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NW200: Whyte to remain at helm as ‘succession strategy’ put in place

North West 200 Event Director Mervyn Whyte will remain at the helm of the international road race while a ‘succession strategy’ is put in place to ensure a smooth transition following his retirement.

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An aerial graphic of the Lake Torrent Motorsport Centre of Excellence.

'Historic day' as work commences on proposed £30m motorsport complex in Northern Ireland

Preparatory work has commenced on a proposed £30m international motorsport centre in Northern Ireland.
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Action from year's record-breaking MCE Ulster Grand Prix, where Dean Harrison raised the outright lap record to 134.369mph.

ULSTER GP: Organisers planning changes to schedule in 2018

A number of changes will be introduced to the schedule at next year’s MCE Ulster Grand Prix.
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Glenn Irwin has signed for a third season with Paul Bird Motorsport to ride the Be Wiser-backed Ducati in the MCE British Superbike Championship in 2018.

BSB: Irwin targets British title in 2018 after penning new PBM deal

Glenn Irwin says he feels ready to step up to the mark in 2018 and challenge for the MCE British Superbike title after penning a new deal to remain in Paul Bird’s Be Wiser Ducati team.

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Jonathan Res has put down a marker on the Kawasaki at Portimao.

WSBK: Rea fastest, Laverty makes progress in sixth

Jonathan Rea was over half-a-second clear in free practice yesterday at Portimao in Portugal as the reigning World Superbike champion put down a marker ahead of Saturday's opening race.

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Tyco BMW rider Andy Reid suffered a broken femur in a crash at Silverstone on Sunday.

Tyco BMW boss Neill pays tribute to injured Andy Reid

Tyco BMW team manager Philip Neill paid tribute to Andy Reid after the Jordanstown rider suffered a fractured femur in a crash at Silverstone.

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Keith Farmer completed a double at Silverstone to tighten his grip on the Dickies British Supersport Championship, with Andrew Irwin (left) twice finishing as the runner-up.

Farmer tightens title grip with Silverstone double

Keith Farmer secured a brilliant double in the Dickies British Supersport Championship as the Ulster rider took a huge step forward in his bid to win a third title.

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Adam McLean on the A&B Installations Kawasaki ZX-10R at Kirkistown. Picture: Gavan Caldwell.

Young gun Adam McLean building Superbike experience for 2018

Adam McLean intends to use the end-of-season short circuit meetings to find his feet with his Kawasaki Superbike ahead of the 2018 road racing season.
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Derek Sheils on the Cookstown B.E. Racing Suzuki at the Ulster Grand Prix.

Sheils' title hopes alive at East Coast Racing Festival

Derek Sheils will be aiming to capitalise on an unlikely opportunity to retain his Irish Superbike Championship crown at the final National road race of the season this weekend at Killalane.
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An impression of the proposed Lake Torrent Motorsport Complex in Coalisland.

Plans for new motorsport venue in Mid Ulster receive green light

Plans for a proposed racing circuit in Mid-Ulster have been given the green light by Mid Ulster District Council.

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Davey Todd on the Longshot Racing Kawasaki at Armoy.

Roads newcomer Davey Todd granted Burrows Supertwin ride at Killalane

Impressive road racing newcomer Davey Todd will make his debut on a Supertwin machine for the Cookstown B.E. Racing team at Killalane this weekend.

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Dean Harrison on the Silicone Kawasaki during Tuesday's Classic TT Superbike race.

Classic TT: Harrison wins Superbike finale

Dean Harrison won the Motorsport Merchandise Classic TT Superbike race for the first time in a record-breaking finale on the Isle of Man.

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Lee Johnston and Dean Harrison pictured in the paddock at the Classic TT following their sidecar mishap on Friday.

Classic TT: Johnston ruled out of Superbike race with hand injuries

Northern Ireland’s Lee Johnston has been ruled out of Monday’s Motorsport Merchandise Superbike race at the Classic TT after sustaining hand injuries.
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Ballymoney's Michael Dunlop has yet to complete a lap on the Team Classic Suzuki in practice at the Isle of Man TT.

Classic TT: Reliability issues leave Dunlop on back foot

Michael Dunlop has yet to complete a lap on the Team Classic Suzuki at the Classic TT after retiring for the third night in succession.
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Scott Swann is one of three young Northern Ireland riders selected for the 2018 British Talent Cup.

Ulster trio selected for inaugural British Talent Cup

Three budding young racers from Northern Ireland have been selected for the elite new British Talent Cup series for 2018.

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Gavin Lupton from West Yorkshire.

ULSTER GP: Gavin Lupton has died

West Yorkshire’s Gavin Lupton has sadly succumbed to his injuries following a crash at the Dundrod 150 meeting at the Ulster Grand Prix.

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Dr Fred MacSorley

'Flying doctor’ hands over the baton

Dr Fred MacSorley MBE, the world-class road racing medic, has hung up his racing leathers for the last time.
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The 2017 MCE Ulster Grand Prix served up the best racing of the year at Dundrod on Saturday.

ULSTER GP: Full round-up of Saturday's results from Dundrod

The 2017 MCE Ulster Grand Prix lived up to the hype on a vintage day that had it all at Dundrod. Catch up with all the results below.

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Peter Hickman was named the man of the meeting at the MCE Ulster Grand Prix. He received the Darran Lindsay trophy from Darran's children Ben, Zack and Poppy.

ULSTER GP: Hickman crowned man of the meeting after treble

Peter Hickman made it a hat-trick at the MCE Ulster Grand Prix on Saturday to earn the man of the meeting award at Dundrod.

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