2020 Cookstown 100 Results

2020 Cookstown 100

No one thought it happen – road racing in 2020, but it did!

Full credit must go to Cookstown 100 Club and every member of the team who pushed forward with what at times must have seemed like an impossible task – running a road race in 2020 and under the ever present cloud of Covid-19.

But press ahead they did and the result was an extremely successful and extremely well run 2020 Cookstown 100.  There were some restrictions in place such as movement around the course and the numbers of people who could be admitted, none of which were under the control of the Club.  You can after all only play the hand you are dealt, and they played their hand well.

In 2020 if the only thing you can complain about is that the weather closed in and meant the feature superbike race had to be called off, then you have done well, and really that’s all there is to complain about – the Northern Irish weather – typical.  But, for most of the day it was grand, warm and dry – couple that with a ‘full house’ and riders and teams who were clearly thrilled to be back on the roads and you get a brilliant road race.

The only disappointment now is that that is all 2020 has to offer in the Northern / Irish Racing Calendar.  One thing is for sure it will have wet the appetite for 2021!

Onto the racing and we saw the return of Adam McLean after his off at 2019 Tandragee and he came back with the outstanding form he had been showing prior to the Tandragee incident – excellent – resulting in a double for him in the Supersport and Supertwin classes, and adding the Supertwin lap record to his list of accolades.

The Superbike Open race took three attempts to get a result, the win for Derek Shiels on his BMW showed more of the same from the Irish man – fast and stylish – as we have grown accustomed two over previous years and brought his total to 9 wins at Cookstown.

Paul Jordan continued to show his class and form, taking a strong win in the Moto3 / 125cc class.

Neil Kernohan with his distinctive helmet and always immaculately turned out machines took the 250cc / Lightweight class and Barry Davidson took the Junior Classic.

Vinny Breenan took the first race of the Day in the Senior Support Class, Junior Support was lifted by Michael Gillan by over 4 seconds in an impressive race.

 

2020 Cookstown 100
2020 Cookstown 100

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2020 Oliver’s Mount Barry Sheene Classic Results

2020 Oliver’s Mount Barry Sheene Classic Results :

To the joy of road racing fans the world over we have actually had some racing in 2020! From 14th – 16th August Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough held the Barry Sheene Classic. A day of practice and qualifying followed by two days of flat out non stop racing.

The Oliver’s Mount events are ones that I do not normally cover, mainly because I have no chance of getting any where them but this year I did follow them quite intently on Twitter and on the live timings site and have to say I thoroughly enjoyed the coverage, tweeting and online content that I could find.

UKClubSport have done an excellent job in putting the results together for every qualifying session and race. You will find every result from the 2020 Oliver’s Mount Barry Sheene Classic here :

2020 Oliver's Mount Barry Sheene Classic Results : LEE Johnston
2020 Oliver’s Mount Barry Sheene Classic Results : LEE Johnston

It brings me great pleasure to say that Northern Ireland’s own Lee Johnston shone to make it a perfect four out of four in the Supersport category.

Dean Harrison also brought his A-game and made it a superb five from five in the Classic Superbike races.

What a packed weekend that event was with a huge 31 races ran over the two race days. That really makes me want to make the trip over.

Oliver’s Mount next event is scheduled to be the Gold Cup due to run on the weekend of the 11th – 13th September 2020. Unfortunately that clashes directly with the planned dates for the rescheduled 2020 Cookstown 100.


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2019 Macau GP Results (Motorcycles)

2019 Macau GP Results (Motorcycles) :

The 2019 Macau GP will be running from 13th – 17th November 2019, if you are visiting on these dates make sure you miss none of the action – bookmark or save the link to the live stream! If you have arrived after the event and just want to know the 2019 Macau GP Results then just keep scrolling down.

Live Stream – https://livestream.com/MacauGrandPrix

2019 Macau GP - Davy Morgan
2019 Macau GP – Davy Morgan

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2019 East Coast Racing Festival Results (Killalane)

The 2019 East Coast Racing Festival concludes the 2019 Irish Road Racing Season.

Unfortunately I couldn’t get anywhere near Killalane due to a mechanical incident with my bike – well some a**e left a massive screw on the M1 motorway near Dublin and ruined my chances of getting anywhere near the racing.  So thanks for that you inconsiderate t**t!

