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DESERTMARTIN AWAITS THE FINALE

The MRA themselves host the final round of the most exciting motocross Championship in years at the Desertmartin MC Circuit on 19th October, the reserve round after the cancellation of round 4 earlier this year. Currently leading the Adair Building Services Premier MX1 Class is 2019 Irish Champion Loughbrickland man John Meara on his Kawasaki, second 41 points behind  Jason Meara, John’s younger brother, now Phoenix Tools Kawasaki mounted and is considered the best sand rider in Ireland at the moment, so John needs to be on his A game…

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Lap record holder Iddon returns to Sunflower

Christian Iddon, current lap record holder for the Bishopscourt race circuit, is the latest rider to sign up for the popular end of season short circuit event, The Jim Finlay Sunflower Trophy race meeting. The TYCO BMW rider missed this event last year due to injuries, last competed at Bishopscourt in 2016, when he was narrowly beaten by Glenn Irwin on the PBM Ducati. However, in the opening superbike race of the day, Iddon clocked the magical 100.676 mph lap. Son of former Skoal Bandit Suzuki rider, Paul Iddon, Christian…

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British Superstock Champion,Cooper returns to Sunflower Meeting

2019 British Superstock Champion, and winner of the 2018 Sunflower Trophy races on his debut, Richard Cooper ( Buildbase Suzuki) is one of the First entries confirmed for this years event. Cooper stunned everyone on his Debut to the Co Down circuit last year when he took  a breathtaking victory in the Feature race of the day, snatching the win from Danny Buchan and Michael Laverty, Cooper also made his road race debut this year when he competed at the North West 200, Finishing an amazing Second in the 2nd…

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Successful debut for Tianda

The all new Tianda TDR300 racing motorcycle made its race debut at the IFS David Wood memorial event at Bishopscourt, on sat/sun 21st/22nd September. In agreement with the MCUI(UC) the Governing body of the sport, the bike was raced  on non point scoring results. The main purpose of this outing, was to gather some valuable data, which can be passed on to future Tianda customers. Guest rider, 16 year old Bangor rider ,Curtis Trimble, in his first season of circuit racing qualified the single cylinder 279cc Tianda in 10th place…

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Autumn Return for the Portrush East Strand Beach Races

The Portrush Beach Races will be returning for the third time to the East Strand on the 12th and 13th October 2019.   In previous years, the Beach Races attracted 120 competitors who entertained the crowds of spectators with some close racing of motorcycles and quads on the sandy  beach course with man-made jumps overlooking The Skerries.   Speaking about what the crowds can expect this year, Eddie Johnston said: ” This is a wonderful event both for riders and spectators. Motocross and Enduro riders from across  Ireland provide some…

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Dunlop Masters Championship final battle includes Interesting additions to entry list

The Dunlop Masters Superbike and Supersport competitors will head for the Mondello Park International track next weekend, September 28th & 29th with both titles still up for grabs. The 2019 Superbike title will be a straight fight between the championship top two, Kilkenny’s Richie Ryan and Antrim’s Luke Johnston, while the Supersport crown will be decided between two Munster men, as Cork’s Raymond Casey and Andrew Murphy from Limerick go head to head. While much of the Interest in the final three rounds of the 2019 Dunlop Masters Superbike Championship…

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TESTING WEEKEND FOR TYCO BMW AT ASSEN

The tenth round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship proved to be a difficult weekend for Tyco BMW after a positive start to the event that showed the potential of both the team and the S1000RR. The weekend began strongly for both sides of the garage, with Christian Iddon and Glenn Irwin showing a promising pace throughout free practice and qualifying, setting times inside the current lap record pace. However, race day proved to be the toughest of the season for the Moneymore-based team. The TAS Racing team showed incredible…

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All-Out Action in Athboy Finale

The sun was out – the paddock packed – and the craic mighty as The IMC descended on Athboy Karting Centre, West Meath for the conclusion of the 2019 Championship. With the majority of Class Championships still to be decided anticipation hung in the air, albeit for 30secs, as the banter among the competitors diluted the nerves and the immense level of sportsmanship shone through.   Getting the day off to an impressive start were the cubs that compete within The Honda VW Audi Bitz Sponsored BamBam Class – each…

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YOUTH TO SUPPORT ADULTS AT FINAL ROUND

The MRA are pleased to announce that at the final round of the Nutt Travel Ulster Championships the Adult classes, which all but the Veterans are still to be won, are to be supported by a full programme of Youth races. This event, on the reserve date of the 19th October, will be held at Desertmartin Motocross Circuit and will be promoted by the MRA themselves, hence, entry details are as follows: Via Facebook Messenger on the MRA Facebook page Via the MRA Website e mail contact address Via the…

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EHA RACING TO SIT OUT ASSEN & RETURN TO ACTION AT DONINGTON PARK

EHA Racing has made the executive decision to sit out next weekend’s action at Assen in the Netherlands to further prepare for the final two rounds of the season in October. With Alastair Seeley out injured, the team has decided to use the next few weeks to make improvements in a number of key areas. Alastair’s wrist injury looks like it will keep him out until the final race of the season at Brands Hatch. The short break until Donington at the beginning of October will allow time for meticulous…

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