The Down Royal Summer Festival of Racing will be the highlight of the year for racing aficionados, socialites and fashionistas alike as Down Royal once again hosts an unprecedented weekend of entertainment on Friday and Saturday.
Weather forced the eleventh hour cancellation of the Tinker Hill Ulster Championship meeting which allowed the focus to switch to the fourth round of the GR7 championship run by the MCCNI at the immaculate Robinsons Moto Park, Claudy.
The Ireland women’s teams received a boost ahead of the weekend semi-finals at the FIH Series Finals in Banbridge when official driving partners of Hockey Ireland, Charles Hurst Jaguar Land Rover, revved into Havelock Park on Tuesday.
Michael Dunlop clinched his 19th Isle of Man TT victory in a hard-fought Lightweight race on Thursday evening to bring up a half-century of 50 wins for his legendary racing family at the iconic festival.
Saturday’s 90th anniversary North West 200 did not produce a spectacle befitting of the proud milestone, but neither could the first major international road race of the year be described as a total damp squib.