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  • Eugene out of arm's way - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk
    World Superbike race move to Saturday afternoon rather than running both on Sunday as previously The change is aimed at improving the fan experience from Friday through to Sunday providing more racing action throughout the weekend and allowing for additional special events As well as boosting Saturday attendances organisers and sponsors will be able to offer an even bigger selection of special events and shows allowing fans to enjoy both on and off track action in a way never previously possible Free practice and timed qualifying will now take place on Friday Supersport qualifying which adopts a Superpole format in 2016 will take place on Saturday before World Superbiike Race 1 and on Sunday Supersport and Superbike classes will race after warm up Rea welcomed the changes saying I like the the new schedule It never really made sense to have a Race 1 at 10 30am for spectators or TV The mechanics will be happy too The move follows extensive consultations involving promotors circuits manufacturers sponsors and TV broadcasters and the initial feedback has been positive all round Follow BelTel Sport How to Complain If you have a complaint about the editorial content of the Belfast Telegraph or Sunday Life then contact the Editor here If you are not satisfied with the response provided then you can contact the Independent Press Standards Organisation here From the web Sponsored Videos Your Comments COMMENT RULES Comments that are judged to be defamatory abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator s decision is final It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases tribunals and active legal investigations We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse Problems with commenting customercare belfasttelegraph co uk Powered by Livefyre Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Livefyre Read More NW200 biker Stephen Thompson back at scene of horror crash that almost claimed his life By Chris McCullough It was a crash that almost took his life but North West 200 biker Stephen Thompson was still determined to revisit the scene Michael Dunlop aims for TT joy with BMW By Paul Lindsay Michael Dunlop will be back on BMW machinery for this year s Isle of Man TT Races where he will seek to rediscover the form that saw him take a treble for the German manufacturer in 2014 Seamus Elliott eager to make a big impact on Isle of Man TT debut By Paul Lindsay Seamus Elliott a winner at last season s Southern 100 will make his Isle of Man TT debut in June having secured machinery to compete in three of the six solo races with the PeoplesBike com team Stormont tribute to World Superbike champ Jonathan Rea World Superbike Champion Jonathan Rea has been welcomed to Stormont to celebrate his incredible success in the 2015 World Superbike

    Original URL path: http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/sport/motorcycling/eugene-out-of-arms-way-34297178.html (2016-02-15)
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  • Sport - Latest Sport News, Results, Analysis & Comment - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk
    Dunlop s legacy will live on at one of his favourite race tracks after a major fundraising effort Jonathan Rea is passing his tests with flying colours World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea and his Kawasaki Racing team mate Tom Sykes made the most of the available track time at Motorland Aragon during a two day test this week with the all new Ninja ZX 10R Alastair Seeley set to be high flyer with RAF Reserves BMW team Double British champion and record breaking 15 time North West 200 winner Alastair Seeley is set for a return to the British Superbike Championship in 2016 in a shock move which will see him join the Royal Air Force Reserves BMW team British Superbike promoter MSV plans round in France The British Superbike Championship a popular destination for a plethora of top local talent that includes Michael Laverty Josh Elliott and Glenn Irwin could see its European wings begin to spread in 2018 after the acquisition of an aerodrome in the Picardy region of France Jorge Lorenzo beats Valentino Rossi to MotoGP championship as Eugene Laverty looks ahead Eugene Laverty will certainly remember the last race of his debut season in MotoGP possibly not for retiring his Open Class Honda on the 23rd lap but for the bitter battle between eventual champion Jorge Lorenzo and his Movistar Yamaha team mate Valentino Rossi Reid and Whitham star attractions for Dromara Destroyers Tribute Motorcycle Show Former British Superbike champion Jamie Whitham will be the special guest at the Dromara Destroyers Tribute Motorcycle Show in Lisburn on November 13 and 14 William Dunlop s switch to Yamaha boosts bid for glory William Dunlop will ride a full stable of Yamaha machinery for CD IC Racing on the national and international road racing scene next season Road racing ace Guy Martin vows