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                                    Lastest Update - Tues 9th October
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NEWS  & CLUB NEWS


Short Circuit & Road Race C'ship standings - Courtesy of Ivan Davidson

Irish C'ship    - Road Racing - following Killalane - 9th Sept Here (Updated 25th Sept)
                       - USBK Short Circuit - at 26th July  Here

Ulster C'ship    - Road Racing - following Armoy 28th July Here (Updated 25th Sept)
                         - USBK Short Circuit - at 6th Oct Here   (following StAngelo - Rnd9)
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Next USBK events coming up...

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Hillsborough Club

Competitors please click here for Entry Form and here for Regulations

 

Sunflower races
Facebook Page

Club History: HERE
   


Sunflower Trophy Races

Bishopscourt


Friday
& Saturday 19th & 20th October



Club gears up for a brilliant weekend of racing action...

Press Releases - Baylon McCaughey

~ Carl Phillips to ride at Sunflower ~

~ Past winner Pat Buchan returns ~

~ Richard Cooper makes his Sunflower debut ~


                    Event Information for Competitors & Spectators:
Thursday 18th October:
Competitors will be admitted to the Circuit from 4.00pm, but will NOT be admitted to the Race Paddock until Paddock Marshalls are in place to sort Parking.
Spectators /Motorhomes etc admitted to Circuit after 6.00pm.
Friday 19th October
Practice and Qualifying will commence @ approx 9.15 AM.
Five Races will take place on Friday afternoon.

Saturday 20th October:
Racing commencing from approx 10am - get there early.

Admission Charges:
Friday ONLY ; £15.00
Saturday ; £ 20.00
ALL Weekend ( inc Motorhomes) £25.00
Children Under 15 ; FREE


Events completed...


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Club Facebook Page
Here

  Saturday 6th October

  St Angelo Airport

Enniskillen & Distrist Motorcycle Club

Round 9 of USBK Championship

      
Latest updates can be followed from the USBK
Facebook page

Rnd 9
Results Click
Here


(Courtesy of Richard Agnew & Team)

 

 



Click on MCRRCI logo for latest Club information
  Sat 15th & Sun 16th September

  Bishopscourt


Motorcycle Road Racing
Club of Ireland

Round 8 of USBK Championship

Pre event Press release here

      
Latest updates can be followed from the USBK
Facebook page

Rnd 8
David Wood Memorial Races

Results Click
Here



(Courtesy of Richard Agnew & Team)

 



Click on B & D Logo for latest club information

  Sat 1st September

  Kirkistown


Belfast & District Motor Club


Rnd 7 - USBK Championship

      
Latest USBK info can be followed from USBK
Facebook page

Rnd 7
Results Click
Here



(Courtesy of Richard Agnew & Team)

Race Circuit website

 

Click on Logo above for latest information from Bishopscourt.

 

 Bishopscourt Racing Circuit Ltd
             
Saturday 18th August
                  Bishopscourt

 Results from Round 6 of the USBK Short Circuit Championship - Click Here (hosted by Bishopscourt Racing Circuit Ltd)



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MCE

Insurance


 

 

Ulster Grand Prix

2018 Bike Week

 
5th to 11th August

Racing Thursday 9th and Saturday 11th Aug

 

 

 

Results

Thursday and

Saturday here

 

 

All courtesy of Richard Agnew & Team

 

 

(Photos Steve Freeburn)

 

 

 


Dundrod and District
Motorcycle Club
Fabrice Miguet #30

It is with great sadness he have learned our good friend Fabrice Miguet passed away on Monday 13th Aug from injuries sustained in the Superstock race at the UGP (Saturday 11th Aug) Our thoughts are with his family and friends.

Please read statement form the Club (and Clerk of the Course Noel Johnson here.


Very wet and misty weather played havoc with the running of the event on Saturday. It was a difficult day for the Club and the many thousands of spectators who had been looking forward to a great day with plenty of the good weather we have all enjoyed so far this summer.

It was only possible for two of the seven Saturday races to run the full distance.  On behalf of the Club, the Clerk of the Course took the decision to bring the event to an end earlier in the day due to worsening weather conditions.

The winners of the races which did run on Saturday were Dean Harrrison (Superstock) and Peter Hickman (Supersport) while Shaun Anderson and Michal Dokoupil were declared winners of the reduced lightweight and ultra lightweight races. 

