TT & road races (Jan - Dec 2010)

  • NW200 blog: Busy day despite no track action

    15 May 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    Considering today (Friday) has been a day off at the North West 200, it’s been one hectic one, tinged with controversy. This morning the stewards met to decide the formation of the superbike grid. When Steve Plater’s crash brought out the red flag in final Superbike qualifying it meant some riders were unable to get a flying lap in to secure a leading grid slot. Protests were filed and initially...

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  • NW200: Plater injury update

    14 May 2010 by MCN sportsdesk

    NW200: Plater injury update

    HM Plant Honda issued this press realease regarding Steve Plater’s crash in qualifying yesterday (Thursday) at the North West 200. “HM Plant Honda’s Steve Plater and John McGuinness have experienced...

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  • North West 200 star line-up

    28 April 2010 by MCN Sportsdesk

    North West 200 star line-up

    This year’s Relentless International North West 200 in association with Black Horse is set to hit the starting grid on May 15th with a six-race entry programme. The quality line-up includes John...

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  • NW200 safety improvements

    28 April 2010 by MCN Sportsdesk

    NW200 safety improvements

    This year’s North West 200 on May 15 will feature two major changes to the 8.9mile road course to improve safety. Organisers of the ReIentless International North West 200 unveiled a new chicane at...

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  • Ulster Grand Prix under threat

    26 April 2010 by MCN Sportsdesk

    Ulster Grand Prix under threat

    The Ulster Grand Prix has issued a press release this morning that this year’s race is under serious threat ‘as much needed and promised funding hasn’t materialised’. Noel Johnston, Clerk of the...

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  • My first road race

    26 April 2010 by charlie

    My first road race

    I attended my first ever GP in Northern Ireland at the Cookstown 100 on Saturday. Armed with a camera and step ladder I was able to climb above the crowds and get some good pcitures.

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  • Donald back on track at Cookstown

    26 April 2010 by MCN sportsdesk

    Donald back on track at Cookstown

    After a ten-month hiatus through injury, Relentless by TAS Suzuki rider Cameron Donald made a successful return to racing at Saturday’s Cookstown 100 – dispelling any doubt that the double TT winner...

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  • Farquhar dominates Cookstown

    26 April 2010 by MCN Sports Desk

    Farquhar dominates Cookstown

    The Ryan Farquhar steam-roller showed no signs of slowing down at the weekend when the KMR Kawasaki rider dominated the racing at Saturday's Cookstown 100 road races taking no less than five race...

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  • Ulster GP honours 130mph riders

    30 March 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    Ulster GP honours 130mph riders

    The Dundrod and District Motorcycle Club is to honour riders who have hit the magical 130mph lap on the famed 7.4 mile Dundrod course by presenting them with a 130 Club medal at the Ulster GP Bike...

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  • Buckley unveils 2010 ZX-10R superbike

    30 March 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    Buckley unveils 2010 ZX-10R superbike

    Mark Buckley and his OTSS Racing team unveiled their brand new Kawasaki ZX-10R superbike at the Carole Nash, MCN Scottish Motorcycle Show held at Ingliston, Edinburgh. Loch Lomond based Buckley has a...

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  • Farquhar aiming even higher in 2010

    30 March 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    Farquhar aiming even higher in 2010

    After his most successful season ever, Ryan Farquhar is gearing himself up for an even better year in 2010. Far from being ‘no fur-coat and no knickers’ (as Farquhar once famously said in a quip about...

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  • Cummins happy after Castle Combe Test

    30 March 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    Cummins happy after Castle Combe Test

    McAdoo Kawasaki Racing's Conor Cummins was happy with the 2010 McAdoo Kawasaki bikes after a three-day Pirelli/Metzeler tyre test at Castle Combe. Cummins tested the 2010 spec ZX-10R superbike, ZX-6R...

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  • 2010 TT launched in style

    23 March 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    2010 TT launched in style

    Friday night’s 2010 TT launch show at the Villa Marina in Douglas would have made fantastic national TV. Even if you didn’t have a clue about bikes to start with, the show was brilliantly conceived...

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  • Amor in TT Zero

    22 March 2010 by MCN Sports Desk

    Amor in TT Zero

    Keith Amor may be struggling to come up with a range of machinery for his 2010 roads campaign after quitting the JMF Millsport Yamaha team but he does have one confirmed ride for the 2010 TT. He’s...

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  • Michael Dunlop finalises his 2010 plans

    03 March 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    Michael Dunlop finalises his 2010 plans

    Michael Dunlop has finalised his superbike ride for 2010 – the Gareth Robinson-owned, Honda Fireblade with a Chris Mehew-built motor that Michael smashed the Southern 100 lap record with last year and...

