Causeway Chronicle


Glenn Irwin hopes to be crowned British Superbike Champion to give him the best opportunity of retaining his Irish motorcyclist of the year trophy.

He was speaking at the launch of the Irish motorbike awards which will once again be backed by headline sponsor Adelaide Motorbike.

The renowned event, which is the biggest night of the year in the UK and Ireland for motorcycling, will be staged at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on January 19th 2024.

“There’s one way of hopefully keeping this famous trophy,” said Irwin. That’s to make history and become the first rider from Northern Ireland to win the BSB. There’s one round left at Brands Hatch and I am determined to finish the job.

Lifting the trophy last season was one of the proudest moments of my career,” continued Irwin, who is only seven and a half points behind Tommy Bridewell in the race for the BSB title.

“To follow in the footsteps of former World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea, who won it 6 times in a row, was incredibly special. What he has done for the sport is remarkable.

The Adelaide Irish motorcyclist of the year trophy is named after biking legend Joey Dunlop, a five time World Champion.

“Joey Dunlop was a huge hero to us all,” continued Irwin.

“To win his trophy for the first time was very emotional. Every young rider aspires to be like Joey growing up and to have this trophy named after him take pride of place in my home for the last year has been a real privilege.

But now I don’t want to give it back!

Adelaide Motorbike is insurance administered by Cornmarket Insurance services and marketing manager David Molly is thrilled the company is involved once again.

 “The Irish Motorbike Awards provide a fantastic opportunity for the biking community to celebrate the hard work and dedication of the riders and teams which make the sport enjoyable for so many,” commented David. 

“Adelaide Motorbike are extremely proud to continue our sponsorship of the Awards and are already looking forward to a great night of recognition and celebration in January! ”

The Irish Motorbike awards, which return after a star-studded event last year, attracts the best calibre of riders including world champions past and present and is a great opportunity for fans to mingle with the stars of the sport.

In all a dozen awards will be presented including the prestigious Adelaide Irish motorcyclist of the Year. The event will be hosted by Keith Huewen and Stephen Watson.

For ticket enquiries please email All details are also on Twitter @BikeAwards and on our Facebook page

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