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Carl Cox deal gives Michael Dunlop decks appeal

Michael Dunlop will be hoping to spin some more hits this year after teaming up with internationally renowned DJ Carl Cox, who will back the Ballymoney star’s MD Racing Superstock and Supersport machines.

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Eugene Laverty on the Milwaukee Aprilia at Phillip Island.

WSBK: Eugene Laverty says ‘big jumps’ needed with Aprilia

Eugene Laverty admits there is still plenty of work to do with the Milwaukee Aprilia after a tough opening race weekend for the Northern Ireland rider at Phillip Island in Australia.

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Michael Dunlop won the Supertwins race at the Cookstown 100 in 2015 on the McAdoo Racing Kawasaki - the Co Tyrone team's home event.

Michael Dunlop adds McAdoo Supertwin to 2017 stable

Ballymoney’s Michael Dunlop will ride a Kawasaki Supertwin once more for the Cookstown-based McAdoo Racing team in 2017.

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Jonathan Rea celebrates his 40th World Superbike victory at Phillip Island.

WSBK: Fantastic 40 for Jonathan Rea in Australia

Jonathan Rea marked another incredible milestone as the World Superbike champion chalked up his 40th career victory in the series by completing a majestic double at Phillip Island in Australia.

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Floral tributes close to the scene of the Sprucefield scrambler crash. Picture by Arthur Allison, Pacemaker Press.

Police launch fresh appeal after fatal scrambler crash

Police have renewed their appeal for information following a fatal collision involving two off-road motorcycles in Lisburn last weekend.

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Jonathan Rea celebrates victory in race one at Phillip Island in Australia.

WSBK: Jonathan Rea opens title defence in winning style at Phillip Island

Northern Ireland’s Jonathan Rea made the perfect start to the defence of his World Superbike title after claiming a hard-earned victory in race one at Phillip Island in Australia.
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Eugene Laverty on the Milwaukee Aprilia at Phillip Island.

WSBK: Eugene Laverty making inroads with Milwaukee Aprilia

Eugene Laverty feels he is beginning to make inroads with the Milwaukee Aprilia after struggling with the set-up of the RSV-4 during testing and free practice at Phillip Island.

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Michael Dunlop tested the Bennetts Suzuki GSX-R1000 he will race on the roads this season for the first time at Mallory Park on Wednesday.

Michael Dunlop puts new Suzuki to test at Mallory

Michael Dunlop clocked up his first laps on the new Bennetts Suzuki GSX-R1000 he will race on the roads this year at Mallory Park on Wednesday.

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Tyco BMW rider Ian Hutchinson.

Ian Hutchinson and Tyco BMW hoping for rub of the green at TT

Ian Hutchinson is set to switch to Dunlop rubber on the Tyco BMW for the international road races in 2017.

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Michael Dunlop has signed to ride for the Bennetts Suzuki team at the international road races in 2017.

Michael Dunlop: We’ll get it right with Suzuki

Isle of Man TT outright lap record holder Michael Dunlop has signed with the Bennetts Suzuki team to ride the all-new GSX-R1000 on the roads in 2017.

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Michael Dunlop has signed to ride for the Bennetts Suzuki team at the international road races in 2017.

Michael Dunlop signs for Bennetts Suzuki

Isle of Man TT outright lap record holder Michael Dunlop has signed with the Bennetts Suzuki team to ride the all-new GSX-R1000 on the roads in 2017.

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Jonathan Rea during the final pre-season test of 2017 at Phillip Island in Australia.

WSBK: Jonathan Rea fastest in final test at Phillip Island

Jonathan Rea topped the times during the final pre-season test at Phillip Island as the reigning World Superbike champion set out his stall ahead of this weekend’s opening round in Australia.

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Memorabilia celebrating the careers of Joey and Robert Dunlop has gone on display at the Swiss Motorcycle Show in Zurich.

Dunlop exhibition wows fans at Swiss Motorcycle Show in Zurich

A major exhibition showcasing the story of Northern Ireland’s legendary Dunlop family is taking place this weekend at the Swiss Motorcycle Show in Zurich.

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Eugene Laverty

BIKES: Eugene Laverty knows Jonathan Rea is a tough nut to crack

Former World Superbike Championship runner-up Eugene Laverty is the first to acknowledge that he faces a stiff task if he’s to halt fellow countryman Jonathan Rea in 2017.

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Ian Hutchinson's 2017 Tyco BMW S1000RR Superstock machine.

TAS Racing unveils 2017 Tyco BMW livery

Northern Ireland’s TAS Racing team has unveiled its 2017 livery for the MCE British Superbike Championship and international road races.
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Honda Racing's Guy Martin.

Guy Martin's best chance of Isle of Man victory?

Guy Martin has been handed a golden opportunity to challenge for his maiden Isle of Man TT success after being confirmed alongside John McGuinness in Team Mugen for the Zero race in June.
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World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea and team-mate Tom Sykes unveiled the 2017 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10RR during a special launch event in Barcelona.

Jonathan Rea pulls wraps off 2017 Kawasaki in Barcelona

Jonathan Rea has pulled the wraps off the factory Kawasaki he hopes will fire him to an unprecedented third straight World Superbike crown this year.

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Former racer John Burrows, who now runs the Cookstown B.E. Racing team, says swift action must be taken to safeguard the future of Irish National road racing.

Irish road racing ‘in danger of disappearing for good’

Respected team owner John Burrows says he fears the unique spectacle of Irish road racing could disappear for good unless swift action is taken to safeguard the future of the sport.

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Guy Martin (Hydrex Honda) pictured here in 2009, is one of the many star names to have raced at Kells in Co Meath.

Insurance crisis deepens as six races left standing

Increased insurance costs have led to the cancellation of a second Irish National road race in less than a week following confirmation that the Kells meeting has been called off.

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Simon Reid with his  father and former double world champion Brian (right), and new sponsor Adrian Fegan of Crossan Motorcycles.

Brian Reid’s son in race bow but ‘no roads’

Two-time world champion Brian Reid’s son Simon has calmed his father’s nerves after ruling out the possibility of riding on the roads.

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