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Cookstown 100: Derek Sheils on Superbike pole

Derek Sheils will start the Superbike races from pole at the Cookstown 100 after topping the times in practice from Derek McGee.

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William Dunlop won the non-championship Supersport invitational race at the Cookstown 100 on Friday evening.

Cookstown 100: William Dunlop edges Supersport thriller

William Dunlop came out on top of a thrilling invitational Supersport race at the KDM Hire Cookstown 100 on Friday evening following a scintillating duel with Derek McGee.
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Guy Martin on the Honda Racing Fireblade at Castle Combe.

Guy Martin: No substitute for real road racing

Guy Martin says there is no substitute for pure road racing as the Honda rider continues his preparations for the Isle of Man TT.
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Italian road racer Dario Cecconi's remains were escorted around the Tandragee 100 circuit by motorcyclists and fans during a tribute lap on Thursday night.

Tribute lap held in memory of Italian racer Dario Cecconi

A tribute lap in memory of Italian racer Dario Cecconi was held on Thursday night at the Tandragee 100 course where he lost his life in a crash last Saturday.

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William Dunlop pictured on the Temple Golf Club Yamaha R1 Superbike.

William Dunlop to ride Temple Golf Club Yamaha R1 machines in 2017

William Dunlop will ride Yamaha Superbike and Superstock machinery in a new deal with the Tim Martin-owned Temple Golf Club on the roads this year.
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Italian rider Dario Cecconi in action at the Tandragee 100.

Tandragee 100: Italian racer Dario Cecconi has died

Italian rider Dario Cecconi has died as a result of injuries he sustained in a crash at the Tandragee 100 on Saturday.

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Italian racer Dario Cecconi pictured at the Tandragee 100.

Tandragee 100: Prayers as Italian rider Dario Cecconi fights for his life in hospital

The road racing community is praying for the recovery of popular Italian rider Dario Cecconi, who sustained serious injuries following a crash at the Tandragee 100 on Saturday.

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The start of the Superbike race at the Tandragee 100 on Saturday.

Tandragee 100: Saturday’s results round-up

All the results from Saturday’s 57th Around-A-Pound Tandragee 100.

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Italian rider Dario Cecconi.

Tandragee 100: Critical crash rider named as Italian Dario Cecconi

The rider involved in a serious crash at the Tandragee 100 on Saturday has been named as Italian competitor Dario Cecconi.
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Derek Sheils leads Derek McGee and William Dunlop in the first Superbike race at the Tandragee 100 on Saturday.

Tandragee 100: Derek Sheils off to winning start on John Burrows' Suzuki

Dublin rider Derek Sheils made a winning start to the new 2017 Irish road racing season with a victory in the first Superbike race at the Around-A-Pound Tandragee 100 on Saturday.
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Honda Racing's Guy Martin crashed out of the first Superbike race at the Tandragee 100 after tangling with Paul Jordan at Marlacoo corner.

Tandragee 100: Guy Martin crashes unhurt on Honda race debut

Guy Martin’s race debut for the Honda Racing team ended abruptly with a crash on the opening lap of the first Superbike race at the Tandragee 100 on Saturday.

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William Dunlop with the Mar-Train Yamaha Superstock machine at the Tandragee 100 on Friday.

EXCLUSIVE: William Dunlop to ride Mar-Train Yamaha R1 at Tandragee 100

William Dunlop is set to ride a Yamaha R1 in the Mar-Train colours this weekend at the Around-A-Pound Tandragee 100.
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Guy Martin on his new Honda Racing Fireblade SP2 at Castle Combe in Wiltshire.

Guy Martin winding up wick on new Honda Superbike

New Honda Racing signing Guy Martin has been busy bringing himself back up to speed as he builds towards his eagerly anticipated comeback at the Isle of Man TT this year.

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Dan Kneen on the DTR BMW Superstock machine at Kirkistown.

Dan Kneen continues winning ways at Kirkistown

Manx rider Dan Kneen rounded off an excellent Easter schedule at the Irish short circuit races at Kirkistown in Co Down.

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Manx rider Dan Kneen pictured with the Enkalon Trophy at Bishopscourt on Saturday.

Dan Kneen wins Enkalon Trophy for first time at Bishopscourt

Isle of Man rider Dan Kneen won the 40th Enkalon Trophy showpiece at Bishopscourt on Saturday for the first time.
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Dan Kneen tested his DTR BMW Superstock machine at Bishopscourt during the week. Picture: Ryan Fegan.

Dan Kneen eyes up Easter bonus at Kirkistown

Manxman Dan Kneen will feel he has an excellent opportunity to emerge victorious in the traditional Easter Monday Irish short circuit showpiece at Kirkistown this year.

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Sam Dunlop and his father Jim.

New road racing documentary explores beating heart of the sport

A fascinating new three-part documentary from the makers of ROAD goes behind the scenes of Irish road racing and illuminates the characters that make the sport so unique.
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The Road Racing People exhibition is set to tour Northern Ireland in April.

Captivating exhibition bares soul of Irish road racing

A stunning photographic exhibition by internationally renowned photographer Stephen Davison has laid bare the soul of Irish road racing.
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Hillsborough’s Harper back with Douglas Motorsport

Teenage motorsport star Daniel Harper will return to the Ginetta Junior Championship this season, with an outright title challenge his number one objective as he continues his successful partnership with Douglas Motorsport.

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The future of Irish road racing is in the spotlight once again due to insurance costs.

Exclusive: Road racing admission fees achievable, but may not be sport’s saviour

The introduction of admission charges at Irish National road races is an achievable proposition if the will exists to ‘take the bull by the horns’, it has been claimed.

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