Fantastic first British Championship win for Caolán Irwin

Donegal Motorcycle Racer Caolán Irwin took a fantastic first British Championship win when he raced to victory at round nine of the British Superstock 600 Championship at Cadwell Park today (Sunday August 18th). The win takes the twenty one year old up to fifth in the championship standings and puts him right into contention for the British title with four races remaining. Irwin is in his second season in the British Championship and has been building towards this victory over the last half dozen races. Having taken two previous podiums,…

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SUPERSPORT PODIUM FOR SEELEY AND EHA RACING AT CADWELL PARK

Alastair Seeley’s British Supersport Championship sprint race podium in third place, was the pick of the results for EHA Racing at Cadwell Park over the weekend. The former champion did also post a fourth place in Sunday’s feature race, with team-mate David Allingham also working hard in the BSB class, finishing just outside the points in both of Sunday’s races aboard the CF Motorsport prepared EHA Racing Yamaha R1. Alastair Seeley: “We simply just didn’t have the pace of the front two in Saturday’s race for a number of reasons,…

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FRUSTRATING START TO 2019 CLASSIC TT RACES AS RAIN AFFECTS FIRST QUALIFYING SESSION

Clerk of the Course utilizes Sunday qualifying option A frustrating start for competitors for the opening qualifying session for the 2019 Isle of Man Classic TT Races presented by Bennetts saw a series of delays to the original start time of 5.20pm – first to move marshals around the course and then when rain affected the west side of the TT Mountain Course. Clerk of the Course Gary Thompson originally elected to drop the first block in the session – the faster Superbike’s and Lightweight Classic bikes – and opted…

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ANSTEY RETURNS IN COMPETITIVE DUNLOP LIGHTWEIGHT CLASSIC TT LINE UP

This year’s Dunlop Lightweight Classic TT Race has attracted an entry of almost 60 riders and while the field contains numerous potential race winners, the return of Bruce Anstey to the TT Mountain Course will attract the most attention. Anstey hasn’t competed on the TT Mountain Course for two years as he has battled serious illness but the Newzealander, winner of the race in both 2016 and 2017, will set off at his familiar number 5, again riding the equally familiar Honda RS250 for the Milenco by Padgetts Motorcycles team.…

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Dunlop Masters Superbike Championship Rounds 13 – 15

The battle at the front of the Superbike and Supersport classes really moved up a notch on the International Track last time out in July and now the action is set to heat up again as we get to the business end of the season. Having not been off the top of the championship standings for over a year, reigning Superbike Champion Richie Ryan was finally surpassed by Luke Johnston at the final race in May, but having dug deep to beat Brian McCormack in Rounds 11 and 12 he’s…

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HARRISON AND DUNLOP SET FOR HEAD TO HEAD IN RST CLASSIC TT SUPERBIKE RACE

The 2019 Isle of Man Classic TT Races, presented by Bennetts will come to a thrilling conclusion on August Bank Holiday Monday with the four-lap RST Superbike Classic TT race. Dean Harrison, who has won the race for the last two years, heads the line up on the Silicone Engineering Kawasaki. Harrison, who lapped at 127.212mph two years ago, will set off at number 2 from the grid. However, it’s never as straightforward as that around the 37.73-mile Mountain Course especially as there’s a whole host of challengers queuing up…

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ITV4 TO BROADCAST TWO HOURS OF CLASSIC TT RACES HIGHLIGHTS

ITV4 will be screening two hour long programmes featuring the best of the action from the Classic TT Races, presented by Bennetts with many of the leading TT stars including John McGuinness, Conor Cummins, James Hillier, Dean Harrison and Michael Rutter go head to head on eclectic, historic machinery. Four races, which belie the serene term Classic, will feature in the TV shows which will feature bikes from across five historic and memorable decades of racing. The Bennetts Senior TT for 500cc machines represents the golden age of motorcycle racing…

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BENNETTS SENIOR CLASSIC TT – PREVIEW

The 2019 Classic TT presented by Bennetts will once again get underway with the Bennetts Senior Classic TT Race and with a 75-strong entry, it promises to a hotly contested affair. As expected, the entry is made up of many of the Isle of Man TT’s front runners including 23-time winner John McGuinness, plus numerous classic racing specialists onboard a combination of British single cylinder machines and exotic two, three and four cylinder machines from Italy and Japan. McGuinness currently holds the class lap record at an average speed of…

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British Talent Cup podium for Rhys Irwin at Czech Grand Prix

Donegal teenager Rhys Irwin put in his best performance to date in the British Talent Cup last weekend (August 2nd – 4th), as the championship for aspiring Grand Prix stars supported the Czech round of the MotoGP World Championship. Racing in Brno, Irwin battled back from a slow start in Saturday’s race to take his first Talent Cup podium and followed it up with fifth place on Sunday to complete his best weekend in the championship. The Brno circuit is known for its long straights, including the infamous drag up…

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