Anthony O’Carroll to announce 2023 plans at No Hopers Rally in Tralee this weekend

Anthony O’Carroll will unveil his 2023 season plans in Tralee on Saturday night.

The Ballyduff man’s season is massively curtailed due to the insurance crisis that has all but stopped motorcycling racing in Ireland.

Instead, O’Carroll will make inroads into his long-term ambition to contest the Isle of Man TT races in the near future.

Last year he raced at the Southern 100 road races on the island and hopes to tackle even more events there this year.

He will announce his plans at the No Hopers Motor Cycle Club’s annual rally at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel, just outside Tralee over the weekend.

O’Carroll is a guest of honour at the club’s 32nd ‘Down and Out Rally’ this weekend.

The No Hopers are one of O’Carroll’s long-term sponsors and the club’s annual rally is a celebration of all aspects of motorcycle culture.

One of his two racing motorcycles, most likely his Kawasaki 600 will be on display at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel all weekend.

“The No Hopers have supported me from the start,” he said. “This is their big event of the year and I want to be there to support them and add a little to their event.”

Following Saturday night’s launch, O’Carroll will travel to the Isle of Man later this month for a four-day training course over the famed 37-mile track.

If the training is successful, he will be entered into a ballot for entries for this year’s TT Races but the application rate is set to be much higher this year as Irish racers have very few alternative options. The 32nd No Hopers Rally, which begins on Friday includes a weekend of live bands, tattoo artists and ride-outs. Hundreds of motorcyclists from all over Ireland are expected to attend making it one of the biggest events of its kind in Kerry.

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