Irish Motorcyclist of the Year awards

Thursday, 28 December 2017

Irish Motorcyclist of the Year awards thumbnailGlenn Irwin celebrates victory in May’s Superbike North West 200 feature race at the Vauxhall International North West 200. He is one of a number of top riders up for an award early in the New Year.

VOTING is now open for the Cornmarket Irish Motorcyclist of the Year.
The winner of this coveted award will be presented with the unique Joey Dunlop Trophy at the Cornmarket Motorbike Awards in Belfast's Crowne Plaza Hotel on Friday January 26.
A total of 25 competitors from various disciplines of the sport have been nominated for the prestigious award in association with Enkalon.
The final shortlist and ultimate winner will be decided by a special online public vote and a panel of expert judges.
The overwhelming favourite is Jonathan Rea, who has lifted the trophy for the past two years.
In a record-breaking 2017, the Ballyclare man became the first rider to ever win the World Superbike Championship three years in a row. He will fly in from pre-season training in Spain for the event in the New Year.
Rea was also nominated as one of the contenders for BBC Sports Personality of the Year.
There are three sets of racing brothers on the list of nominees. Andrew, Glenn and Graeme Irwin had a season to remember. Andrew was runner-up in the British Supersport Championship, BSB rider Glenn won a memorable final Superbike race at the International North West 200 and also won the Macau Grand Prix while Graeme was crowned British Motocross Champion.
The other brothers included are World Superbike rider Eugene Laverty and BSB star Michael Laverty, plus Michael and William Dunlop. Michael won two Isle of Man TT races including the Senior TT.


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