Northern Ireland’s newest motorcycling champions, Josh Elliott and Curtis Trimble, have launched the search for Ireland’s top bike racers of 2015. The winners will be revealed at the new look Cornmarket Motorbike Awards in Belfast on January 29th 2016.
Elliott, who clinched the prestigious British Superstock title this season said: “This is undoubtedly the biggest night of the year for our sport and to have riders from every discipline gather underneath one roof makes it a very special occasion. It’s amazing to see the famous names on the main trophy and I hope one day mine can be added to the roll of honour.”
Trimble, aged just 12, was recently crowned the Ulster and Irish motocross champion after a remarkable season. He won all 19 races to land the national title, and won the provincial crown on a thrilling last day of the season.
Once again organisers have teamed up with the Enkalon Motorcycle Club, which means the overall champion will be presented with the iconic Joey Dunlop trophy in the shape of the legend’s iconic yellow Arai helmet, won last season by Michael Dunlop. The favourite to land the biggest prize in Irish motorcycling this time is Jonathan Rea, who won the World Superbike title in record breaking fashion this year.
This prestigious event, formerly known as the Adelaide Motorbike Awards, has a new name with Cornmarket Insurance Services proud to be the title sponsor. Sam Geddis, Managing Director said: “As the chequered flag comes down on another fantastic motorcycle season local during which riders have yet again excelled on the world and local scenes, we are thrilled to be supporting the awards once again.
The Cornmarket Irish Motorcyclist of the Year, in association with Enkalon, is the longest standing motorcycle accolade and voted for by the public. In all more than a dozen awards, decided by a public vote and expert panel of judges chaired by former British Champion Adrian Coates, will be presented. The black tie event will welcome some of the biggest names in the sport, and will once again be hosted by BBC’s Stephen Watson and Jackie Fullerton. Details of how to vote will be announced in November.
Anyone wishing to purchase tickets can phone 07584 058810. Details are also on Twitter @BikeAwards.