never to return to boring North West 200 Motorcycle ace and TV presenter Guy Martin will not be returning to the North West 200 and will also sit out the 2016 Isle of Man TT he has revealed Guy Martin on his mountain bike from the North West 200 Road racing s enigmatic Guy Martin will not race at next year s Vauxhall International North West 200 or Isle of Man TT according to his latest book When You Dead You Dead GB Moto to announce Peter Hickman for British Superbike title tilt British Superbike regulars GB Moto who recently extended their factory supported deal with Kawasaki until 2018 are set to announce Peter Hickman as their driving force on the International Road Racing scene in the coming weeks more Previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next Most Read Most Shared Most Commented Michael Dunlop aims for TT joy with BMW Motorcycling Tributes continue for young motorbike star Andy Lawson killed during Ulster Ulster Grand Prix Irish road racing doctor John Hinds dies after practice session crash in Republic Motorcycling End of the road for Guy Martin as he skips

    Original URL path: http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/sport/motorcycling/?page=2 (2016-02-15)
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  • Sport - Latest Sport News, Results, Analysis & Comment - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk
    s end of season Sunflower Trophy on October 24 William Dunlop set for a return to Yamaha next year Ballymoney s William Dunlop looks set for a return to Yamaha machinery in 2016 after an amicable parting of ways with Moneymore based Tyco BMW where he won this year s Irish Superbike Championship on the roads British king Josh Elliott out to seal step up in class to British Superbike Newly crowned British Superstock 1000cc champion Josh Elliott is now on the hunt for a move into the British Superbike class for 2016 Jonathan Rea at double in points bonus Northern Ireland s World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea took his 13th and 14th race wins of the season at Magny Cours yesterday on his factory Kawasaki Josh Elliott on high after sealing British Superstock 1000cc title Fermanagh s Josh Elliott was crowned the 2015 British Superstock 1000cc champion following a controversial end to yesterday s penultimate round of the season at Silverstone Red Bull Foxhunt Biggest mass start downhill event in Europe returns to Co Down One of the biggest mass start downhill events in Europe returns to the mountain bike trail in Rostrevor Co Down this weekend Now North West 200 aims to speed up race schedule A number of significant changes are to be implemented at next year s International North West 200 and not before time North West 200 safety shake up sees smaller less congested grids and no more delayed A major revamp to the North West 200 that will see a quicker more efficient race start has been described as long overdue The World is not enough as champion Rea aims for history Newly crowned World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea is back in action this weekend in France and despite having already sewn up this year s title there are a number of goals the Ulsterman still wants to achieve before the season ends later this month Eugene Laverty celebrates Open glory at Aragon MotoGP Spain once again proved a happy hunting ground for Toome rider Eugene Laverty as he won the Open class for the first time at the Aragon MotoGP near Barcelona New World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea back home for big party but it s his wee Northern Ireland s newly crowned World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea finally landed back on home soil yesterday although not to celebrate his global motorcycling triumph but to organise his son Jake s second birthday party more Previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next Most Read Most Shared Most Commented Michael Dunlop aims for TT joy with BMW Motorcycling Tributes continue for young motorbike star Andy Lawson killed during Ulster Ulster Grand Prix Irish road racing doctor John Hinds dies after practice session crash in Republic Motorcycling End of the road for Guy Martin as he skips North West 200 and Isle of Man TT Motorcycling Guy Martin signs himself out of Belfast hospital four days after horror Ulster Ulster Grand

    Original URL path: http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/sport/motorcycling/?page=3 (2016-02-15)
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  • Sport - Latest Sport News, Results, Analysis & Comment - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk
