2020 Cookstown 100 Competitor Information :

2020 Cookstown 100 Competitor Information :

2020 Cookstown 100 Provisional Dates
2020 Cookstown 100 Competitor Information

I’m sure most if not all competitors following the Official Cookstown 100 Channels, however I am also aware that sometimes information gets missed or bypassed especially in the world of social medial and thumb scrolling. So just in case – it does no harm to repost information to make sure it gets to the right people at the right time.

So in saying that the Cookstown 100 Club have issued a very important statement for all competitors hoping to race at the 2020 Cookstown 100, currently scheduled for September 2020.

Basically if you want to race, now is the time to get your entry sorted, yep right now.


**IMPORTANT COMPETITOR INFORMATION** Official Statement Released 23rd June 2020 :

Due to limited numbers of Competitors allowed to compete at the 2020 Cookstown 100 event, ALL competitors must send FULL PAYMENT of entry fees by the 17th July 2020.
Cheques must be sent and allow time to be received before this date and online payments will be available from tomorrow Wednesday the 23rd June via PayPal (using the friend option) at cookstown100@hotmail.com

This must be done by all competitors so the club can free up spaces for other riders who wish to enter, if those entered already do not make full payment by the above date so that the maximum number of Competitors allowed at event can be obtained on the day.

All riders who wish to check how much they have to pay contact race Secretary Norman Crooks on 02886764168/07900357982 before sending payment via PayPal or by sending cheque through post.

NO CASH ACCEPTED ON THE DAY.
ALL payments must be received by the 17th of July 2020 or your place will be given to another competitor. NO EXCEPTIONS will be made for late payments. 

Cheques to be sent to 229 orritor Road Cookstown, BT80 9NB

CDMCC


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2020 Revised MotoGP Calendar

2020 Revised MotoGP Calendar :

A revised calendar has been released for the 2020 Moto GP Season.

2020 Revised MotoGP Calendar
2020 Revised MotoGP Calendar

So soon we are going to have MotoGP bikes and BSB bikes back on track, all we need now is some road action!

After the MotoGP™ and MotoE™ 2020 calendars were released, motogp.com sat down with Dorna Sports CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta to get his thoughts on the season ahead.


What can you tell us about the calendar?

“It has been hard work from our side and from the side of the promoters, finally we obtained these possibilities. Once we had the protocol approved then we are able to propose this calendar. In principle we have some circuits where we will repeat races one week after another, because this is easy for movement and to maintain the protocol, although there are others where we will have just one race. We thought when we ran into the problem of the pandemic, we realised we can do 13 races and then if it’s possible to go outside Europe it will be interesting. The races outside Europe need to be confirmed before the end of July, then also our agreement with the manufacturers and with the teams is to finish the Championship no later than the 13th of December, that means we need to decide which of the races to do, if all of them are possible, and we will decide which races we will have outside Europe. This is something we will put in the calendar as a proposal and we will decide on it no later than the end of July.”

So we’re waiting to see how the pandemic evolves and for permissions from authorities for the final four races at the end of the year? 

“We need to wait because as we’ve commented before, to do the races outside Europe it’s necessary to do it with spectators. We are waiting to see the development of health measures in other countries, in the States, Argentina, Malaysia and Thailand, and then we will see what is possible to include in the calendar.”

Could the season, potentially, finish in Malaysia?

“We will see. It’s a possibility, but all the races outside of Europe are pending and we don’t know exactly. If there are no races outside Europe then the Championship will finish like every year in Valencia, if not it depends which races are able to do it but Malaysia is one possibility, yes.”

What more can you tell us about the protocol for going racing?

“The protocol is the hardest one we have. We’ve presented it to everyone. If the situation improves later there could be some changes, but always in agreement with the authorities, but today it’s the protocol we have presented to everyone – from the teams to the FIM, it’s the protocol we will use from the beginning of the Championship.”

