The Mid Antrim 150 club have announced an end of the season prize fund for the USBK Moto One class.
With the proposed short circuit season hoping to get underway in June, depending on the current Pandemic restrictions, The club has invested their prize fund in the newest class on the USBK grid.
Moto One is for both 125 two-stroke and 300 ccs four-stroke motorcycles, all of which compete in standard form.
An amazing £1200.00 will be divided up, with the top Ten competitors receiving a cash award at the end of the season, with the winner collecting £350.00. ( 2nd £250 3rd £150 4th £100 5th to 10th £50 each). An additional bonus for the best placed Mid Antrim 150 club member, under 18 years of age, will be the Victor Gilmore Memorial trophy, plus a cash award.
This is indeed a fantastic boost for young riders in the Moto one class, and also a very positive move by the Mid Antrim 150 club, who see this as a class that can encourage young riders to short circuits. Indeed, quite a few of the competitors have come from the popular IMC Pit Bike series, which is also a stepping stone for this class.
With only one event run in 2020, it was 14 years old Lee Hara who took the first win and overall award, on his debut on the all-new IMC Tianda 300 TDR machine.
The club will also be presenting a second Donny Robinson Memorial award, which will be presented to the most improved & up and coming rider of the year, as decided by the organizing club.
The Mid Antrim 150 motorcycle club have also responded to feedback in a recent social media discussion, with regards to how the running of the two days Neil & Donny Robinson event should run. This meeting, scheduled to take place on Sat 17th July and Sunday 18th July.
Instead of the usual format, the new-look event looks likely to have a fifteen-minute timed practice session for all classes. The Classics and Sidecars will have 4 x 8 lap races, whilst all other classes will have 3 x 12 lap races, with both Feature races, the Donny Robinson Memorial and Neil Robinson memorial races, going over 15 laps each. For the Sunday races, the grid positions will be determined by the competitor’s lap times from Saturday’s races.
This is indeed a bold move by a forward-thinking club, who have reached out to the competitors for their views.
Proposed MCUI(UC) short circuit calendar for 2021; June 5th, Kirkistown,17th/18th July, Bishopscourt ( Neil & Donny Robinson Memorial events), 7th August, Bishopscourt, 21st August Bishopscourt, 4th September, Kirkistown, 18th/19th September, Bishopscourt, 2nd October, St Angelo, 22nd/23rd October Sunflower meeting at Bishopscourt.
Photo Caption; Lee Hara IMC Tianda will be one of the many, happy to see cash sponsorship for the Moto One class in 2021, Thanks to the generous input from the Mid Antrim 150 club.
Additional Moto One Info;
Machines attributed to the Moto One class are: TIANDA TDR300 produced from 2019 onwards, HONDA CBR250R produced from 2011-2013 HONDA CBR300R produced from 2014 onwards KAWASAKI NINJA 250R produced from 2008-2013 KAWASAKI NINJA 300R produced from 2013 onwards KTM RC250 produced from 2015 onwards KTM RC390 produced from 2014 onwards YAMAHA YZF-R25 produced from 2014 onwards YAMAHA YZF-R3 produced from 2015 onwards BMW G310R produced from 2016 onwards