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December 20, 2011

Adelaide Masters Series Expands to Five Events for 2012

Adelaide Masters 2012 Ireland’s premier Short Circuit Motorcycle Racing championship, the 'Adelaide Masters Series', is set to expand from four to five events for its second season, with the addition of the first round to take place away from Mondello Park.

The Mondello Park and Motorcycling Ireland Short Circuit committee promoted championship continues to be backed by Motorcycle Insurance Specialists Adelaide Insurance. Having had a very successful first season based entirely at Mondello Park, the organisers are delighted to be able to add an event at Bishopscourt Co. Down to the 2012 schedule.

Speaking at the announcement of the 2012 dates Mondello Park MD John Morris commented: “2011 was a terrific inaugural year for the Adelaide Masters Series and we’re delighted to continue with Adelaide Insurance in 2012 and expand to 5 events with Bishopscourt joining the fold.”

While Adelaide's Director, Sam Geddis stated: "We are delighted that the 2012 'Adelaide Masters Series' is coming to Bishopscourt in Northern Ireland. Given the success of the four events at Mondello Park last season, this expansion to five events underlines the strength and development of the series."

Wilson McKibbin of Bishopscourt Circuit also commented, “The Directors and Management of Bishopscourt Racing Circuit Ltd are delighted to be hosting a round of the very popular, televised 'Adelaide Masters Series' in 2012, and look forward to working with Mondello Park and Adelaide Insurance.”

On top of its expansion to five events Mondello Park are also delighted to be able to announce an increase in TV coverage for the series. For 2012 the RPM Motorsport Adelaide Masters programmes will remain on UTV but will swap to a one hour, weekend slot.

As recently announced the Adelaide Masters Series will run to an Open Tyre formula for both the Overall and Cup classes allowing riders the freedom to use tyres from any manufacturer. Other changes to the format of the events are also being discussed and will be announced as soon as they are finalised.

Provisional 2012 Adelaide Masters Series Dates:

  • April 21st/22nd – Mondello Park National Track
  • June 23rd/24th – Mondello Park National Track
  • August 18th – Bishopscourt
  • September 1st/2nd – Mondello Park National Track
  • October 6th/7th – Mondello Park International Track