2018 Cookstown 100 Race Day Gallery

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The Racing at the 2018 Cookstown 100 got off to an energetic start!
The Racing at the 2018 Cookstown 100 got off to an energetic start!
With big and wee bikes all getting in on the action
With big and wee bikes all getting in on the action
With teams and privateers all staking their claim...
With teams and privateers all staking their claim…
Then in typical Northern Irish fashion the rain came!
Then in typical Northern Irish fashion the rain came!

 

Enjoy the gallery!

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2018 Cookstown 100 Results

2018 Cookstown 100
2018 Cookstown 100

For a full breakdown of all the qualifying sessions and race results and timings please make sure you check out http://www.cookstown100.com/index.php/results

Every session and race has its own downloadable pdf file detailing every aspect of the session!

Otherwise here is a quick reference to all the races as they happened :

2018 Cookstown 100 Information
2018 Cookstown 100 Information

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Guy Martin to Return to Road Racing in 2018

Great news for the Northern Irish Road Racing Scene in the form of Guy Martin returning for 2 confirmed events!

Guy Martin to race on the 2018 N.Irish Roads!
Guy Martin to race on the 2018 N.Irish Roads!

Guy Martin will be returning to the Northern Irish Road Races this year with his first stop being the Cookstown 100 on 27th and 28th April 2018.  Guy will be riding his own 750 BSA in the Yesteryear Classic Race.

Then it’s off to one of Guy’s favourite courses – Tandragee – for the Tandragee 100 where he will again pilot his BSA in the Forgotten Era and Classic Races.  The Tandragee 100 runs on 4th and 5th May 2018 .

Make sure to subscribe to our absolutely free Road Racing Calendar to stay up to date with all the dates and events so you’ll never miss a thing!  More Details Here.

For more information on the Cookstown 100 check out the official site here.

For more information on the Tandragee 100 check out the official site here.

And when you go remember to support the sport and buy a programme – that’s the best way to ensure the survival of the great spectacle on the planet!

Has Guy Martin Quit Road Racing? The Full Story…So Far…

Guy Martin looking focused on the 2017 Honda Fireblade - Practice Session 30th May 2017 - Isle of Man TT Races
Guy Martin looking focused on the 2017 Honda Fireblade – Practice Session 30th May 2017 – Isle of Man TT Races

The internet has went crazy today reporting on Guy Martin retiring from Road Racing.  As a Guy Martin fan, that is of course devastating news, and I honestly believe that most pure fans of road racing will also agree that Guy was / is good for the sport and its profile.  However following an ‘exclusive interview’ with MCN it looks like his road racing days are over…

With huge publicity surrounding the partnership of John McGuiness and Guy Martin on the new Honda FireBlade things looked perfect for the 2017 season.

Then it all started to unwind.  A poor Tandragee 100 started the season with Guy crashing out on his first lap, followed by an uneventful Cookstown 100 and North West 200 (at the same time as losing team mate John McGuinness to a horrific crash) which led us to the Isle of Man.  After the ‘box of neutrals’ incident Honda withdrew from the rest of the event.  Guy went onto a second place in the TTZero with Team Mugen, his team mate Bruce Anstey taking the win in that event.

Then the press release came that Honda and Guy would not be participating in the Ulster Grand Prix, a circuit that has brought Guy great success as well as proving almost deadly in 2015.

At this point I think most of us thought the writing on the wall was now here.

Guy Martin’s Road Racing days are over.

Explaining his decision to call it a day in an exclusive interview with MCN’s Matt Wildee, Guy said: “Racing’s been good to me, but I’m bored of it. You spend the early part of the year preparing for the season – testing, racing, talking about it, and then doing it all over again. It’s like Groundhog Day. It’s time to stop.” 

Or are they?

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Cookstown 100 Road Races Photo Gallery : 29nd April 2017

2017 Cookstown 100
2017 Cookstown 100

With the shutter speed sorted for the 2017 Cookstown 100 I got a absolute mountain of photos.  Couple this with an amazing vantage spot I got some cracking photographs of some of the action and (hopefully) most of the riders.

If you see yourself feel free to tag yourself in the comments and I have full size images of all the photos, if you would like some of them please just let me know!

This was my first trip to the Cookstown 100 and it is an outstanding race meeting that I am looking forward to returning to!

You can check out all the results of the Cookstown 100 right here : https://tbni.blog/2017/04/29/2017-cookstown-100-results/

2017 Cookstown 100 Road Races Gallery :

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It’s Time for the 2017 Cookstown 100!

2017 Cookstown 100
2017 Cookstown 100

So it is practice day for the for the Cookstown 100 and the roads are currently closed (until 21:30) so there is still plenty of time for you to get there and get watching some high octane pre race sessions.

Tomorrow is Race Day and the roads will close at 10:00am sharp – so don’t be late.

Here is some vital information to make sure you get there on time :

Oh and in case this has any sway on your attendance, Motorbike Racing Royalty will be in attendance : (William Dunlop has also confirmed a late entry 😉  )

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