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ULSTER SUPERBIKES: Charles Stuart doubles up at Bishopscourt

Ballycastle’s Charles Stuart doubled up at the Temple Club’s Ulster Superbike meeting at Bishopscourt on Saturday.
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Little Clodagh McNamee and her mother, Ciara, with the Joey's Bar MCC 125 Honda during a visit by Nikki Coates (second from left) and Gary Dunlop (front) who staged a charity football match in aid of the Children's Cancer Unit Charity. They are pictured here with Play Specialist, Francine McDonald and Wallace McFall from Charles Hurst, who sponsored the event.

Bike racers’ charity football match raises £9,000 for Children’s Cancer Unit

A charity football match between motorcycle road racers and short circuit riders held in January raised over £9,000 for The Children’s Cancer Unit.

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Lee Johnston on the Honda Racing Fireblade SP2 during pre-season testing in Spain.

NW200: Lee Johnston unfazed by new Honda Racing challenge

New Honda Racing signing Lee Johnston doesn’t believe a lack of track time with the Fireblade SP2 will have an adverse affect on his prospects at the Vauxhall International North West 200 in May.

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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.

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Michael Dunlop will ride a Superbike for the Tyco BMW team in 2018.

COMMENT: Tyco BMW debut for Michael Dunlop at Cookstown 100?

Thursday’s official launch of the KDM Hire Cookstown 100 has raised the sense of anticipation with the new Irish road racing season now only weeks away.

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Derek Sheils on the Cookstown B.E. Racing Suzuki at last year's Cookstown 100.

Cookstown 100: Derek Sheils will take all the beating, says John Burrows

John Burrows says Derek Sheils will take all the beating at this year’s KDM Hire Cookstown 100, which was launched on Thursday night at the Royal Hotel.
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David Johnson on the Gulf BMW at Donington Park.

NW200: David Johnson eyes maiden podium on North Coast

Australian contender David Johnson is quietly confident of challenging for the podium at next month’s Vauxhall International North West 200.
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Michael Dunlop will ride the SC-Project Paton in the Lightweight race at the Isle of Man TT.

TT 2018: Michael Dunlop eager to add sixth manufacturer to roll of honour

Michael Dunlop says the lure of winning for a sixth different manufacturer at the Isle of Man TT has given him renewed impetus to challenge for a maiden victory in the Lightweight race for Italian marque Paton.

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Gerard Kinghan celebrates his Enkalon Trophy success with runner-up Charles Stuart (left) and Luke Johnston at Bishopscourt on Saturday.

Gerard Kinghan wins Enkalon Trophy for first time

Gerard Kinghan was crowned Enkalon Trophy champion for the first time on Saturday at Bishopscourt in Co Down.
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Michael Dunlop has joined the Tyco BMW team for the Superbike races in 2018.

COMMENT: Michael Dunlop and Tyco BMW - a match made in heaven?

Confirmation last Tuesday that Michael Dunlop had agreed terms to ride a Superbike for Northern Ireland’s Tyco BMW team took many within the road racing community by surprise.

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Michael Dunlop has yet to finalise his plans for the Superbike class in 2018.

TT 2018: Michael Dunlop contemplating next move

​Michael Dunlop says he hopes to have his Superbike plans firmed up sooner rather than later as the 15-time Isle of Man TT winner contemplates his next move.
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Michael Dunlop and John McGuinness with the MD Racing Honda Supersport machine on the Isle of Man on Wednesday.

TT 2018: John McGuinness joins forces with Michael Dunlop Racing in Supersport class

John McGuinness and Michael Dunlop have joined forces in a sensational move that will see the Morecambe Missile compete in the Supersport races at this year’s Isle of Man TT for Dunlop’s MD Racing team.
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Michael Dunlop won the Senior race at the Isle of Man TT last year on the Hawk Racing Suzuki.

Michael Dunlop considering Superbike options after parting company from Hawk Racing

Michael Dunlop has revealed he has not renewed his contract with Hawk Racing to contest the Superbike class at the international road races in 2018.
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World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea will complete a parade lap at the North West 200 in May.

NW200: World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea set for demo lap in May

Reigning World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea will make a special appearance at the Vauxhall International North West 200 in May, where he will complete a parade lap around the famous Triangle venue.

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Alastair Seeley (Tyco BMW) leads Glenn Irwin (PBM Ducati) in the NW200 Superbike race in 2017.

Stars out in force for North West 200 launch

Glenn Irwin and Alastair Seeley will be among the special guests at the official launch of the Vauxhall International North West 200 in Coleraine on Wednesday evening.

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Vauxhall International North West 200 Event Director, Mervyn Whyte, joined  Donna and Mark Donnelly from the Merrow Hotel and Spa and Burrows Engineering/Cookstown Suzuki boss John Burrows to announce the Merrow Hotel and Spa's sponsorship of the main feature race at the event in 2018.

NW200: New sponsor announced for feature Superbike race

The headline Superbike race at the Vauxhall International North West 200 will have a new sponsor this year with the Merrow Hotel and Spa on board as backers of the blue riband event.

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Michael Dunlop pictured testing the Buildbase Suzuki at Cartagena in Spain on Thursday.

Michael Dunlop tests Buildbase Suzuki for 2018

Senior TT winner Michael Dunlop has tested the Buildbase Suzuki Superbike at Cartagena in Spain.
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Alastair Seeley will ride for the Tyco BMW team in the Superbike and Superstock races at the North West 200 in May.

NW200: Alastair Seeley and Tyco BMW renew ties for Triangle showpiece

Alastair Seeley has struck a deal with Northern Ireland’s Tyco BMW team for this year’s Vauxhall International North West 200.

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Michael Dunlop won both Supersport races at the Isle of Man TT in 2013 after linking up with PTR to ride a Honda.

PTR announce Supersport link with Michael Dunlop for 2018

World Supersport outfit PTR announced on Sunday that they are set to link up with MMichael Dunlop for the international road races in 2018.
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Gary Dunlop won his maiden road race last year at Killalane.

Gary Dunlop decides to sit out 2018 season

Gary Dunlop has confirmed he won’t race this season with the Ballymoney man instead focusing on running the Joey’s Bar MCC team.
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