Two races, two venues, no problem! Road racer Stephen Walsh prepares for busy weekend

Two races, two venues, no problem!

Road Racer Stephen Walsh is preparing for a busy weekend as he will contest two races in two different venues.

The Ardfert man is contesting the Irish Road Racing National Championship on his Classic Honda RD350.

The next round of the series – the Munster 100 – takes place in Glanmire, County Cork on Saturday and Sunday.

It is also the same weekend as the Carole Nash Historic Festival at Mondello Park.

The Historic Festival is Irelands’ only historic motor racing meeting and it celebrates Vintage, Classic, Racing Cars and Motorcycles from the glamour of the 1930 20s through to the swinging 1960s.

Organisers of the Glanmire event, Cork Motorcycle Racing and Vintage Club have made special arrangements for its classic and historic racing competitors.

Walsh and his colleagues will have practice, qualifying and racing on Saturday, and while it will make for a busy opening day at Glanmire, they will be able to head to County Kildare straight after their programme of events.

Mondello Park officials have made additional arrangements, allowing Walsh and other riders the chance to do pre-event scrutiny on Sunday morning.

Walsh is looking forward to both events but he is just as excited to be able to see historic car race events like the Irish International Grand Prix and the Dublin Grand Prix as he is to be racing.

“I am not too bothered about short circuit racing,” said Walsh who is one of only three local motorcycle racers that compete on closed roads.

“The Historic Festival looks class, I am looking forward to watching up in Mondello as much as I am to lapping the track.”

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