike Awards, sponsored by Adelaide Motorbike Insurance Services, will return to a more familiar environment at the Crowne Plaza hotel on Friday, January 21.
Six-time Superbike World Champion Jonathan Rea has been named Irish Motorcyclist of the Year for six consecutive years. The 34-year-old will again be the favorite for the top honor after finishing second in this year’s championship behind Turkey’s Toprak Razgatlioglu.
The Kawasaki rider has won the main prize eight times in total, matching the feat of Ulster road racing legend Joey Dunlop, who was an eight-time winner between 1979 and 2000.
A host of renowned riders from the sport will attend the event next month, including British Superbike star Glenn Irwin.
“This is the biggest event of its kind in Ireland, and I believe in the UK as well,” said Irwin, who has signed with Honda Racing UK for a third season and is set to make his island debut. of Man TT in 2022. alongside 23-time winner John McGuinness.
âIt attracts the best riders, including world champions past and present, and it’s also a wonderful opportunity for us to mingle with the fans.
“We have such a heritage in the sport and it’s great to see each discipline sharing its success under one roof,” added the man from Carrickfergus.
“This is one of my favorite nights of the year and I speak on behalf of the entire rider community in saying that we are delighted that the event is back.”
The coveted Joey Dunlop Trophy will once again be up for grabs, with a dozen total awards to be presented on the night.
Cornmarket Insurance Services Managing Director Stephen Sutherland said: âAdelaide Motorbike Insurance has served the needs of the cycling community for almost 30 years.
âWe are extremely proud to continue our long-standing partnership for one of the most prestigious events on the motorcycle calendar.
For ticket requests, send an email [emailÂ protected] Details are also available on Twitter @BikeAwards and on the event’s Facebook page.
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