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By Kyle White Belfast Newsletter Motorcycle racing in Northern Ireland has been given the green light to go ahead by the Department for Communities and Sport NI. In a statement on Friday, the MCUI (Ulster Centre) welcomed the news and confirmed that spectators would be permitted to attend events. John McClure, MCUI UC chairman, said:

September’s two-day IFS David Wood Trophy meeting has been cancelled as a ‘direct result’ of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Motorcycling Road Racing Club of Ireland’s event was scheduled to take place at Bishopscourt Racing Circuit in Co. Down from September 19-20. However, event co-ordinator Mark Sanlon said it was imperative that ‘everyone played their part’

Johnny Atcheson former MCUI (UC) Chairman has sadly passed away condolences to Maureen and family circle from the management at Bishopscourt Racing Circuit.  A long time stalwart in all aspects of motorcycling in general and Belfast & District Motor Club affairs in particular, Johnny will be sadly missed by all those who knew him. Johnny

It is with regret that the Bishopscourt Racing Circuit round of the 2020 Ulster Superbike Championship to be held on Saturday 22nd August has now been cancelled. Under Covid-19 current restrictions and with no directive from our governing body as yet  on NI Government phasing for the remainder of 2020 we feel that there is

By Kyle White Belfast Newsletter   The Bennetts British Championship has set a provisional date for racing to commence in August. An updated 2020 calendar was announced on Wednesday featuring six triple-header rounds at Donington Park, Snetterton, Silverstone, Oulton Park and Brands Hatch, totalling 18 championship rounds. The opening round is pencilled in at Donington Park

By Kyle White Belfast Newsletter.    The organisers of the Classic Bike Festival Ireland have confirmed that the event this summer has been cancelled as a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The two-day motorcycling extravaganza, held for the first time to great acclaim in 2019, had been scheduled to take place at Bishopscourt Racing

By Roy Harris Belfast Telegraph   Road racing legend Phillip McCallen believes the under-threat Ulster Grand Prix at Dundrod can be saved with this year’s Covid-19 cancellation proving a rare blessing in disguise of the current pandemic. The historic but debt-ridden event, £300,000 in the red and with the organising Dundrod club facing liquidation, would not

By Kyle White Belfast Newsletter The Mid Antrim 150 Club has postponed the Neil and Donny Robinson Memorial Trophy races in the summer due to the Covid-19 outbreak. The Ulster Superbike event was scheduled to take place at Bishopscourt Racing Circuit from July 18-19. On Sunday, a statement from the club said it hoped to

The Motorcycle Union Of Ireland (Ulster Centre) have decided it it is still too soon to make any decision on whether to cancel all further events in 2020 in Northern Ireland due to the continuing restrictions incurred by Coronavirus pandemic. In a statement released on Tuesday 26th evening, the the Ulster Centre said any remaining

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