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Neil Robinson Memorial meeting this weekend

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Neil Robinson Memorial meeting this weekend thumbnailIn action ......... Neil Robinson in full flight.

THE Neil Robinson Memorial Short Circuit race - which offers 3,000 in prize money - takes place this weekend at Bishopscourt!
The Mid-Antrim '150' Club promotion is over Saturday and Sunday - July 8 and 9 (11am start both days).
Cullybackey man Neil lost his life while racing in Scarsborough back in September 1986. He was just 24-years-old.
The fatal accident occurred during practice at Oliver's Mount - weeks after he famously won the Formula 1 race on the Skoal Bandit Suzuki at the Ulster Grand Prix.
His untimely death robbed him of the opportunity to take up a factory ride with Suzuki in 1987 after signing a deal with the manufacturer following his impressive performances throughout 1986.
It was Suzuki manager Rex White who spotted Robinson's potential at the Isle of Man TT and he was offered the chance to fill in for the injured Chris Martin in the F1 World Championship on the Skoal Bandit machines.
*Read the full story in this week's Ballymena Guardian

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