Sunday, February 3

It's Nifty 50 time again! 3 weeks to go

Saturday February 23rd next marks the end of winter and the return to Short Circuit racing in Ireland as Mondello Park hosts the now annual Nifty 50 endurance race.

The 4 man team event is broken into 3 categories standard 50 to 70cc, standard 90cc and modified class. Riders can change at any time during the race but, it’s usually the levels of hypothermia that a rider can endure that determines this!

Beginning with an elegant Le Mans start the race generally lasts for 6 hours depending on weather, machine reliability and daylight so expect plenty of track time. Each of the category winners donate their prize funds to a charity that they nominate so everyone’s a winner really.

Previous entrants include Guy Martin, Jeremy McWilliams, Scott Redding, Glenn Irwin and William Dunlop to name a few proving that it’s a high profile event.

While it is run as a charity event, it still has to be licensed to run by the Irish Motorcycling body the MCI and as such normal rules apply regarding bike scrutiny and helmets\leather so visit the Nifty 50 Facebook page for more information.

We’ll be there commentating and running live timing so if you’re at a loose end, get down and support the event for a laugh and the money taken at the gate contributes to the prize money that the charities receive.

We can’t wait.

Kind of...

Words Andy Quinn

Images courtesy of Jimmy Windows, Tom O'Hanlon, James Foley, Stephen Mahon and 'Not so  Big Anymore' Joe Connolly

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