Adelaide Motorcycle Awards

Farquhar lifts trophy at Adelaide Motorcycle Awards

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Despite the snow, delayed traffic and flights, the largest audience yet turned out in their finest to celebrate their motorcycle racing heros achievements over the past year at the Adelaide Motorcycle Awards at the Ramada Hotel in Belfast on 18 January 2013!

Ryan Farquhar who announced his retirement from road racing last year, was crowned Enkalon Irish Motorcyclist of the Year in association with Adelaide Insurance Services for the fourth time in his career to rapturous applause at this annual event.

Below guests and awards’ contenders arriving at the Adelaide Motorcycle Awards.

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Adelaide Motorcycle Awards 2013 – A Reflection

All The Winners

BELLEEK TEAM OF THE Year
Winner: HM Plant KTM
IAM SAFETY AWARD
Winner: Motorcycle Marshalls
ADELAIDE OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Winner: Keith Farmer
GREENLIGHT TELEVISION SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD
Winner: Jackie Fullerton
BELFAST TELEGRAPH RACE OF THE Year
Winner: Marshall Neill
ALIAS OFF ROAD RIDER OF THE Year
Winner: Graeme Irwin
BLACKHORSE SHORT CIRCUIT RIDER OF THE Year
Winner: Jonathan Rea
BlACKHORSE BEST RIDER ON UK & IRELAND CIRCUITS
Winner: Jack Kennedy
IFS INTERNATIONAL ROAD RACER OF THE Year
Winner: Michael Dunlop
IFS SPECIAL ROAD RACE AWARD
Winner: John Simpson
CHARLES HURST YAMAHA HALL OF FAME
Winner: Jeremy McWilliams
ENKALON IRISH MOTORCYCLIST of the Year – in association with ADELAIDE
Winner: Ryan Farquhar
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  1. Adelaide Masters beats World Superbikes to ‘Race of the Year Award

    25th January 2013
    The best of Ireland’s National and International Motorcycle Racers were on hand in Belfast last Friday for the biggest night of the Irish Motorcycle Racing year, the Adelaide Motorcycle Awards. The event honours the achievements of Irish riders and teams along with the announcement of the Race of the Year which for the first time was awarded to a round of the Adelaide Masters Series.
    The short list for the award included two World Superbike races and two of the best events from the International Road Race calendar, but it was the Masters first trip to Bishopscourt which was the unanimous choice of the judges. The award was presented to Marshall Neill for his stunning last gasp victory in the Grand Final at August’s Bishopscourt event.
    On his return to the Adelaide Insurance backed series, Neill rode a stunning race along with four other riders who all finished within 0.6 of a second. The lead swapped between all five riders a number of times, with Cody Nally at the head of the bunch starting the last lap. In the second half of that final lap the race was turned on its head as positions swapped at every corner. In the shake up Nally was dumped back to fourth while Neill won a drag race from the final corner with Lee Johnston to win by 0.021 of a second, the closest finish in Adelaide Masters history.
    The performances of Neill, Johnston, Nally, Brian McCormack and David Haire were judged to have produced a better race than Eugene Laverty’s sensational Portuguese World Superbike win, Jonny Rea’s last corner victory at Donington’s World Superbike round and the best races from the Ulster Grand Prix and North West 200. The announcement of the award was warmly received by the attendance of over 500 guests who heard Marshall Neill praise the series saying “the Masters is a brilliant championship and the riders are always made very welcome by the organisers”.
    Earlier in the evening Brian McCormack had been presented with the Adelaide Masters Series trophies for both the Superbike and Supersport classes, as he became the first rider to lift both titles in a single year. McCormack was presented with his award by Mondello Park MD John Morris and Adelaide Insurance Services founder Sam Geddis.
    The 2013 Adelaide Masters Series will be launched at the Adelaide Motorcycle Festival in Belfast which will run from Friday 8th to Sunday 10th of February.
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  2. You can view photos from the Adelaide Motorcycle Awards held at the Ramada Hotel, Belfast on the 18th January 2013.
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