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August 16, 2011

Big Names Join Quality Adelaide Masters Line-Up

Adelaide Masters Irelands top Short Circuit Motorcycle Racing Series, the Adelaide Masters, returns to Mondello Park this weekend with a quality line-up including Australian Cameron Donald and two of Irelands top young International riders, Jack Kennedy and Josh Elliott.

With admission prices reduced to just €10 for adults and with under 16's admitted free, Sunday's event offers some of the most cost effective family entertainment ever seen at Mondello Park

Rounds seven eight and nine of the twelve race series will run over Saturday and Sunday at the County Kildare track. As usual the Superbike and Supersport classes will be the feature events along with Sunday's big money Adelaide Masters Final and a sidecar grid which will include a large number of visitors from the Scottish championship.

The Superbike series is currently lead by Kirk Jamison, with his BMW, and this weekend he will face one of the toughest fields of the year so far. Joining him will be Wilson Craig Honda mounted Cameron Donald who makes his second Masters appearance, his first having been in 2008. Jack Kennedy will also be Superbike mounted as he forsakes his regular Colin Appleyard Supersport Yamaha, to run with local team JMF, on his first Mondello appearance since a major crash at Thruxton earlier in the season. Also expected to feature on the Superbike grid are Brian McCormack and Manxman Gavin Hunt.

The Supersport class was dominated by Keith Farmer at the last event back in May and its here that Josh Elliott will join the field. Elliott will take time out from his European Superstock 600 campaign for his first Supersport appearance at Mondello Park and will be expected to run at the front right from the off. Gary Jeffers will be another contender as he looks for his first Supersport win of the season to go with his surprise victory in the Adelaide Masters Final at event two. Both the Superbike and Supersport classes will include the Bridgestone Cup for clubman racers using Bridgestone tyres.

Sunday is the main race day with two championship rounds for each class as well as the grand final. The centrepiece of the event takes place from 14:00 till 16:30 with the second Superbike and Supersport races and Grand Final all running in this prime spectating slot. The feature events will include grid interviews and podium presentations and the top races from Sunday will be televised on UTV over the coming weeks.

For further information on the Adelaide Masters Series see