MARTIN & DUNLOP SET FOR RACE OF LEGENDS AT ARMOY

Tyco Suzuki riders Guy Martin and William Dunlop, both fresh from recent wins on GSX-R machinery between the hedges, will be in action at this weekend’s Armoy Road Races in Northern Ireland.

Guy Martin arrives at Armoy, a circuit he previously dubbed, ‘a mint road race with real men’s corners’, on a high after retaining his Solo Championship title at the Southern 100 in the Isle of Man just a fortnight ago.

William Dunlop has also tasted success on the national road racing scene, at both Skerries and Walderstown since his return to action following his crash in the Senior TT back in June.

Both men will be looking for more success at the Race of Legends this weekend, with one eye firmly focused on next month’s all-important Metzeler Ulster Grand Prix.

Team Manager Philip Neill said: “Armoy is a great event on the national road racing calendar and a huge credit to Bill Kennedy and his team, who put on a great show. The weather in Northern Ireland has been glorious, so I’m sure we will see some exciting action at Armoy this weekend.

“We will obviously we looking for some top results on Saturday, and I’m sure our racetruck will be very busy with fans wanting to meet both Guy and William, who have forged a terrific relationship as team-mates this year at Tyco Suzuki.”

Looking ahead Neill concluded: “At this stage of the year we always look towards the third and final international road race of the year at Dundrod – the Ulster Grand Prix, which is now just three weeks away; but take nothing away from Armoy, it’s a great event and we will be happy to take the accolades on offer, should the situation present itself on track on Saturday.”

Roads close today from 12.30pm [to 7.30pm] for practice and the opening Supersport race.

Roads then close on Race Day Saturday from 10am with a full 11-race programme scheduled for the RiverRidge Recycling backed Armoy Race of Legends.