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MOTORCYCLING: World champion Jonathan Rea back in action at Jerez

World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea resumes winter testing this week at Jerez in Spain as preparations move up a gear ahead of the season-opener at Phillip Island in Australia next month.

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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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Jamie Hamilton

Motorbikes star Jamie Hamilton upbeat despite leg amputation scare

Ballyclare motorcyclist Jamie Hamilton’s recovery after a horror crash at the Isle of Man TT more than two years ago has taken a major setback following a recent infection.

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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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This is how close Jonathan Rea came to winning Sports Personality of the Year

Figures revealed by the BBC show Northern Ireland's Jonathan Rea came within 3,000 votes of winning 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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Mid and East Antrim is gearing up to support homegrown superbike hero Jonathan Reas BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award bid.

SPORTS PERSONALITY: Mid and East Antrim back Jonathan Rea’s race for award

Mid and East Antrim is gearing up to support homegrown superbike hero Jonathan Rea’s BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award bid.

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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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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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Manning the Welsh Road Race stand at Motorcycle Live at the NEC are: Derek Smith, Managing Director; Aled Lloyd, Race and Entries Director; Jason McComb PR Manager/Social Media; Phil Morris, Sponsorship and Facilities Director and webmaster, Alex Knopp.

Organisers of new Welsh Road Race encouraged by response

More than 80 riders have already expressed an interest in competing at the new Welsh Road Race next summer in the Brecon Beacons.

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Glenn Irwin was visibly upset as he returned to the paddock following Dan Hegarty's fatal crash in the Macau Grand Prix. Picture: Stephen Davison/Pacemaker.

Macau GP: Distraught Irwin dismisses victory in Far East as 'irrelevant'

Glenn Irwin became the first rider since Phillip McCallen in 1996 to win the Macau Grand Prix but there was little cause for celebration as the race was overshadowed by a fatal crash on Saturday.
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Keith Farmer became a British champion for the third time this year after winning the British Supersport Championship for the Appleyard Macadam Racing team.

Keith Farmer joins Tyco BMW for 2018 Superstock 1000 bid

Keith Farmer has signed with Northern Ireland’s Tyco BMW team to compete in the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 Championship in 2018.
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Dan Hegarty in action at the Macau Grand Prix.

Macau GP: Dan Hegarty dies after crash

The rider killed in a crash at the Macau Grand Prix today has officially been named as English competitor Dan Hegarty.
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