WorldSBK agrees deal with Ireland’s Lake Torrent circuit

WorldSBK bosses have agreed a deal with the not-yet-built Lake Torrent Circuit in Northern Ireland.

Currently in the early development stages, work on the Lake Torrent Circuit is expected to begin this year as they prepare to build a 3.6km circuit, featuring 12 corners with a width of 12-15m and elevations of +/-30m.

Estimated to create 700 jobs in the 18 month construction phase, and the long term plan is to build a further 90 retail and business units around the circuit, it will bring a huge financial boost to the area as its set to become more than just a race track. Fans will be treated to the full race weekend experience as they visit the state of the art Lake Torrent Circuit.

“We are delighted to be adding Northern Ireland as a destination for the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship, Lake Torrent circuit is a fantastic project that will deliver a high-class facility for competitors and visitors. We are proud that Manna Developments and Mid-Ulster representatives have chosen WorldSBK as their top event for the international promotion of the circuit and region,” said WorldSBK boss Daniel Carrera.

“We know that the proper management of this kind of facility could provide the local community with new opportunities through business, job creation, leisure and tourism. With the large tradition and culture in motorcycling in Northern Ireland, I am sure that this event could become a reference in our Championship in the near future.”

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