And we also have the MotoE™ calendar now announced…

“Yes. There will be five rounds: two in Jerez, two in Misano and one round in France. The second Misano round and the Le Mans round will have two races.”

Do you have a message for the paddock?

“I wish you all the best possible season. The most important thing is for everyone to take care of their health, and as always, we wish everyone a happy season with no crashes!”

2020 BSB Restart Announced

2020 BSB Restart Announced

2020 BSB Restart Announced :

After a start to 2020 that was dominated by cancellations of pretty much every road racing event in Ireland, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man we are starting to see little glimmers of hope pushing through in the event calendar. Firstly we have a 2020 Cookstown 100* to look forward to, along with a couple of events planned for Oliver’s Mount* and now we have a BSB Restart Schedule which will hopefully get bikes back on the track.

(• Subject to change)

The following Press Release has been published by the British Superbikes.

Read more2020 BSB Restart Announced

Motorcycle Live 2020 Cancelled : Press Release

Motorcycle Live 2020 Cancelled
Motorcycle Live 2020 Cancelled

Motorcycle Live 2020 Cancelled :

IMPORTANT NEWS: Today the organisers of Motorcycle Live have released an important statement with regards to “Motorcycle Live in association with Bikesure Insurance 2020.” 


Show organisers for Motorcycle Live regretfully announced today that following an extensive and detailed consultation period, it has been agreed to postpone this year’s show until 2021 with concern for public safety and the well-being of industry colleagues being central to the decision.

The following open letter has been issued from Managing Director of Motorcycle Live, Finlay McAllan:

“Motorcycle Live is all about audience interaction, meeting with friends, climbing onto all the latest machines and trying on the all latest gear. Many of us use it as an annual pilgrimage to meet with friends and family and enjoy a great day out together. And it’s not just the public who join us each day – we, alongside our industry colleagues – look forward to the event every year too. Therefore, as you can imagine, the decision to postpone this year’s show has not been taken lightly. Our concern for the safety of our visitors, exhibitors and industry colleagues is at the heart of this decision.

“As with any hard decision, we looked at it with a number of different perspectives and factored in various scenarios and restrictions that could be imposed. Running an event like Motorcycle Live under the COVID-19 related restrictions – such as adhering to social distancing requirements, restricting attendance numbers and dictating the direction of people around the hall – all ultimately would have impacted negatively on the experience of those attending and therefore the very essence of the show.

“The whole of the Motorcycle Live team is extremely disappointed – as we’re sure that you are too – but rest assured we will continue working behind the scenes to deliver you a fantastic show in 2021. In the meantime, stay safe and look after each other.”

Motorcycle Live 2021 will take place from 20 – 28 November.


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Oliver’s Mount 2020 : Racing is Back in 2020!

Oliver's Mount 2020
Oliver’s Mount 2020

Oliver’s Mount 2020 : Road racing is back at Oliver’s Mount for 2020!


Oliver’s Mount Racing Ltd. in conjunction with 243 Road Racing Association are delighted to announce that road racing is scheduled to go ahead for 2020.

Due to ongoing global coronavirus pandemic, the organisers have been forced to reschedule events, but now we can announce two action-packed three-day weekend events in 2020.

 
The Barry Sheene Classic was due to take place on the 25/26th July, this has now been rescheduled to the 14/15/16th August and will now be a three-day bonanza.

The hugely popular Gold Cup will remain on the 11/12/13th September as per our calendar set out at the start of the season, but now also extended to a three-day meeting!

Each meeting will have three thrilling days of road racing action, practice and qualifying on Friday, with two full days of racing on Saturday and Sunday.


Behind the scenes, Oliver’s Mount Racing Ltd have worked tirelessly to ensure road racing continues in 2020, and now with the full backing of Scarborough Borough Council, plus working in partnership with the ACU we can reveal our exciting news, Director Eddie Roberts added, “I’m delighted to reveal our exciting plans for Oliver’s Mount. We’ve been forced to delay the calendar, but now to have two 3-days meetings is brilliant news. More time on track on Friday will allow the riders to get back up to speed, and two full days of racing is unprecedented at Oliver’s. We must thank the local council and ACU for their support”.