For many months the Dundrod Club had prepared very well for a brilliant week long event - unfortunately on top of the sad news above we also have to report a number of other accidents have occurred. On Wednesday, Derek Magee and Seamus Elliot were injured in an accident during practice and on Saturday, Davey Todd sustained injuries in the Superbike race. We earnestly hope that they will all make a good recovery and wish them well.

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ARMOY    Road Races


Friday 27th & Saturday 28th July:

Friday practice sessions got off to a fine start finishing with two very exciting races (Senior Support and 600 Supersport) where Paul Jordan secured a nail-biting win with a margin of just .007 seconds ahead of Adam McLean. However, the weather became very wet overnight and by late Saturday morning, the full race card had to be abandoned due to deteriorating weather and dangerous track conditions.
Later in the day, we learned one of the UC paramedics, Alastair McSorley, was involved in a non-racing collision on Saturday morning and was taken to hospital by air ambulance - we wish Alastair a very speedy recovery.

 


 

 

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 Neil Robinson Memorial Races
       
Sat 21st and Sun 22nd July
           Bishopscourt

 USBK Superbike Championship leader Gerard Kinghan 

The USBK Championship (Rnd 5) returned to Bishopscourt in fine style last week-end after a summer break - hosted by the Mid Antrim 150 Club and sponsored by MJF Building Services - Results here (Courtesy of Richard Agnew)


 

               Previous USBK  Supersport Pro Race action. (Photos S Freeburn)

 

Enniskillen Road Race
Click Logo for Club website & Regs


                                      
   Enniskillen Road Races restored after 66 years !

For the first time since 1952, thousands of racing fans have enjoyed fast and fabulous Road racing in Co Fermanagh. Derek McGee gained a top lap speed of 104.165 mph around a new 3 mile course at Arney, close to Ennikillen.

It was a racing masterclass by Derek McGee who scored no fewer than five wins - two Superbike including the Feature Race in Memory of Richard Britton; two in the Supersport 600 class and finishing with an impressive top spot in the Supertwins race. In each of these races, Adam McLean took the runner up place. Darryl Anderson had the honour of winning the first race of the day, the Junior Support class with Noel Smyth and Robert Cairns 2nd and 3rd respectively. Good to see Darren Keys from Lisburn achieving first place in the Senior Support class with Stephen McKeown and Steven Clarke sharing the podium in 2nd and 3rd place. In the Junior Classic races, Brian Mateer won the 250cc class and Barry Davidson took the honours in the 350cc class. The big classic's 1000cc class was won by Richard Ford with Barry Davidson getting a second victory in the 500ccc Class. The Moto 3 class winner was Kevin Fitzpatrick with Nigel Moore and Sam Dunlop taking 2nd and 3rd. John McAllister (MCUI(UC) Chairman) won the 250GP class. The Lightweight Supersport 400cc class was won by Paul Gartland with Enda Trearty in 2nd and Aaron Boyd 3rd. Well done to everyone for creating such a good day but definitely challenging for all the competitors in such scorching weather! Click Here for comprehensive listing of results. (Courtesy of Richard Agnew and the time-keeping Team)

The recently formed Enniskilen Club must be commended for re-creating a new and exciting return to racing so very successfully - congratulations to everyone in the Club and to all who have assisted them in any way.

For more information please contact Club Secretary Fiona Ferris (07484890253).

Photo - Derek McGee in full flight at Arney! - Courtesy of Baylon McCaughey

 

 

Saturday 2nd June - Kirkistown

Belfast & District Motor Club

Click on logo for Club website

 

Saturday's RESULTS here


    

        International North West 200

           Mon 14th - Sat 19th May


Superb road racing at a sun-kissed NW200 - North Coast Bike Week spectacular. Congratulations to Alastair Seeley (Supersport 1&2 & Superstock 2); Glenn Irwin (Superbike 1&2); Martin Jessop (Supertwin 1); James Cowton (Supertwin 2) and Peter Hickman (Superstock 1) on their victories and to all the fabulous competitors, who treated thousands of race fans to a fantastic week of racing. The Club and everyone involved with the running of the event must also be congratulated for hosting a world class event which has become a national treasure. Full programme available on BBC iPlayer.
NW200

 

Results
Here
Results
Here
Results
(Thur & Sat)

Courtesy of Richard Agnew & Team

 


Click on Coleraine Club Logo above for event round-up & all the latest information.




