Showing posts with label Dundrod. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Dundrod. Show all posts

Monday, 7 January 2013

Irish Real Road Racing 2013 + Irish Short Circuit 2013 Dates

Real Road Racing Motorcycle Blog by Barbiegirl Northern Ireland

Calendar listing of all Irish Real Road Racing 2013 Dates plus all Irish Shorth Circuit 2013 Dates for your diary. Any changes will be updated when made available. Further information may or not be available by contacting the MCUI-UC although as usual don't blame moi if your request is ignored. On the other hand, it's probably just information requests from moi that are ignored. Can't really imagine why!
Date Short Circuit Event
16th March Nutts Corner
24th March Mondello Park
30th March Bishopscourt
1st April Kirkistown
6th April Mondello Park
7th April Mondello Park
20th April Nutts Corner
7th May Bishopscourt
25th May Mondello Park
26th May Mondello Park
1st June Kirkistown
22nd June Mondello Park
23rd June Mondello Park
20th July Bishopscourt
3rd August Mondello Park
4th August Mondello Park
10th August Bishopscourt
31st August Mondello Park
1st September Mondello Park
7th September Kirkistown
21st September Bishopscourt
5th October Mondello Park
6th October Mondello Park
11th October S/f Bishopscourt
12th October S/f Bishopscourt
Date Real Road Race Event
26/27th April Cookstown 100
3/4th May Tandragee 100
14/16/18th May North West 200
Cancelled Bush Road Race
5/6th July Skerries 100
13/14th July Walderstown Road Race
Cancelled Kells Road Race
26/27th July Armoy Road Race
2/3rd August Mid Antrim 150
10/11th August Athea Road Race
14th August Dundrod 150
15th August UGP/Dundrod 150
17th August Ulster Grand Prix
24/25th August Cork Road Race
7/8th September Killalane Road Race


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Monday, 30 January 2012

Irish Real Road Racing 2012 + Irish Short Circuit 2012 Dates

Real Road Racing Motorcycle Blog by Barbiegirl Northern Ireland

A complete listing of all Irish Real Road Racing 2012 Dates plus all Irish Shorth Circuit 2012 Dates for your diary. Any changes will be updated when made available. Further information may or not be available by contacting the MCUI-UC although don't blame moi if your request is ignored. On the other hand,  probably just information requests from moi that are being ignored. Can't really imagine why!

For 2013 Dates - Irish Real Road Racing 2013 + Irish Short Circuit 2013 Dates

Date Short Circuit Event
17th March Nutts Corner
24th March Bishopscourt
1st April Mondello Park
6/7th April Bishopscourt
9th April Kirkistown
14th April Nutts Corner
21/22nd April Mondello Park
7th May Bishopscourt
27th May Mondello Park
2nd June Kirkistown
9th June Bishopscourt
23/24th June Mondello Park
8th July Mondello Park
13/14th July Kirkistown
21st July Bishopscourt
3/4th August Bishopscourt
12th August Mondello Park
18th August Mondello Park
1st September Kirkistown
1/2nd Sept Mondello Park
22nd September Bishopscourt
29th September Nutts Corner
6/7th October Mondello Park
Date Real Road Race Event
28th April Cookstown 100
5th May Tandragee 100
15/17/19th May North West 200
16th June Mid Antrim 150
23rd June Bush Road Race
1st July Kells Road Race
7th July Skerries 100
15th July Walderstown Road Race
22nd July Munster Road Race
28th July Armoy Road Race
5th August Athea Road Race
9th August Dundrod 150
11th August Ulster Grand Prix
26th August East Cork Road Race
9th September Killalane


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Wednesday, 12 January 2011

How Financially Secure is the MCUI-UC? Really!!!!

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As mentioned in an earlier posting, moves are allegedly underway to rid the sport of motorcycle racing here in Northern Ireland of the MCUI-UC hierarchy, or as some in our midst would allegedly refer to them - the Dinosaurs. One really cannot think why!!

Hopefully the blood letting will commence sooner rather than later, that the mass culling of the Dinosaurs does not falter, that prisoners will not be taken. Each and every one of the Dinosaurs along with their family circle must be given the Order of the Boot - they're all allegedly tainted with the same disease. No honoury positions bestowed, no consultancy positions, no advisory positions, no jobs for family members, no anything, zero, zilch - castrate them from all things MCUI-UC.

The MCUI-UC it would seem, is in a spot of financial difficulty you see - allegedly that is. In an earlier posting, one mentioned there had been alleged trifling little problems with due insurance policy instalments, allegedly the piggy bank had spat out its last penny - who needs insurance for motorcycle racing events?

This month it is rumoured, it is again alleged there is a slight shortfall in that direction, but then again, what's an alleged £75000.00 between friends. Perhaps a cap in hand trip down to the local friendly bank manager is in order. Perhaps the Dinosaurs will offer some of their mansions as collateral, perhaps Dinosaurs will be seen flying - from the coup d'etat - perhaps pigs will be seen flying over Dundrod - and whilst we speak of that hallowed place - Dundrod.