“We are extremely excited to unveil our plans for the second half of 2020. We are proud to say that all our partners, Suzuki UK, RST, Arai, Bennetts, and Ashcourt’s are fully behind us and are extremely excited to be a part of the new three-day events at Oliver’s Mount.”

“However, we are in constant communication with the ACU, plus the local council and we will abide by any government restrictions which may come into effect later in the year. It goes without saying the safety of our supporters, teams, and riders must come before anything else.”


“Further information and details will follow in the coming weeks as only a limited number of pre-sold tickets will be available. There will be further restrictions for riders/entrants and paddock movement/occupancy. However, we are making plans in line with government and ACU guidelines.”


Current day/weekend/season tickets will be valid and tickets in limited numbers will be available from our partners Duke Marketing. We would like to assure our supporters if the event does not go-ahead full refunds will be made.


Rest assured, the team is working hard to make sure road racing continues at Oliver’s Mount with two, three-day events for 2020. More information/details will follow in the coming weeks. Don’t forget to see our popular social media channels, Instagram, Twitter and https://www.oliversmount.com.


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TT LOCK-IN 2020: 8 DAYS OF EXCLUSIVE DIGITAL CONTENT

TT LOCK-IN 2020 :

Press Release from : https://www.iomttraces.com/news/experiences/tt-lock-in

TT LOCK-IN 2020
TT LOCK-IN 2020

Whilst the bikes may not be racing down Bray Hill this year, TT fans can look forward to 8 evenings of exclusive TT themed entertainment from the past, present and future as part of ‘TT Lock-In’ fuelled by Monster Energy this June.

Streamed from Saturday 6th to Saturday 13th June, via the Official TT website iomttraces.com, Facebook page and YouTube channel, ‘TT Lock-In’ blends some of the greatest solo and sidecar moments from the track in the TT’s long illustrious history with live interviews, personal insights and revelations from the TT Races biggest stars.

Vlogger Chris Pritchard will be the host for the eight nights of TT content, and he will be joined by double TT Race winner Steve Plater for insightful interviews and indiscreet revelations with some of the riders that have created the headlines over the last twenty years.

The ‘Ultimate TT Races presented by Bennetts’ series turns the clock back on the greatest recent, and not so recent races.  ‘TT Lock-In’ will be revisiting classic footage from five great races including the 1992 Senior TT, featuring the head to head between Carl Fogarty and Steve Hislop and the race that many believe is its closest challenger for the ‘greatest race’ accolade  – the 2018 Senior TT.  

Other races featured in the Series include highlights from Joey Dunlop’s memorable 2000 Formula 1 win, the dramatic and controversial 1994 Junior TT Race and the 2nd Supersport Race from 2012 – the Australasian battle between Cameron Donald and Bruce Anstey that produced one of the closest finishes in TT history.

Broadcast live via the TT Lock-In virtual studio, Chris and Steve will be joined by a ‘who’s-who’ of TT racing to provide their own unique views and personal insights to the series. Including the chance to submit their own questions and messages, fans will hear from John McGuinness, Dean Harrison, Carl Fogarty, Phillip McCallen, Rob McElnea, Peter Hickman, Brian Reid and Cameron Donald as well as multi-sidecar TT race winners Ben Birchall and Dave Molyneux.  

Meanwhile, the world of Gaming will provide fans with their TT racing fix of another kind.  The ‘Virtual TT powered by Motul’ will see 8 TT heroes, including Peter Hickman, Conor Cummins and Davey Todd, getting to grips with a new challenge and tackling the familiar course from the comfort of their own homes.  Each of the TT Stars will team up with an experienced gamer and go head to head in a competition to be crowned ‘Virtual TT 2020 Champion’. 

