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By Kyle White Belfast Newsletter Carrick’s Andrew Irwin says he ‘can’t wait to get started’ after signing for Northern Ireland’s TAS Racing team to ride the SYNETIQ BMW in next year’s British Superbike Championship. Friday’s announcement comes after it was revealed earlier in the week that Irwin had decided to leave the Honda Racing team.

By Kyle White Belfast Newsletter After confirming his retirement from the sport this summer Gary Dunlop has now revealed that the 2021 Irish road racing season will herald the swansong for the Joey’s Bar MCC racing team. The 37-year-old – who is engaged to road racer Melissa Kennedy – told the News Letter in July

By Kyle White Belfast Newsletter Jonathan Rea has won the World Superbike Championship for a record sixth consecutive season Estoril in Portugal. The Kawasaki rider incredibly finished fourth despite starting from 15th place on row five after crashing during qualifying. Rea only needed a top-13 finish to guarantee the title but the championship was effectively over

By Kyle White Belfast Newsletter Next year’s North West 200 could be pushed back until later in the year to improve the prospects of the event taking place amidst the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. The international road race was cancelled this year along with the Isle of Man TT as a direct result of the coronavirus

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North West 200 Event Director, Mervyn Whyte, MBE, is stepping down from the role. Whyte has been at the helm of the north coast race for the past twenty years, Ireland's largest outdoor sporting attraction. “I had intended to retire at the end of 2019 but Coleraine and District Motor Club asked me to stay

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By Kyle White Belfast Newsletter Ryan Farquhar says he is ‘proud and honoured’ after being awarded a British Empire Medal in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. The Dungannon man is Ireland’s most successful ever Irish national road racer and his achievements were also recognised last year, when Farquhar went into the Guinness Book of World Records

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By Kyle White Belfast Newsletter Well-known Motor Cycle Union of Ireland (Ulster Centre) chaplain Rev Noel Agnew has sadly passed away following a short period of illness.   The retired Minister suffered a heart attack following practice for the Cookstown 100 motorcycle races on Friday, September 11. He received immediate attention from paramedics at the scene who

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By Kyle White Belfast Newsletter Ballymoney man Darryl Tweed is recovering following a heavy crash at the KDM Hire Cookstown 100 on Saturday. Tweed came off the M&D Kawasaki 400 in the Lightweight Supersport race on the final lap after being caught out by the wet conditions, resulting in a red flag. It was a

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Traditionally the first race of the Irish National Road Racing season and normally held in April, the Cookstown 100, the one and only Irish Road race to be run in 2020 took place today around the 2.1 mile Orritor circuit on the outskirts of Cookstown. Derek Sheils won the only Superbike race to notch up

Derek Sheils will start tomorrow’s Cookstown 100 road races on pole position. Up until the last minute it was doubtful if the Dubliner would be competing after a miss understanding with his entry. Following a wet start to the day causing  a delay to the start of qualifying Sheils a dominant force at Cookstown over he