Classic Bike Festival Ireland will be back bigger and better after Covid-enforced hiatus, says Phillip McCallen

Phillip McCallen’s Classic Bike Festival Ireland will be “bigger and better” when the event returns this summer with full support from title sponsor Go.

he two-day meeting will take place at Bishopscourt Racing Circuit in Co Down from August 6-7.

Road racing great McCallen and the Revival Racing Motorcycle Club have been working hard to ensure the classic motorcycle show returns in style in three months.

The 11-time North West 200 and Isle of Man TT winner has confirmed that races will be held this year as part of the event for 250/350cc machines and classic Superbikes.

McCallen also praised Go’s continued support after the company lent its support to the inaugural festival in 2019.

“We are delighted to welcome Go back as title sponsor of Classic Bike Festival Ireland 2022,” said McCallen.

“We had a great first year together in 2019, but sadly the coronavirus caused the festival, like so many other events, to be canceled in 2020 and 2021.

“But it’s all over again for August 6-7 and we’ll be back bigger and better this summer when we plan to run classic races for the 250/350 two-stroke machines and a classic Superbike race.

“We also hope to announce a third racing category soon.”

Go’s Declan Mullan said the company looks forward to working with McCallen and his team again.

“Go sees the continued support of the Classic Bike Ireland Festival as the perfect vehicle to expand our company’s exposure,” he said. “The event is expected to grow from its very successful first year, when over 3,000 people came to watch the motorcycling spectacle.”

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