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WSBK heading to Northern Ireland in 2019

Thursday, 8 February 2018

WSBK heading to Northern Ireland in 2019 thumbnailAn artistís impression of how Lake Torrent Circuit will look once finished. WK06017

WORLD Superbike boss Daniel Carrera has penned a deal that will bring the competition to Northern Ireland for the first time in the sport's history.
Northern Ireland will join a list of host nations that currently includes Australia, Thailand, Spain, Holland, Italy, England, Czech Republic and Qatar.
The Irish round of the WSBK will be staged at the £34m Lake Torrent Circuit, which is currently under construction in Coalisland in County Tyrone.
Many of the Championship's top riders - including triple champion Jonathan Rea - have welcomed the news which is worth millions to the economy.
Currently in the early development stages, work is well underway on the Circuit, which will be 2.2-miles in length and feature twelve corners in total.
World Superbike Executive Director, Daniel Carrera, said: "We are delighted to be adding Northern Ireland as a destination for the Championship.
“Lake Torrent is a fantastic project that will deliver a high-class facility for competitors and visitors. We are proud that Manna Developments and Mid Ulster representatives have chosen WorldSBK as their top event for the international promotion of the circuit. With the large tradition and culture in motorcycling across Northern Ireland, I am sure that this event could become a reference in our Championship in the very near future."
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