WSBK: Jonathan Rea set for World Superbike opener at Phillip Island

Jonathan Rea is paying little attention to his rivals as the Ulster rider prepares to open the defence of his World Superbike crown this weekend at Phillip Island in Australia.

Alastair Seeley will ride a Kawasaki for the GR Motorsport team in the National Superstock 1000 Championship.

Alastair Seeley teams up with GR Motorsport in Superstock 1000 Championship

Two-time British champion Alastair Seeley has joined GR Motorsport to compete in the National Superstock 1000 Championship this season.

Andrew Irwin suffered a crash during testing at Phillip Island.

Andrew Irwin ruled out of World Supersport debut at Phillip Island due to injury

Andrew Irwin has been ruled out of his debut World Supersport race at Phillip Island in Australia following a crash in testing.
Paul Jordan made his debut at the Isle of Man TT last year.

Paul Jordan confirms solo effort in 2018

Magherafelt’s Paul Jordan will run a solo effort this season as he bids to put a tumultuous 2017 behind him.

Alastair Seeley will ride for the Tyco BMW team in the Superbike and Superstock races at the North West 200 in May.

NW200: Alastair Seeley and Tyco BMW renew ties for Triangle showpiece

Alastair Seeley has struck a deal with Northern Ireland’s Tyco BMW team for this year’s Vauxhall International North West 200.

Michael Dunlop won both Supersport races at the Isle of Man TT in 2013 after linking up with PTR to ride a Honda.

PTR announce Supersport link with Michael Dunlop for 2018

World Supersport outfit PTR announced on Sunday that they are set to link up with MMichael Dunlop for the international road races in 2018.
Gary Dunlop won his maiden road race last year at Killalane.

Gary Dunlop decides to sit out 2018 season

Gary Dunlop has confirmed he won’t race this season with the Ballymoney man instead focusing on running the Joey’s Bar MCC team.
Jonathan Rea with his 2018 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10RR World Superbike machine.

WSBK: Jonathan Rea pulls wraps off 2018 Kawasaki

World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea pulled the wraps off his 2018 Kawasaki at a sparkling launch event in Barcelona on Thursday night and declared: ‘It’s time to go racing’.

Pictured at the launch of the Ulster Superbike Championship in the Chimney Corner hotel are Irish champions Cameron Dawson (Young Guns), Charles Stuart (Superbikes), Padraig Graham (Moto3), Andrew Smith (Junior Cup), Simon Reid (Supertwins) and Jason Lynn (Supersport). Also included are Mark Sanlon (MCUI UC), Jason Griffiths (Metzeler), Jim O'Brien (AJ Plumbing, title sponsor), Jim Barr (Q Radio) and John McAllister, (MCUI UC Chairman).

Revamped Ulster Superbike Championship launched

A new series aimed at reinvigorating Irish short circuit racing has been launched by the Motorcycle Union of Ireland (UC).

Adam McLean shakes hands on his deal to join McAdoo Racing with Winston McAdoo on Wednesday.

Adam McLean joins McAdoo Racing for 2018 road racing season

Adam McLean has joined Cookstown team McAdoo Racing for the 2018 road racing season.
John McGuinness with Norton CEO Stuart Garner at Castle Donington.

John McGuinness: Norton TT deal has given me new lease of life

Isle of Man TT great John McGuinness says his deal to ride for Norton in 2018 has given him a new lease of life.
Adam McLean had signed up with Team IMR in December but both parties have now gone their separate ways.

Adam McLean and Team IMR part company

Adam McLean and Team IMR have parted company less than two months after the Tobermore rider signed up for the 2018 season.
Josh Brookes finished sixth on the Norton in the Senior race at the Isle of Man TT last year.

Josh Brookes 'raring to go' as Norton deal for 2018 confirmed

Josh Brookes says he is ‘raring to go’ at this year’s Isle of Man TT after signing with Norton for a second successive season.

Carl Phillips will make his debut in the MCE British Superbike Championship this year with the Gearlink Kawasaki team.

Carl Phillips joins Gearlink Kawasaki for BSB debut

Lisburn’s Carl Phillips will make his debut in the MCE British Superbike Championship this year after signing for the Gearlink Kawasaki team.

Jonathan Rea became the first rider ever to win the World Superbike Championship in three successive seasons in 2017.

Jonathan Rea relishing prospect of racing in Northern Ireland World Superbike round

Three-time World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea says he is ‘so excited’ by the news that Northern Ireland will host a round of the series from as early as 2019.

Three-time champion Jonathan Rea could soon be racing in a World Superbike round on his home patch in Northern Ireland.

Three-year deal signed to bring World Superbikes to Northern Ireland

A three-year deal has been reached between World Superbike Championship organisers Dorna and Manna Developments to host a round of the series at the £30m Lake Torrent Circuit in Coalisland, Co Tyrone.
William Dunlop launched his 2018 Temple Golf Club Yamaha R1 and R6 machines at Temple Golf Club, Saintfield, with team boss Tim Martin.' PICTURE: STEPHEN DAVISON

William Dunlop teams up with Tim Martin in Yamaha deal for 2018

William Dunlop will receive the full backing of Lisburn businessman Tim Martin after striking a deal to ride Yamaha machinery across the board in 2018.

Jeremy McWilliams leads David Johnson at the Phillip Island Classic meeting in race four. Picture: Russell Colvin.

Jeremy McWilliams shines but Australia reclaim International Trophy at Phillip Island

Jeremy McWilliams won two races at Phillip Island in Australia over the weekend but it wasn’t enough to prevent the Aussies claiming the International Challenge trophy at the Island Classic meeting.

Jonathan Rea during the winter test at Jerez in Spain.

Jonathan Rea: Fear of not winning drives me on

Jonathan Rea says the fear of losing is what keeps him motivated as the three-time World Superbike champion aims to defend his title for a fourth consecutive season in 2018.

Nikki Coates and Sammy Clingan, the captain and manager of the Short Circuit team with David Healy and Gary Dunlop of the Road Racers team, who shared the trophy after a 1-1 draw in the Road Racers v Short Circuit racers charity football match at Seaview on Sunday.

Road Racers v Short Circuit Racers charity football match ends in draw

Sunday’s charity football match between the Road Racers and Short Circuit teams ended in a 1-1 draw.

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