Cookstown 100 race schedule and road closing times 2019
The KDM Hire Cookstown 100 lifts the curtain on the 2019 Irish national road racing season from April 26-27. A packed programme is scheduled for the main Saturday race day, although the Open Superbike race will take place for the first time following Friday qualifying.
The start of the Supersport race at the Cookstown 100 in 2018.
Roads close for qualifying from 12 noon on Friday and from 10am for racing on Saturday. Here is the 12-race schedule for the Cookstown 100 on Saturday, April 27. Pictures: Pacemaker Press (c).
The Saturday race schedule at the KDM Hire Cookstown 100 on April 27 will get underway with the Senior Support B race.
The Moto3/125GP race is the second event on the programme.
The Supersport A race features many of Irish road racing's top names, including Magherafelt man Paul Jordan.
Race 4 will be the Junior Support A race. Resurfacing work has been carried out around the course this year, including at Braeside, where a number of crashes occurred in 2018. Thankfully, no riders involved were seriously injured.
The Junior Classic race is the fifth race on the Saturday schedule.
The Supertwin machines usually produce close racing.
The KDM Hire Cookstown 100 was officially launched on April 8.
Guy Martin holds a provisional entry for the Senior Classic race at the Cookstown 100.
The Senior Support A race will be Race 9 on the programme. The race was abandoned last year after a second red flag incident. No riders were seriously injured.
The Lightweight 400 A race will take place before the feature Cookstown 100 Superbike race.
The feature Cookstown 100 race was cancelled in 2018. Earlier, Derek Sheils won the Open Superbike race from Michael Dunlop and Michael Sweeney.
The final race of the programme will be the KDM Hire Cookstown 100 B race. Dublin rider Derek Sheils will start as the favourite for the overall honours in the Cookstown 100 A race.