2009

Sunflower Races 2009

Sunflower Races 2009

I was at the Sunflower Trophy Races at Bishopscourt. It was good but a pity that John Laverty broke his collarbone on the Saturday. Well done to Ian lowry who won this year's event!

Nice View at the Ulster Grand Prix

Nice View at the Ulster Grand Prix

No time for Conor Cummins, Guy Martin or Gary Johnson to enjoy the view over Belfast as they round the Hairpin at this years "Race of the year" the Ulster Grand Prix.

Guy Martin on racing a BSB bike at Scarborough

Guy Martin on racing a BSB bike at Scarborough

On Sunday Guy Martin racked up his seventh straight Scarborough Gold Cup race win. He did it the hard way. Instead of riding his regular superbike – which has a kit ECU and plush suspension - he raced...

Ian Lougher back in British 125 seiries

Ian Lougher back in British 125 seiries

Veteran roads star Ian Lougher returns to short circuit racing this weekend when he takes part in the British GP125 race at Silverstone. Lougher won three races last weekend at Scarborough in the 125,...

Gary Johnson’s Scarborough learning curve

Gary Johnson was racing his own Honda at Scarborough, the same bike he’s run in the last two National Superstock rounds at BSB meetings. Johnson said: “The last time I came to Scarborough was in 2007 on a friend’s road bike so this is my first Scarborough on a proper racing machine. “I’ve never braked so hard, so many times in one lap on a race circuit. This place is really hard work (with all...

Neil Hodgson at Scarborough

Neil Hodgson at Scarborough

Neil Hodgson turned race fan this weekend spending two days hanging out in the Scarborough Gold Cup paddock. Hodgson told MCN: “It’s 20 years since I raced here. I came here when I was 15 and still...

Blog: The sensation of Scarborough

Blog: The sensation of Scarborough

There’s something really, really cool, but really, really scary about spectating at Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough. Hanging over a fence made from 4x2 timber is all that separates you from touching road...

My daughter stealing Cameron Donald's ride

My daughter stealing Cameron Donald's ride

This is my daughter Jasmine sitting on Cameron Donald's 2008 winning TT TAS Suzuki GSX-R on the BHP MOTORCYCLE + EVEREST MOTORCYCLE stand at the Eastbourne motor show - lucky girl!

Action shots from the gold cup

Action shots from the gold cup

Action shots from the gold cup.

Guy Martin wins seventh straight Gold Cup

Guy Martin wins seventh straight Gold Cup

Guy Martin won his seventh straight Scarborough Gold Cup after a traumatic weekend at the Oliver’s Mount circuit. Rather than racing his regular Hydrex Honda roads superbike, Martin was riding the...

Great weekend at the Gold Cup

The Gold Cup at Scarborough again turned out to be a fantastic weekend, great racing, the weather was good and a relly good atmosphere. This year I had a paddock pass and couldn't believe how easy going and freindly eveyone in the paddock was. John McGuinness posed for a photo, Ian Hutchinson photo and autograph no problem, Lougher and Farquhar both friendly and easy going. Now Guy Martin...

New Irish and Ulster champion

The popping noise of the Champaign corks were the conclusion to a successful years racing for newcomer to the road racing scene Wayne Hamilton 18 Portadown. Winning the Ulster and Irish Championship title for the Junior Support, Wayne, has caught the spectators gaze on numerous occasions throughout the year on his 250cc Honda. With highlights to include 6 race wins in a row and the taking of the...

Top guns chase Scarborough gold Cup

Top guns chase Scarborough gold Cup

This weekend’s Scarborough Gold Cup has attracted a top-class entry, features some of the sport’s leading racers on the pure road courses. The 59th Steve Henshaw International  Gold Cup Road...

Farquhar breaks Joey’s all time wins record

Farquhar breaks Joey’s all time wins record

Ryan Farquhar created history at Killalane last Sunday when he took three more road race wins to break the all-time Irish record, previously held by the legendary Joey Dunlop. Farquhar's hat-trick saw...

McCormack to make Killalane debut

McCormack to make Killalane debut

Irish Superbike Champion Brian McCormack from Tramore, Waterford, will be making his road racing debut at the 2009 Country Crest Killalane Road Races this weekend but he faces tough opposition from...

Farquhar's Manx double continues Duke Rankings dominance

Farquhar's Manx double continues Duke Rankings dominance

Ryan Farquhar overcame a nasty practice spill to take a double victory at last week's Manx Grand Prix and continue his amazing run of success in 2009. The Dungannon rider slipped off his 350cc Honda...

Ryan Farquhar Manx GP Double

Phil Wain PR  Farquhar does the double at Manx GP Ryan Farquhar overcame a nasty practice spill to take a double victory at this week's Manx GP and continue his amazing run of success in 2009. The Dungannon rider slipped off his 350cc Honda at Guthrie's Memorial in the final practice session, sustaining a broken bone in his hand, but he re-grouped to take both the Post Classic and 500cc...

Competitor dies in Manx Newcomers race

Competitor dies in Manx Newcomers race

Richard Bartlett died after crashing his Honda CBR600 in yesterday’s Manx Grand Prix Newcomers race. The organisers, the Manx Motor Cycle Club, released the following statement: “The Manx Motor Cycle...

Keith Amor signs with JMF/Millsport Yamaha for 2010

Keith Amor signs with JMF/Millsport Yamaha for 2010

Keith Amor has today ended weeks of speculation by signing for the JMF/Millsport Yamaha team for the 2010 season with the news coming just a week after it emerged that he had ended his successful...

Whyte steps down from NW200

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...

Amor and Wilson Craig part company

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...

Meeting Guy Martin at the Ulster GP

Meeting Guy Martin at the Ulster GP

guy martin and me at ulster gp with a little piss take t-shirt

Martin to stay at Hydrex?

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...

Lougher to retire? No way!

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...

Donald at Ulster GP but still sidelined

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...

Blog: Epic Ulster Grand Prix

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...

UGP meeting the riders....

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...

Farquhars Ulster Grand Prix

. .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...

Ian Hutchinson smashes Ulster GP Superstock record

Ian Hutchinson smashes Ulster GP Superstock record

Ian Hutchinson had to smash the lap record on the final lap of Saturday’s opening Superstock race at the Ulster Grand Prix to beat local favourite Ryan Farquhar. The race was run in two parts after a...

William Dunlop smashes Ulster GP Supersport record

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...

Cummins and Martin share UGP Superbike honours

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...

Carl Fogarty at the Ulster Grand Prix

Carl Fogarty at the Ulster Grand Prix

I met Carl Fogarty at the Ulster Grand Prix.

Dundrod 150 superbike race

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...

Farquhar claims Armoy hat-trick

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...

Donald out of Ulster GP

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...

McGuiness to race Superstock Blade at Ulster

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...