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CLASSIC BIKE FESTIVAL
IRELAND
SAT 3RD - 4TH AUGUST 2024

Bishopscourt Racing Circuit, Downpatick

The GO Classic Bike Festival Ireland, the largest track-based motorcycle event in the country is set to be bigger and better with the largest entry the festival has received. Fans can expect to see over 230 riders on 280 bikes on track over the festival weekend.

 

With a packed weekend programme of classic racing, sidecars, parade laps and for the first time featuring modern race bikes; with the Bayview Hotel Superbike and AJ Plumbing supplies Supersport races there promises to be something for all motorcycle race fans to enjoy. 

 

Racing and Parade Laps on both Sat & Sun to include

Open Superbike Invitation Race

Supersport Invitation Race

Classic Superbike Race incorportating 250GP

Classic GP250/350 Race incorporating Supersport 400 and Twinshock machines

Sidecar Race

This year the focus is on the magnificent GP500 machines with Yamaha YZR500’s Suzuki RGV500’s, Cagiva GP500 and well as TZ500’s and TZ750’s taking centre stage in one of the three packed parade classes featuring classic racing machines from the 60’s to the 90’s that many will remember fondly as the mainstay of Irish racing.

Lightweight - 2 & 4 strokes machines up to 250cc - YamahaTZ250's etc.

Junior - 2 & 4 Stroke machines up to 600cc - Yamaha TZ350's - Honda 350/500 Classic Supersport machines

Senior - 2 & 4 strokes unlimited - Yamaha YZR500's Suzuki RG and RGV500's Cagiva 500's Honda RS500' Yamaha TZ500/750's Classic Superbikes MotoGP machines

 

As always, it’s not just about the bikes and again this year the festival marquee features fantastic live music on evenings of Friday 4th and Saturday 5th August, fans can also see the greatest collection of bikes in the country, some never seen before in one of the many display marquees around the paddock and festival areas.


Many Motorcycle clubs will be in attendance with their own motorcycle displays including the local and Irish VJMC and the Island Classics Club. Plenty more to see and buy with trade stalls selling merchandising and motorcycle related products.

 

Riders’ past and present are yet again set to entertain the fans and can confirm that Bruce Anstey, Jeremy McWilliams, Michael Rutter, Ryan Farquhar, Brian Reid, Trevor Steele to name but a few, along with the very best UK and Irish riders such as current ACU 250GP Bobby Varey, classic riders Andy Hornby and David Bell taking up the challenge across the 5 races classes featured over the weekend.

 

Among the leading entries for the Invitation Superbike and Supersport races are Derek Sheils, Richard Cooper, Jason Lynn, Caolan Irwin, Korie McGreevy, Christian Elkin, Gary McCoy, Ryan Gibson, Ross Irwin and Kyle Cross. Ireland’s latest world championship points scorer and 2023 BSB winning rider Rhys Irwin will participate in the Invitation Parade.

 

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FREE CAMPING AND CAR PARKING

Tickets for Saturday or Sunday and weekend tickets, under 16's go free. Free car parking and camping in 2023 !

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