Racing action from Church Corner - Portrush
Lee Johnston #13 & Martin Jessop #40








 

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RESULTS

  RESULTS

RESULTS


Click here


(All courtesy of Richard Agnew & Team)

 

 

 

 

 

 

        
               Tandragee100

          Sat 5th May

In fine weather the North Armagh Club treated thousands of eager race fans to a classy display of racing between the hedges at the 2018 Tandragee 100.   It was an especially good day for the 'D's' - Derek Shiels, Derek McGee and Dan Kneen, each of them getting wins in the McCrums Motorcycles Open Race, CVRS Media Supersport and the Around a Pound Senior Races respectively. Dan also claimed Michael Dunlop's previous course record in the openning Superbike race, now standing at an impressive 109.609mph.
The City Autos Moto2/125cc race was won by Paul Robinson.



Dan Kneen with Derek McGee and Derek Shiels in hot pursuit.
See opposite for full results listing.

Attention now returns to the NW200 - everyone will now be gunning to build on these marveloius results. 1st Practice day on Tuesday 15th May.



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Full Results

Click Here

2018 -   Cookstown 100
Road Races

               Saturday 28th April

Dunlop and Sheils take Victories at KDM Hire Cookstown 100 as Weather plays havoc with the Meeting - Click here.

Adam McLean awarded Man of the meeting - click here

Reports courtesy of Baylon McCaughey

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Temple Club

Saturday 21st April Bishopscourt

Temple Motorcycle Club

Click on logo for Club website


           Racing from Bishopscourt - Sat 21st April:


The Temple Club hosted Round 3 of the USBK Short circuit championship on Sat 21st April at the Bishopsourt Race Circuit just outside Downpatrick.   In fine warm weather, action packed racing was enjoyed all day by everyone who attended. Sincere thanks goes to the Circuit owner and main sponsor, Jim O'Brien (AJ Plumbing Supplies) for providing a first class racing venue, the hosting Clubs, the Competitors and the many talanted and faithful volunteers who make it all happen so brilliantly.
                         All results from Round 3 Here

               USBK Round 3 - Supersport Pro Race action at Bishopsourt________________________________________________________________


The Ulster Centre would like to thank all of the racing Sponsors who have either renewed or joined us in 2018 - we would ask all race fans to support these businesses. Lastly, we wish everyone well for a very enjoyable and successful season ahead.

      
                 Ulster Superbike Championship:

USBK

Commencing on Easter Saturday, the newly re-modelled Ulster Superbike Championship has got off to a superb start with a very successful and enjoyable day's racing at Bishopscourt hosted by the Road Racing Club (MCRRCI).

Unfortunately Round 2 at Kirkistown hosted by the B & D Club was cancelled due to very poor weather conditions - See info above and links below.

Easter Saturday - 31st March

Bishopscourt
Motorcycle Road Racing Club of Ireland
hosting 41st Enkalon Trophy Races

Pre- race Press release Here

Click on Logo opposite for MCRRCI information

Results
Click
Here:

By R Agnew & Team

 

 Easter Monday - 2nd April

  Kirkistown

    Belfast & District Motor Club

Featuring Mayor's Cup Trophy Race
Clubs Press release Here

       Click on Logo opposite for B&D information

Event

cancelled

                
 MCUI(UC) Marshals Association Training at Dundrod

Sun 11th March: The UC Safety Committee held a Marshals Training day at the Dundrod Race Center and David Wood House outside Lisburn. Over 80 marshals were in attendance.  If you are interested in finding out more about Marshaling you can access their Facebook page by clicking on their logo opposite. If you would like to join, take the first step by accessing the application form - here: and send to the Membership Secretary - Stevie Blair. You can be assured of a very warm welcome and meeting many new and good friends. The Ulster Centre and all Clubs are very appreciative and proud of our Road and Flag Marshals - of course, without them we would not be able to run our events.  



Two of the four Marshal Training groups Training at Dundrod - Sunday 11th March.
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Race of Legends at Armoy celebrates its 10th Birthday with the Bayview Hotel as title sponsor - More here...

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       Championship Trials - Information

Ulster Trials Championship Standings

Click here. (11th April)

Last UC Trials Event:

Ballynacraig Wood Trial
Saturday 3rd March
BT30 9ES

Hosted by Lisburn & DMCC
Click here for more info.

Earlier results: here

Sat 10th Feb:
Results and link to North Monaghan Mountfield Trial Click Here (Courtesy of Lisburn Club)

 

Sat 27th Jan:
The Temple Motorcycle Club hosted the Terry Hill Trial at Wightman's,
Ballynahinch

RESULTS - Plz click Here

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2018 Ulster Superbike Championship is live !

