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Ireland’s biggest motorbike and scooter show rides into Dublin in March 2017 – and Carole Nash is proud to be the headline sponsor once again.

Ireland’s biggest motorbike and scooter show rides into Dublin in March 2017 – and Carole Nash is proud to be the headline sponsor once again.

Now in its tenth year, the Carole Nash Irish Motorbike and Scooter Show revs up at The Royal Dublin Society on 3-5 March 2017.

This scintillating show is always a highlight of the year for bike fans in Ireland and the UK. After ten years of success, the show’s organisers know exactly what it takes to create an event that allows biking enthusiasts to find everything they need to know about the industry, as well as putting on loads of amazing entertainment for petrol heads of all ages.

Almost 30,000 bike fans are expected to join manufacturers and more than 120 exhibitors at the action-packed three-day event. And, in this ten-year anniversary special, there certainly won’t be any shortage of things to keep the crowds entertained, with spectacular stunt shows and demo races already booked in.

Custom bikes, legendary classics, breath-taking stunts, safety and training advice, accessory sales and motorcycle lifestyle fashion shows will be there to wow the crowds, while a range of child-friendly activities are sure to keep everyone happy.

Visitors will also get the opportunity to see motorbike history when race bikes and trophies from Joey Dunlop’s remarkable career are displayed. Ballymoney-born Dunlop was recently voted the second greatest motorbike icon ever, only pipped by Valentino Rossi in the Motorcycle News poll.

The Carole Nash Crew will be on hand to dish out plenty of freebies and pose for selfies, while our experts at the Carole Nash stand will be there to answer all your insurance questions and share your love for biking!

At Carole Nash we are dedicated to putting bikers’ needs first, whether it’s through our detailed insurance policies or supporting amazing shows like this one. So get your diaries out and start packing your bag for the biking event of the year!

Adult tickets are €15, while children under 12 get free admission.

Even better, Carole Nash customers can get discounted tickets with 20% off - from 4 November 2016.


Lead News Story

Carole Nash ambassador Leon Haslam admitted the weekend’s superbikes final showdown at Brands Hatch proved a tough end to the championship, but has vowed to return with style next year.


Haslam finished 17th in qualifying with a time of 1m 25.458s, and did not finish the first race. However, he rallied on and posted finishes of fifth and fourth respectively in races two and three. This meant he finished the season second with 640 points, behind champion ‘Shakey’ Shane Byrne.


Speaking after the final day’s events, Haslam said the year was one of “highs and lows.


“We’ve had some issues but we’ve also had some fantastic races and I really want to thank the whole JG Speedfit Kawasaki team.


“This last round here at Brands has been hard and we’ve had issues but I’ve learnt a lot and know what to do next year. Generally, looking back on the year, I’m really happy and all three of us in the team have worked brilliantly together.


“Unfortunately, I did all my crashing in the showdown but we’ve still scored the same amount of wins as Shakey, achieved more podiums and scored more points overall so I’m happy with that. It’s fired me up and I can’t wait for next year!”


Rebecca Donohue, Head of Marketing at Carole Nash, says: “We’d like to congratulate our ambassador Leon on his fantastic performance in the British Superbike Championship. It was a nail-biting finale so we’re really proud.


“We’ve been closely following Leon’s progress throughout the Championship and have really enjoyed supporting him throughout the season. We wish him a well-earned break!”


It goes without saying that the Carole Nash team and insidebikes will be right behind Leon next season!

Looking ahead to the final round of the British Superbike Championship – an event dubbed 'The Final Showdown' on the competition's main site – all that stands between Leon Haslam and his first-ever championship win is 39 year old Shane 'Shakey' Byrne.


As things stand, the Ducati man sits 17 points ahead of Haslam Junior, meaning the JG Speedfit Kawasaki rider has it all to do if he's going to stop crowd favourite Byrne from claiming his fourth BSB championship title.


Still looking for his first ever senior championship, Haslam will be keen to avoid a repeat of the 2010 World Superbike Championship – when the then 27 year old race ace was beaten by the charismatic Italian, Max Biaggi.


Interested in seeing how Leon fares against Shakey this weekend? Be sure to head over to Brands Hatch and catch a glimpse of what's surely going to be one of the most exciting races in the competition's history.


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Elsewhere, Jonathan Rea could make it two championship titles on the bounce this weekend. If things go his way when he and the rest of the SBK elite battle it out in Jerez, Rea could be the first rider since Carl Fogarty to take two titles in consecutive seasons.


Dubbed "the best rider ever from Northern Ireland" earlier this week by former GP racer and fellow countryman Jeremy McWilliams, Rea has to better Tom Sykes' point tally by just two in order to claim what will surely be a celebrated victory.


Here at insidebikes, we'll be glued to our television sets, radios and social media news feeds this weekend – and if you'd like to get in touch to discuss the weekend's racing, don't hesitate to send us a tweet at @insidebikes!



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