Mondello Park ready for new Adelaide Masters Series season
The series has also retained the backing of Irish Ferries, Safety Direct and Megabikes as well as adding a new media partner, Radio Nova.
The new season will retain the championships signature format which showcases the Superbike and Supersport classes and is designed to be Ireland’s best stepping stone into International Motorcycle Racing. This weekend’s event will be the first of five, with races running at Mondello Park and Bishopscourt between now and the season finale in October.
Rounds 1, 2 and 3 will be the first to feature the new qualifying system for Superbike and Supersport, whereby grids for races two and three will be decided by qualifying times from the previous race rather than by qualifying. The event will also see riders race over longer race distances in order to bring the racing closer to international standards. The feature classes will be supported by races for Pre-Injection, Twins, Sidecars, Lightweight Supersport, Classic Superbikes and 125/250cc Production
The weekend will begin on Saturday morning with qualifying, which has been increased in length by five minutes to seventeen minutes. Each class will then race once on Saturday, apart from the visiting 125/250cc Production class which will complete both of its races on Saturday.
Sunday will see the second and third races for the remaining class completed and the event will feature an earlier than usual lunch break which will allow the extra time needed to run all of the Superbike and Supersport races during the afternoon portion of the day.
Having tested new camera positions, designed to cover more of the circuit and to better showcase the performance of the bikes, and introduced its new replay feature at a recent Car Race event, Mondello.TV is set to up its game for the 2015 Adelaide Masters. With the lunch break moved the TV feed will now run continuously from the first Supersport race at 13:10 and for the first time the coverage will have a dedicated TV commentary team rather than using the existing circuit commentary.
All of the information on the weekend’s racing can be found at www.adelaidemasters.ie and fans can follow the series on Facebook and twitter using #adelaidemasters. Admission is just €12.50 for adults with under 16’s admitted free of charge and all admission includes a complimentary event programme.
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