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By Kyle White Belfast Newsletter. The Motor Cycle Union of Ireland has called upon the organisers of the Cookstown 100 to cancel the race in September. In a letter obtained by the News Letter, the sport’s governing body said the ‘risks in organising events at present are all too obvious’, against the backdrop of a

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  By Kyle White, Belfast Newsletter     The Mid Antrim 150 Club has cancelled its two-day short circuit meeting at Bishopscourt in Co Down in response to the rise in coronavirus cases in Northern Ireland. The Neil and Donny Robinson Memorial meeting had been due to take place from October 3-4 after the event

By Kyle White, Belfast Newsletter. The line-up for next month’s KDM Hire Cookstown 100 is taking shape with a number of leading names confirmed for what could be the only Irish road race to go ahead in 2020.   The Co Tyrone meeting, postponed from April, is currently set to run from September 11-12 at

  IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: After a meeting with Bishopscourt Race Circuit this morning unfortunately due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic we have had to cancel our event scheduled for this Sunday 30th August. We tried our best to make it happen and though it was looking more likely at one point, it wasn’t to be. All

By Kyle White Belfast Newsletter. Magherafelt’s Paul Jordan says he could not be in a stronger position as he looks ahead to next month’s rescheduled Cookstown 100. Jordan is gearing up to make his debut for the Burrows Engineering/RK Racing team at the event, which the organisers hope to run from September 11-12 with strict Covid-19

 On BBC  Sport Northern Irelands King of the Road programme due to be streamed on the BBC website on Wednesday 12th August Ryan Farquhar has hinted that he could be making a return to road racing in 2021.   During the show he said   “Sometimes I miss it, sometimes I don’t. This past while I do crave that feeling again.  “I’m not retired, I’m still a

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By BBC Sport NI Negotiations are underway to secure the future of the Ulster Grand Prix, with an announcement about the road race possible as early as the autumn. A panel made up of many of the sport’s organisers, chaired by MP Ian Paisley Jnr, has been discussing a possible rescue plan for the international

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By Kyle White Belfast Newsletter. Carrickfergus brothers Andrew and Glenn Irwin served up a thriller in the opening British Superbike race of 2020 as they gave the new Honda Fireblade a dream one-two result at Donington Park. Andrew narrowly held off his older brother on a breathless final lap to clinch his second BSB win

By Kyle White Belfast Newsletter       Road racing star Michael Dunlop is in action this weekend at the opening round of the truncated 2020 Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Donington Park. Dunlop is riding for the Buildbase Suzuki team on a GSX-R1000 and was 28th fastest in the first free practice session for the National

By Kyle White Belfast Newsletter. The Cookstown 100 will be limited to 1000 spectators for practice on Friday, September 11, and 1600 on Saturday, September 12, the organisers have confirmed. Admission will be by wristband only. These were made available via an online booking system, inviting spectators to purchase a race programme. There will be