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EXCLUSIVE: Guy Martin in sensational Honda Racing deal for 2017

Guy Martin has sensationally signed for Honda Racing alongside John McGuinness for this year’s Isle of Man TT.
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Guy Martin on the Honda Racing Fireblade SP2.

Ulster Grand Prix welcome news of Guy Martin's Dundrod return

MCE Insurance Ulster Grand Prix chief Noel Johnston says he will be delighted to welcome 11-time winner Guy Martin back to the fastest road race in the world in August.

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David Johnson on the Norton at Ballaugh Bridge at last year's Isle of Man TT.

Norton sign Josh Brookes in TT deal, NW200 and Ulster GP ‘in future plans’

Australian star Josh Brookes could be set for a return to the North West 200 after signing to ride for Norton at this year’s Isle of Man TT alongside fellow countryman David Johnson.

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Dan Kneen will ride for the Penz13.com Racing Team in 2017.

Dan Kneen in Penz13.com BMW deal for 2017

Manx rider Dan Kneen has teamed up with the Penz13.com BMW Motorrad Racing Team for 2017..

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Gary Dunlop pictured at the Ulster Grand Prix last year at Joey's.

Joey’s Bar MCC team put plans in place for 2017

The Joey’s Bar MCC Racing team has put its plans in place for another season of Irish road racing in 2017, with Sam Wilson and Derek McGee continuing in the 125/Moto3 class for a second season.

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Ryan Farquhar is Ireland's most successful ever national road racer with 197 victories.

Ryan Farquhar: My fears for future of Irish national road racing

Ryan Farquhar fears it may be too late to safeguard the future of Irish national road racing, with escalating insurance costs adding to the financial strain faced by promoting clubs.

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Alastair Seeley on the Gearlink Kawasaki at the North West 200 last year.

Alastair Seeley targets Supersport repeat at North West 200 on Gearlink Kawasaki

Alastair Seeley is targeting a repeat of his 2016 Supersport double at the Vauxhall International North West 200 after signing to ride for Gearlink Kawasaki once more.
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Lee Johnston, who has signed for the Preston-based Jackson Racing team for the 2017 season.

Lee Johnston already has one eye on 2017 Ulster Grand Prix

Lee Johnston is eagerly anticipating his return to the MCE Ulster Grand Prix in August after missing the world’s fastest road race through injury last season.

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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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Adam McLean will make his debut at the Isle of Man TT this year.

Young gun Adam McLean thrilled with chance to make Isle of Man TT bow

Tobermore’s Adam McLean says he didn’t have to think twice when the opportunity arose to make his Isle of Man TT debut in 2017.

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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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Lee Johnston has signed for Jackson Racing for the 2017 international road races.

Lee Johnston joins Jackson Racing for 2017 road races

Lee Johnston is aiming to lay his 2016 demons to rest after signing for Jackson Racing to ride Honda machinery this year at the international road races.

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Carl Fogarty pictured at the Blackhorse Northern Ireland Motorcycle Festival in 2016.

King Carl Fogarty signs up for Northern Ireland Motorcycling Festival

‘King of the Jungle’ Carl Fogarty will fly into Northern Ireland to make a VIP guest appearance at the 2017 Blackhorse Northern Ireland Motorcycle Festival next month.

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Davy Morgan in action on his 250cc Honda at the Ulster Grand Prix last year.

Davy Morgan revs up for 23rd season in saddle

Davy Morgan has no plans to shut off the throttle as the road racing stalwart prepares for his 23rd season in the saddle.

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Ryan Farquhar with his daughter Keeley at the Armoy Road Races.

Ryan Farquhar committed to fundraising efforts for Air Ambulance NI

Ryan Farquhar is planning further fundraising events in aid of the Air Ambulance Northern Ireland service after organising a successful clay pigeon shoot during the festive period.

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Peter Hickman and Smiths Racing team manager Rebecca Smith

MOTORCYCLING: Peter Hickman ready for North West 200 bid

British Superbike frontrunner Peter Hickman will have his first roads outing of 2017 for Smiths Racing at the Vauxhall International North West 200 in May.

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Paul Jordan pictured on Glencrutchery Road at the famous Isle of Man TT grandstand during a trip to the island in December.

Paul Jordan sets top TT newcomer goal for 2017

Northern Ireland’s Paul Jordan says he will treat the notorious Snaefell Mountain Course with the utmost respect as he prepares to make his Isle of Man TT debut in June.

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Malachi Mitchell-Thomas was killed at the North West 200 in May.

NW 200 tragedy ruled an accident by coroner

A talented motorcycle racer died of “unsurvivable” chest injuries when he came off his bike in a 100mph crash at the North West 200 in May, a coroner has said.

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Jamie Hamilton (right) with the late Malachi Mitchell-Thomas at the Mid Antrim 150 in April.

Malachi’s death made me realise how fortunate I am, says Jamie Hamilton

Jamie Hamilton says he accepts he may never know the exact cause of his life-threatening crash at the Isle of Man TT.

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