ARMOY Road Race chiefs have bagged more local backing with a brand new sponsor for this year’s Open Superbike race.
Ballymoney-based Euro Autospares Limited, which specialises in purchasing vehicles for end-of-life treatment and worldwide exports of vehicle parts, has inked a deal to back the event for the first time as it backs the big bike scrap.
Won by road racing legend Michael Dunlop in 2019, the Open Superbike race is set to be one of the most competitive races of the meeting, which is what convinced the firm’s Martin Lavery to get involved.
“The Armoy Road Races have always boasted some of the top riders in motorcycle sport and the Open Superbike race has definitely been one of the most exciting,” he said.
“We are delighted to add Euro Autospares Limited to the list of sponsors this year. We’re very proud to help give back to our local community and to offer our support to one of the area’s top sports.”
Local Ballymena rider Neil Kernohan, who’s set to ride for Logan Racing, admitted the Open scrap will be one of the toughest to win, but says he’s eyeing success in some of the smaller classes.
“The Armoy Road Races is a must attend event in the road racing calendar in normal times, however this year it will be one of those races which represents all that is good about this sport – a well-run event, a great course with a few jumps, good craic and plenty of spirit,” he said.
“I’m riding this year in a few of the races and the Open will be extremely competitive with some key riders. To be honest, for me, the podiums might come quicker in the Lightweight or Supertwin classes, we’ll just have to wait and see.”