However well done to all involved in the event.  If you would like a decent recap of the event check out the 

Official East Coast Racing Festival Facebook Page :  https://www.facebook.com/eastcoastmcc/

or a great source of live Road Racing News from the events : 

https://www.twitter.com/ahardybreed

125cc Championship Race
125cc Championship Race
Classic 250-350 Championship Race
Classic 250-350 Championship Race
600 Non Championship
600 Non Championship
Junior Support - Championship Race
Junior Support – Championship Race

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Senior Support Championship Rerun
Senior Support Championship Rerun
Championship Race
Championship Race
OPEN Championship Race
OPEN Championship Race
Supertwins Championship Race
Supertwins Championship Race
Grand Final
Grand Final

No results available from speedhive – but a massive ‘well done’ is deserved for Melissa Kennedy – the first female to win an Irish National Road Race!

2019 Manx GP Results

Check out the Official Manx Grand Prix Website here : https://www.manxgrandprix.org

Just like for the 2019 TT Races the weather did its upmost to put a dampener on things for the Classic TT and Manx Grand Prix over the 2019 Festival of Motorcycling.

However through some tough days and good calls from the Clerk of the Course, Gary Thompson, we got our racing.

The 2019 MGP ran from 17th – 30 August 2019.

Check out the 2019 Classic TT Results Here : http://tbni.blog/2019/08/30/2019-classic-tt-results/

Tuesday 27th August 2019

Newcomers A - Results
Newcomers A – Results
Newcomers B - Results
Newcomers B – Results
Newcomers C - Results
Newcomers C – Results

Wednesday 28th August 2019

Mylchreests MGP Junior
Mylchreests MGP Junior
Mylchreests MGP Junior
Mylchreests MGP Junior
Manx Grand Prix Supporters Club MGP Lightweight
Manx Grand Prix Supporters Club MGP Lightweight
Manx Grand Prix Supporters Club Ultra Lightweight
Manx Grand Prix Supporters Club Ultra Lightweight

Thursday 29th August 2019

Manx Grand Prix Supporters Club MGP Lightweight (2)
Manx Grand Prix Supporters Club MGP Lightweight (2)
Manx Grand Prix Supporters Club Ultra Lightweight (2)
Manx Grand Prix Supporters Club Ultra Lightweight (2)
MGP Senior
MGP Senior
MGP Senior
MGP Senior

2019 Classic TT Results

Check out the Official Classic TT Website here : https://www.iomtt.com/classic-tt

Just like for the 2019 TT Races the weather did its upmost to put a dampener on things for the Classic TT and Manx Grand Prix over the 2019 Festival of Motorcycling.

However through some tough days and good calls from the Clerk of the Course, Gary Thompson, we got our racing.

And let’s make sure we get this out there straight away – Bruce Anstey is back, and straight back to the top of the podium #TeamPagetts

Check out the 2019 Manx Grand Prix Results Here : http://tbni.blog/2019/08/30/2019-manx-gp-results/

2019 Classic TT Race Schedule

Saturday 24th August 2019 :

Bennetts Senior Classic TT
Bennetts Senior Classic TT
Dunlop Lightweight Classic TT
Dunlop Lightweight Classic TT

Monday 26th August 2019 :

Locate.im Junior Classic TT
Locate.im Junior Classic TT
Locate.im Junior Classic TT
Locate.im Junior Classic TT
RST Superbike Classic TT
RST Superbike Classic TT
RST Superbike Classic TT
RST Superbike Classic TT

2019 Ulster Grand Prix Results : UPDATED

Let’s cut to the chase here – thanks to Peter Hickman – the Ulster Grand Prix is once again the Fasted Road Race in the World!  Well done Peter Hickman and your amazing 136.415 mph lap!

2019 Ulster Grand Prix : The World's Fastest Road Race
2019 Ulster Grand Prix : The World’s Fastest Road Race : Credit @ulstergrandprix Twitter

Thursday 8th August 2019 : Thursday Evening Race Session :

CIRCLE K AIRPORT ROAD SERVICE STATION SUPERBIKE RACE (1)

CIRCLE K AIRPORT ROAD SERVICE STATION SUPERBIKE RACE (1)
CIRCLE K AIRPORT ROAD SERVICE STATION SUPERBIKE RACE (1)
BELFAST INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT LIGHTWEIGHT RACE 4 LAPS
BELFAST INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT LIGHTWEIGHT RACE 4 LAPS
DGH RECOVERY SERVICES ULTRA LIGHTWEIGHT RACE
DGH RECOVERY SERVICES ULTRA LIGHTWEIGHT RACE

SHOEI HELMETS SUPERSPORT RACE

SHOEI HELMETS SUPERSPORT RACE
SHOEI HELMETS SUPERSPORT RACE
CASTLE MALL SUPERTWINS RACE
CASTLE MALL SUPERTWINS RACE

After a pretty grim Wednesday Practice Session that was effectively ruined by rain it was over to Thursday and the promise of a much more road racing friendly wether forecast.  

