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Temple Club

Saturday 21st April Bishopscourt

Temple Motorcycle Club

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           Racing from Bishopscourt - Sat 21st April:


The Temple Club hosted Round 3 of the USBK Short circuit championship on Sat 21st April at the Bishopsourt Race Circuit just outside Downpatrick.   In fine warm weather, action packed racing was enjoyed all day by everyone who attended. Sincere thanks goes to the Circuit owner and main sponsor, Jim O'Brien (AJ Plumbing Supplies) for providing a first class racing venue, the hosting Clubs, the Competitors and the many talanted and faithful volunteers who make it all happen so brilliantly.
                         All results from Round 3 Here

               USBK Round 3 - Supersport Pro Race action at Bishopsourt
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           Road Racing Championship starting now...


Attention now turns to the commencement of the Road Racing season stating next weekend - the honour returns to Cookstown Club at the Orritor course on Fri 27th and Sat 28th April 2018. Hot on the heels of the Cookstown 100 races, the following weekend, the North Armagh Club will host the Tandragee 100 road Races on Fri 4th and Sat 5th May and two weeks after that the International North West 200 on Saturday 19th May with Bike week stating on the glorious North Coast on Monday 14th May - Its all good news folks - something for everyone.


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Programme of Events

Thursday 26th April

Classic Bike Run
Sign on from 6.30pm in Burn Road Car Park leaving at 7.30pm

Friday 27th April
Practice Day
Roads Close 12 noon

Saturday 28th April
Race Day
Roads Close 10.00am

  2018 -   Cookstown 100 Road Races

Fri 28th and Sat 29th April

Impressive entry list for the 2018 Cookstown 100 - PR1 here.


The Dunlop brothers, Michael and William will be going head to head and the popular Guy Martin is just one of the many other star names entered so far. Read more PR2 here. Michael will be riding for TYCO - PR3 here.
Pics & Articals by- