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Plenty of action as Portrush Beach Races event returns this weekend!

Updated: Oct 13, 2023

Motorbikes racing on the beach

Knock Motorcycle & Car Club are excited to announce the return of the fantastic Ramore Restaurants Portrush Beach Races for 2023.


The very popular event will be held on East Strand, Portrush this weekend - Saturday 14th and Sunday 5th October.


Using the natural terrain of the beach, the track builders will create a course with plenty of twists, turns, straights and jumps to test both rider and machine.



Motorbikes racing on the beach

The whole track can be viewed from the East Strand promenade with race commentary throughout the day provided by Roy Neill. Roy will keep the spectators up to date with all the action along with a live data stream to the Speed Hive website for results.


This will be provided to everyone attending free of charge.


This year organisers have secured and are grateful for local support of headline sponsor Ramore Restaurant Group as the headline sponsor with other sponsors still to be confirmed watch out for them in the Free race programme available on the day.



The event will be open to Solo Expert, Semi Expert & Club riders with Quad Expert & Club Support riders.


Races will range from five to seven laps depending on grade, with the start at the beginning on the main straight. The machines will be held in a holding area on the beach for the duration of the event with racing scheduled to start at 11am each day.


Motorbikes racing on the beach
Men gathered around a red motorbike

A spokesperson for Knock Motorcycle & Car Club said:


"It is hoped that last year’s solo winner Glenn McCormick will be back fit and well from the World Motocross of Nations in France to defend his title. On the Expert quad newly crowned Ulster champion Dean Dillon will lead the entry after last year’s success.


"There will be plenty of racing in all the classes to watch, so come along on one or both days to see the best of the racing action."



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