Racing Results 2023

The course was in superb condition. We again had a bumper entry and after a request from the Moto3/125 riders to reinstate the class there was a nice grid for the Raymond Hodges/TT racing and BDS Motorcycles race.

A new TWINSHOCK class sponsored by Taggarts Barn was also added for the 2023 event.

We had a few late entries with local legend Michael Dunlop grabbing the headlines as he returned in a bid to claim back his Armoy Race of Legends crown.

Friday started out dry and warm and we breezed through the 17 practise and qualifying sessions without too many incidents and no red flags meaning the 2 planned races for early evening were ahead of schedule with Darryl Tweed winning the Lightweights race, followed by the Hilton Car Sales Supersport 1 race with Michael Dunlop taking the top step as winner, setting a new lap record of 105.179 mph, a lap record that had been held by his brother William since 2015.

Saturday morning started off dry with the forecasters predicting showers and rain for later in the day.

The programme run to schedule until the heavy showers started with the Supersport 2 race needing 3 starts before we had a winner. Rain and a large oil spill from the Junior Classics resulted in a major clean up with the new mini road washer/sweeper being used for the first time at a national road race. Intermediate showers plagued the remainder of the meeting with races being declared as a ‘Wet Race’ but that didn’t dampen the spirits of the spectators or slow the riders down much at all.

Michael Dunlop was man of the meeting with 5 wins from 5 races, with one of those being a spare ride on the  KTS Racing by Steadplan Kawasaki in the Supertwin race after Jamie Coward had been involved in a traffic incident on his way to the Armoy Races. Michaels tally also included both Supersport races, the Superbike Open and his tenth (10th) victory in the Bayview Race of Legends confirming him as the ultimate Legend and King of the Armoy Races.

A Full Results Page Including Qualifying Times And Grid Positions Can Be Downloaded Here
Position - LIGHTWEIGHTSNo & RiderMachineBest Lap Speed
1st59 Darryl TWEEDKawasaki 400 - M & D Racing90.708 mph
2nd73 Aidan CLEARYKawasaki 400 - AC Racing89.968
3rd191 Graham McALEESEKawasaki 400 - McKillop Motorcycles86.369
Fastest Lap: 59 Darryl TWEED - 90.708 mph
Lap Record: Seamus Elliott - Yamaha 400 - 92.608 mph - 2015
Position - TWINSHOCKNo & RiderMachineBest Lap Speed
1st96 Dom HERBERTSONYamaha TX500 - Davies/Paramount Floors89.706 mph
2nd42 Andy HORNBYTriumph Trident 75089.981
3rd22 Paul JORDANYamaha TX500 - Davies/Paramount Floors88.736
Fastest Lap: 42 Andy HORNBY - 89.981 mph
Lap Record: 42 Andy HORNBY - 89.981mph - 2023