The Ulster Motocross Championship will return to County Down on Monday, May 2, when the Mourne Motorcycle Club will host their annual May Day motocross event.
The May Day event, held at clubman Norman Green’s Seaforde MotoPark, will be the second round of the 2016 Ulster Motocross Championship.
The first round of the Ulster Championship was held at Desertmartin on Easter Monday, with County Down men leading the way in the Premier MX1 class. Portavogie man Robert Hamilton started his title defence with two wins and second place finish, with Ballygowan’s Gary Gibson taking second and Comber man Wayne Garrett taking third overall. In the Premier MX2 class Loughbrickland man Jason Meara had a second and two third placed finishes, taking second overall behind Scottish rider Brad Todd, who won all three races on the day.
Saintfield man David Martin, who won the Clubman’s class in 2015, comes into the second round in third place in the Semi Expert MX1 class. In the Semi Expert MX2 class 15 year-old Loughbrickland rider Cailum Meara finished third overall at Desertmartin after two second placed finishes and a 13th, when mechanical failure left him to push his bike over the finishing line.
This year the Mourne club is holding the event with support from Brennan’s Service Station and Stick Restaurant, Watson Flowers in Ballynahinch, Chips A’hoy, Ballynahinch, and Noel Cochrane Car Sales and Spares, along with help from the Ballynahinch Lions on the day.
Bikes will be out on the track from 9.30am, with the first race to start at 11am. Entry to the event will cost £5 for adults, while children go free and car parking is also free.
Picture caption: L to R – Stephen Watson of Watson Flowers, Ballynahinch, Billy McLarnin, Mourne Motorcycle Club Chairman, Seaforde Moto Park track owner Norman Green, Loughbrickland Premier MX1 class rider John Meara (sitting in fifth in the Ulster Championship and third in the Irish Championship after the first rounds) and Ballynahinch Lions Club President Colin McCordick.