Motorcycling Ireland


Motorcycling Ireland, MCI, Motor Cycle Union of Ireland (MCUI) is the governing body of motorcycle racing in the Republic of Ireland. On the 7th of March 2002 the MCUI became the first Motorcycle Federation in the world to reach 100 years old.[1]

Motorcycling Ireland
AbbreviationMCI
Formation1902
TypeSports federation for Moto racing
HeadquartersUnit 18, BEAT Centre, Stephenstown Industrial Estate
Location
Region served
Republic of Ireland
President
Sean Bissett
Main organ
Board of Directors
AffiliationsFIM
Websitemotorcycling-ireland.com

The motorcycle racing is growing in popularity, in 2019 Mondello Park international circuit is hosting 26 motorcycle racing days, compared to 11 car racing days.[2] Nonetheless, spiraling event insurance costs caused reduction of events in 2017.[3]

Irish Motorcycle Racing Disciplines
Enduro
Motocross
Road Race
Short Circuit
Touring
Trials
Veteran & Vintage

Controversies


In 2016 Motorcycling Ireland blocked a beach race from taking place in Portmarnock on 22 May by submitting an objection to the Fingal County Council, who initially have approved the event. Motocross clubs promptly reorganized the event to an Open Grass Track event in Ballough Lusk, Co. Dublin the following weekend.[4]

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