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Adam McLean 'unlikely to race again this year' after death of McAdoo team-mate James Cowton

Young prospect Adam McLean says he plans to take some time out of the sport in the wake of the recent tragedies that have left a dark cloud hanging over road racing.

Louise Dunlop: My boys have shown me devoted love

Grief-stricken Louise Dunlop says her sons, Michael and Daniel, have been a tower of strength following the tragic death of her eldest boy William at the Skerries 100 road races.


WATCH: Tributes paid to William Dunlop: Graeme McDowell and Rory McIlroy extend sympathy to the family

Northern Ireland golfers Graeme McDowell and Rory McIlroy have paid tributes to William Dunlop who was tragically killed in an accident at the Skerries 100 road races on Saturday..
Ballymoney man William Dunlop, who sadly died following an incident in practice at the Skerries 100 on Saturday.

William Dunlop killed in practice at Skerries 100

Northern Ireland motorcycling star William Dunlop has been tragically killed in practice for the Skerries 100 near Dublin.
Davey Todd on the Burrows Engineering Racing Honda at Gorse Lea in the second Supersport race at the Isle of Man TT.

Davey Todd set for Southern 100 debut with Burrows Engineering Racing

Up and coming road racing prospect Davey Todd will make his Southern 100 debut in July with Northern Ireland’s Burrows Engineering Racing Team.

Local riders Jason Meara leads  Glenn McCormick battle for 11th in the MX2 race

Motocross stars put on a show in Desertmartin

Round five of the Maxxis British Championship at Desertmartin was nothing short of brilliant.

From left to right  Dr. Suzanne Maguire ( consultant ),  Carmel Lavery ( occupational therapist ),  Steven Lynd, Julie Morton ( occupational therapist ),  Olivia Connolly ( staff nurse ) and Chris Delaney ( health care assistant )

Determined Lynd starting to rebuild after horror crash 
at Ulster Grand Prix in 2017

Glengormley road racer Steven Lynd made the headlines for all the wrong reasons almost a year ago when he nearly lost his life at the 2017 Ulster Grand Prix.

Winning return for champions: Neil Campbell and Craig Parmenter win at Tandragee

Winning return for champions: Neil Campbell and Craig Parmenter win at Tandragee

Reigning sidecarcross champions Neil Campbell and Craig Parmenter made a surprise but winning return to action at round five of the Ulster Championships at the Tandragee motocross park.

John Meara

Back to his best: John Meara with three from three in Athlone

John Meara was back to his best at round four of the Irish motocross championship at Doon, Athlone, taking maximum points after three wins from three starts in the MX1 class on the 450 Watt Kawasaki.

Richard Bird leads MX1 Championship  heading to Claudy this weekend.

MOTOCROSS: Riders are raring to go IN Claudy!

It’s all to play for as the The 2018 Nutt Travel MRA Ulster Motocross Championships reaches the halfway stage of the season.

Marc Marquez extends his Championship lead in France. photo: MICHELIN

MOTOGP: Marc Marquez equals Stoner’s record

Marc Marquez took the Repsol Honda to a record-breaking victory at the HJC Helmets Grand Prix de France equalling Casey Stoner’s 38 premier class wins, and extending his lead in the championship to 36 points over Movistar Yamaha’s Maverick Viñales as he cruised to victory over Danilo Petrucci and Valentino Rossi. Marquez, the only rider to use the hard rear Michelin tyre, made the best start from the lights but it was Ducati’s Jorge Lorenzo who powered into the lead at turn one. Behind the Spaniard, Andrea Dovizioso and Johann Zarco were having a great battle before the Ducati title contender crashed out on lap five. The Honda man took an advantage of a rare mistake by Zarco on lap six when he ran wide on the Tech3 Yamaha but in true Zarco style he fought back and retook Marquez two corners later.

Richard Bird leads MX1 Michelin  Experts Championship.

MOTOCROSS: Richard Bird takes the overall lead

Lisburn’s Richard Bird leads the 2018 MX1 Michelin Experts Nationals British Championship after four straight victories at Preston Docks at the weekend.

Keith Farmer on the Tyco BMW at Oulton Park.

Keith Farmer wins Superstock 1000 race at Oulton Park

Keith Farmer clinched his maiden victory on the Tyco BMW as the Northern Ireland rider won the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 race at Oulton Park.

Michael Dunlop will compete in the Superbike class for the Tyco BMW team in 2018.

Dunlop set for Tyco BMW debut

Michael Dunlop is due to make his debut on the Tyco BMW Superbike at the KDM Hire Cookstown 100 this month.

Peter Hickman at Ballaugh Bridge on the KMR/IEG Kawasaki in the Lightweight race at the Isle of Man TT in 2017.

TT 2018: John McGuinness set for Lightweight debut on Ryan Farquhar’s KMR Kawasaki

Ulster team owner Ryan Farquhar has struck a deal with Isle of Man TT legend John McGuinness to ride for his KMR/IEG Kawasaki team in the Bennetts Lightweight TT.

Derek Sheils is an early entry for the KDM Hire Cookstown 100 on the Cookstown B.E. Racing Suzuki.

Derek Sheils and Davey Todd among early entries for Cookstown 100

The countdown is on to the KDM Hire Cookstown 100 in April with Derek Sheils among the early entries on the Cookstown B.E. Racing Suzuki.

Jonathan Rea became the first rider ever to win the World Superbike Championship in three successive seasons in 2017.

Jonathan Rea relishing prospect of racing in Northern Ireland World Superbike round

Three-time World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea says he is ‘so excited’ by the news that Northern Ireland will host a round of the series from as early as 2019.

Three-time champion Jonathan Rea could soon be racing in a World Superbike round on his home patch in Northern Ireland.

Three-year deal signed to bring World Superbikes to Northern Ireland

A three-year deal has been reached between World Superbike Championship organisers Dorna and Manna Developments to host a round of the series at the £30m Lake Torrent Circuit in Coalisland, Co Tyrone.
Gary McCoy receives the David Wood Scholarship award from Lee Wood.

Newcomer Gary McCoy ‘honoured’ by Davy Wood recognition

Promising young short circuit rider Gary McCoy has won the prestigious Davy Wood Scholarship.

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