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September 28, 2011

Adelaide Masters Series to be decided at Mondello Park

adelaide-masters The 2011 Adelaide Masters Series reaches its climax this Saturday and Sunday at Mondello Park. Ireland's biggest Motorcycle Racing series, which is sponsored by Motorcycle Insurance specialists Adelaide Insurance, will be decided by three championship rounds over the two day event in both the Superbike and Supersport categories.

The event will mark the end of the first season of the series and is expected to be a thriller with a number of championships still to be decided and the prospect of a no holds barred battle in the big money Adelaide Masters Final, which also carries the 'Race of the Year' title. Adding an extra element to the weekend's racing will be a visit by the Eastern Airways British F1 Sidecar Championship which will also have its season finale at the event.

While the Adelaide Masters titles will be sorted out amongst the regular series contenders, some star riders wil! l also be on hand to spice up the action. A number of Irish competitors, who normally compete on the British Superbike Championship programme, will take to the grid with the aim of lifting the €3,000 top prize. British Superstock riders Marshall Neill and Gerard Kinghan along with rising Superstock 600 racer Cody Nally will go head to head with local hero Jack Kennedy who beat Cameron Donald last time out to win the Masters Final. Also rejoining the battle will be Brian McCormack who returns to the series following a summer spent Road Racing.

In pole position to take the Superbike championship is Kirk Jamison who currently sits top of the points, but has been struggling at recent Mondello events. Jamison will have to contend with his closest rival Damien Byrne who is on top form and the improving Matthew Percy. The Bridgestone Cup for Clubman riders using Bridgestone tyres has almost been secured by Daniel O'Connell following the absence of previous series leader Pau! l Swords from the last Mondello event.

In the Superspor! t class Keith Farmer leads, but having received a call up to go to the World Superbike Event at Magny Cours, the way is open for both Gary Jeffers and Richie Ryan to overhaul him. In the Bridgestone Supersport Cup Sean Hurley will arrive at Mondello looking to take a clean sweep to add to his 100% win record so far this season. While Hurley has dominated all year the fast improving Joseph Loughlin has been getting ever closer and almost beat Hurley last time out.

The remainder of the programme will be taken up by the British F1 Sidecars which will have three races to decide the destination of their 2011 title. The Lightweight Supersport, Supertwins, Pre '97, Two-Strokes and the Irish Sidecar class will also support the main event with three races each.

The feature events of the weekend will get underway at 14:00 on Sunday and will include the last races of the weekend, for Superbike, Supersport and the F1 Sidecars, and the climax of the event, the Adelaide Masters Fina! l.

Admission for each day is just €10.00 with under sixteen's admitted free of charge.

For further information and a timetable see