Isle of Man ARA bosses launch discount scheme at Jurby

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JURBY bosses have revealed big price breaks for the coming season as they make a bid to bolster Andreas Racing Association events for 2019.

Set up to bring in new blood, help out existing riders on the Island and bring both road riders and racers from the UK and Ireland, bosses hope the discounts they’ve announced across track days, races and even travel will encourage riders to head to the circuit.

The 2019 ARA schedule spans eight months from March to October, kicking off in just 11 weeks’ time with a track day and rounding out the season with the annual four-hour endurance race on the first weekend of October.

Even World SBK champ Jonathan Rea has been known to ride Jurby to keep fit, as he says ‘it’s raw, it’s good fun, and it has everything I need’…

For riders hoping to pocket a bit of extra cash, there is a new discount scheme on offer. After a registration of £120 for the year, competitors are then eligible to save £20 on each race and track day entry for a total potential savings of nearly £500.

Those especially keen on extra track time who attend over 50 per cent of Jurby’s track days will automatically qualify for a free track day of your choice.

Track days are open to all road riders and racers, and those travelling to the island can even take advantage of preferred rates on ferry travel, hotels and entry fees. E-mail jmml@manx.net for further details.

Once set up at the circuit on the North of the island, power, camping, hot food and 24/7 gate security are available.

And that’s not all – those hitting the track can expect tuition if requested, in one-on-one or groups, as well as no noise limit. That’s right, all that 98db business? Forget about it – leave the pipe inserts at home without worry.

Jurby has been a proving ground for some of the island’s road racing stars, including double Manx GP winner and now TT rider Michael Evans…

While on the island, there’s also an option to have a guided lap of the famous Isle of Man TT course and the Southern 100’s Billown Circuit.

ARA Chairman and Jurby Motorsport Management Director Shaun Counsell says he and the team are aiming to bring both new and returning riders to the grid at Jurby, all with a little extra incentive.

And he believes it’s shaping up to be a bumper season with the new weekend format and significant savings on offer.

“We recognised after last year that we needed to make some changes, and one of the things we’ve really worked on is increasing track time,” Counsell told UK Clubsport.

“There is a brand new discount plan that should help a lot of our riders out and hopefully attract some talent from off the island to see how they stack up against some of the fastest riders and outfits here.”

“We want people to see how great the racing is here at Jurby and experience it for themselves. There is a wonderful atmosphere in the ARA paddock and we feel we have some of the best club camaraderie out there.

“We’ve made some big changes, but all for the better and to help strengthen the future of the club. We have a lot going on behind the scenes and it’s already drawing a lot of interest, so we urge any riders or sidecar teams to get in touch with us with any questions they may have.”

Jurby Motordrome is available for private functions / car or bike track days – please e-mail jmml@manx.net for more information. Preferred travel and hotel rates available, subject to travel dates.

2019 Jurby calendar

Race Days

20-21 April: Round 1 (Two day meeting)

5 May: Round 2

29-30 June: Round 3 (Two day meeting)

28 July: Round 4

22 September: Round 5

6 October: Endurance race

Track Days

24 March:  1000-1600 (Gates open 0900)

19 April: 1000-1800 (Gates open 0900)

4 May: 1000-1800 (Gates open 0900)

28 June: 1000-1800 (Gates open 0900)

27 July: 1000-1800 (Gates open 0900)

11 August: 1000-1800 (Gates open 0900)

14 September: 1000-1800 (Gates open 0900)

For more information and to register, check out the ARA website

*Images: Tracey Killey

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