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TT 2017: Plater: Dunlop-Hutchy rivalry is good for the sport

Former Senior TT winner Steve Plater is expecting another heavyweight showdown between big guns Michael Dunlop and Ian Hutchinson around the Mountain Course, where practice gets underway on Saturday.
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William Dunlop has received a sponsorship boost from the Bayview Hotel ahead of the Isle of Man TT races.

TT 2017: Sponsorship boost for Island-bound Dunlop

William Dunlop hasn’t enjoyed the benefit of a smooth build-up to this year’s Isle of Man TT races, but the unassuming Ballymoney man is feeling quietly confident over his chances.

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Lee Johnston on the Jackson Racing Honda Supersport machine at the North West 200.

TT 2017: Lee Johnston and Jackson Racing part company

Northern Ireland’s Lee Johnston has parted company from the Jackson Racing team days before practice for the Isle of Man TT gets underway.
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John Christie (second left) collects his Irish Open Championship prize thanks to a successful weekend as part of the 40th anniversary celebrations for Ballymena Raceway,

Showgrounds celebration

Ballymena Raceway celebrated four decades of stock car racing at The Showgrounds last weekend with a packed programme of 25 races over two days.

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Glenn Irwin on his way to victory over Alastair Seeley in the feature NW200 Superbike race.

Ulster GP: Irwin and Seeley on Dundrod wishlist for race chief Noel Johnston

MCE Ulster Grand Prix supremo Noel Johnston hopes to lure North West 200 showstoppers Glenn Irwin and Alastair Seeley to Dundrod this August.

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Australian rider Josh Brookes.

TT 2017: Josh Brookes joins Ryan Farquhar's KMR Kawasaki team

Australia’s Josh Brookes will make his debut in the Supertwins class on a KMR/IEG Kawasaki in the Bennetts Lightweight race at the Isle of Man TT.

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John McGuinness remains in the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast following his crash at the North West 200.

McGuinness facing 'long road to recovery'

John McGuinness says he has been ‘overwhelmed’ by the messages of support he has received following his crash at the North West 200 last Thursday.
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Jonathan Rea leads his Kawasaki team-mate Tom Sykes at Imola in Italy.

WSBK: Rea extends title lead as Davies does double at Imola

Kawasaki rider Jonathan Rea twice finished as the runner-up at Imola in Italy but the World Superbike champion still managed to extend his title advantage.

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Glenn Irwin celebrates his NW200 Superbike win with a burnout on the PBM Ducati.

COMMENT: Swashbuckling Irwin produces defining moment of 2017 NW200

Swashbuckling Glenn Irwin’s dazzling Superbike triumph at the Vauxhall International North West 200 was the defining moment of the 2017 showpiece.

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Alastair Seeley won the opening Superbike race on the Tyco BMW.

NW200: Super Seeley sparkles with Saturday treble

Alastair Seeley was in imperious form as the Ulster rider completed a fabulous treble on Saturday at the Vauxhall International North West 200, extending his all-time record to 21 victories.

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Glenn Irwin celebrates his Superbike victory at the North West 200.

NW200: Irwin wins headline Superbike race at first attempt

British Superbike star Glenn Irwin roared to a stunning victory in the feature North West 200 Superbike race on Saturday after a pulsating duel with fellow Carrick man Alastair Seeley.

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Alastair Seeley leads Ian Hutchinson and Martin Jessopp in the Supersport race.

NW200: Alastair Seeley claims 19th victory in Supersport race

Alastair Seeley made it 19 wins with victory in Saturday’s Supersport race at the Vauxhall International North West 200.

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Glenn Irwin on the Ducati Panigale in practice at the North West 200.

NW200: Glenn Irwin dreaming of Ducati glory

Glenn Irwin has only managed 11 laps in practice on the PBM Be Wiser Ducati, but the British Superbike protagonist will line up on the front row of the grid at the Vauxhall International North West 200 on Saturday.

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Glenn Irwin on the PBM Be Wiser Ducati at the North West 200.

irwin dreams of ducati glory

Glenn Irwin has only managed 11 laps in practice on the PBM Be Wiser Ducati, but the British Superbike protagonist will line up on the front row of the grid at the Vauxhall International North West 200 today.

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Jonathan Rea in action in Imola.

WSBK: Jonathan Rea aiming to close gap on Davies at Imola

Jonathan Rea says he has work to do if he’s to bridge the gap to World Superbike rival Chaz Davies at Imola in Italy.

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The Honda Racing team has withdrawn from the North West 200.

NW200: Honda Racing withdraw following McGuinness crash

Honda Racing has withdrawn from the Vauxhall International North West 200 following John McGuinness’s crash on Thursday.
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The start of the Superstock race on Thursday evening at the Vauxhall International North West 200.

NW200: Thursday's race and practice results

A round-up of all the results from the first three races at the Vauxhall International North West 200 plus a recap on the final combined qualifying times.

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Martin Jessopp celebrates his 2nd win of the evening taking the Supertwin race at the Vauxhall International North West 200 on Thursday evening. Michael Rutter 2nd and Ivan Lintin 3rd. 
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IN THE PICTURE: NW200 Thursday night action

There was a great night of racing at the Vauxhall International North West 200 on Thursday night.

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Alastair Seeley claimed his 18th North West 200 victory on the Tyco BMW Superstock machine on Thursday evening.

NW200: Alastair Seeley dominates Superstock race for 18th victory

Alastair Seeley bounced back from the disappointment of a retirement in the Supersport race to win his 18th race at the Vauxhall International North West 200 in dominant style.
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Martin Jessopp leads the Supersport race on Thursday evening at the North West 200.

NW200: Jessopp prevails in Supersport thriller for maiden Triangle victory

Martin Jessopp finally became an international race winner as he edged a fast and furious Supersport race at the Vauxhall International North West 200 on Thursday evening.
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