The final round of the 2018 Ulster Superbike Championship which incorporated the Sunflower Trophy Races attracted a bumper crowd. A combination of a good entry list, great weather and arguably the best motor racing venue in Northern Ireland if not the whole of Ireland tempted a huge number of people off of their sofas to watch
Buildbase Suzuki British Superbike star Richard Cooper took a sensational victory at today’s Sunflower Trophy race. A newcomer to the event, Cooper took the win in the feature J.A.S. Finlay Superbike bike race giving him a hat-trick of wins over the weekend. Cooper led from the start until six-time Sunflower winner Michael Laverty forced his
Richard Cooper made the perfect start to his debut Sunflower Trophy Races at Bishopscourt Racing Circuit today, Cooper qualified in pole position then following this up with a win in the opening Superbike race of the weekend. Still on a high from his win at the final British Superbike races at Brands Hatch last week
The scene is set for the 41st Sunflower Trophy race meeting at the County Down Bishopscourt circuit, which takes place fri and sat 19th & 20th October. Six times a winner of this prestigious end of season feature race, TYCO BMWs Michael Laverty will be aiming to win the Trophy for an amazing 7th time! The 37-year-old spearheads the
Dedication and Determination!! Back in 2016, a young up and coming junior moto cross rider was seriously injured in the final rounds of the Youth Moto Cross championships at Sailsbury in England, so bad was this accident, that Doctors at the hospital, told his parents, that he may never walk again!, riding motor cycles or
As in the past, the Sidecars have always featured a top class entry at the Sunflower Trophy races. In the past, the Sunflower Trophy races has seen such stars as Webster, Brindley, Molyneaux,Reeves,Holden,Birchalls, Saville, Wright, Fisher Howles but to name a few, At the moment, the sidecar entry is looking good again for 2018, with
Newcomer to Sunflower is Darren Cooper, better known for his prowess on the roads, Cooper was a short circuit rider for many years before retiring to concentrate on his business, Here Darren takes up the story; “ I began racing back in 2000,continued until 2005, my first race was at Aintree on a steel framed
Whilst all the attention may be focused around the visiting riders and the Sunflower Trophy Race, there is still plenty of action to be had from amongst our local lads, who are aiming to wrap up their 2018 campaign on a high . In the inaurgrural USBK Superbike championship, the battle for third place has
One of the rising stars in this years USBK Superbike championship, is 33 year old Kilkeel bricklayer, Barry Graham. The former moto crosser had his first ride on a superbike exactly a year ago at the Sunflower Trophy event! In a rather strange array of events, it was through his friend, and now
Sleet and snow didn’t put off a very determined Warrenpoint schoolboy, when he competed in his first race at a bitterly cold day at Nutts Corner in 2013. For Connall Courtney, this was a baptism of fire, but it didn’t put him off, and in 2015, , took 9 wins and won the Irish and
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