Mondello Masters Set For Showdown
The final race of Ireland’s richest motorcycle racing series, the Mondello Masters, is set to close off Mondello Park’s two wheeled racing calendar in style on October 5th. The three race series based at the County Kildare track has attracted the strongest grids of any Irish short circuit event this season, with the final ‘double prize money’ round certain to top the previous two events.
Prize money available to Supersport and Superbike competitors over the two day meeting will be over £20,000 with a rider who does the double and wins the Mondello Masters race and the Irish Superbike round taking home £9,000. In addition riders using Dunlop tyres will also be eligible for separate Dunlop awards.
With entries to the Masters race being free of charge the three event series has proven to be very attractive to riders looking for additional track time and a possible boost to their budgets. Mondello Masters is open to any Superbike or Supersport competitor and has so far attracted TT Winner Cameron Donald, along with road racers Gary Johnston and Keith Amor, to challenge Ireland’s top overseas competitors for a slice of the prize money. Regular BSB support race competitors, Alastair Seeley, Adrian Coates, Marty Nutt, Jack Kennedy and Marshall Neill have also returned home to take on the Irish Superbike Championship regulars, such as Brian McCormack, Declan Swanton and Kirk Jamison, as the battle for the Masters money has unfolded.
Alastair Seeley has so far seen off all-comers on his way to two wins, one on the International track, which will be used for the final event of the year, and one on the shorter National layout. Seeley needed to break the lap record for the National circuit three times at the last event to stay ahead of Marshal Neil and take his second win of the year. Victory number two earned him the bonus money for winning more than one event and he is now on target to take all three rounds and increase that bonus.
The battle to stop Seeley will be a hard fought one, as once again Ireland’s top racers go in search of the Masters money. With more UK and International competitors expected for this final event the Northern Irish rider may be in for his toughest race of the year.
Riders wishing to take up the challenge should contact Fergus Brennan firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible to make sure of a space on the thirty two bike grid. For further information on the Mondello Masters series see www.mondellopark.ie
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