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  • Cameron Donald back in Ireland

    03 March 2010 by Stephen Davison

    Cameron Donald back in Ireland

    Aussie road race star Cameron Donald brought the sunshine with him when he arrived back into Northern Ireland this week to begin his racing season with the Relentless Suzuki squad.  Donald...

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  • Edmeades to debut KTM at TT

    03 March 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    Edmeades to debut KTM at TT

    KTM will be at the TT for the first time ever this year James Edmeades riding  Redline Motorcycles RC8Rs in the two superbike races and the Superstock TT. Edmeades is no stranger to the TT...

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  • BMW make historic TT return

    03 March 2010 by MCN Sports Desk

    BMW make historic TT return

    Having recently re-joined the International stage, German manufacturer BMW has wasted no time in tackling the biggest test of all with the announcement that an official manufacturer supported team...

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  • NW200 press launch

    26 February 2010 by MCN Sports Desk

    NW200 press launch

    Stuart Easton, one of the UK’s leading motorcycle riders, will be returning to this year’s Relentless International North West 200 in association with Black Horse following a three year absence from...

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  • KTM to make their TT debut

    25 February 2010 by MCN Sports Desk

    KTM to make their TT debut

    Austrian manufacturer KTM are set to increase the levels of official manufacturer participation at the 2010 Isle of Man TT Races with the news that Redline Motorcycles will run a KTM RC8R in the...

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  • Linsdell to race FTR Moto2 bike in Senior TT

    25 February 2010 by MCN Sports Desk

    Linsdell to race FTR Moto2 bike in Senior TT

    Olie Linsdell and Buckingham-based FTR Moto have joined forces to race in this year’s Senior TT. The Senior TT regulations, though dominated by superbike and superstock 1000cc machinery, have a clause...

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  • Easton to race NW200 on Swan Honda

    24 February 2010 by MCN Sports Desk

    Easton to race NW200 on Swan Honda

    Stuart Easton returns to the North West 200 following a three-year absence and will ride his BSB Honda plus a specially-prepared superstock bike for the Swan Honda team on the Irish road...

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  • Reeves' 2010 TT appearance in doubt

    24 February 2010 by Phil Wain

    Reeves' 2010 TT appearance in doubt

    Sidecar ace Tim Reeves is facing an uncertain Isle of Man TT future after one of his main sponsors withdrew their support for the 2010 road racing season. The triple World Sidecar champion, who...

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  • MotoCzysz line up for 2010 TT Zero

    22 February 2010 by MCN Sports Desk

    MotoCzysz line up for 2010 TT Zero

    MotoCzysz, the motorcycle team founded by designer Michael Czysz, has confirmed that they would be returning to the Isle of Man in 2010 to participate in the ‘TT Zero’ Clean Emissions race, which is...

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  • No Tandragree 2010

    30 January 2010 by suzukimad

    The Tandragee 100 Road Races will not take place this year. A club statement said that the decision had been taken "due to the current economic climate and circumstances beyond our control". The statement added that the organisers, the North Armagh Club, intended to run the race again in 2011. The Tandragee event, which had been scheduled to take place on Saturday 1 May, celebrated its 50th...

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  • Farquhar’s bikes get Magic Bullets

    22 January 2010 by MCN Sportsdesk

    Farquhar’s bikes get Magic Bullets

    TT winner and multiple Irish Champion Ryan Farquhar will be backed by fuel Magic Bullet this season. Magic Bullet is an advanced fuel treatment, formulated for high revving performance motorcycles,...

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  • Cummins on his 2010 Kawasaki rides

    22 January 2010 by MCN Sportsdesk

    Cummins on his 2010 Kawasaki rides

    McAdoo Kawasaki Racing’s Conor Cummins is ready and raring to go in 2010 having re-signed for the Cookstown-based official Kawasaki UK road racing team. Cummins has put pen to paper on a new deal to...

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  • Relentless back North West 200

    12 January 2010 by Stephen Davison

    Relentless back North West 200

    Relentless Energy Drink was named today as the title sponsor of the 2010 International North West 200 road race, which takes place on Saturday, May 15 on the famed 8.9-mile course that links to the...

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  • Carl Rennie gets Phase One roads ride

    08 January 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    Carl Rennie will lead the Phase One Endurance Yamaha challenge for the honours at the TT and NW200 this year. Rennie, who finished fifth in last year's Senior, will compete in all the solo classes on Phase One Bikes. Rennie said: "I am delighted to have been offered this opportunity by Russell and the Phase One Yamaha Team to join them for the 2010 season. "I feel with the experience, knowledge...

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