Further rumours flying low around the Northern Ireland motorcycle racing fraternity allege it might be the case that the Dundrod & District Motorcycle Club Limited - they of Ulster Grand Prix aka UGP fame - are allegedly a little overdue with around £20000.00 allegedly owed to the aforementioned MCUI-UC for insurance no less - allegedly of course - after all, nothing of what I say is true - is it?

So what happens if the Dundrod & District Motorcycle Club Limited fails to pay the £20000.00 or so which they allegedly owe or allegedly don't owe the MCUI-UC? Expulsion from the MCUI-UC perhaps - surely not, for that would herald the end of the Ulster Grand Prix - already a loss making event by all accounts - and speaking of accounts.

Had one some sense, one would most probably attend a meeting of the MCUI-UC and ask the MCUI-UC Secretary how this alleged situation was permitted to allegedly spiral out of control. One actually should do so, but unfortunately the Centre Secretary allegedly no longer bothers to make an appearance at these meetings, perhaps the Secretary has other more pressing matters to deal with elsewhere, or simply isn't in the mood to answer questions. And, there is another point that merits a few words - the majority of Clubs organising motorcycle race meetings under the auspices of the Motorcycle Union of Ireland (Ulster Centre) Limited, are also Limited Companies, therefore one would allege that accruing such debts could quite possibly be illegal trading, particuarly so when there are few, if any, apparent saleable assets - allegedly. Based on the foregoing rumours and allegations, none of which are of course even remotely true - perhaps - the question is then - how many of the Limited Company motorcycle clubs here in the North of Ireland, including the MCUI-UC - are actually financially solvent?

These alleged revelations have prompted one to make further Freedom of Information requests - Lisburn City Council has been asked to supply information regarding funding which they have made towards the running of the Ulster Grand Prix - rate payers money, most of whom have no interest in real road racing, money that could have been spent more wisely elsewhere.

And the MCUI-UC – the Motorcycle Union of Ireland (Ulster Centre) Limited - what funding have they received from DCAL since its inception in 1999? A Freedom of Information request is asking the aforementioned DCAL that very same question.

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Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Dysfunctional Incompetent Real Road Racing Farce Continues

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According to Noel Johnston - UGP clerk of the course - the 2010 Ulster Grand Prix is under threat because much needed funding has not materialised from DCAL, and went on to allegedly claim: 'Last year we were told that the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure had earmarked £50,000 for essential maintenance and paddock improvements - The necessary work has been carried out and we have been trying to retrieve this money for a number of months.'

Meanwhile, the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure has allegedly denied that it committed any money to UGP paddock improvements - all of which one might be excused for assuming to be a most strange situation until the aforementioned Noel Johnston then claimed the MCUI-UC had allegedly informed the Ulster Grand Prix race organisers that the money would be forthcoming, and also allegedly claimed "We were given guarantees and assurances by a number of people regarding this money, and hence carried out the necessary work. - For a number of months we've been trying to retrieve this money via the Two and Four Wheel Motorsport Steering Group.'

DCAL however responded and allegedly claimed it did not earmark in 2009 any money for paddock improvements at the Ulster Grand Prix, nor did they give any commitment for paddock improvements at the UGP and had not received an application for the expenditure from the Ulster Grand Prix - and continued by allegedly stating that SportNI is responsible for the distribution of funding and in the case of motorsport works through 2&4 Wheel Motorsport Steering Group Ltd.

Suddenly - to me at least, there is nothing remotely strange about the situation, not with the involvement of the Motorcycle Union of Ireland (Ulster Centre) Limited, SportNI and 2&4 Wheels Motorsport Steering Group Limited - not that anything remotely untoward is being alleged, but there is an easy way for all concerned to prove their claims and counterclaims - publish the applications, the guarantees, and all written communications between the parties.

'We wouldn't have spent the money without the assurances that we received. This money is vital to the running of the UGP and we need it now to ensure that there is another year of great road racing at Dundrod.' Mr. Johnston allegedly claimed - another point one finds somewhat odd. The UGP according to the usual preposterous claims, is one of our premier sporting events, a tourism magnet, yet it's obviously surviving on handouts from taxpayers, most of whom currently have more pressing issues to deal with - jobs, mortgages, fuel, food - but worry ye not - according to many loyal fans, the Democratic Unionist Party will ensure our money is wisely spent on bailing out yet another Real Road Racing financial burden upon society.

In this age of unprecedented recession, the DUP, and all other politicians have to ask themselves what's more important - healthcare, education, jobs, poverty, security, corruption or pumping more and more taxpayer’s money into the continuing dysfunctional incompetent real road racing farce?

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