MCE's Irish Trackday Event
MCE Insurance arrived in Ireland last week for their inaugural Irish track day event in association with Pirelli. Taking place across two days in perfect weather conditions the free event gave Irish bikers the chance to get out on the iconic international circuit at Mondello Park. Alongside MCE were the Pirelli race support team, Tyco Suzuki racing team and a host of racing heores from MCE BSB and road racing including Peter Hickman, Glenn Irwin, Alistair Seeley, Andy Reid and William Dunlop. As title sponsors of the MCE Insurance British Superbikes, the team were also joined by Stuart Higgs, race and series director of MCE BSB.
Customers were treated to tuition from the fantastic group of instructors at Mondello along with on track guidance from the professional riders. Attendees to the event were also given the chance to hand their machines over to the likes of Dunlop and Hickman who after a couple of laps were advising on improvements to the bike set up. Tyco Suzuki were on hand to fix any problems that arose as the riders enjoyed their trackday and with support on tyre choice and pressures from Pirelli, over 200 riders who attended were able to get the very best performance out of their machines.
Run across 4 sessions each rider benefited from over 90 minutes of free track time. The event, which was open to all Irish bikers, attracted a mix of experienced club racers, track hobbyists and also riders who were getting on track for the very first time.
Each session was rounded off with buffet reception and the chance to pitch questions to the professional riders in a Q and A session hosted by Stuart Higgs.
Being offered to all attendees for free riders travelled from across Ireland to get some track time. The two day event was the first of its kind and was organized by MCE in association with Pirelli. MCE's Chief Executive Julian Edwards commented "It has been fantastic to see so many enthusiastic bikers out on such an iconic track, from brand new track riders all the way through to club racers, everyone came together to make this event a real success. MCE along with our partners are delighted to be able to offer these amazing benefits including the opportunity to ride alongside some of the true greats of motorcycling."
Following feedback from the event MCE have already made an exciting enhancement to Irish comprehensive policies by adding free unlimited trackday cover on all Irish and UK circuits. The cover which will be included on every fully comp policy taken out from the 1st of August 2014 gives customers peace of mind when taking their bike out on track should the worse happen. Just like the UK offering the cover is for accidental damage and is subject to an excess.
To talk about your insurance needs or to get a quote, simply call the MCE team on 0844 338 68 79 for Northern Ireland and 0818 275 788 for Republic of Ireland.
30.07.2014 - Big Ed