Irish Minibike bosses unveil 2020 scholarship plans

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IRISH Minibike Championship (IMC) chiefs have revealed plans to help move their riders into short circuit racing with the announcement of a new scholarship scheme.

A joint venture between Baylon McCaughey, The IMC and Misano Imports, the IMC Scholarship 2020 will include the use of the all-new Tianda TDR 300, which will run alongside the short circuit Junior Cup class next season. Check out Issue 07 of UK Clubsport magazine for the lowdown on the new purpose-built race bike.

The chosen recipient will also take on the role of IMC Youth Ambassador and will provide advice and encouragement to all youth competitors as well as help promote the IMC.

An independent panel of five observers has been keeping an eye on eligible competitors this season in a bid to find a rider with both developing racecraft and sportsmanship qualities.  

Terms & Conditions include:

  • Open to ALL 2019 IMC Junior Members – Min 12 years of age as of 28th February 2020
  • A minimum of 8 Rounds from the 2019 Championship must be completed (extenuating circumstances will be taken into consideration)
  • Machine to be returned at the end of the season in the same condition as received
  • Crash damage deposit (amount TBC)
  • Supply of tyres, fuel and damage repair will be undertaken by the recipient
  • The Judges decision of final.

At Present the Proposed Package will include (subject to change):

  • Use of the all new Tianda TDR 300 for the 2020 Short Circuit season
  • Entry Fees for all IMC Events
  • Min 4 No. Entry Fees for USBK/Mondello Masters Events
  • Press release following each event.

“The IMC Scholarship offers a unique opportunity,” said MCUI Tarmac Committee Conveyor Mark Sanlon. “We commend everyone involved and acknowledge the efforts of Baylon McCaughey as the driving force.

“Baylon had the vision for the youth of today crossing over from Minibike Racing to the National Championships, with the hope of producing another World Champion.”

The recipient of The Scholarship will be announced at The IMC 2019 Awards Evening.

*Image: IMC

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