Armoy Road Races 2016 Sponsors

All our Sponsors are a vital part of the Armoy Road Races and if possible could you please support their businesses.

Main Event  & "Race of Legends" Sponsor   

ARMOY Motorcycle Road Racing Club has announced that the title sponsor of their 2016 ‘Race of Legends’ will be SGS International. A world leader in the production and management of packaging communications the company works with numerous global partners including Proctor and Gamble and has its European headquarters in Hull.

Bill Kennedy, Clerk of the Course said, “The Club and I are really delighted with the news that SGS International is our title sponsor. SGS International and Brian McGrath have been involved with the Club and our road races for the last three years. Each year they have given their full support to the Club, on many occasions going above and beyond what’s required.

“Brian understands the business of road racing and what it entails. He appreciates how much effort and work is required to hold an event like this and nothing is ever too much trouble for him. We are truly grateful to Brian McGrath and SGS International for stepping up and supporting us even further this year as our title sponsor; without sponsors we really could not put on this great road racing event.”

The Armoy Road Races are one of Northern Ireland’s prime motorsport gatherings, attracting motorcycle riders both locally and internationally and SGS’s commitment to the Armoy Road Races underlines the popularity and esteem of this annual event.

SGS International group managing director for Europe, Brian McGrath, said, “I’ve personally been involved with road racing in one way or another for nearly thirty years. It is one of those sports that once it grabs you it stays with you forever and I have to say that the Armoy Road Races epitomise all that is great about this sport. It has that something special and with Armoy’s historical links to road racing you feel that time has stood still for all the right reasons.

“We have been involved with the Club and the races for over three years and it gives me and the company great pleasure to be title sponsor for 2015. There is no doubt in my mind that the Armoy Road Races have evolved year on year and that I and the company truly hope that we can contribute to its continued growth.

Open Superbike Race Sponsor: Torquetronix.


The Armoy Motorcycle Road Racing Club are delighted to have Davie Wishart from Torquetronix return as the Superbike Open Race sponsor again for 2016.

Torquetronix, a bespoke tuning company that offers tailored performance tuning of the highest quality for Car and Motorbike engines is based in Kells, County Antrim and will sponsor the Torquetronix Open Race. They see this as a great opportunity to strengthen their ties with performance and racing machines.

Last year the Open Race was one of best races of the day, hotly contested with Guy Martin, Michael and William Dunlop all in the mix for the top three places and it was Guy Martin who claimed the top step of the podium, winning his second race ever at the Armoy Road Races, only hours after winning his first at Armoy.

Owner of Torquetronix, David Wishart, said, “Sponsoring a road race is something new for us. I have to say when I was first approached about sponsoring a race it was very easy to say yes to Bill Kennedy and his team. I’ve attended both the NW200 and the Ulster Grand Prix for many years but there is something about the Armoy Road Races that, regardless of whether the sun is shining or not, you know you are going to a great event where you will see something special.

“This is a great opportunity for my company Torquetronix and I to become involved in road racing at a different level. The company has been up and running for some 15 years and specialises in performance remapping and chip tuning upgrades to engines for European vehicles.

“We are a little bit different to the majority of tuning companies in that we actually write the software and customise it to the vehicle before testing it on the Dyno. This ensures that the car is recalibrated allowing for better performance, driveability and fuel economy. Of course we do tune motorbikes but the mainstay of the company is tuning a vast array of cars for customers from as far away as England and the RoI. 

 Supersport race 1 sponsor: First4Printing.   

Coleraine based, First4Printing, are returning as sponsor for the Supersport (1) Race, which will take place on Friday 29th July.  The long established graphic design and printing services company has been printing the Armoy programme since its inception in 2009 and has welcomed this opportunity to be able to give back and support the local event.

Chris Atchison, Director of First4Printing, who is a keen bike fan himself, said; “I’ve been working with the Club for the last number of years and I’ve been impressed by their professionalism, their work ethic and their ability to make things happen. “In truth, I value them as a customer, and as a firm supporter of the local community. I had been looking for an opportunity to give back locally and the Armoy Road Races was that perfect fit for me and First4Printing.”

First4printing offers graphic design and printing services to businesses and individuals, throughout Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK. We are a confident design team who offer a full range of print and design – from business cards to flyer’s, brochures, magazines and stationery and now a full range of PVC banners, indoor and outdoor marketing materials and other great large format items. We also offer a bespoke service to clients, allowing anything produced to be individually personalised, enabling the team to tailor our services to the individual, We promise clients a speedy turn around, whilst maintaining attention to detail.

Supersport race 2 sponsor: Bayview Hotel. 

Trevor Kane and the Bayview Hotel is a great supporter of the Armoy Races and had been sponsoring the 125 Race since our beginning in 2009 and when a chance came to sponsor the Supersport (2) race in 2015, Trevor stepped forward. The superb Bayview Hotel overlooking the bay of Portballintrae is a stunning backdrop and has been the venue for many of the Armoy Road Race Launches . Click on the Bayview logo or hotel image for availability and accommodation Offers.

