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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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Glenn Irwin on a sombre podium at the Macau Grand Prix with runner-up Peter Hickman (left) and Michael Rutter.

Macau GP: Irwin wins as race marred by fatal crash

Northern Ireland’s Glenn Irwin has claimed his maiden victory in Saturday’s tragedy-hit Macau Grand Prix.
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Glenn Irwin became the first rider from Northern Ireland since Phillip McCallen in 1995 to claim pole at the Macau Grand Prix.

Macau GP: Sizzling Irwin claims pole with unofficial lap record

Glenn Irwin dipped under Scottish rider Stuart Easton’s seven-year-old lap record to claim pole position for Saturday’s 51st Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix.
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Announcing Vauxhall's sixth year as title sponsor of the International North West 200 are Simon Oldfield, Vauxhall's Marketing Director, Martin Jessopp, NW200 Supersport and Supertwins race winner and Event Director, Mervyn Whyte.

Vauxhall confirmed as title sponsors of North West 200 for sixth year

Vauxhall will continue as title sponsors of the North West 200 in 2018 for a sixth consecutive year.

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Glenn Irwin claimed provisional pole on the PBM Ducati during first qualifying at the Macau Grand Prix.

Macau GP: Irwin claims provisional pole to throw down gauntlet

Glenn Irwin has claimed provisional pole for the Macau Grand Prix after topping the times in the opening qualifying session.
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Glenn Irwin set the pace during opening practice at the Macau Grand Prix.

Macau GP: Irwin tops opening practice session on PBM Ducati

Glenn Irwin topped the opening practice session for the 51st Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix after knocking eight-time winner Michael Rutter off the top spot with his final flying lap.
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Andrew Irwin will ride for the CIA Landlord Insurance Honda team in the World Supersport Championship in 2018.

Andrew Irwin makes step up to World Supersport Championship for 2018

Andrew Irwin will contest the World Supersport Championship in 2018 with Simon Buckmaster’s PTR team.

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Glenn Irwin on the PBM Be Wiser Ducati on his debut at the Macau Grand Prix in 2016. Picture: Stephen Davison/Pacemaker Press.

Macau GP: Confident Irwin aiming to finish year on a high

Glenn Irwin is aiming follow up his stunning debut at last year’s Macau Grand Prix by challenging for another major victory to add to his North West 200 Superbike crown.

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Derek Sheils will return to the Macau Grand Prix on the Burrows Engineering Suzuki after making his debut at the event in 2016.

Burrows backing Sheils for strong result at Macau

John Burrows says anything more than a top ten finish will be a bonus at the 51st Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix next week.

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Josh Elliott won the Superstock 1000 Championship for Morello Racing in 2015.

Josh Elliott returns to Morello Racing fold for Superstock 1000 title bid

Josh Elliott has teamed up with Morello Racing once again to contest the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 Championship in 2018.
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Peter Hickman on the Smiths Racing BMW at the Ulster Grand Prix.

Hickman confirms BSB and roads deal with Smiths Racing for 2018

Peter Hickman is aiming to hit the ground running in 2018 after signing with the Gloucester-based Smiths Racing team for a second season.
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Jonathan Rea won the final two races of the 2017 World Superbike Championship in Qatar to set a new points record.

WSBK: Rea doubles up in Qatar to set new points record

Jonathan Rea capped an historic triple title-winning season in perfect style as the World Superbike champion set a new points record in Qatar on Saturday night.
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Jonathan Rea sealed his first ever victory in Qatar in race one at the Losail circuit on Friday night.

WSBK: Rea dominates for maiden victory in Qatar

World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea has won his first ever race in Qatar at the Losail International Circuit with another dominant performance on the factory Kawasaki.
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Jonathan Rea will start from pole in race one at the final round of this year's World Superbike Championship in Qatar.

WSBK: Rea on pole for opening race in Qatar

Jonathan Rea has claimed pole position at the final round of the 2017 World Superbike Championship in Qatar.

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Jonathan Rea was fastest in free practice on Thursday in Qatar.

WSBK: World champion Rea fastest under floodlights in Qatar

Jonathan Rea began his quest to set a points record in the World Superbike Championship in fine style as the Ulster rider topped free practice in Qatar on Thursday night.
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John McGuinness in action on the Honda Racing Fireblade SP2 during practice at the North West 200 in May.

NW200: McGuinness keen on Triangle return in 2018

Six-time North West 200 winner John McGuinness has confirmed he intends to return to the international road race next year.
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