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IMC gain support from Antrim & Newtownabbey Borough Council

by / Tuesday, 25 February 2020 / Published in Blog / News, Motor Bike Racing



The Irish Minibike Championship is delighted to announce that we have recently secured funding from Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council through the Leisure Grant Aid Programme.

The financial support will allow for continued investment into equipment and the staging of our events.

The support provided is a massive boost for the Championship as we approach the start of our 3rd season and we thank Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council for their acknowledgement of The Irish Minibike Championship.


Irish Minibike Championship with be at The Ballymoney Show

In attendance at this weekends Ballymoney Bike show, will be the Irish Minibike Championship, hoping to promote and enlighten folk to the fun, competitive and fastest-growing form of motorsport in recent years. Founded in Oct 2017, organisers are gearing up for the first Round in their 11 Round 2020 Series which takes place at Kirkistown Motor Racing Circuit on Sat 4th April. The Championship caters for competitors from the age of 6yrs and introduced a new class aimed at creating a sound foundation for Grass Roots competition, The IMC BamBam Class. The Class is geared towards the most junior of riders competing on identical machines – the 10TEN 90R 90ccc 4 stroke Semi-Auto machines – creating a level playing the field for learning in which children can progress at the speed that suits them as individuals. The Class will be used as a feeder class for the more senior and experienced youth competitors, leading them first to the Junior Gearbox which is restricted to 125cc 4stroke Pitbike style machines and then the newly introduced IMC Junior Elite. The Junior Elite is aimed at preparing the competitors for the move up to senior level and in most cases over to the short circuit championships. Eligible machines include MX style 65cc machines, 140cc Pitbike style and 140cc Mini GP Style machines (something The IMC is eager to promote). Adult Classes are aplenty too, including a Stock 140cc Class, Vets, Mini GP and Open, which produces without question some of the most thrilling racing you could wish to see.

The Baylon McCaughey – IMC Scholarship will continue in 2020, the first recipient, 13-year-old Lee Hara being the inaugural winner of this unique prize, in which he has the use of the IMC Tianda TDR300 for his first season of short circuit racing in the Moto One class. This bike will also be on display at the Show on Friday evening accompanied by its Scholar. Why not come along and find out more about Irelands No 1 Mini Bike Club. The Team will be on hand to answer any questions you may have regarding the fast-approaching 2020 season.

Photo; 2020 IMC Scholarship winner, Lee Hara, will be in attendance at the Ballymoney Bike show, this weekend along with the IMC Crew and Bike

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