Mercer to debut at Armoy

Steve Mercer is looking forward to his first taste of racing at the 2011 Armoy Road Races sponsored by Coleraine Skip Hire.

The road racing and Macau GP star has been confirmed as a member of the W.A. Corless/Jackson racing team along with Alan Jackson.

The Kent rider says he is ‘full of confidence’ heading into the races despite a frustrating non start at North West 200, which saw Steve withdraw from the races.

Speaking with Armoy recently Steve has confirmed that he will be riding a BMW in the Open race and the Race of Legends and he will be bringing his Yamaha R1 and a Yamaha R6 for the Superstock and Supersport races. 

These bikes will also be used at the Ulster GP and all other road races Steve competes in this year with teammate Alan Jackson riding a Moriwaki MD in the Open and Race of Legends races and Supersport. Andy Corless, team owner has also confirmed entry in the parade lap riding a Ducati Desmo RR. Armoy clerk of the course Bill Kennedy said: “We are excited to have Steve and Alan confirmed for this year’s races.

“Entries are continuing to come in and we will definitely have a few more surprises on the grid.

“We have 17 newcomers to the circuit, which is great to see and shows how much the Armoy Races are growing.”

This year the Armoy Club has kept its plans to expand the “Race of Legends” to include a week of activities and displays. From the initial plan to include a Parade Lap for 2011, the week’s schedule has grown to include a Ride Out with BBQ, Vintage bike display, a visit from the Old Vehicle Club and for the first time a contest to find Miss Armoy.

Confirmed Race Week Schedule is:

 Sunday 24th July – Ride Out and BBQ

Sunday 24th July – Special Bikers Church Service

Tuesday 26th July – The off road section plans to organise a Grass Track Event

Wednesday 27th July – Display of Motorbikes

Thursday 28th July – Display of Cars

Friday 29th July – Miss Armoy & Practice Sessons

Saturday 30th July – Armoy Road Races

With the official launch of the Armoy Races taking place next Wednesday at the Bayview Hotel, Portballintrae Bill would like to remind riders that the closing date for entries to the Armoy Road Races is on the 4th July 2011.

For more up to date information and riders visit www.amrrc.com