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MOTORSPORT: Irwin targets British title

Carrick MX star Graeme Irwin has resigned for Buildbase Honda for 2017 to again challenge for the Maxxis British Championship, the Pirelli Masters and a few GPs on the all-new CRF450RW Honda.

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Violet McAfee, the spectator injured in a crash at the 2015 North West 200, with Ian Crowe, Chairman of the NI Air Ambulance,  Ryan Farquhar and his wife, Karen and NW200 Event Director, Mervyn Whyte.

New helicopter will save lives, says Ryan Farquhar

Ryan Farquhar says the new Helicopter Emergency Service will undoubtedly save lives after the air ambulance visited the North West 200 circuit on Friday.

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Jonathan Rea

MOTORBIKES: Jonathan Rea retained Superbike World Championship

Jonathan Rea wrapped up a second consecutive Superbike World Championship title with a second-place finish in race one in Qatar.

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World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea pictured with Sam Geddis, Managing Director of Cornmarket Insurance Services and Stephen Watson, awards organiser.

World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea launches Cornmarket Motorbike Awards

Jonathan Rea is poised to return to the glittering Cornmarket Motorbike Awards in January as a two-time World Superbike champion.

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Alan Irwin celebrates his son Glenns victory in the Sunflower Trophy race on Saturday at Bishopscourt.

SUNFLOWER TROPHY: Proud dad Alan Irwin all smiles on famous day at Bishopscourt

It was a real family affair at Bishopscourt in Co Down on Saturday, where former Sunflower Trophy winner Alan Irwin was on hand to witness his son Glenn winning the famous accolade for the first time.

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Andrew Irwin (Gearlink Kawasaki) leads the opening Supersport race from David Allingham (EHA Yamaha) and Carl Phillips (Gearlink Kawasaki) at Bishopscourt in Co Down on Saturday.

SUNFLOWER TROPHY: Fantastic five for Irwin boys at Bishopscourt

Saturday’s Sunflower Trophy meeting brought the Irish short circuit season to a close with a fitting finale at Bishopscourt in Co Down, where the Irwin brothers chalked up five wins between them.

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Glenn Irwin on the PBM Be Wiser Ducati during qualifying at Bishopscourt.

SUNFLOWER TROPHY: Glenn Irwin under lap record at Bishopscourt

Glenn Irwin put down a marker as the British Superbike rider produced a scorching 100mph lap to seal pole at the JAS Finlay Sunflower Trophy meeting.

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David Allingham on the EHA Racing Yamaha.

MOTORCYCLING: David Allingham and EHA Racing confirmed for Sunflower

Rising British Supersport prospect David Allingham has entered the fray for this weekend’s JAS Finlay Sunflower Trophy meeting at Bishopscourt in Co Down.

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Glenn Irwin on the PBM Be Wiser Ducati at Brands Hatch.

BRITISH SUPERBIKES: Glenn Irwin ends rookie season on a high with podium at Brands Hatch

Glenn Irwin ended his rookie season in the MCE British Superbike Championship on a high by chalking up his second rostrum finish on the PBM Be Wiser Ducati at Brands Hatch.

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Jonathan Rea celebrates his brace of podium finishes at Jerez in Spain.

WORLD SUPERBIKES: Jonathan Rea’s title celebrations on ice until Qatar

Jonathan Rea will have to wait a little while longer to be crowned World Superbike champion for a second time despite finishing ahead of team-mate Tom Sykes in race two at Jerez on Sunday.

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Jonathan Rea showed his respect for former Northern Ireland motorcycling world champions Joey Dunlop and Brian Reid when he donned the helmets of both riders immediately after winning the World Superbike Championship in 2015.

Phillip McCallen: It’s impossible to compare Joey and Rea

Eleven-time Isle of Man TT winner Phillip McCallen says it is impossible to make a comparison between World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea and Ulster road racing hero Joey Dunlop.

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John Burrows' Cookstown B.E. Racing team celebrates winning the Irish Superbike and Supertwin championships at Armoy. Derek Sheils (centre) was crowned Superbike champion while Malachi Mitchell-Thomas posthumously won the Ulster Supertwins title. Malachi's father Kevin (kneeling, centre) gave his blessing to the team to continue racing following his son's death at the North West 200 in May.

John Burrows: Death of Malachi Mitchell-Thomas was all-time low for our team

Cookstown B.E. Racing team owner John Burrows admits the tragic death of young prospect Malachi Mitchell-Thomas at this year’s North West 200 left him facing one of the toughest decisions of his career.

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Jonathan Rea on the Kawasaki ZX-10R during free practice at Jerez in Spain.

WSBK: Jonathan Rea hampered by traction issues on day one at Jerez

Jonathan Rea endured a difficult opening day in practice at Jerez ahead of his bid to wrap up a second World Superbike title at the Spanish circuit this weekend.

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MotoGP rider Eugene Laverty.

MotoGP: Eugene Laverty ‘lucky’ to escape serious injury in Motegi crash

Eugene Laverty admits he had a lucky escape following a massive high-side during opening practice on Friday at Motegi ahead of this weekend’s Japanese MotoGP round.

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Kawasaki rider Jonathan Rea is on the cusp of retaining the World Superbike title.

Jonathan Rea ‘by far the best rider ever from Northern Ireland’

Jeremy McWilliams says Jonathan Rea stands on the brink of achieving the greatest feat in the history of Northern Ireland motorcycle racing by clinching back-to-back World Superbike titles this weekend.

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Jonathan Rea clinched the World Superbike title last year at Jerez in Spain.

Jonathan Rea on cusp of second World Superbike title

World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea says his destiny is in his own hands as the Northern Ireland rider prepares to stake his claim to win back-to-back titles this weekend at Jerez.

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Michael Taylor, captain of Royal Portrush Golf Club, presents a cheque for �10,000 to Ian Crowe, Chairman of the Air Ambulance NI as Liam Beckett, Albert Kirk, Stephen Ferris, Mervyn Whyte and Adrian Logan look on.

NW200 celebrity golf tournament raises £10,000 for Air Ambulance NI charity

A pro-am celebrity golf tournament held at Royal Portrush Golf Club during this year’s Vauxhall International North West 200 race week in May raised £10,000 for the Air Ambulance NI charity.

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Sunflower Trophy race sponsor Jim Finlay pictured with David Haire and Glenn Irwin at the launch of the Sunflower Trophy races, which will take place at Bishopscourt on October 21-22.

Christian Iddon confirmed for Sunflower Trophy on Tyco BMW

MCE British Superbike rider Christian Iddon will make his debut at the JAS Finlay Sunflower Trophy meeting at Bishopscourt on the Tyco BMW (October 21-22).

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Gearlink Kawasaki rider Andrew Irwin.

Andrew Irwin eyes Supersport glory at Sunflower Trophy showpiece

Young British Supersport prospect Andrew Irwin says only a winning return to Irish championship action will suffice as he weighs up his chances at this month’s JAS Finlay Sunflower Trophy meeting.

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