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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

CHIEFS at the Cookstown 100 have revealed that the Junior Support class will remain on their racing programme for the 2020 season. The category has been in doubt since calls were made to axe it from the road racing calendar next year, but a number of club officials have moved to keep the up-and-comers’ proving

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By Jack Corry NW Racing would like to wish all the racing family a very Happy New Year, and we are looking forward to a busy 2020 season. We are delighted to announce that Shaun Anderson will be once more riding for the team, and as well as the BMW S1000rr Superstock bike, we have

By Aaron League UK Clubsport   The former Irish and Ulster Supersport Cup winner will head back to the North Coast for his second NW200 aboard an ILR-Mark Coverdale Paton, and is also planning to once again tackle the Ulster Grand Prix if the event goes ahead. The news follows Team ILR’s announcement last week that

    Stefano Bonetti, a Supertwins winner at last year’s North West 200, and Republic of Ireland rider Joe Loughlin, will be part of Team ILR at next year’s international road races. Japanese rider Masayuki Yamanaka and James Hind will also race for the team. Bonetti, Loughlin and Hind will all compete on Team ILR-Mark

By Kyle White Belfast Newsletter  Peter Hickman set a scorching new world road racing lap record in excess of 136mph at the 2019 Ulster Grand Prix at Dundrod. Riding the Smiths Racing BMW S1000RR, the 32-year-old re-established the 7.4-mile course as the fastest road race in the world after lapping at 136.415mph on his way

By Kyle White Belfast Newsletter A number of top names have already confirmed their plans for next season as the 2020 line-up for the international road races begins to take shape. Peter Hickman will be the man with the biggest target on his back after the British Superbike contender had a year to remember in

By Kyle White Belfast Newsletter The North West 200 has secured a new three-year title sponsorship deal with Northern Ireland companies fonaCAB and Nicholl Oils, which will run from 2020 until 2022. Friday’s announcement is a welcome boost for the sport after several worrying developments over recent weeks, with next year’s Ulster Grand Prix in

By Kyle White, Belfast Newsletter   The Cookstown 100 lost £20,000 at this year’s event, the organisers have revealed. The revelation comes after confirmation that the Enniskillen meeting will not take place in 2020, while the Ulster Grand Prix is in doubt with the Dundrod and District Motorcycle Club in debt to the tune of

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ROAD racing bosses of the Enniskillen and District Motorcycle Club have today confirmed that their roads event will not be held in 2020. Among concerns, organiser cited rising costs and road surface conditions as some of their chief reasons for not running the meeting next season. A statement from the Club reads: After many years