    a dream and become World Superbike champion at Jerez in Spain where practice and qualifying begin this morning ahead of Sunday s two races Phillip McCallen tells road racing pal Stephen Thompson that it s time to hang up leathers Road racing legend Phillip McCallen has urged his friend Stephen Thompson who sustained a catalogue of life threatening injuries in a horror smash to reconsider his plans to return to the high octane sport Eugene Laverty suffers disappointment in wet MotoGP at Misano as Marc Marquez takes the Yesterday s 28 lap MotoGP race at Misano will be remembered for chaotic wet and dry conditions which saw virtually all of the riders on the grid change bikes at least once Rainey and English the men to beat British Superstock 1000cc Championship leader Josh Elliott will be a guest at the Enniskillen 100 Revival today at St Angelo airfield which will also see a full Irish Superbike race programme take place Alastair Seeley will roll back years as he looks for Superbike ride Double British champion Alastair Seeley says age should not be a barrier as he looks to capture a British Superbike ride for 2016 Thrills as Alastair Seeley is back in title mix Carrick s Wee Wizard Alastair Seeley set up a grandstand British title finish in a scintillating Superstock 1000cc race at Oulton Park yesterday as he got the better of countryman Josh Elliott by a tenth of a second after 14 hard fought laps Malachi puts down marker as a TT star of the future Malachi Mitchell Thomas won yesterday s Senior Manx Grand Prix aboard his Silicone Engineering 600 Kawasaki and at just 19 years of age the Horwich racer is undoubtedly a TT star of the future Rookie Andy Reid steps up his bid for first triumph British Supersport Championship rookie Andy Reid believes the action at Oulton Park on Sunday should provide him with his best chance to date of a maiden victory in the class with Team Traction Control Yamaha Guy Martin on Ulster Grand Prix crash Back protector saved my life Guy Martin has spoken about his dramatic crash at the Ulster Grand Prix praising staff at Belfast s Royal Victoria Hospital and revealing how a back protector saved his life Redmayne dedicates Manx triumph to tragic Lawson Manxman Billy Redmayne added to his 2014 Newcomers victory by winning yesterday s Mylchreest Motors Junior Race at the IMGold Manx Grand Prix on board a Martin Bullock Racing Honda Ambitious Irwin sets sights on a premier challenge Glenn Irwin would be the first to admit that his British Supersport title aspirations for 2015 are all over bar the shouting more Previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next Most Read Most Shared Most Commented Michael Dunlop aims for TT joy with BMW Motorcycling Tributes continue for young motorbike star Andy Lawson killed during Ulster Ulster Grand Prix Irish road racing doctor John Hinds dies after practice session crash in

    Original URL path: http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/sport/motorcycling/?page=4 (2016-02-15)
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  • Sport - Latest Sport News, Results, Analysis & Comment - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk
    winning race two and the coveted Norman Brown Memorial Trophy on his SlidersUK Ducati Guy Martin He s most comfortable fixing lorries but TV has propelled the charming road racer Who would ever have thought that an unkempt lorry mechanic from Lincolnshire who happens to race motorcycles on his weekends off would become the housewives choice and the must meet celebrity for all and sundry in 2015 Champ Nally back in saddle for Masters ride The Adelaide Masters Series makes its annual trip north of the border today for rounds 10 and 11 at Bishopscourt Race Circuit near Downpatrick with reigning champion Cody Nally back on the grid having secured a late entry on the Kenny Kawasaki which he campaigned with great success in 2014 Guy Martin s world record bid shelved until 2016 following Ulster Grand Prix crash Guy Martin s attempt to break the world motorcycle landspeed record has been postponed until 2016 following his spectacular crash at the Ulster Grand Prix Tributes continue for young motorbike star Andy Lawson killed during Ulster Grand Prix The family and team mates of the young racer killed at the Ulster Grand Prix have paid tributes to the rising motorcycle star Guy Martin signs himself out of Belfast hospital four days after horror Ulster Grand Prix They certainly make them tough in Lincolnshire as enigmatic road racer and TV personality Guy Martin has proved signing himself out of a Belfast hospital despite multiple injuries sustained at this year s Ulster Grand Prix Superbike victory so sweet for BSB regular Peter Hickman To win a Superbike race at the Ulster Grand Prix is one thing but to do it in only your second year of competition at Dundrod is another altogether and one wonders how long it will be before BSB regular Peter Hickman is snapped up but one of the leading manufacturer Magical Marquez makes it nine in row on American soil Toome rider Eugene Laverty finished where started in 19th place as Marc Marquez triumphed at the Indianapolis MotoGP to maintain his remarkable record on American soil last night Ulster Grand Prix Super Saturday in store for all Despite confirmation from Tyco BMW that crowd favourite Guy Martin is out of today s Metzeler Ulster Grand Prix following his crash during Thursday s Dundrod 150 race the scene is set for a blistering day of action with the McKinstry Skip Hire and IFS Global Logistics Superbike races taking pride of place in the seven race schedule Talented Irwin aims to put the big guns in their place Glenn Irwin was a revelation as a newcomer at this year s North West 200 and today at Dundrod the 25 year old British Supersport title contender could stand on the top step in only his second visit to the Ulster Grand Prix more Previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next Most Read Most Shared Most Commented Michael Dunlop aims for TT joy with BMW Motorcycling Tributes continue

