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January 31, 2011

Motorcycle Masters Series announced with €50,000 Prize Fund

Ireland’s most progressive Motorcycle Racing Championship returns for 2011 with a new name and an incredible €50,000 prize fund. For its second season the twelve-round Mondello Superbike Championship will combine with the end of season Mondello Masters race to form the 'Motorcycle Masters Series' with an increased level of promotion and the addition of terrestrial TV coverage.

Having set up its own championship in conjunction with Motorcycling Ireland’s Short Circuit Racing committee in 2010, Mondello Park will continue its efforts to promote local Motorcycle Racing this season, with the introduction of the 'Motorcycle Masters Series'. The prize funds and promotional budgets for its own championship and the Mondello Masters event will now be combined for the new series, to create the highest profile Motorcycling Championship on the Island of Ireland. Along with the €50,000 prize package the circuit will also invest heavily in TV coverage and advertising including dedicated programmes on UTV and Satellite channels.

The Motorcycle Masters Series prize package will consist of an end of season fund of €30,800 including a top prize of €3,000 for the Superbike and Supersport championship winners. At the first three events there will be an additional €3,850 of prize money on offer for the grand final and this will increase to €7,700 for the season ending event in October making it one of the biggest cash prizes on offer in European motorcycle racing.

Speaking on the announcement of plans for the 2011 Motorcycle Masters Series, Mondello Park MD John Morris said: “The Motorcycle Masters Series is an evolution of the highly successful initiative we introduced last year. Competitors, spectators and press all praised the format and the racing was second to none. We will continue to evolve the package and in 2012 would hope to take in across the whole island and in 2013 expand it for a round or possibly two in Britain. Ireland should have a premiere short circuit championship at a level not too far below the BSB (British Superbike Championship) and that’s our ultimate aim”.

The format for the events will see three races for each championship class over two days. The first race for each class will be completed on Saturday with the remaining two races on Sunday. The third race for the Superbike and Supersport classes along with the Grand Final at each event will be the main focus of the day. These races will be scheduled to be run between 14:00 and 16:00. The cup class will continue in both the Superbike and Supersport classes, giving less experienced riders something to battle for, and for the first time this class will have its own cash awards in the Grand Final.

Further announcements will be made over the coming weeks including details of series sponsors, riders and teams committing to the series, a standard event timetable and expanded details of the TV coverage.

For further information on the Motorcycle Masters Series and other Mondello Park events visit To keep up to date with the latest happenings at the circuit, fans should subscribe to the circuits free email and text alert service by clicking on the link on the circuits web site home page