The promise was fulfilled and the Dundrod skies were bright, maybe a little cloudy at times, but generally blessed with plenty of sunshine.  All of which raised the expectations and crowd numbers for the Thursday evening race session.

In previous years the Superbike Race (1) was the last event on the Thursday but due to the fact that in recent years the race did not get run the organisers made what, I believe to be, a great decision and moved it up to the first race of the session.

There was also a ‘little‘ bit of pressure on this race; looking forward to Saturday the weather forecast was / is not looking positive.  That meant that if the Ulster Grand Prix was to take back its former crown and title of being the ‘World’s Fastest Road Race’ then the only real likelihood of this happening in 2019 was in Superbike Race 1.

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2019 Munster 100 Results (Cork Road Races)

The Munster 100 (Cork Road Races) returned to County Cork, Republic of Ireland for the first time in six years over the weekend of 3rd and 4th August 2019.

It is a busy time of the racing year as the (Cork) Munster 100 is the fifth race in as many weeks on the Island of Ireland, in a series of six cumulating in the Ulster Grand Prix.  Saturday race day is being held on 10th August 2019 in what is part of an absolutely packed summer schedule.

Back to Cork though and Derek Shiels continued his exquisite form taking another superbike double, in doing so taking the Irish Superbike title. 

Michael Sweeney took ‘Man of the Meeting’ taking 2 podiums and 2 race wins over the event.

 

 

2019 Munster 100 Results
2019 Munster 100 Results

Check out the Official Munster 100 Website Here : https://cmrvc.ie/munster-100/munster-100-news

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Check out the Official Munster 100 Twitter Feed Here : https://twitter.com/Munster100RR

2019 Munster 100 Results : Cork Road Races :

1 Dermot Cleary

2 Tommy Henry

3 John O’Donovan

4 John Ella

5 Brian Keohane

6 John Cahill

7 Ben Mullane

1 Brian Mateer

2 Richard Ford

3 Philip Shaw

1 Ed Manly

2 Barry Davidson

3 Ian Thompson

4 Sean Leonard

5 Freddie Stewart

6 Andy Kildea

7 Gearoid Hoare

8 Kevin Callan

1 David Howard

2 Brian Loughlin

3 RJ Woolsey

1 Sean Leonard

1 Michael Sweeney

2 Stephen Casey

3 Paul Fallon

4 Lloyd Collins

5 Noel Carroll

1 Vinny Brennan

2 John Ella

3 Anthony Lillis

4 Ben Mullane

5 Francis O’Hara

6 David Broderick

7 RJ Woolsey

8 John O’Donovan

1 Michael Sweeney

2 Darryl Tweed

3 Vinny Brennan

4 John Ella

5 John O’Donovan

6 Ben Mullane

7 Stephen Tobin

8 Des Butler

1 Richard Ford

2 Ian Thompson

3 Philip Shaw

4 RJ Woolsey

1 Barry Davidson

2 Andy Kildea

3 Billy Lyle

4 Kevin Callan

2019 Munster 100 Road Races (Photo Credit : Alan McMahon Photography)

2019 Armoy Road Races : Results

2019 Armoy Road Races

More Information to follow on completion of the event…

2019 Armoy Road Races : Results : Friday 26th July 2019 :

Friday 26th July 2019 is practice and qualifying day at the 2019 Armoy Road Races.  However to conclude the night we are treated to 2 races, the Senior Support and Supersport Race 1.

After a day of practice were Michael Dunlop took the headlines – turning up on crutches (passed fit and ready to race with the aid of some mini steps) in order to defend his run of seven ‘Race of Legends’ titles.  In the second practice he was right in there with Derek Shiels – who wants to defend his current run of consecutive 2019 race victories.  Tomorrow’s feature race is already setting the scene to be epic.

 

 

The first race of the evening was the Senior Support – Ryan Fenton made his road racing debut and finished in a strong second place behind race favourite from the start Tommy Henry.  Andy McAllister completed the top trio, with Dermot Cleary in fourth.