    Original URL path: http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/sport/motorcycling/?page=5 (2016-02-15)
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  • Sport - Latest Sport News, Results, Analysis & Comment - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk
    after serious injury One man on the grid for the Metzeler Ulster Grand Prix with a will to win must be Ian Hutchinson who unofficially recorded the fifth fastest speed in yesterday s free Superbike practice session Guy Martin has Ulster Grand Prix glory firmly in his sights Guy Martin sparkled despite practice for the Metzeler Ulster Grand Prix being abandoned due to variable visibility with three sessions remaining Martin Tyco BMW unofficially set a lap speed of 116 123mph just over a second faster than Conor Cummins Roy Harris produces an absolute thriller at Ulster GP The launch of the book Just for the Thrill by Roy Harris created a huge amount of interest at the Metzeler Ulster Grand Prix last night Fired up William Dunlop is relishing battle for Ulster Grand Prix joy William Dunlop believes a 130mph Supersport lap is possible this week at the Metzeler Ulster Grand Prix if conditions are favourable on his CD IC Racing Yamaha and revealed that the only man he fears in the class is Kiwi Bruce Anstey Thrill ride through a magic era for biking in new book The past is a foreign country They do things differently there General is aiming to rule at Dundrod s Ulster Grand Prix Lee Johnston is fired up and ready to take on the big guns at this week s Metzeler Ulster Grand Prix David Wood s lasting Ulster Grand Prix legacy at Dundrod Saturday evening saw the official opening of David Wood Ulster Grand Prix House a project that began two years ago when planning permission was granted to rebuild the building in the paddock at Dundrod Jonathan Rea s on brink of World Superbike title For now the champagne is on ice but what a battling performance from Jonathan Rea yesterday in Malaysia where the factory Kawasaki rider all but clinched this year s World Superbike title with his 19th and 20th podiums of the season Seeley takes stock in Thruxton thriller A battling performance from Tyco BMW rider Alastair Seeley saw him snatch a last gasp victory over rival Josh Elliott to win yesterday s British Superstock 1000cc race at Thruxton by a tenth of a second having been down in eighth position at one stage and claw back five points on the Ballinamallard rider in the championship chase Rea weathers storm in World title quest Jonathan Rea predicted storms and inclement weather in Malaysia for this weekend s 10th round of the World Superbike Championship and that s exactly what forced the Ulsterman to sit out yesterday s second free practice session Michael Dunlop in mood to boost Dundrod tally Michael Dunlop is confident he can end his season on a high and add to his tally of six wins at Dundrod circuit as he looks forward to next week s Metzeler Ulster Grand Prix more Previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next Most Read Most Shared Most Commented Michael Dunlop aims for TT

    Original URL path: http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/sport/motorcycling/?page=6 (2016-02-15)
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  • Sport - Latest Sport News, Results, Analysis & Comment - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk
    battle The SGS International Armoy Road Races which get under way today have received another major boost with news that Tyco BMW s Guy Martin will ride in the Supersport races for the Moneymore based team Irwin eager to triumph at Ulster for Hamilton Ivan Lintin has enjoyed back to back victories at the Metzeler Ulster Grand Prix but there are a number of riders who plan to make sure the RC Express Kawasaki ace doesn t make it a hat trick next month North West 200 crash biker Stephen Thompson loses arm North West 200 rider Stephen Thompson seriously injured in a crash at this year s north coast race has lost his arm his family has revealed No doubt John Hinds would have become clinical director of air ambulance service says The family and friends of flying doctor John Hinds say the campaign to fulfil his legacy of an air ambulance service will be a hard battle but one that will ultimately be won He s the Guy for Bavarian cheer fest at Armoy This weekend s Armoy Race of Legends is shaping up as a classic encounter between three of international road racing s top performers