There’s also an introduction to racing on the Mountain Course for real from TT rider liaison officer, and former TT Race winner, Richard ‘Milky’ Quayle who will provide his unique insight into how to prepare to race the TT Mountain Course.

In depth features and documentaries on teams and riders include a look back at the lap record breaking 2018 TT – ‘One-Three-Five:  Breaking the Barrier’, a tribute to one of the Greatest riders in TT history – ‘the David Jefferies Story’ and a celebration of the career of the 23 time TT Race winner John McGuinness. The spotlight will also be turned on one of the TT’s most successful Race teams – ‘TAS:  TT Winning Formula’.

There will also be a digital version of the popular TT paddock attraction, the ‘Sundown Cinema’, with a screening of ‘3 Wheeling’ – the feature-length film that follows the high drama of the 2016 Sidecar TT Races while Arai take us behind the scenes with the renown Italian Helmet designer Aldo Drudi whose creations feature in the limited edition Official TT Helmet collection every year.

A complete schedule for the free ‘TT Lock-In’ can be found here, which you can watch via iomttraces.com and the TT Races Official Facebook page and YouTube channel.

TT LOCK-IN 2020 SCHEDULE :

TT LOCK-IN 2020 SCHEDULE :
TT LOCK-IN 2020 SCHEDULE :
TT LOCK-IN 2020
TT LOCK-IN 2020

2020 Cookstown Races Cause Contention?

2020 Cookstown 100 Provisional Dates
2020 Cookstown 100 Provisional Dates

2020 Cookstown Races Cause Contention?

UPDATE : 26/05/2020 : The MCUI(UC) have issued a statement – read it here.

So far the entire Irish, Northern Irish and Manx Road Racing Season has been completely cancelled, with one exception – the 2020 Cookstown 100.

The Cookstown Club have always said that their 2020 event was postponed, rather than cancelled, and have recently confirmed that they are looking at running the event on 11th and 12 September 2020, however have also stated that it will most likely be a restricted numbers and ticket only event.

This is where the contention arises. From my own reading most people have been positive about it – welcoming the thought of a 2020 event, citing it as something to look forward too after what has been a reasonably horrendous 2020, for many, so far.

Others feel differently, suggesting running the event could put the Health Service under undue stress and pressure and having a gathering of people, or even planning such a gathering with the global and local pandemic still at a very dangerous point is just not wise.

Personally I am still on the fence.

If (supported by science and health advice) the event can be run safely, adhering to any restrictions still imposed by law and more importantly incorporating good common sense and have full medical cover – then why not?

Read more2020 Cookstown Races Cause Contention?

Cookstown 2020 Race Update

Cookstown 2020 Race Update :

2020 Cookstown 100 Provisional Dates
2020 Cookstown 100 Provisional Dates

The Cookstown Club have released a further statement in relation to the 2020 Event and at the moment it is still full steam ahead…


* Cookstown 2020 Race Update *

The directors of CDMCC held a meeting this evening in regards to the organisation and preparation for our event scheduled to be held on the 11th & 12th of September 2020.

After discussions with various organisations, it was agreed at the meeting that the club will be running the event with various restrictions in place for 2020.

Due to restrictions which will still be in effect at the timing of when event is due to be held.. One tough decision the club have had to make is to run the event as a closed event, with restricted Spectator numbers to accommodate social distancing regulations, allowing limited numbers in vantage points throughout the course.
Online pre booked wristband will be available in due coarse.

We as a club would prefer to have our event run as normal, but in these trying times, we have to take various decisions and make changes for this year at least, to try and bring some road racing for the riders and spectators in 2020 all be it in limited circumstances. But we will continue to work with various organisations and keep the public up to date with any decisions made. 

Riders will be aware their entry’s for April will carry forward to September date, and for anyone else who wishes to send their entry’s in, the closing date will be the 18th of July.

