SHORT circuit racing will to roar back into Northern Ireland next month as the King of Kirkistown meeting has finally received the official nod.
Set to be the first post-lockdown circuit meeting in the country, the event – hosted by the Belfast and District Motor Club – was due to be held on Easter Monday but was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Now, it is to run on Saturday, September 5.
The club has been given the go ahead to hold the meeting under strict conditions, with 150 riders expected to compete in the various classes.
But spectator admission to the County Down circuit will be restricted to 300 and all normal Covid-19 restrictions, including social distancing, will still apply.
Last year, it was Carl Phillips who lifted the crown in the event’s first running since it disappeared from the racing calendar in 2010, way back when when Marshall Neill was crowned King.
There have been no road races so far this year in Ireland, but the Cookstown 100 is still very much on the cards and is set run on September 11 and 12.