Sunflower Trophy Races Preview

The scene is set for the 41st Sunflower Trophy  race meeting at the County Down Bishopscourt circuit, which takes place fri and sat 19th & 20th October. Six times a winner of this prestigious end of season feature race, TYCO BMWs Michael Laverty  will be aiming to win the Trophy for an amazing 7th time! The 37-year-old spearheads the Moneymore team’s bid for victory at Ireland’s premier short circuit meeting near Downpatrick, although fellow British Superbike rider Christian Iddon is set to miss out. The Toome rider will face stiff…

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Race Schedule for Sunflower Trophy Races

The 41st Sunflower Trophy Race meeting takes place this Friday and Saturday. With continued sponsorship from Jim Finlay, this unique end of season short circuit has yet again attracted a top class entry. Timed Practice will start on Friday morning at 9.15 am Race Timetable –  Friday Pre Injection & Cup Non-Qualifiers 8 Laps Superbike Pro Race 1 10 Laps Superbike Cup / Supersport Cup & F1 8 Laps Young Guns Challenge / Junior Cup 7 Laps Moto 3 / 250GP 8 Laps  Race Timetable – Saturday Stewards Meeting 8.00am…

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McWilliams returns to the Sunflower Trophy Meeting

Age is no barrier for globetrottering Jeremy McWilliams,who will team up with Ryan Farquhars KMR Team for the end of season Sunflower Trophy races. A past winner at this event, McWilliams will compete in the, Supertwins and  make his moto 3 debut  on machines supplied by former road racer Ryan Farquhar. In recent years, Jeremy has participated in various events on KMR bikes, and has proven, that despite his age, he can still run with the best. A regular front runner at Classic events, the former Grands Prix competitor is…

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Laverty aiming for Sunflower Trophy win no 7

Six times a winner of the Sunflower  Trophy Races Michael Laverty will be the sole representative for the TYCO BMW team at this weekends Sunflower Trophy races at Bishopscourt. Laverty who joined the TYCO team prior this event last year  is aiming to reclaim this Sunflower Trophy for the 7th time! Last year, Laverty finished a close second to winner Glenn Irwin, who unfortunately wont be lining up on the Superbike grid this year. The Toome rider will line up alongside Buildbase rider, Richard Cooper and FS3 Kawasaki rider Danny Buchan…

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Irwin reunited with Burrows Engineering for Sunflower Meeting

In a rather unexpected move, BSB star Glenn Irwin will compete in this  weekends Sunflower Trophy races, but not on the Superbike as everyone expected, but in the Supertwins class, where he is the Bishopscourt lap record holder for this class. His bike is being prepared for the Macau GP, where it will be ridden by John McGuinness, this leaving the Lisburn rider without a bike for the Sunflower Trophy races, a Trophy he has won for the past two years. John Burrows then offered Glenn the use of his…

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G&S Racing to return to Sunflower Trophy Races

G&S Racing Kawasaki riders Tom Fisher, Milo Ward and Ben Luxton are to ride at this year’s sunflower meeting.   Milo Ward (20) from Wellingborough joined the team at the start of the season after running privately for the last two years and has been a revelation this year with numerous podiums in the Superstock 600championship which runs as a support class to the British Superbike championship. He lies fourth in the championship with just one round at Brands Hatch to go and just 12points away from third place. Milo…

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McGreevey on Podium again

Ballynahinch rider, Korie McGreevy took another podium finish ,his third from four starts at the 2018 Pirelli National Superstock  600 Championship with Black Horse at a damp final round at Brands Hatch Circuit. Having being black flagged for an oil leak during practice, Korie was penalised for this misendamour, and dropped to second to 5th on the grid . A good start saw McGreevey on his IMR Triumph jump into third place, which he maintained for most of the race, towards the end, he managed to get ahead of his…

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Lisburn’s David Haire to compete at the Sunflower Trophy Races

Taking a break from his holidays to compete at the Sunflower Trophy Races will be Lisburns David Haire. Haire, who recently broke the long standing lap record at Kirkistown Has only competed at a handful of USBK events this year, due to work commitments. The former British Championship competitor is now based in Ostrobithina region in Finland, where he is a Teacher and Researcher in Education, Development, Physiology, Peace, Mediation and Conflict Research! Haire will fly back to his native country on 12th October, and will begin his preparation for…

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Harrison for Sunflower Trophy Races

Isle of Man TT and Ulster Grand Prix  Superbike lap record holder, Dean Harrison ( Silicone Kawsasaki)  is the latest rider to sign up for this weekends Sunflower Trophy race meeting at Bishopscourt. Harrison, who also was victorious in the Classic TT Superbike class, has been taking in  the end of season BSB meetings in order to keep at the sharp end ,and is looking forward to making his debut at the Sunflower Trophy Race meeting. The 29 year old Bradford rider who has resigned for the Silicone team for…

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Former Winner McClung Returns to Sunflower

Almost a record breaking double winner on his Sunflower debut in 2016,was Scotlands Paul McClung. The 22 year old Fabrcator decimated the opposition in the Supertwin class on his was to a dream double, lapping just outside Glenn Irwins lap record! No doubt this was an impressive debut for Paul who has since moved to the British 1000cc Superstock championship. McClung , Who recently won the Steve Hislop Trophy at East Fortune, along with a new lap record, returns to the Sunflower Trophy Meeting with his 1000 Superstock BMW, AND…

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