The supersports had their first race of Armoy and in what must be one of the closest results of all time.  Derek McGee took the win from Paul Jordan by 0.002s.  That is two one thousands of a second!  Michael Sweeney completed the podium with Michael Dunlop taking forth on his MD Racing machine.  Even the timekeeping almost soiled itself – with initially the consensus being that Jordan had taken it at the line.  That was not the case…

2019 : Armoy Road Races : Results : Hilton Car Sales Supersports Race 1
2019 : Armoy Road Races : Results : Hilton Car Sales Supersports Race 1
 So a great start to the 2019 Armoy Road Races – and an amazing set up for tomorrow – now we just have to keep our fingers crossed that the Met Office Yellow Warning for heavy rain misses us!
2019 : Armoy Road Races : Results : Armoy Construction / PES Senior Support Race
2019 : Armoy Road Races : Results : Armoy Construction / PES Senior Support Race
2019 : Armoy Road Races : Results : Hilton Car Sales Supersports Race 1
2019 : Armoy Road Races : Results : Hilton Car Sales Supersports Race 1

2019 Armoy Road Races : Results : Saturday 27th July 2019 :

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2019 Faugheen 50 : Results

2019 Faugheen 50 : Derek Shiels
  2019 Faugheen 50 : Derek Shiels : Photo Credit – Road Racing Daily

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The Irish National Road Racing Calendar returned to County Tipperary, Ireland for the 2019 Faugheen 50 Race Races – held over the weekend of 20th & 21st July 2019.

The first race of the day was the Senior Support Race.  In a touching gesture pole position was left empty in memory of fallen rider Darren Keys who lost his life at the the 2019 Walderstown Road Races.

Dermot Cleary won the race from the second group, Tommy Henry who controlled the first group came second by half a second.  Darragh Trappe took the third step on the podium.

Next up was the first super bike race.  McGee and Shiels (as you would expect this season) were battling for the top spot int his one.  McGee led the whole race until the final blink of an eye when Shiels took the win at the line by 0.051 seconds.  Micko Sweeney took third 0.142 seconds behind McGee in a unbelievably close race.

The 400s and Moto 3 and 125s all went out in the same race, starting in their own separate classes.

Melissa Kennedy taking the second spot, behind Derek McGee’s ex-GP  with her brother taking third.

https://twitter.com/Milliee30/status/1152940322541977600

The Junior Classics race was won in a dominating performance by Edward Manly, Brian Mateer and Mick Brady filled the podium in second and third respectively.

The 600cc machines only had 10 entrants but in what was always going to be a really tight race  (during qualifying the top five were only separated by 1 second)  Derek McGee took the win from Michael Browne by 0.958 seconds.  Micko Sweeney took third.

https://twitter.com/AHardyBreed/status/1152906058920321024

The Junior Support Race was red flagged twice and was declared null and void.

Supertwins were next on the circuit.  Sweeney, McGee and Chalke were battling hard, however Derek McGee retired on lap 4 leaving the victory to Sweeney by 6.785 seconds over James Chalke.  Darryl Tweed took the third spot from the second group.

In the Senior Classics Race Richard Ford took the win over John Leigh Pemberton and Ian Thompson in third.

The penultimate race of the day was the Senior Support Non-Championship Race.  In a very tight hotly contested race at the top Tommy Henry took the win from Andy McAllister the pair only separated by 0.328 seconds. Darragh Trappe filled the podium taking the third spot.

The Grand Final was a six lap superbike race and like the first superbike race of the day this one was tight.  The leader changed more times than the outfits at a Lady GaGa Concert.  (I get a lot of racing fans won’t get that reference – but it mean a lot.)  McGee, Shiels and Sweeney fought for the win on every fraction of a mile of every lap, by the end the rider to take top spot was Derek Shiels, followed by Derek McGee and Michael Sweeney in third.  0.672 seconds separated the top three!  An unbelievable final race that finished the Faugheen 50 Road Races just after 2.30pm.

2019 Faugheen 50 : Senior Suport Championship Race
2019 Faugheen 50 : Senior Suport Championship Race
2019 Faugheen 50 : Superbike Race 1 : OPEN Championship Race
2019 Faugheen 50 : Superbike Race 1 : OPEN Championship Race
2019 Faugheen 50 : Superbike Race 1 : 250cc/400cc & Moto 3 / 125cc Race
2019 Faugheen 50 : Superbike Race 1 : 250cc/400cc & Moto 3 / 125cc Race
2019 Faugheen 50 : Classic 250-350 Championship Race
2019 Faugheen 50 : Classic 250-350 Championship Race
2019 Faugheen 50 : 600cc Championship Race
2019 Faugheen 50 : 600cc Championship Race

Race was red flagged twice and declared null and void.

No race results from 21/07/2019.

2019 Faugheen 50 : Supertwins Championship Race
2019 Faugheen 50 : Supertwins Championship Race
2019 Faugheen 50 : Senior Classics Race
2019 Faugheen 50 : Senior Classics Race
2019 Faugheen 50 : Senior Support Non-Championship Race
2019 Faugheen 50 : Senior Support Non-Championship Race
2019 Faugheen 50 : Grand Final
2019 Faugheen 50 : Grand Final