Portrush Motor Cycle Beach Races 2019

12 Oct 2019

This Festival is in a testing state, and is not open for public sign-ups until the organiser has launched it.

Organiser's Description


           BEACH RACES -EAST STRAND PORTRUSH  12 th & 13 th OCTOBER 2019

to be held under the Motorcycle Racing Association (Ireland) Ltd, General  Competition Rules, the Standing Regulations and Supplementary Regulations as have or may be issued for the event

                Scrutineering:8.00a.m.                            Racing: Sat 10.00 a.m.   Sun   12.00noon.                                                                                                                                                                                                         

                                 MRA (Ireland) Ltd Permit No:   MRA 2019/075

                                         SUPPLEMENTARY REGULATIONS



1. Jurisdiction

The event will be held under the Motorcycle Racing Association (Ireland) Ltd Competition Rules and Standing Regulations including any Supplementary Regulations as have or may be issued for the event.

2. Eligibility

The event is open to riders competing on solo/quad motorcycles who are holding a current competition license issued by the MRA and MCUI (SC)., A.C.U. or S.A.C.U. & Continental FMN’s.  Competitorsfrom outside Ireland must produce a letter of release from their FMN iin order  to compete .

Sign- on will only take place on Friday evening 11th October 8pm-10pm in the Portrush Atlantic Hotel Main Street Portrush

3. Stewards of the Meeting:

MRA Steward        Maurice Auld


Club Stewards       Gareth Henry  , Martin Graham.    

4. Officials

              Clerk of Course                                        EDDIE JOHNSTON MBE

            Assistant Clerk of Course                            PETER BELL 

             Child Protection                                         ANDREW HUSTON

              Incident Officer                                        DAVY HOLMES                         

            Chief Flag Marshall                                     TBA

             Race Control                                            LAURENCE SPENCE & MARK SANLON

            Secretary of Meeting                 PETER BELL 1 Knockbracken Drive Coleraine BT521WN

 5    Event – a series of races on a beach course with man-made jumps, 4 or 5 races will be run on both days for the following classes

      Premier,Semi-expert, Clubman MX1,  Clubman MX2 , Enduro & Quads.



Prize money :   1 st £200, 2nd £100, 3rd £50, 4 th £30, 5th £20, 6th £10.

           (overall over both days)


         H T M MOTORCYCLES CUP : to  best solo  performer over both days

6. Entries -restricted to 130 competitors

These must be made via  the On -line entries  at www. EntryCentral .com  SEARCH Portrush Motor Cycle Beach Races. Entry fee £60.00 + on line charge.

 Entry fees will only be returned in the event of the meeting being cancelled or entries returned. The promoters reserve the right to refuse any entry or to return any entry already received. Entries close  when class is full.

  1. Riders Briefing.

All riders must attend the riders briefing for final instructions prior to commencing practice.

8. Practice

Drivers must complete at least one sighting lap of the course in practice which will be run in a controlled manner before each race

Due to  Council safety concerns, it is necessary to close the Promenade when competitors are accessing the beach and solo riders must walk with their machines in this controlled area. All machines should remain in the assembly area for the duration of each days racing. 

9. Start of a Race

A clutch start with a National Flag will be employed. The co-operation of the drivers in entering the Assembly Area promptly is required. machines may only be started in the Assembly Area on instructions from the Paddock Marshals.

10. Course

One full lap measures approx. 1500   metres of a beach marked with rope, stakes and cones. Flag or marker cutting may entail exclusion, any driver leaving the course must return to it at the point at which he left it, penalty exclusion, except where it is inadvertent and no advantage is gained.

11. Scrutineering of Machines and Signing on Drivers/Passengers

Before commencing practise Drivers must present their machines, clothing and helmet in racing condition for checking. Scrutineering will take place in the paddock from 8.00 a.m. Crash helmets must bear the 2019 M.R.A. stamp. entrants must have a current competition license available for inspection when signing on. A driver must not practice or race any machine not scrutineered. Riding numbers must be displayed on machines.

12. Refueling

Due to the nature of the venue and to prevent pollution of the beach, all storage of fuel and refuelling must take place on the spillage mats in the designated refuelling area

13. Stopping a race

A race if stopped prematurely for reasons of force majeure, may be re- run at the discretion of the promoters with the permission of the stewards. A race will be re-run should there be a false start.



14. Flag Signals

The International Code of Signals will be used and such signals must be obeyed instantly as failure to do so may result in exclusion. A yellow flag with a black cross will indicate the last lap of a race.

15. Red Flags

If a race is stopped because of a rider/s lying on the course, that rider or riders will not be allowed to restart the race

16. Signalling

 Signalling will not be permitted on the course.

  1. Any rider refusing medical attention deemed necessary after a fall will not be allowed to race further on in the day.
  2. No overnight camping will be permitted in the paddock area to comply with Council bye-laws, Council has overnight facilities for vehicles at their designated area in Sandhill Drive.
  3. The use of tear-off will not be permitted at this venue.
  4. No paddock scooters will be permitted at this venue and no riding in the paddock.



It is a condition of admission that all persons having any connection with the promotion and/or organisation and/or conduct of the meeting, including the owners of the land and the drivers and owners of vehicles and passengers in the vehicles, are absolved from all liability arising out of the accidents, howsoever caused, resulting in damage and/or person


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01 Sep 2019£60.00

To sign-up for this event, the Service Fee is 4% (min 50p) for each sign-up

Dates and Status

Date: 12 Oct 2019

Status: Closed

EventAvailable/TotalClosing Date
Portrush Motor cycle Beach Races (Clubman MX 1)??/2501 Sep 2019
Portrush Motor cycle Beach Races (Clubman MX 2)??/2501 Sep 2019
Portrush Motor cycle Beach Races (enduro)??/021 Sep 2019
Portrush Motor cycle Beach Races (Premier)??/2510 Oct 2019
Portrush Motor cycle Beach Races (quads)??/2010 Oct 2019

East Strand, Portrush