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    Stephen Davison NW200 Press Officer   Former BSB star James Ellison headlined the list of ten newcomers who visited the north coast circuit today ahead of their debuts at the 2020 fonaCAB and Nicholl Oils North West 200.   The vastly experienced Ellison will make his first appearance on the famous 8.9 mile Triangle circuit that links the towns of Portrush, Portstewart and Coleraine after a career that

By Roy Harris Belfast Telegraph.   The famous Ulster Grand Prix at Dundrod looks to have reached the end of the road. Officially in the record books as the world’s fastest road race, the UGP is saddled by debts of £300,000 with hopes of a rescue package fading. Despite their hopes of a reprieve, a

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By Roy Harris Belfast Telegraph. It may be too late for this year but the historic Ulster Grand Prix can still be saved in time for its 2022 centenary. With the event facing crippling debts in the region of £300,000, it seems impossible it will be saved this year with riders still awaiting payment for

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Ulster Grand Prix organisers have said that the meeting’s future remains in doubt despite talks in recent months aimed at securing funding for the cash-strapped road races. In November, it was revealed that  debts in the region of £250,000 had created a major financial crisis for the event. A statement from the organising Dundrod and District

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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.

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