After the rain-sodden success of last year’s Grand Prix of Ireland at Ballykelly this year’s promoters Schism are hoping the sun will shine down on Desertmartin as GP motocross returns to the Emerald Isle on September 16/17. With the world series points race closing up nicely it’s hoped that both championships will go down to the wire at Porter’s Pit – and what a place to crown a champion. The sandy, jump-filled circuit is a favourite for many riders and spectators who visit the venue both from the homeland and across the Irish Sea. As with most motocross events in Ireland, race day is on Saturday meaning practice and qualifying kicks off on the Friday. Tickets are available for the event right now online at www.mx1ireland.com or by calling 028 90 666 661 and for more information on getting to Desertmartin by sea, road, rail or air check out the website of the GP’s travel partner Nutt Travel at www.nutttravel.com.