2019 Cookstown 100 Results

The 2019 Irish Road Racing Season got off to a flying start at Cookstown over 26th and 27 April 2019.  

With Storm Hannah still showing her venom bringing heavy rain and strong winds right up to the latter part of the morning, the fact that the Cookstown club managed to run a full program is even more impressive.  A great days racing that was unfortunately finished just a little bit to early as the feature race, the eight lap Cookstown 100, was red flagged on its first attempt due to weather – resulting in a five lap restarted race – which was red flagged due to a race incident. 

Derek McGee looking for another win at the 2019 Cookstown 100 Derek McGee looking for another win at the 2019 Cookstown 100

More importantly though no one was seriously hurt over the event and even though the final race was red flagged there was a full schedule and pretty constant day of all day racing.

Guess who decided to match that flying start?  Yep, Derek McGee, Derek Shiels, Adam McLean and Michael Sweeney! All were lapping in the Superbike race within 0.3s of each other and less than a single second separated the four at the end of an unfortunately red flagged race (twice). 

Derek Shiels off to an impressive start to his 2019 Road Racing Season at the Cookstown 100 Derek Shiels off to an impressive start to his 2019 Road Racing Season at the Cookstown 100

 

For Friday’s Practice and Qualifying Session Timings Click Here.

For Friday’s Race Session Results Click Here.

There was a little bit of chopping and changing off the schedule over the day due to the ever changing weather conditions.  Something which the organisations managed really well and a lesson others could learn well:  

Get the right bikes out at the right time as the conditions allow.  

Remember the only red flag due to weather that we had was in the final race.  This was in a  day that the only precipitation we didn’t have was probably snow!

Paul Jordan showed a strong start to his 2019 Season Paul Jordan showed a strong start to his 2019 Season
 

The results as published below represent the running order from the Official Race Program – along with the races that got carried over from the Friday evening session as well.

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2019 Cookstown 100 Friday Results : 26/04/2019

2019 Cookstown 100 Road Races
2019 Cookstown 100 Road Races

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Only two of the planned four races 2019 ran tonight after the weather closed in on Cookstown.  We have literally had a scorching Easter period in Northern Ireland this year and then for the first day of road racing it decides to change to the exact opposite of what we had and get wet, miserable and cold.  Things are to get even worse overnight with the approaching ‘Storm Hannah

However – don’t panic just yet – it looks like things will improve a little – it’ll not be glorious – but it will hopefully be dry tomorrow for race day!

This is the timeline for 26/04/2019 – 27/04/2019 – so it looks like a wet night and a wet start but things should improve in the later part of the morning.

2019 Cookstown 100 Weather Forecast
2019 Cookstown 100 Weather Forecast

But, you came here for race results so without further ado – here we go :

If you want to check out the qualifying results and timings they are all here for you too : http://tbni.blog/2019/04/26/2019-cookstown-100-qualifying-session-results-26-04-2019/

Read more2019 Cookstown 100 Friday Results : 26/04/2019

2019 Cookstown 100 Qualifying Session Results : 26/04/2019

2019 Cookstown 100 Road Races
2019 Cookstown 100 Road Races

The Irish Road Racing Season is officially back!  The 2019 season is, as is customary, kicked off with the Cookstown 100.  Today is the dominated by Practice and Qualifying and a few races to wrap the night up.

Qualifying has just finished so here are all the results and timings that will set things up for tomorrow’s race day!

It’s great to be back on the roads, and here’s to a safe, incident free and exciting 2019 for all riders, teams, events, marshals, spectators, fans, teams… you get it – here’s to 2019!

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Read more2019 Cookstown 100 Qualifying Session Results : 26/04/2019

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

Read more2018 Cookstown 100 Results

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 😉  )

Read moreIt’s Time for the 2017 Cookstown 100!

Irish Road Racing ‘in Danger of disappearing for good’ – a stark warning from Team Owner…

Read the full article here : http://www.newsletter.co.uk/sport/motorcycling/irish-road-racing-in-danger-of-disappearing-for-good-1-7813238

Respected team owner John Burrows says he fears the unique spectacle of Irish road racing could disappear for good unless swift action is taken to safeguard the future of the sport.

As exclusively revealed by the News Letter in January, the cost of providing insurance cover for National road races in 2017 has risen by as much as £4,500. Clubs are also facing potentially crippling excess payments, which have soared from £1,000 per claim in 2016 to £2,500 this year.

In the past week, two popular races in the Republic of Ireland – the Killalane and Kells events in North Dublin and Co Meath respectively – have been called off as a direct result of spiralling insurance premiums.

Only three races are due to go ahead in the South, including the famous Skerries 100 (July 1), Walderstown (July 9) and the Faugheen 50 meeting on July 23.

Read more at: http://www.newsletter.co.uk/sport/motorcycling/irish-road-racing-in-danger-of-disappearing-for-good-1-7813238

It was only yesterday that I posted about this problem, and I mentioned the need for us all to support our local clubs, and buy programs when we go to the events.  We really need to make sure we safeguard the future of this unique sport for many more generations to come!

2017 Killalane Road Races Cancelled Due to Soaring Insurance Costs
2017 Killalane Road Races Cancelled Due to Soaring Insurance Costs