Young racing driver of the year, Aron Smith is the latest big name from the world of motorsport to be confirmed for the Bavaria City Racing Dublin event this coming June.
The 22-year-old from Rathfarnham, Dublin was crowned Motorsport Ireland’s Young Racing Driver of the Year in 2011. Last year, Aron competed in the UK’s AirAsia Renault Clio Cup and he also made his debut in the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship. In 2012, Smith is all set to make his mark in the British Touring Car Championship with the Redstone Racing team.
More than 100,000 spectators are expected to gather for an adrenaline-fuelled afternoon with Superbikes, Super cars, Touring cars, Formula 2, WRC, Drifters, and the star attraction; demonstrations from internationally celebrated F1 cars and drivers.
Aron Smith commented, “I’m thrilled that such a fantastic event is coming to Ireland. Bavaria City Racing visits many capital cities around the world and the fact that it is coming to my home town in 2012 is fantastic for me. I am really looking forward to racing on the streets of Dublin that I know so well and performing in front of a home crowd.”
Linda McGarry, Sales & Marketing Director for Bavaria City Racing Dublin, said, “We are delighted to announce that Aron Smith will be participating. Aron’s fast, flat out approach has earned him a reputation as a true racer and he will bring another dimension of excitement to the event.”
Smith will join some of the biggest names in world motorsport at the Bavaria City Racing Dublin. The ever growing line-up of international and domestic motorsport talent includes Jenson Button and his Vodafone McLaren F1 team, Caterham F1 team, Eugene Laverty and the Aprilia SuperBike team as well as a host of others.
Smith will drive along the Bavaria City Racing Dublin city track which starts at the Convention Centre Dublin, continues along Customs House Quay before crossing Butt Bridge, chicane’s at D’Olier Street, zips past College Green and the Central Bank on Dame Street before reaching the chequered flag on O’Connell Bridge.
Jenson Button will race his F1 Vodafone McLaren-Mercedes along the Dublin city track which starts at the Convention Centre Dublin, continues along Customs House Quay before crossing Butt Bridge, chicane’s at D’Olier Street, zips past College Green and the Central Bank on Dame Street before reaching the chequered flag on O’Connell Bridge.
Bavaria City Racing Dublin Ambassador, Eddie Jordan commented “I’m hugely excited about Bavaria City Racing Dublin, this is something spectacular, something you’ve never witnessed before and I for one can’t wait”
Although Bavaria City Racing Dublin is a free public event and over 150,000 people are expected to line the streets of Dublin on June 3, there are three ticketed premium performance zones on the track for those who want to get closer to the action. The performance zones are located at O’Connell Bridge, Customs House Quay and at the Main Paddock on North Wall Quay. Tickets for the O’Connell Bridge performance zone are priced from €75.90 and are available from Ticketmaster.