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Plans in top gear for 2018 Blackhorse NI Motorcycle Festival

The 2018 Blackhorse NI Motorcycle Festival was launched on Thursday at the Eikon Exhibition Centre in Lisburn, where Alastair Seeley, Keith Farmer and Simon Reid were among the special guests.

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Bruce Anstey leads Peter Hickman, Conor Cummins, Dean Harrison and Dan Kneen in the Ulster Grand Prix Superbike race.

Fab five shortlisted for Race of the Year honour

A fabulous five red-hot races have been shortlisted for the coveted title of A.McLean Bookmakers Race of the Year this month at the prestigious Cornmarket Motorbike Awards in Belfast.

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Jonathan Rea has been named BBC Northern Ireland Sports Personality of the Year after becoming World Superbike champion for the third successive season in 2017.

Jonathan Rea named BBC Northern Ireland Sports Personality of the Year 2017

Three-time World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea has been named the 2017 BBC Northern Ireland Sports Personality of the Year.

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Jonathan Rea clinched his third straight World Superbike title at Magny-Cours in France.

MOTORCYCLING: Jonathan Rea runner-up in BBC Sports Personality of the Year

Three-time World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea was voted as the runner-up in the 2017 BBC Sports Personality of the Year on Sunday night at the Echo Arena in Liverpool.

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World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea.

Jonathan Rea: SPOTY recognition fitting end to special year

History-maker Jonathan Rea says Sunday night’s BBC Sports Personality of the Year is a fitting occasion to cap a landmark season in the Ulster rider’s incredible career.

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Ian Hutchinson and Lee Johnston will race for Honda Racing UK on the roads in 2018.

MOTORCYCLING: Hutchy and Johnston to make Honda debut at NW200

After weeks of speculation Honda Racing UK have confirmed Ian Hutchinson and Lee Johnston will race for the team on the roads in 2018.

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One of Stephen's pictures of Guy.

MOTORCYCLING: New book on Guy Martin

From bestselling author Stephen Davison comes a stunning new hardback book about the world’s most famous road racer.

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New signings Lee Johnston and Ian Hutchinson at Honda's headquarters in Louth.

MOTORCYCLING: Lee Johnston joins Honda Racing with Ian Hutchinson for 2018

Fermanagh’s Lee Johnston hopes to put two difficult years behind him after being officially confirmed in Honda Racing’s new-look line-up for 2018.
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Alastair Seeley pictured on the North coast as it was announced Seeley will race a R6 Yamaha in EHA Racing livery at the 2018 NW200.
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NORTH WEST 200: Alastair Seeley teams up with EHA Racing for NW200

Vauxhall International North West 200 record-breaker Alastair Seeley has teamed up with British Supersport outfit EHA Racing for the famous road race next May.

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The Cookstown 100 will be the first Irish National road race in 2018.

Irish road race dates confirmed for 2018

The Cookstown 100 will kick-start the Irish National road racing season next year following confirmation of the 2018 schedule at the MCUI Inter Centre Conference over the weekend.

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Ian Hutchinson with joint TAS Racing team owner Hector Neill at the Isle of Man TT this year.

Ian Hutchinson edges closer to Honda Racing move

Sixteen-time Isle of Man TT winner Ian Hutchinson is on the verge of a sensational move to Honda Racing.
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Dan Kneen will ride for Northern Ireland's Tyco BMW team at the international road races in 2018.

Kneen fired up to grasp his chance with Tyco BMW

Manx ace Dan Kneen has vowed to ‘give it everything’ next season after signing for Northern Ireland’s Tyco BMW team.

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Jonathan Rea

Jonathan Rea makes BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2017 shortlist

Three times World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea has been included on the BBC Sports Personality of the Year shortlist
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Derek McGee will compete in the Supertwin class in 2018 for Ryan Farquhar's celebrated KMR Kawasaki team.

Farquhar confirms Derek McGee as first signing for 2018

Ryan Farquhar has signed multiple Irish road racing champion Derek McGee to contest the Supertwin class in 2018.

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Dan Kneen at the Ulster Grand Prix last year with Tyco BMW team principal Philip Neill (left) and Hector Neill (right).

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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World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea, after being presented with an MBE by the Duke of Cambridge, at Buckingham Palace, London.

Proud Rea hails ‘incredible’ day as world champion receives MBE

Three-time World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea took a break from testing at Jerez in Spain to receive his MBE from the Duke of Cambridge on Tuesday.

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Keith Farmer will ride for the Tyco BMW team in the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 Championship in 2018.

Farmer targets Superstock title as springboard to BSB ride in 2019

Keith Farmer says he will use the added incentive of a British Superbike ride in 2019 to fire him to the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 title next year after joining the Tyco BMW team.

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Jonathan Rea (left) and Leon Haslam are on the shortlist for the 2017 Torrens Trophy along with Dakar Rally winner Sam Sunderland.

Rea nominated for prestigious Torrens Trophy

Three-time World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea has been nominated for the Royal Automobile Club’s prestigious Torrens Award.

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