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WSBK: Title pacesetter Rea ready to Motor at Aragon

Jonathan Rea is aiming to maintain his stunning unbeaten start to the 2017 World Superbike Championship this weekend at Motorland Aragon in Spain.

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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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Jonathan Rea celebrates his World Superbike double in Thailand.

WSBK: Dominant Jonathan Rea salutes ‘best ever’ start to season

Jonathan Rea was in a league of his own as the Kawasaki World Superbike rider completed an imperious double in Thailand to seize control of the championship on Sunday.

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Jonathan Rea powers towards the finishing line in race one in Thailand on Saturday.

WSBK: Jonathan Rea dominates race one in Thailand

World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea has opened a gap of 15 points at the top of the championship after storming to his third win in three races this season in Thailand.

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Jonathan Rea on the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10RR during free practice in Thailand on Friday.

WSBK: Jonathan Rea fastest on day one in Thailand

Jonathan Rea headed a Kawasaki one-two as the reigning World Superbike champion topped the times on day one at the Chang International Circuit in Thailand on Friday.
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Jonathan Rea celebrates with fans at Phillip Island in Australia.

WSBK: Jonathan Rea targets more glory in Thailand

Jonathan Rea is feeling relaxed and refreshed following a family holiday as the World Superbike champion prepares for the second round of the championship this weekend in Thailand.

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Martin Barr has final shakedown on  new 450 Buildbase Honda at Magilligan.

Barr relishing new challenges

Martin Barr, the reigning MX2 National champion will switch classes in this year’s championship to MX1 riding the all new 450 Buildbase Honda.

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Jonathan Rea beat Chaz Davies in  both races in Australia.

Dream start for champion in Australia

Ballyclare’s Jonathan Rea made the perfect start to his defence of his world superbike title winning both races at the opening round of the 2017 championship at Phillip Island.

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Jonathan Rea celebrates his 40th World Superbike victory at Phillip Island.

WSBK: Fantastic 40 for Jonathan Rea in Australia

Jonathan Rea marked another incredible milestone as the World Superbike champion chalked up his 40th career victory in the series by completing a majestic double at Phillip Island in Australia.

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Jonathan Rea celebrates victory in race one at Phillip Island in Australia.

WSBK: Jonathan Rea opens title defence in winning style at Phillip Island

Northern Ireland’s Jonathan Rea made the perfect start to the defence of his World Superbike title after claiming a hard-earned victory in race one at Phillip Island in Australia.
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Jonathan Rea during the final pre-season test of 2017 at Phillip Island in Australia.

WSBK: Jonathan Rea fastest in final test at Phillip Island

Jonathan Rea topped the times during the final pre-season test at Phillip Island as the reigning World Superbike champion set out his stall ahead of this weekend’s opening round in Australia.

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World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea and team-mate Tom Sykes unveiled the 2017 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10RR during a special launch event in Barcelona.

Jonathan Rea pulls wraps off 2017 Kawasaki in Barcelona

Jonathan Rea has pulled the wraps off the factory Kawasaki he hopes will fire him to an unprecedented third straight World Superbike crown this year.

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Charley Irwin starred at Belfast Arenacross.

Irwin hits the heights

Ballyclare’s Charley Irwin was the toast of the SSE Arena at the weekend as he raced his Discount Beds KTM to two brilliant podiums in the 65cc class over two nights of spectacular racing in rounds four and five of the 2017 Arenacross championship.

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Cornmarket Irish Motorcyclist of the Year, Jonathan Rea, with the Enkalon Joey Dunlop trophy.

World champion Jonathan Rea crowned Irish Rider of Year in Belfast

World Superbike king Jonathan Rea was crowned Irish Motorcyclist of the Year as the two-time champion retained the famous Joey Dunlop trophy at the Cornmarket Motorbike Awards in Belfast.

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Double World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea.

Stage is set for motorcycling’s big glamour night in Belfast

World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea will fly into Belfast later this week, when the Ulster rider is a massive odds-on favourite to be crowned the Irish Motorcyclist of the Year for a second successive time.

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Top Ulster racers (L-R) Lee Johnston, Alastair Seeley, Andy Reid and Ryan Farquhar with promoters Billy and Marty Nutt at the launch of the 2017 Blackhorse NI Motorrcycle Festival.

Big names turn out for launch of NI Motorcycle Festival

The 2017 Blackhorse Northern Ireland Motorcycle Festival was officially launched at the Eikon Exhibition Centre in Lisburn on Thursday, where Lee Johnston, Ryan Farquhar, Alastair Seeley and Andy Reid were among the special guests.

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The future of Irish road racing is in doubt due to rising insurance costs, its been claimed this week.

EXCLUSIVE: Insurance hikes ‘could sound death knell for Irish road racing’

Irish National road racing in Ulster could go to the wall in less than three years due to the financial threat posed by rising insurance premiums and a dramatic increase in claims.

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Graeme Irwin with his Buildbase Honda team.

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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