Every effort must be made to find solution for road racing

North Down DUP MLA Stephen Dunne has expressed his disappointment following the announcement that all local motorcycle road racing, short circuit racing & trials in have been cancelled for 2023.

By Stephen Dunne MLA

North Down

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The DUP Assembly Sports Spokesperson added

“This is a really devastating blow for Northern Ireland, and our economy. These sporting events in our calendar are the jewel in our crown and are enjoyed by people from across our country and beyond every year.

We have such a rich sporting heritage in motorcycling racing, both on our roads, and tracks with stars including former World Champions such as Jonathan Rea and the iconic, Joey Dunlop, all local riders who have reached the top in their sport from this part of the world.

These events are much more than exciting competitive sporting events, they are significant economic drivers that attract visitors from across the World every year, bringing a boost to the local economy.

Every effort must be made to see if a solution can be found, and I will be working with colleagues and event organisers. We cannot afford to lose these great events, which have helped put Northern Ireland on the map, and showcase our country to the world.”

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