Round 13 of the FIM Motocross World Championship will get underway this weekend in the incredibly well organized venue of Fairyhouse Racecourse in Ireland.
Due to the long term rain that has not facilitated the set up work at the venue around Dublin, there has been a little bit of a debate around the Irish GP but it settled in favour of the hard working event organizers.
The MCUI -organizer of the FIM Motocross Grand Prix of Ireland in Dublin- has made great work together with the co-operation of the Youthstream sport department and the Grand Prix of Ireland will take place as foreseen with the same standards, security, quality and show as we have the habit to supply for the entire Motocross World Championship.
FAIRYHOUSE RACE COURSE AND DUBLIN
The motocross course in Dublin is realized on the already existing horse racing facility and actually the circuit itself crosses the horse racing course. The very challenging layout covers any racing situation on a soft terrain; there is a lay of woodchips on top of the current ground to make it resistant to the rainy conditions affecting the area very often.
Irelandâ€™s capital city Dublin is the most populated city in the country and hosts 1.1 million inhabitants in the entire area of its county. Lots of attractions such as castles, museums and art galleries make Dublin an extremely interesting and lively city which can be easily navigated on foot. The Temple Bar area is a nice one to stop by in between one tour and the next one. Dublin is not just land, it is also sea with the spectacular Dublin Bay standing in front of the city. Other than English the Dubliners speak also the Irish (or Gaelic) language which is the is the original native language of the country. Place names and signage are usually in both languages. The city is also famous for having inspired local writer James Joyce in writing the book Dubliners; this 15 story collection is all about life in the surroundings of this beautiful city in the early 19th century.
THE EVENTâ€™S SCHEDULE
Saturday August 30: MX2 Free Practice at 10:00 am; MX1 Free Practice 1 at 11:00 am; MX2 Pre-Qualifying Practice at 12:00 am; MX1 Free Practice 2 at 2:00 pm; MX2 Qualifying Race 1 at 3:00 pm; MX2 Qualifying Race 2 at 3:45 pm; MX1 Time Practice at 4:30 pm; MX2 Last Chance Qualifying Practice at 5:15 pm (local time).
Sunday August 31: MX2 Warm-up at 9:00 am; MX1 Warm-up at 9:30 am; MX2 Grand Prix Race 1 at 12:10 am; MX1 Grand Prix Race 1 at 1:10 pm; MX2 Grand Prix Race 2 at 3:03 pm; MX1 Grand Prix Race 2 at 4:03 pm (local time).