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Please click here to download latest Tarmac Competition Races dates for 2014.
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Sad News - Stephen McIlvenna
It is with great sadness that we learned earlier today our good friend and experienced MCUI(UC) competitor Stephen McIlvenna from Randalstown died on Tuesday 19th August from an accident whilst practicing for the Manx Grand Prix in the Isle of Man. Our thoughts and deepest sympathy are with Stephen's family and friends at this very sad time.
Short Circuit Championship at Kirkistown - 23rd August
The Belfast & District Club will host a new event this Saturday 23rd Aug at Kirkistown which is a re-run of the 7th June event which was cancelled due to exceptionally heavy rainfall. Anyone who had entered for the 7th June race will be automatically transferred to the 23rd August.
100 mile Fundraising & Memorial Run - Lisburn 23rd August
The Clady Club would like to thank everyone who participated in their Classic Bike and Car run around the old Clady circuit last Friday, 15th August. This is an annual event which is enjoyed by many people and provides the perfect opportunity to meet up with old friends for a chat and a cup of tea or coffee on the eve of the UGP. It also allows the Club raise money towards its chosen charity - this year it was in aid of the MCUI(UC) Medical vans.
Pictured: (L to R) Dr Nigel Riddle, Ken Turner, Brian Swann,
Lisburn Mayor Andrew Ewing (on Joey Dunlops YAMSEL), Harris Healey & Jackie Magee.
The recently elected Lisburn Mayor, Councillor Andrew Ewing and MCUI(UC) Charirman Harris Healey were guests of honour. Mayor Andrew Ewing is a motorcycle enthusiast and also took part in the ride out. Speaking afterwards he thanked the Club for the work they do and also mentioned that he was spearheading another 100 mile Charity rideout this Saturday, 23rd August in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care and in memory of MCUI(UC) competitor Bruce Moulds who died from a racing accident in July 2013. The run starts and leaves Lagan Valley Island, Lisburn at 9:45am sharp. £10 per person taking part.
Thrills & Spills at 2014 Ulster Grand Prix
Competitors and organisers must be congratulated for putting on a fine display of road racing at the worlds fastest road racing event - a fantastic event to say the least! With difficult weather conditions prevailing for most of the day, the riders were never sure how much of the circuit would remain dry for their race. Interviewed in the morning, Michael Dunlop summed it up perfectly when he stated that 'today is going to be a battle of tyres.'
Please click here for UGP results and here for Thursday's Dundrod 150 results.
Bruce Anstey picked up a well deserved man of the meeting award but was himself involved in a high speed high side at the top of the Deer's Leap on the opening lap of the 2nd Supersport race. This incident also included Ian Hutchinson, Michael Sweeny and Steve Mercer - thankfully all escaped relatively unscathed.
Earlier in the day on the opening lap of the 1st Supersport race, front runners Dan Kneen, Keith Amor and Dean Harrison crashed out, at Ireland's corner with each suffering fractures. Again, thankfully all competitors involved in Saturday's incidents have escaped very serious injury.
During the Dundrod 150 races on Thursday two more competitors were involved in separate accidents. French rider Pierre Favre and English rider Danny Webb, both crashed out quite heavily and are currently receiving treatment at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast. Danny is expected to get home later this week but Pierre remains in a more critical condition. We wish both men a good and very speedy recovery.
Click here for a link to Dundrod Club website.
Short Circuit News...
(Updated) David Wood Memorial Trophy Races
Saturday 20th September
The Motorcycle Road Racing Club of Ireland (MCRRCI) will host a special Memorial Event at Bishopscourt Race Circuit on the 20th September in memory of their much missed Club member and friend of motorcycling to all David Wood. The Club have decided to run this event annually and will place more emphasis to the events 600cc Supersport races in recognition to the work carried out by David in 1988 to have this series introduced. Please click here for 1st Press release and here for latest sponsor information / 18th Aug.
David Wood interviewing Adrian Archibald - circa 1996
Sunflower Trophy Races - Fri 24th and Sat 24th October
The end of the racing season in N Ireland is traditionally marked by the superb Sunflower Trophy held at the fantastic Bishopscourt Short Circuit and this year is no exception... Club Secretary Derek McWhirter has released this years Regulations and Entry Form for all competors. Please click here. Your Club contacts for more info are:
Derek McWhirter (Race Sec) - Mob 07812204382
Denis Wilson (Rider Liaison) - Mob 07803186112
Scobbie Killough (Sidecars) - Mob 07718356230
2014 Championship Standings
The Championship standings (to dates below) are as follows:
- Irish Short Circuit Championship Results (Standings at 20th July)
- Ulster Short Circuit Championship Results (Standings at 20th July)
- Irish Road Race Championship (standings at 28th July)
- Ulster Road Race Championship (standing at 28th July)
Note: these include the Tarmac - Avon Tyres 650cc Supertwin Class.
Please contact Ivan Davidson for latest info - See Contact Us tab above.
The Enniskillen 100 - Revival !
Other Diary Dates for 2014
|Wed 27th to Sat 30th Aug|
|Walled City Tattoo|
'The Walled City Tattoo showcases the best of local and international talent. Now in its 2nd year, the Tattoo will see over 15,000 people flock to the Walled City of Derry ~ Londonderry from 27th to 30th August.