THE Ulster SBK Championship’s Neil Robinson Memorial Trophy Races have been called off as the event becomes the next victim of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Mid Antrim 150 Club, which organises and promotes the Neil and Donny Robinson Memorial Trophy races, have announced a postponement of the event – which was set to run in July – as chiefs hope that restrictions will be lifted by October.
The club broke the news this weekend as they released the following statement:
“It is with regret that the Committee and Members of the Mid Antrim 150 Club have made the decision to postpone our Ulster Superbike (USBK) races, the Neil and Donny Robinson Memorial Races.
“These races were due to be held on 18th and 19th July at Bishopscourt Racing Circuit. The reason for this decision is in keeping with Government Restrictions and Regulations during the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
“The Club hope to run the Neil and Donny Robinson Memorial in October, but this will totally depend on the Government lifting the Restrictions and Regulations imposed on the country.
“Hopefully, Phase 5 of the Sport NI Framework will be in place by then.”
The news follows an announcement from the Hillsborough And District Motorcycle Club last week that the Sunflower Trophy races which were due to be run in October, are off.
Currently, the Cookstown 100 and Tandragee road races still hang in the balance, hinging on the anticipated lifting of restrictions.
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