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Portrush Motor cycle Beach Races

07 Oct 2017


           BEACH RACES -EAST STRAND PORTRUSH  7 th & 8 th OCTOBER 2017

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:9.00a.m.                            Racing: 10.30 a.m Sat.      12.00noon. Sun.


MRA (Ireland) Ltd Permit No:   MRA 2017/058




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.  Sign- on will take place on Friday evening 6th October 8pm-10pm in the Portrush Atlantic Hotel Main Street Portrush

  1. Stewards of the Meeting:

MRA Stewards                                               Alan Saunders    Jonathan Fairly            

Club Stewards                                               James Farrell Gareth Henry Andrew Huston       

4. Officials

              Clerk of Course                                        EDDIE JOHNSTON MBE

             Child Protection                                       ANDREW HUSTON

              Incident Officer                                        PETER BELL                         

            Chief Flag Marshall                                    SAM CUSICK

             Race Control                                            LAURENCE SPENCE

            Secretary of Meeting                              PETER BELL 1 Knockbracken Drive Coleraine bt521wn


  1. Events – a series of races: 4 or 5 will be run on both days for the following classes
  2. Premier expert  6 Laps
  3. Semi-Expert 6 Laps
  4. Clubman 1   6laps
  5. Clubman 2   6 Laps
  6. Quads         6 Laps

Saturday: Prize money :   1 st £50, 2nd £20, 3rd £10 (  all events)

Sunday :   Trophies            1st ,2nd,3rd  (all  events)

6. Entries -restricted to 120 competitors

These must be made via  the On -line entries  at www. EntryCentral .com  SEARCH Portrush Motor Cycle Beach Races

 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 access issues   all machines must remain in the assembly area for the duration of the event

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 9.00 a.m. Crash helmets must bear the 2017 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 all refuelling must take place on the spillage mats in the designated 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

All signalling for a driver must be carried out from the designated area and the onus is on the competitor to make sure that his signaller complies to this request.

  1. Any rider refusing medical attention deemed necessary after a fall will not be allowed to race further on in the day.
  2. All vehicles, no overnight camping will be permitted in the paddock area to comply with Council bye-laws, Council has camping  facilities for vehicles at their designated area in Sandhill Drive.
  3. No dogs or any other animals will be permitted at this venue.
  4. No paddock scooters or bicycles 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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Dates and Status
EventDateAvailable/TotalStatusClosing Date
Portrush Motor cycle Beach Races (Clubman)07 Oct 2017??/50Closed26 Sep 2017
Portrush Motor cycle Beach Races (Premier Expert)07 Oct 2017??/25Closed26 Sep 2017
Portrush Motor cycle Beach Races (quads)07 Oct 2017??/20Closed21 Sep 2017
Portrush Motor cycle Beach Races (Semi Expert)07 Oct 2017??/25Closed26 Sep 2017

For each sign-up, the organiser pays the Service Fee of 4% (min 50p). You pay no surcharge

Event Address
East Strand, Portrush