As a club we will remain committed to bring some racing in 2020,until we are told otherwise.

Any queries from riders please continue to contact race secretary or Kitty Harland.

CDMCC


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2020 North West 200 Cancelled

2020 North West 200 Cancelled : 

2020 North West 200 Cancelled
2020 North West 200 Cancelled

Initially the organisers of the 2020 North West 200 had only postponed the event. However today it has unfortunately been confirmed via an early morning press release that the event has now been cancelled.


2020 FONACAB AND NICHOLL OILS NORTH WEST 200 CANCELLED.

On March 17, Coleraine and District Motor Club announced the 2020 fonaCAB and Nicholl Oils North West 200, scheduled for May 10-16, would be postponed following the government’s introduction of restrictions to deal with the Coronavirus pandemic.

Since March the organisers of the NW200 have been in consultation with all of the relevant agencies to explore the possibility of running the event at a later date during 2020. We have corresponded with officials from the N.I. Executive as well as Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council plus all of the NW200’s stakeholders, considering every option available to us should there be a suitable window of opportunity.

Despite these efforts, it is now obvious the disruption and uncertainty the virus will continue to place on all of our lives and activities in the coming months will make it impossible to deliver the extensive planning required to run an event on the scale of the North West 200. That being the case, Coleraine and District Motor Club have taken the unfortunate but responsible and necessary decision to cancel the 2020 races. We apologise for any inconvenience this will cause for our competitors, volunteers and race fans.

A provisional date for the 2021 fonaCAB and Nicholl Oils NW200 Race Week Festival has already been set for 9th to 15th May. We hope everyone stays safe and well so we can return to an even bigger and better North West 200 12 months from now. fonaCAB Nicholl Fuel Oils Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Causeway Coast & Glens Events #NW200 #Northwest200.


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New & Provisional 2020 Cookstown 100 Dates

Provisional 2020 Cookstown 100 Dates :

Provisional 2020 Cookstown 100 Dates
Provisional 2020 Cookstown 100 Dates

UPDATE 20/05/2020 :

Further details have been released by the Cookstown Club : Read the Press Release Here.


Maybe, just maybe we may get to see bikes on the roads this year after all.

In attempt to quell rumours and paddock whispers the Cookstown Club have issued a Press Release confirming that they are pursuing the 11th & 12th September 2020 as Provisional Dates for their 2020 event.

Obviously there are huge ‘ifs and buts’ around any event at the moment, but the Statement from the Club shows their line of thought and the potential measures that could be put in place for the safe running of the event.


2020 Cookstown 100 Official Statement : Issued 05/05/2020 :

**UPDATE ON 2020 RACE**

After spending the morning reading utter rubbish posted online I think it’s time for an update from the ACTUAL organising people.

Our plans still remain the same to run on the 11th & 12th of September 2020.
We have sought our Road Closing Order and our Permit from Mcui UC on the above date.
The club continues behind the scenes to put in place, pre book and arrange everything that it takes and that is needed for our event to take place on the above date.
The club could have cancelled this year, but it continues to prepare for September to give riders and spectators something to look forward to in the midst of these hard times.

Although we will be taking advice and direction from various organisations and will have to abide by any legislation currently in place at the time of event, we are hopeful that with graduate eases of restrictions due to commence in ROI that NI Executive may also align with the these measures,and we will get to provide both riders a venue to get a spin out in 2020 and spectators a chance to see some racing from the guys who always put on a great show.

As no one knows exactly how this will all work or what the situation will be at the time of event. We as a club will do everything we can, right up to the last to try to make this happen in September.

A possible other option which is being looked at is, that if the event can be run with limited numbers directed by government, that the club will provide an online booking system, to which spectators will be able to pre book access to the event. This will only be an option and put in place if directed by relevant organisations.

I hope this clarifys to the public that we are continuing to push forward with the organising of the event and do everything in our power to bring the Cookstown 100 in 2020.

Regards
John

CDMCC chairman


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