Grand Prix stars help launch this year’s Adelaide Motorbike Awards

Launching the 2014 Adelaide Motorbike Awards are motocrosser Natalie Kane, Grand Prix legend Jeremy McWilliams with Sam Geddis, Cornmarket Insurance Services Managing Director and David Weir of the Enkalon Motorcycle Club.  The awards in the Ramada Hotel, Belfast  on January 23, 2015.'PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON
Launching the 2014 Adelaide Motorbike Awards are motocrosser Natalie Kane, Grand Prix legend Jeremy McWilliams with Sam Geddis, Cornmarket Insurance Services Managing Director and David Weir of the Enkalon Motorcycle Club. The awards in the Ramada Hotel, Belfast on January 23, 2015.'PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON
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Local Grand Prix stars Jeremy McWilliams and Natalie Kane have launched the search for Ireland’s top bike racers in 2014.

The winners will be revealed at the Adelaide Motorbike Awards at the Ramada Plaza Hotel in Belfast on January 23 in the New Year.

Once again organisers have teamed up with the Enkalon Motorcycle Club, which means the overall champion will be presented with the iconic Joey Dunlop trophy in the shape of the legend’s iconic yellow Arai helmet.

Jeremy McWilliams, a former Moto GP star who made a dramatic return to the British Grand Prix this year, said: “This is undoubtedly the biggest night of the year for our sport and to have riders from every discipline gather under one roof makes it a very special occasion.

“It’s amazing to see the famous names on the main trophy and I was thrilled when my name was added to the role of honour.”

Natalie Kane was the first female recipient of an award at the event. The 23 year old, who rides in the World Motocross Championship, says it was one of the most special moments of her career. She said: “I was truly shocked to land the motocross title last year. I had always attended the event but never dreamt of getting up on stage to pick up a trophy. It’s definitely a magical moment I will never forget.”

Adelaide Motorbike Insurance, now part of Cornmarket Insurance Services is proud to be the title sponsor of these awards. Sam Geddis, Managing Director said: “The chequered flag comes down on another fantastic motorcycle season and local riders have yet again excelled on the world and local scenes.

“Cornmarket’s continuous dedication to the motorcycling fraternity and our constant striving to provide the best customer service possible was rewarded by winning the Auto Express Driver Power Survey 2013.

“We were voted Number One for value for money, beating all other companies in the UK. Once again we look forward to celebrating another outstanding year.”