Records  to go this weekend at KDM Hire Cookstown 100

As circuit preparations are well under way for this weekends KDM Hire Cookstown 100, given decent weather, its looks certain that lap records will be broken. The club undertook a phase of resurfacing  at the problematic Braeside  and Craigmount corners. With this re surfacing, along with the re positioned start finish area, Michael Dunlops  six year old  lap record of 91.48 mph could well be broken. With  a quality line up  with the cream of Irish road racing , the countdown is well and truly on. Returning to the new…

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Bayview Hotel Returns as Title Sponsor of Armoy’s ‘Race of Legends’ 2019

ARMOY Motorcycle Road Racing Club is proud to announce the Bayview Hotel as title sponsor of the ‘Race of Legends’ for a second year.  Following their joint 10-year anniversary in 2018, the Bayview Hotel will again join with the Armoy Road Races for what is sure to be a fantastic festival of racing.   Situated at the heart of the picturesque village of Portballintrae, overlooking the Causeway coastline, the family run, newly refurbished Bayview Hotel specialises in promoting Northern Ireland as the perfect holiday destination.   Having been a race…

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KING OF KIRKISTOWN Easter Monday 22nd April 2019

Belfast and District Motor Club Ltd are hosting the 3rd round of the AJ Plumbing Supplies USBK Championshipas it rolls on from Bishopscourt on Easter Saturday, across Strangford Lough to Kirkistown Race Circuit on Easter Monday. Ulster Superbike – A large entry of eight plus possible winners includes Gerard Kinghan, Carl Phillips, David Haire, Ali Kirk, Brian McCormack, Derek McGee, Adam McLean and the return of Nico Mawhinney along with Scottish visitor Donald Macfadyen. The feature race is the returning ‘KING of KIRKISTOWN’and the Crown will be awarded to the…

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Paul Jordan wins Friday’s SuperSport Race

Armoy Road Races abandoned on Saturday due to weather conditions   PRACTICES and racing at Armoy took place on Friday 27th July but Saturday’s nine race programme was abandoned due to the horrific weather conditions.  The previous day had saw the practices and two fantastic races take place, which set the scene for a great Saturday. It was not to be.   The races that went ahead on Friday night were two thrilling races. The First4Printing SuperSport Race saw Magherafelt man, Paul Jordan, clinch the top spot on the podium from Tobermore…

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Countdown is on for another epic showdown at the 2018 MCE Ulster Grand Prix

The countdown to the 2018 MCE Insurance Ulster Grand Prix has begun, as some of the biggest stars in real road racing have gathered once again at Lagan Valley Island, Lisburn to launch the 96th year of Ireland’s oldest road race. Some of Northern Ireland’s top talent including Lee Johnston and Adam McClean formed part of an all-star line up at the event, along with Peter Hickman, Dean Harrison, Conor Cummins, Dominic Herbertson, Davey Todd and Joey Thompson. This year’s event, which runs from the 5th-11th August will see significant…

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Record breaking win in Bennetts Lightweight TT Race puts Michael Dunlop third on all-time TT winners list

Michael Dunlop took a record breaking win in the Bennetts Lightweight TT on Wednesday afternoon at the Isle of Man TT Races fuelled by Monster Energy with the Paton rider smashing both the lap and race records on his way to his 18th TT win. Despite a relatively steady start, Dunlop took advantage of early leader Ivan Lintin’s retirement at Bedstead on lap two and with a new lap record of 122.750mph, he came home 14.6s clear of Derek McGee and Michael Rutter. McGee second place was his first TT…

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Dunlop back on top in final Superbike session

• Hickman to the fore in Superstock class • Cowton tops Supersport board • Holden/ Cain fastest Sidecar outfit on the night Results from Friday Night’s Qualifying Session and Startlists Friday evening’s final qualifying session for the 2018 Isle of Man TT Races, fuelled by Monster Energy, again saw good conditions all around the Mountain Course except for a few damp patches at Laurel Bank, Alpine, Ginger Hall and Ramsey Hairpin. Although the solos only managed a maximum of three laps due to two delays, Michael Dunlop (Tyco BMW) signalled…

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Hickman’s PB sees him top TT Races Superbike session

• Dave Johnson quickest in Superstock • Lintin tops Supersport board • Birchalls clock week’s fastest in the Sidecars Thursday evening’s qualifying session at the 2018 Isle of Man TT Races, fuelled by Monster Energy, saw Peter Hickman post the evening’s fastest time in the Superbike class with a lap of 132.81mph, a new personal best lap for the Smiths Racing BMW rider, albeit unofficially as it was not set in a race. Ben and Tom Birchall posted the fastest lap of the week so far in the Formula Two…

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Tobemore Rider,Adam McLean is 2018 KDM Hire Cookstown 100 Man of the MEETING

McLean, who made his road race debut at the Cookstown 100 in 2015, finishing third in the Junior Support race, notched up 76 points in the scoring system, based on the Championship races run yesterday.   Fifth in the Open A race, followed by a second in the Moto 3 class, second in the Supersport 600 race, before taking a well deserved win in the Supertwin race was enough to give the McAdoo Racing/Hanna Motors rider the coveted Man of the Meeting award for 2018.   Speaking of his award,…

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Dunlop and Sheils take Victories at KDM Hire Cookstown 100 as Weather plays havoc with the Meeting

It may not have been the best of Cookstown 100s, thanks to the changing weather conditions, where a spate of spills forced the organizers to abandon the 96th running of this unique event. Thankfully, no serious injuries were reported, but with time running out, Clerk of the Course, Francis Everard called it quits, despite a number of races still to be run including the feature race of the day, the KDM Hire Cookstown 100. Following last nights cancellation of a couple of races, due to strong sunlight, to days racing…

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