WORLD CHAMPION LOWES SET FOR BELFAST
December 31, 2013 by Mondello Park
Newly crowned World Supersport Champion Sam Lowes will be one of the star guests at the Adelaide Motorcycle Awards in the New Year. The annual gala event, which has become the hottest date in the biking calendar, will be staged at the Ramada Plaza Hotel in Belfast on January 17 2014.
Lowes, who clinched the World Championship after a sensational season, is thrilled to be coming to Belfast: “I am very excited to be flying in for the awards as I have heard so much about the event,” he said. “I had a tremendous year and to be able to come to Northern Ireland, a country which loves its bikes, to celebrate the success in the company of so many other riders and fans is brilliant”
Lowes is set for a move to Moto2 next season, and is hoping for more success. “For me there is a lot more to be achieved in my sport,” he said. “But obviously to become a world champion at 23 is a fantastic thing and I feel I can move forward from here.
MotoGP star Michael Laverty has also confirmed his attendance at the Awards. Last year he was delayed by 10 hours in Cardiff airport because of heavy snow, but made sure he eventually flew in for the event.
“I am thrilled to be coming back to the awards,” he said. It’s the biggest and best night for our sport and I simply don’t want to miss it”
The main award is the Adelaide Irish Motorcyclist of the Year, in association with the Enkalon club, and is the longest standing motorcycle accolade in Ireland. It’s voted for by the public, and overseen by a panel of expert judges chaired by former British Champion Adrian Coates.
Voting for the top award is still open and poling is very close. Already thousands have cast their vote via a special online poll at www.adelaidemotorcycleawards.com.
In all more than a dozen awards will be presented at the black tie event which will once again be hosted by BBC’s Jackie Fullerton.
The event is almost sold out with only a handful of tickets remaining. Anyone wishing to purchase tickets can email email@example.com, or phone (+44) 07584058810.