THE MOTORCYCLE RACING ASSOCIATION IRELAND LTD. (MRA) is the governing body responsible for the promotion of Motocross, Enduro, Grass Tracks, Quadcross, Sidecarcross and Supermoto events in Ulster.
The Association consists of 19 affiliated Clubs covering all nine Counties of Ulster, with around 1100 members and just over 700 competition licence holders, promoting around 85 events annually for Youth and Adults. Youth competitions include motocross & Quad Championships and recently introduced Youth Sidecarcross events. With Adult Championships and races for Adult Solo, Adult Quads, Supermoto, Enduro and Sidecarcross events.
MRA Clubs also host British Championship events as well as Ulster and Irish Championship events which are widely recognised as the best in their respective series, and MRA riders compete at the highest level in the British, European and World stage.
MRA has developed a new Coaching strategy, and is affiliated through the MCUI to the FIM, and subsequently are signed up to WADA protocols for Anti-Doping regulations, and additionally have a full range of policies in place for Safeguarding, Equality & Diversity, Conflict of Interest, Complaints & Disciplinary policies, etc.
The sport is governed locally with monthly association meetings open to delegates from all nineteen affiliated Clubs In addition a newly introduced General Sporting Committee made up from one member of each Promoting Club and this Committee meets asrequiredtodiscussYouthandAdulteventmatters. TheMRAarealsopartnerswithMotorcyclingIrelandtogovernIrish Championship events and select Teams for the various International Team events, the Solo Motocross of Nations, Quadcross, & Sidecarcross of Nations as well as the Under 21 Competition the Coupe de l’Avenir and the Classic of Nations.
The Motocross tracks used in Ulster used by MRA are Desertmartin, Laurelbank in Saintfield, Seaforde in Downpatrick, Tinkerhill in Newry, Tandragee, Claudy in Londonderry and Loughbrickland in Co Down.