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Farmer targets Superstock title as springboard to BSB ride in 2019

Keith Farmer says he will use the added incentive of a British Superbike ride in 2019 to fire him to the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 title next year after joining the Tyco BMW team.

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Glenn Irwin was visibly upset as he returned to the paddock following Dan Hegarty's fatal crash in the Macau Grand Prix. Picture: Stephen Davison/Pacemaker.

Macau GP: Distraught Irwin dismisses victory in Far East as 'irrelevant'

Glenn Irwin became the first rider since Phillip McCallen in 1996 to win the Macau Grand Prix but there was little cause for celebration as the race was overshadowed by a fatal crash on Saturday.
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Keith Farmer became a British champion for the third time this year after winning the British Supersport Championship for the Appleyard Macadam Racing team.

Keith Farmer joins Tyco BMW for 2018 Superstock 1000 bid

Keith Farmer has signed with Northern Ireland’s Tyco BMW team to compete in the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 Championship in 2018.
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Announcing Vauxhall's sixth year as title sponsor of the International North West 200 are Simon Oldfield, Vauxhall's Marketing Director, Martin Jessopp, NW200 Supersport and Supertwins race winner and Event Director, Mervyn Whyte.

Vauxhall confirmed as title sponsors of North West 200 for sixth year

Vauxhall will continue as title sponsors of the North West 200 in 2018 for a sixth consecutive year.

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Derek Sheils will return to the Macau Grand Prix on the Burrows Engineering Suzuki after making his debut at the event in 2016.

Burrows backing Sheils for strong result at Macau

John Burrows says anything more than a top ten finish will be a bonus at the 51st Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix next week.

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Jonathan Rea completed his fifth double of the season at Jerez in Spain, raising his tally of wins this year to 14.

WSBK: Imperious Rea doubles up to break Jerez duck in style

Jonathan Rea’s historic season continued apace at Jerez as the triple World Superbike champion clinched a sizzling double for his first ever wins at the Spanish circuit.
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Jonathan Rea leads Marco Melandri, Tom Sykes and Chaz Davies in the opening race at Jerez in Spain on Saturday.

WSBK: Jerez winner Rea went 'all-in' for maiden victory

Jonathan Rea said he threw caution to the wind as the World Superbike champion toasted his first ever victory at Jerez in Spain.
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Glenn Irwin celebrates his Sunflower Trophy success at Bishopscourt with a burnout on the PBM Be Wiser Ducati.

SUNFLOWER: Sublime Irwin retains trophy at Bishopscourt

Glenn Irwin has won the Sunflower Trophy race at Bishopscourt for the second year running on the PBM Be Wiser Ducati.
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Glenn Irwin won the opening Superbike race at the Sunflower Trophy meeting on Friday on the PBM Be Wiser Ducati.

SUNFLOWER: Irwin off to flying start with victory in Superbike opener

Glenn Irwin picked up where he left off in 2016 at the Sunflower Trophy meeting as he opened his account with victory in the first AJ Plumbing Supplies Superbike race at Bishopscourt on Friday.
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Jonathan Rea celebrates his record third successive World Superbike title in France.

Marquez praise for triple World Superbike champion Rea

MotoGP superstar Marc Marquez has heaped praise on Jonathan Rea following the Ulster rider’s historic three-in-a-row World Superbike title feat.

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Charles Stuart (25) on the Parker Transport Yamaha R1.

ISB champion Stuart aiming to impress at Sunflower

Irish Superbike champion Charles Stuart won’t mind if it rains on Saturday at the JAS Finlay Sunflower Trophy meeting at Bishopscourt.

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Tommy Bridewell (left) and Richard Cooper are set to make their debuts at the North West 200 in 2018.

NW200: Cooper and Bridewell set for debuts in 2018

Two former British Superbike race winners are set to make their debuts at next year’s international North West 200 with Richard Cooper and Tommy Bridewell preparing to tackle the Triangle course.

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Michael Laverty on the Tyco BMW in 2016.

Laverty rejoins Tyco BMW for 2018 and confirms Sunflower Trophy return

Michael Laverty will join Christian Iddon in Northern Ireland’s Tyco BMW team for the 2018 MCE British Superbike Championship.
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Keith Farmer celebrates on the podium at Brands Hatch with championship runner-up Andrew Irwin (left) and Ben Currie, who finished third in the standings.

Keith Farmer crowned British champion at Brands Hatch

Keith Farmer finally won the Dickies British Supersport Championship in the last race of the season at Brands Hatch.
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Keith Farmer has won nine times in the British Supersport Championship this year.

Keith Farmer targets BSB return in 2018

Keith Farmer hopes to return to the MCE British Superbike Championship in 2018 and has already attracted interest from some of the biggest teams in the paddock.

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Kris Meeke of Dungannon wins the WRC Rally of Spain

MOTORSPORT: Kris Meeke wins WRC Rally of Spain

Northern Ireland's Kris Meeke roared to victory at the Rally de Espana as Sebastien Ogier edged closer to the title.

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Kris Meeke is leading the Rally of Spain round of WRC

MOTORSPORT: Kris Meeke leading WRC Rally of Spain

Kris Meeke will take a 13-second lead into the final day of the Rally Spain World Championship round.

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Pictured following the announcement of plans for a new road race in Co Fermanagh are (from left): Rodney Shaw (Enniskillen & District Club chairperson), Sean Cox, (Cleenish Community Association chairperson), Fiona Ferris (club secretary), Gillian Conlon (club treasurer), Trevor Kennedy (vice chairperson) and Gary McBrien (club member and local resident)

Plans in gear for new road race in Co. Fermanagh next year

Plans are underway to revive the Enniskillen 100 road races next year more than six decades since the last race was held between the hedges in Co Fermanagh in 1952.
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Keith Farmer crashed out on the opening lap of the British Supersport Sprint race at Assen.

Farmer's wait for title glory goes on after Assen tumble

Keith Farmer’s title celebrations have been put on ice after the Appleyard Macadam Yamaha rider came off in the Dickies British Supersport Sprint race at Assen on Saturday.
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Northern Ireland's Jonathan Rea says his record-breaking third straight World Superbike title success is yet to sink in.

'Stuff of dreams' for three-time world champ Jonathan Rea

Triple World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea says his history-making three-in-a-row feat is the stuff of dreams after the Ulster rider got the job done in France today.
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