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Winning return for champions: Neil Campbell and Craig Parmenter win at Tandragee

Reigning sidecarcross champions Neil Campbell and Craig Parmenter made a surprise but winning return to action at round five of the Ulster Championships at the Tandragee motocross park.

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John Meara

Back to his best: John Meara with three from three in Athlone

John Meara was back to his best at round four of the Irish motocross championship at Doon, Athlone, taking maximum points after three wins from three starts in the MX1 class on the 450 Watt Kawasaki.

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Martin Barr

Weekends to forget for Martin Barr and Graeme Irwin

Riders Graeme Irwin and Martin Barr had weekends to forget at the French rounds of the MXGP and EMX Championships.

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Glenn McCormick went well at the MRA Ulster Motocross Championship at Claudy

Motocross riders pick up valuable points

Richard Bird in MX1 and Glenn McCormick in MX2 took the overall honours at round three of the Nutt Travel MRA Ulster Motocross Championship at Robinsons MX Park, Claudy.

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Richard Bird leads MX1 Championship  heading to Claudy this weekend.

MOTOCROSS: Riders are raring to go IN Claudy!

It’s all to play for as the The 2018 Nutt Travel MRA Ulster Motocross Championships reaches the halfway stage of the season.

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Graeme Irwin scores world  championship points at Matterley Basin.

Irwin back in points again

Carrick’s Graeme Irwin made a points scoring return to racing at the British MXGP at Materley Basin, Winchester at the weekend, picking up two world championship points in his opening race.

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Man of the Meeting Gerard Kinghan (4) leads the Superbikes away. PIC: MAURICE MONTGOMERY

MOTORCYCLING: Gerard Kinghan is Kirkistown Man of the Meeting

Gerard Kinghan was man of the meeting at round four of the AJ Plumbing Supplies Ulster SBK championship at Kirkistown last Saturday, after two convincing superbike victories on his Kawasaki.

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Marc Marquez extends his Championship lead in France. photo: MICHELIN

MOTOGP: Marc Marquez equals Stoner’s record

Marc Marquez took the Repsol Honda to a record-breaking victory at the HJC Helmets Grand Prix de France equalling Casey Stoner’s 38 premier class wins, and extending his lead in the championship to 36 points over Movistar Yamaha’s Maverick Viñales as he cruised to victory over Danilo Petrucci and Valentino Rossi. Marquez, the only rider to use the hard rear Michelin tyre, made the best start from the lights but it was Ducati’s Jorge Lorenzo who powered into the lead at turn one. Behind the Spaniard, Andrea Dovizioso and Johann Zarco were having a great battle before the Ducati title contender crashed out on lap five. The Honda man took an advantage of a rare mistake by Zarco on lap six when he ran wide on the Tech3 Yamaha but in true Zarco style he fought back and retook Marquez two corners later.

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Richard Bird leads MX1 Michelin  Experts Championship.

MOTOCROSS: Richard Bird takes the overall lead

Lisburn’s Richard Bird leads the 2018 MX1 Michelin Experts Nationals British Championship after four straight victories at Preston Docks at the weekend.

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The North West 200 is the first major international road race of the season.

NW200: Practice, race schedule and roads closing times

Race week is underway at the North West 200 on the North Coast.
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William Dunlop: I can’t believe it’s 10 years since the day my dad died

William Dunlop can scarcely believe a decade has passed since that fateful day on Thursday, May 15, 2008, when his legendary father Robert lost his life in a crash at the North West 200.

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Jonathan Rea has extended his lead in the World Superbike Championship to 30 points after the fourth round at Assen.

WSBK: Jonathan Rea denied record 13th Assen victory by team-mate Tom Sykes

Jonathan Rea’s long winning streak at Assen was finally halted on Sunday as his Kawasaki team-mate Tom Sykes clinched his first World Superbike victory of the season.
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Jonathan Rea has won eight races in succession at Assen.

WSBK: Jonathan Rea equals Carl Fogarty's Assen record with 12th win

Jonathan Rea equalled Carl Fogarty’s record of 12 World Superbike wins at Assen with a tenacious performance on Saturday.
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Jonathan Rea has won the last seven races in a row at Assen.

WSBK: Jonathan Rea fourth fastest on day one at Assen

Jonathan Rea ended day one at Assen fourth fastest after being knocked off the top spot in the third free practice session.

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Jonathan Rea has won 11 times at Assen and is currently on a seven-race winning streak at the Dutch TT circuit.

WSBK: Jonathan Rea aiming to prolong Assen reign

Jonathan Rea will view this weekend’s fourth round of the World Superbike Championship at Assen as a gilt-edged opportunity to enhance his quest for a record fourth title.

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Jonathan Rea was presented with the Torrens Trophy in London.

Jonathan Rea receives prestigious Torrens Trophy in London

World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea was awarded the Royal Automobile Club’s prestigious Torrens Trophy on Thursday at the Pall Mall clubhouse in London.

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Graeme Irwin scored more World Championship points in Spain.

MOTOCROSS: Martin Barr wins at Redsand as Graeme Irwin bags more world championship points

Martin Barr made a fantastic start to the EMX 250 Championship after taking fourth overall at Redsand, Spain.

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Jonathan Rea won Saturday's opening World Superbike race at the Chang International Circuit in Thailand.

WSBK: Jonathan Rea returns to winning ways with race one victory in Thailand

Jonathan Rea has slashed Marco Melandri’s advantage in the World Superbike Championship to two points after claiming his maiden victory of 2018 in race one in Thailand on Saturday.
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World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea topped the times on Friday in free practice after making steady progress on his Kawasaki throughout the day.

WSBK: Jonathan Rea on top in Thailand but says 'more needed' for Saturday

Jonathan Rea forged his way to the top in FP3 in Thailand on Friday but the Kawasaki rider says he still needs ‘something more’ ahead of Saturday’s opening World Superbike race in Buriram.
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