in a contest of Bavarian engineering between the north Antrim hedges Big boost on Little screen for Legends race Armoy organisers have pulled off a major coup with nationwide TV coverage on Channel 4 for the second year running It promises to be another fantastic showcase for the north Antrim area and the sport of road racing Record 170 riders to line up on Dundrod UGP grid The Metzeler Ulster Grand Prix has announced a record number of entries for the world s fastest road race this August 3 8 with more than 170 riders representing 17 countries Alistair Seeley is back on track after Josh Elliott duel A scintillating battle between Tyco BMW s Alastair Seeley and fellow Ulster rider Josh Elliott during the 16 lap Pirelli Superstock 1000 race set Brands Hatch alight yesterday Jonathan Rea is still one to catch despite setback in US Jonathan Rea remains on course for the World Superbike crown after two third places in the United States round at Laguna Seca in California last night Rea revving up to stay ahead of pack in US The British and World Superbike Championships take in rounds six and nine this weekend at Brands Hatch and Laguna Seca respectively with Northern Irish riders leading three championships across both series That s certainly an impressive statistic for our wee country In form riders will head for Race of Legends in Armoy Armoy Road Racing Club has finalised a top class line up of entries for their SGS International Race of Legends showpiece tomorrow week more Previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next Most Read Most Shared Most Commented Michael Dunlop aims for TT joy with BMW Motorcycling Tributes continue for young motorbike star Andy Lawson killed during Ulster Ulster Grand Prix Irish

    Original URL path: http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/sport/motorcycling/?page=7 (2016-02-15)
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  • Sport - Latest Sport News, Results, Analysis & Comment - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk
    Irish road racing doctor John Hinds in a convoy tribute as they brought his remains home to Northern Ireland NW200 woman saved by Dr John Hinds calls for an air ambulance in his memory The North West 200 spectator whose life was saved by the late Dr John Hinds has said she is devastated by his sudden death and distraught that she ll never get the opportunity to thank him Skerries Road Races Derek Shiels roars in at the double Dubliner Derek Sheils took both the Open and Grand Final Superbike race victories during yesterday s Skerries Road Races in Co Dublin Emotional Josh Elliott dedicates Superstock win to flying doctor John Hinds British championship leader Josh Elliott dedicated yesterday s Superstock victory at Knockhill in Scotland to Dr John Hinds who sadly passed away on Saturday after a freak incident at Skerries Road Races Irish road racing doctor John Hinds dies after practice session crash in Republic Tributes have flooded in for Irish road racing doctor John Hinds who died during a practice session in the Republic Colin was highly respected and loved by racing family British motorcycling lost one of it s best loved figures when Colin Appleyard sadly passed away on Tuesday The popular Yorkshireman established the Appleyard Racing brand over 20 years ago and as well as supporting a number of leading Irishmen during that time it was his Ian Hutchinson is setting his sights on Grand day out Eleven time TT winner Ian Hutchinson yesterday threw down the gauntlet to his rivals as the Dundrod and District Motorcycle Club officially launched the 2015 Metzeler Ulster Grand Prix at the Crumlin Road Gaol Eugene picks himself up from a downer Saturday s Motul MotoGP of Assen wasn t a happy hunting ground for Eugene Laverty when he crashed out of the race on the 16th lap of 26 losing the front end of his Power Electronics Aspar Honda when in contention to be first Open Class machine home Laverty can already feel the benefit of his upgrade Eugene Laverty has qualified in 19th position for this afternoon s Motul MotoGP race of Assen Laverty riding with a new swingarm in his Power Electrics Aspar Honda set a lap time of one minute 34 428 seconds for the 2 8 mile course just 1 8 seconds off the record Key update gives Eugene Laverty the quality to click up the gears Toomebridge s MotoGP star Eugene Laverty will not only be looking to score points for the fourth consecutive round at Assen in the Netherlands this weekend but the Aspar Honda rider must also focus on topping the Open Class having tasted victory at the Dutch circuit more Previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next Most Read Most Shared Most Commented Michael Dunlop aims for TT joy with BMW Motorcycling Tributes continue for young motorbike star Andy Lawson killed during Ulster Ulster Grand Prix Irish road racing doctor John Hinds dies after

    Original URL path: http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/sport/motorcycling/?page=8 (2016-02-15)
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