The MCUI(UC) officially launched the rebranded Ulster Superbike Championship on Wednesday (7th February) at the Chimney Corner Hotel, Glengormley outside Belfast.
This very welcome and good news for spectators, competitors and the hard working hosting Clubs as it provides many new and exciting prospects for the 2018 motorcycling season.  

USBK Logo

The new USBK logo and very valuable sponsors (see below) were revealed as well as a newly developed and dedicated website / facebook page - Click on logo opposite for website and here to open the Facebook Page...

 

On behalf of the governing body for Road Racing, Short Circuits and Trials in Ulster, John McAallister (UC Chairman) announced an overall championship prize pot of over £50,000 for 2018 season. To much applause John explained this will be paid out to competitors at selected events during the season and at the end of season awards night next January. Full release details - please click here...

All media enquiries to Mark Sanlon 07861747004 / marksanlon@msn.com

Photos - 2017 Superbike top finishers Charles Stuart (25), Carl Phillips (32), Cody Nally (57) and Mark Glasgow (50).                    

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              2017 Short Circuit and Road Racing Championship              Presentations and Awards - Friday 12th January 2018

The Annual Tarmac Short Circuit and Road Racing competition awards event for 2017 was held in the La-Mon House Country Club Hotel on Friday 12th January.  The event was organised by Jim Cray and Ivan Davidson and the evening was compered by George McCann and Roy Neill. Around 500 people from all corners of Ireland and the UK were present. See links below for the award listings. Championship sponsors included Dunlop and Avon tyres as well as Global Oils.  Over 150 prizes were presented to the worthy winners. Lee Wood presented the coveted David Wood Scolarship Award for 2018 to Gary McCoy. We wish him and everyone well for a successful and prosperous year ahead.

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   * IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR COMPETITORS*


 Sat - 24th Feb:   Use of On-Board Cameras

Within Supplementary Regulations:
- Only competitors authorised by COC will be permitted to film from on board camera’s.
- Applications must be made in writing to COC.
- Where such approval is granted, the installation of the camera and associated equipment is further subject to approval of the chief scrutineer.
- A copy of insurance policy must be forwarded with entry form prior to closing date for inspection, otherwise no onboard cameras will be allowed to be used.

- Competitors using personal on-board camera must have a Public Liability Insurance with minimum cover of £2 million.

 

Wed 14th Feb:    Competition Licence Medicals

The MCUI(UC) is aware some competitors are having problems arranging a medical with their GP and this is creating difficulties for them completing their application for a Competition Licence.
With the agreement of the MCUI(UC), Medical Panel competitors can now arrange to have their mediical carried out by Dr Campbell Brown: Mobile 0788 418 0815 at his place of work in the Enniskillen Hospital. It will be an after hours service with a fee of £25-£30.

Riders must provide their Medical Card complete with their Health & Care Number along with the MCUI(UC) approved Medical Form. Your Health & Care number must be provided to allow the doctor access your medical records.  The MCUI(UC) would like to thank Dr Brown for his help in this matter.
John McAllister- Chairman MCUI(UC).

Sunday 11th Feb:  Avon Tyres Competitor Registration
Competitors taking part in the Lightweight Supersport and / or the Production 650 StockTwin classes in 2018 are eligible to register for the Avon Tyres / USBK Championship grouping.    Please click here   for more information and Registration details.
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MCUI(UC) Statement: 14th Dec 2017

Further to statement below on the 8th December 2017, the Motorcycle Union of Ireland (Ulster Centre ) Ltd confirms it will continue to run the Irish Short Circuit Championship throughout 2018.

The Championship will be contested over all 10 scheduled Ulster Centre Events in conjunction with the Ulster Superbike Championship.

Further news relating to the Ulster Superbike Championship will be released in due course.

8th December: The MCUI(UC) are committed to finding a resolution to the current situation regarding Irish Short Circuit Championship Events. 
Several meetings will take place next week and over the coming weeks to resolve this issue.
We understand riders confusion and the need for clarification as bikes are being prepared, tyres are being considered and race seasons are being planned.
We want this resolved this side of Christmas and will work tirelessly to achieve it.
As soon as we have any information regarding 2018 Short Circuit Championships we will issue a press release through the MCUI(UC) website and other media outlets.

Competitors please note - The Rules and Regulations Tab includes a new link to the new Supermono Technical Regulations for 2018.
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Scrutineering
Anyone wishing to enquire about scrutineering please contact Stephen Hawthorne (Convenor) Mobile: 07403919100.

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