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By Kyle White Belfast Newsletter.   Friday’s divisive statement from motorcycling’s governing body in the Republic of Ireland was like throwing a hand grenade into a chicken coop. Sean Bissett, President of Motorcycling Ireland, launched a scathing attack on clubs within the Motorcycling Union of Ireland (Ulster Centre) that are still intent on pressing ahead

The Sunflower Trophy Races, Northern Irelands biggest short circuit meeting has just become the latest victim of the Coronavirus Pandemic The Hillsborough Club have made the following announcement on social media. It is with great regret I have to write this on behalf of the Hillsborough Club. Due to the Cov-19 situation there will be

By Kyle White Belfast Newsletter Irish and Ulster Superbike road racing champion Derek Sheils had been looking ahead to a new challenge in 2020 before the coronavirus pandemic struck. Sheils and the Burrows Engineering Racing team parted company on amicable terms after a successful four-year association, with the Dublin rider opting to run a BMW

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By Aaron League UK Clubsport    MOTORCYCLING Ireland boss Sean Bissett has hit out at some clubs for pushing on with racing after the organisation cancelled all 2020 events this week. The move comes as a number of clubs ponder whether to forge ahead with this year’s competition or axe championships altogether. In England, the FSRA has already

By Kyle White Belfast Newsletter The organisers of the Cookstown 100 have again reiterated their commitment to running the event in September, with limited numbers of spectators permitted. The Irish national road race was postponed from its usual April date due to the coronavirus crisis and the Cookstown club now hopes to stage the event

NORTH West 200 officials have today revealed that the event will not run in 2020 after plans to reschedule the race have been scrapped. Practice on the north coast was originally set to kick off tomorrow, but thanks to Covid-19 chiefs served up a notice of postponement nearly two months ago. It was rumoured that bosses were

By Kyle White Belfast Newsletter. The prospect of any short circuit racing taking place this year in Northern Ireland appears bleak as the ramifications of the Covid-19 pandemic continue to shackle sporting events here and around the globe.   Bishopscourt Racing Circuit manager Roy Biggerstaff and Mark Sanlon, who is a member of the MCUI

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By Aaron League UK Clubsport BOSSES of the Cookstown 100 have moved to quash any rumours as they announce their intention to push forward with plans to run this year’s road races. And if government restrictions continue into late summer for spectator events, they are even looking to introduce an online booking system for fans

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By Kyle White Belfast Newsletter. Ian Hutchinson has been confirmed with Northern Ireland team TAS Racing to ride the new SYNETIQ BMW. The 16-time Isle of Man TT winner makes his return to the Moneymore-based outfit after previously competing for Philip and Hector Neill’s TAS Racing squad in 2016 and 2017. Hutchinson clinched a Superbike

By Kyle White Belfast Newsletter The Armoy Road Races in July have been cancelled as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. On Friday, the organisers issued a statement and confirmed the ‘Race of Legends’ would not take place this year. The statement said: “In view of current extension to the ‘stay at home’ restrictions relating