Event sponsors: Tourism Northern Ireland


Tourism  Northern Ireland are supporting the Armoy road races this year with sponsorship.
The  discover northernireland website  is a great starting place for all your accommodation and what's on guides to the area and you can visit their website by clicking on the above Image of Ballycastle harbour to start your accommodation search.

650 Supertwins: Joint Sponsors - McClafferty Haulage and G&G Ross

NEW 2016 joint sponsors;
 McClafferty Haulage - Seamus McClafferty, Tel: 028 2076 3592 - Mob: 079 6807 5422 

G&G Ross, 33 Magheramore Road - Ballycastle. Tel: 028 2076 2427


Senior support joint sponsors : Park Electrical Services & Armoy Construction Co.

Park Electrical Services and the Armoy Construction Company have been joint sponsors from the offset of the Senior Support Race.
Pictured left to right are : Jamie Hamilton, R.J.Woolsey, Norman Cusick (Armoy Construction Company), Bill Kennedy, James McConaghy (Park Electrical Services), Paul Robinson & Miss Armoy 2012. 

Junior Support joint sponsors:The Mermaid Club & Armoy Homes .

The Mermaid Club may be unfamiliar to most of you reading this, but a great bunch of road racing fans from the Mermaid Pub in Kircubbin Co. Down, have been involved in sponsoring a race at Armoy since our inaugural race in 2009. The Mermaid club hold fundraisers throughout the year at their homely & traditional bar with large beer garden in Kircubbin Main street and are great supporters of the 2 strokes and have also sponsored the 125/200 race at Killalane since 1993 in memory of one of their regulars Hughie Richie.
Armoy Homes , (McCook family) as well as joint sponsors of the Junior Support race are also the family who provided us with the land for the now infamous Armoy Homes Chicane.  Ivan and family also own the Hedges complex situated 150 yards from the famous Dark Hedges trees which feature in the TV series; Game of Thrones and this year they added a n ewly built hotel with 16 spacious rooms  that are adjacent to the Gracehill Golf Course making a great new addition to our accommodation near Armoy.


400 Supersport sponsors: The Diamond Bar - Ballymoney.

The Diamond Bar Ballymoney and owner Martin Doyle along with Stephen Hagan are great supporters and fundraisers for the Armoy Races and in particular the SS400 . pictured left to right: Jamie Hamilton, R.J. Woolsey, Stephen Hagan, Martin Doyle, Bill Kennedy, Paul Robinson and Miss Armoy 2012 Gillian Frew.

250 GP: Joint Sponsors - Solitude Motors and James Hickinson & Co.

Solitude Motors return as joint sponsor for the 250cc race alongside returning local sponsor Ian Hickinson.
Solitude Motors, where they specialise in diesel cars and at all times have an extensive range of Top Quality Used Cars at very competitive prices. They offer a back up service with warranty and servicing available on all cars bought at Solitude. All used cars are thoroughly inspected by their experienced mechanics who operate onsite, ensuring your peace of mind.
Solitude Motors are situated at 72 Point Road, Banbridge - BT32 3QF (just off Scarva Road)  Tel: 028 4062 3165 
JW Hickinson & Co Insurance Brokers are delighted to be co-sponsoring the 250cc race for 2016. A local family business of providing a full range of insurance and investment services with a personal approach to customer service that is second to none.
Are you over paying for cover you don't need? Call us for a straight talking review of your current contracts and if we can't do a better deal - we'll tell you!   Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (F.C.A.) you can get, independent advice with personal attention to detail.
Simply call 028 2075 1308 or visit JW Hickinson & Co, 150 Hillside Road, Armoy, Ballymoney, BT53 8RW

Moto3 / 125GP sponsors: Molly's Bar & Restaurant - Ballymoney.


THE Armoy Road Racing Club are delighted to have returning sponsor for the Moto3 GP 125cc Race, Molly’s Bar and Restaurant of Ballymoney.

Sammy and Shelley Mullan, of Molly’s Bar and Restaurant, will be the sponsor of one of the most important two stroke races of the day. Sammy Mullan having lived in the area all of his life is a great supporter of the Armoy Road Races, and has been since its inception, sponsoring several different races over the first few years.

Sammy said, “Road Racing is pretty much part and parcel of life in this town. Every week, if not most days, a fan of road racing is travelling through – whether they are just popping in for a drink or staying a little longer and having something to eat.

“I’ve been in business over eleven years on Ballymoney’s main street and coming from the town, I remember how Joey [Dunlop] and Robert [Dunlop] made the 125cc motorbike famous. There are a lot of 125cc riders in this area and I and Molly’s Bar and Restaurant, named after my daughter, Molly, are only too delighted to be able to support the Armoy Road Races by sponsoring this race.”

 Sponsors of the Classic race is the Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Club

     Paul has supported the MAN OF THE MEETING since 2010.

     Harrigan Fuels return as Miss Armoy sponsor for the 6th year
Pictured left to right are Sheena Munnis, William Dunlop, Aiden Harrigan with Miss Armoy 2011 (Kathryn) center.
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