TT & road races (August 2009)

  • Whyte steps down from NW200

    26 August 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Whyte steps down from NW200

    North West 200 race chief Mervyn Whyte MBE has announced he is relinquishing his position as Clerk of Course - but has offered to take on a more strategic role to ensure the North West continues to...

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  • Amor and Wilson Craig part company

    21 August 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Amor and Wilson Craig part company

    TT star Keith Amor and Wilson Craig will part company at the end of this season. The team made the following announcement today: “Wilson Craig Racing will no longer have an association with Keith Amor...

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  • Martin to stay at Hydrex?

    19 August 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Martin to stay at Hydrex?

    The rumour mill has been in full swing regarding the rider movements on the road racing front. Top of those rumours has been the future of Guy Martin who finally clinched his first major...

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  • Lougher to retire? No way!

    19 August 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Lougher to retire? No way!

    Two fourth places in the Supersport races on the Balckhorse Finance Yamaha  during Saturday’s Ulster Grand Prix went a long way to shut up the armchair critics who reckon Ian Lougher should quit...

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  • Donald at Ulster GP but still sidelined

    19 August 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Donald at Ulster GP but still sidelined

    Aussie star Cameron Donald was at the Ulster Grand Prix but had to watch from the sidelines – his shoulder injuries sustained at the TT still not healed enough to allow him to race. The Relentless by...

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  • Blog: Epic Ulster Grand Prix

    19 August 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Blog: Epic Ulster Grand Prix

    What an epic Ulster Grand Prix. I’m just so glad I was able to get there on Saturday to witness what turned out to be a day packed with thrilling races. I was gutted to have missed out on being able...

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  • UGP meeting the riders....

    18 August 2009 by AnDyMcKiNsTrY

    UGP meeting the riders....

    When i was at the UGP i got the chance to meet some of my favourite riders. Some pics of me with them: All the Dunlops, (Micheal,William and Sam)Stuart Easton,Conor Cummins,Keith Amor,Cameron...

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  • Farquhars Ulster Grand Prix

    17 August 2009 by suzukimad

    . .Phil Wain PR wrote: Farquhar claims Man of the Meeting at Ulster GP Ryan Farquhar's remarkable 2009 season continued on Saturday when he claimed the Man of the Meeting award at the International Ulster Grand Prix, the final International road race of the season. The KMR Kawasaki rider carried his National form on to the International stage and left the Dundrod venue with two wins, two seconds...

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  • William Dunlop smashes Ulster GP Supersport record

    16 August 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    William Dunlop took his first-ever victory on a four-stroke machine in an international road race when he won Saturday’s second Ulster GP Supersport race. Dunlop had already won the GP250 race earlier in the afternoon, beating brother Michael, but was a class apart in the second supersport, winning by over four seconds on a day where close finishes had been the order of the day. Dunlop led...

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  • Cummins and Martin share UGP Superbike honours

    16 August 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Cummins and Martin share UGP Superbike honours

    Manxman Conor Cummins proved that Thursday’s win and his new outright lap record in the Dundrod 150 Superbike was no fluke when he took the £4000 first prize in Saturday’s eight-lap Ulster Grand Prix...

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  • Dundrod 150 superbike race

    14 August 2009 by Phil Wain

    Dundrod 150 superbike race

    The Dundrod race circuit in Northern Ireland has re-asserted itself as the fastest road race circuit in the world today when Conor Cummins lapped at an unbelievable speed of 133.282mph in Thursday...

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  • Farquhar claims Armoy hat-trick

    13 August 2009 by Phil Wain

    Farquhar claims Armoy hat-trick

    Ryan Farquhar goes into this weekend’s Ulster Grand Prix full of confidence after another three race wins at last weekend’s inaugural Armoy Road Races took his season tally to 52 victories. Farquhar...

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  • Donald out of Ulster GP

    13 August 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Donald out of Ulster GP

    Cameron Donald has been ruled out of the Ulster Grand Prix. The team took the decision that he wouldn’t ride yesterday evening, which means only Bruce Anstey will fly the flag for the Relentless...

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  • McGuiness to race Superstock Blade at Ulster

    13 August 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    McGuiness to race Superstock Blade at Ulster

    Honda Racing boss Neil Tuxworth has told MCN that John McGuinness will  race Padgetts Hondas in the superstock and supersport races at this weekend’s Ulster Grand Prix. With HM Plant Honda not...

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  • Martin on Hydrex Hondas at Ulster GP

    13 August 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Martin on Hydrex Hondas at Ulster GP

    Relentless Suzuki team boss Philip Neil denied any truth in the rumours that Guy Martin would be racing Relentless Suzukis at this weekend’s Ulster Grand Prix. He told MCN: I’ve just arrived at the...

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  • UGP Wednesday Practice

    12 August 2009 by poshbird1000

    UGP Wednesday Practice

    UGP newcomers waiting to go out for their first practice at Dundrod,also "Lionel Ritchie" fan William Dunlop warming up and at Quarry bends and fastest rider of the day Conor Cummins also at quarry...

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  • Honda's update on Nick Crowe and Mark Cox

    05 August 2009 by robcop5

    Honda's update on Nick Crowe and Mark Cox

    Following Nick Crowe and Mark Cox's accident during the second TT sidecar race in June, HM Plant Honda is pleased to issue an update on behalf of Nick and Mark and their families regarding the boys'...

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  • Four more for Farquhar

    04 August 2009 by Phil Wain

    Four more for Farquhar

    Ryan Farquhar's dominance of the 2009 Irish national road races continued at the Mid Antrim 150 on Saturday with yet another four wins. The KMR Kawasaki took his fourth successive four-timer as he...

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