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By Kyle White, Belfast Newsletter. The line-up for next month’s KDM Hire Cookstown 100 is taking shape with a number of leading names confirmed for what could be the only Irish road race to go ahead in 2020.   The Co Tyrone meeting, postponed from April, is currently set to run from September 11-12 at

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 Kyle White, Belfast Newsletter Armoy Clerk of the Course Bill Kennedy has sounded a stark warning that it could be 2022 before Irish road racing recovers from the impact of the coronavirus crisis. The ‘Race of Legends’ is the only Ulster event on the calendar yet to be postponed or cancelled this season, although

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

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     Michael Dunlop set the fastest lap of the week at the Classic TT in perfect conditions in Saturday afternoon’s Superbike session Riding the Team Classic Suzuki XR69, Dunlop – riding with a series of injuries – gritted his teeth and lapped at 125.75mph to top the leaderboard. The

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