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Dan Kneen confirmed at Tyco BMW but question mark over Hutchy

Manx rider Dan Kneen has joined Northern Ireland’s Tyco BMW team for 2018, although a question mark hangs over Ian Hutchinson’s plans next season.
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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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Dan Hegarty in action at the Macau Grand Prix.

Macau GP: Dan Hegarty dies after crash

The rider killed in a crash at the Macau Grand Prix today has officially been named as English competitor Dan Hegarty.
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Glenn Irwin on a sombre podium at the Macau Grand Prix with runner-up Peter Hickman (left) and Michael Rutter.

Macau GP: Irwin wins as race marred by fatal crash

Northern Ireland’s Glenn Irwin has claimed his maiden victory in Saturday’s tragedy-hit Macau Grand Prix.
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Glenn Irwin became the first rider from Northern Ireland since Phillip McCallen in 1995 to claim pole at the Macau Grand Prix.

Macau GP: Sizzling Irwin claims pole with unofficial lap record

Glenn Irwin dipped under Scottish rider Stuart Easton’s seven-year-old lap record to claim pole position for Saturday’s 51st Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix.
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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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Glenn Irwin claimed provisional pole on the PBM Ducati during first qualifying at the Macau Grand Prix.

Macau GP: Irwin claims provisional pole to throw down gauntlet

Glenn Irwin has claimed provisional pole for the Macau Grand Prix after topping the times in the opening qualifying session.
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Andrew Irwin will ride for the CIA Landlord Insurance Honda team in the World Supersport Championship in 2018.

Andrew Irwin makes step up to World Supersport Championship for 2018

Andrew Irwin will contest the World Supersport Championship in 2018 with Simon Buckmaster’s PTR team.

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Glenn Irwin on the PBM Be Wiser Ducati on his debut at the Macau Grand Prix in 2016. Picture: Stephen Davison/Pacemaker Press.

Macau GP: Confident Irwin aiming to finish year on a high

Glenn Irwin is aiming follow up his stunning debut at last year’s Macau Grand Prix by challenging for another major victory to add to his North West 200 Superbike crown.

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Josh Elliott won the Superstock 1000 Championship for Morello Racing in 2015.

Josh Elliott returns to Morello Racing fold for Superstock 1000 title bid

Josh Elliott has teamed up with Morello Racing once again to contest the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 Championship in 2018.
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Peter Hickman on the Smiths Racing BMW at the Ulster Grand Prix.

Hickman confirms BSB and roads deal with Smiths Racing for 2018

Peter Hickman is aiming to hit the ground running in 2018 after signing with the Gloucester-based Smiths Racing team for a second season.
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Jonathan Rea was fastest in free practice on Thursday in Qatar.

WSBK: World champion Rea fastest under floodlights in Qatar

Jonathan Rea began his quest to set a points record in the World Superbike Championship in fine style as the Ulster rider topped free practice in Qatar on Thursday night.
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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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Jonathan Rea has surprisingly never won a World Superbike race at Jerez in Spain.

WSBK: Rea fastest despite 'strange' practice crash at Jerez

World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea set the pace at Jerez in Spain despite suffering a heavy crash in FP2 on Friday.
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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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