The Faugheen 50 Club are holding their hugely successful motorcycle road race in the village of Faugheen, just outside Carrick-on-Suir, this Saturday and Sunday 16th and 17th July.
The club staged its first national and international championship races in the summer of 2004 and has continued to stage the event every year since, with the exception of a few years of hiatus during the recession and Covid restrictions, weekends end of the middle of July.
After a two-year absence, another fantastic weekend of top-level road racing is expected, with lap records plummeting throughout the two days and brilliant performances from all competitors.
Saturday is practice day, meaning competitors compete for race day grid positions in their respective classes on Sunday.
Most riders also race for All Ireland Championship points. The winner will be the champion of all Ireland in a particular class, so prestige is at stake. Fierce battles at the top of each of the classes can be expected.
The Faugheen 50 races have become one of the premier motorsport events in the Southeast.
With competitors and their crews coming from all over Ireland and overseas, with over 3,000 spectators expected to watch the event, it’s a high octane weekend of spectacular and competitive racing. Do not miss.
The Faugheen 50 club has developed the event over the years to make it as safe, exciting, spectator and family friendly as possible. There are plenty of great vantage points around the circuit to watch the races and parking is available at all three entrances.
The main paddock will offer refreshments and stalls selling motorcycle clothing and other items.
Riders and spectators who have traveled far and wide in Ireland and abroad continue to come to watch the races at Faugheen. For many of these folks, Faugheen is where the hospitality and people are memorable, hence their desire to return, year after year.
After two years of absence, we expect even more people than ever.
The event has won the National Race of the Year award on several occasions due to the hard work the team of volunteers put in to put on a great show between the hurdles on the technical Faugheen circuit, where top racers nationals attend, including Ireland’s top national runner. , Dublin-based Michael Sweeney.
Entry to the event is €25 for a day pass or weekend pass, plus €5 for the program. Spectators can pay when entering the event.
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