All our Sponsors are a vital part of the Armoy Road Races and if possible could you please support their businesses.
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.
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.
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.
G&G Ross, 33 Magheramore Road - Ballycastle. Tel: 028 2076 2427
Senior support joint sponsors
: Park Electrical Services & Armoy Construction Co.
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.”