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By Kyle White, Belfast Newsletter.   Michael Dunlop says he is ‘open to proposals’ over a Superbike deal for the 2020 road racing season. The Ballymoney man has kept a typically low profile over the winter months but took to social media on Wednesday to reveal he has nothing in place in terms of Superbike

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  By Richard Petrie BBC Sport NI   Carl Phillips says competing at the North West 200 for the first time in 2019 “gave him a bit of a taste for road racing” after revealing he will ride at the Manx Grand Prix this year. The Lisburn racer will make his debut on the Mountain

By Kyle White Belfast Newsletter. Ballymoney’s Gary Dunlop has decided to take a year out of the sport to concentrate on running the Joey’s Bar MCC team. Dunlop, who won the Moto3/125GP Irish Championship for the first time in 2019, is running Cork man Mike Browne on his Moto3 Honda this year. He may also

By Kyle White Belfast Newsletter. Ulster team Burrows Engineering/RK Racing have signed promising southern Irish road racer Mike Browne for 2020. The quiet Irishman will ride a Superstock Suzuki GSX-R1000 and a Yamaha YZF-R6 for John Burrows’ team at the Irish national road races this season, plus the North West 200 and the TT, which

By Kyle White Belfast Newsletter. Ulster Superbike champion Carl Phillips will make his debut around the Mountain Course at the Manx Grand Prix this year for the long-established PRF Racing team. The Lisburn man, who won the Short Circuit Rider of the Year Award (Irish circuits) at the Irish Motorbike Awards in Belfast earlier this

By Kyle White Belfast Newsletter Cork man Mike Browne will ride for the Joey’s Bar Racing team in the Moto3 class this season. Browne, who is yet to confirm his plans for the larger capacity classes, will compete on the Ballymoney team’s Moto3 Honda machine. Writing on Twitter, Gary Dunlop confirmed the news on Tuesday.

By Richard Petrie BBC Sport NI The island of Ireland has a rich and longstanding heritage of motorcycle racing on public roads – albeit one that while hugely popular divides public opinion because of the highly dangerous and sometimes tragic nature of the sport. However in light of the financial difficulties being experienced by the Ulster Grand

The fonaCAB & Nicholl Oils North West 200 will have a new look for 2020 with a major change being introduced to the Thursday race schedule. Reacting to requests from race teams and competitors, the NW200 organisers have rejigged the Thursday schedule to include a Superbike race for the first time. Practice will take place

By Kyle White Belfast Newsletter. Northern Ireland’s Paul Jordan and the Bristol-based RC Express Racing team have parted company. Jordan told the News Letter he has no firm plans in place for 2020 and said he wished the English outfit all the best for the future. “I’ve left RC Express Racing and I’d like to

By Kyle White: Belfast Newsletter. Images Derek Wilson.   Top Irish road racer Derek Sheils and Northern Ireland team Burrows Engineering/RK Racing have parted company on amicable terms after a highly successful four-year association. Sheils won the Irish and Ulster Superbike titles last year on the Dungannon outfit’s Suzuki GSX-R1000 and finished fourth in the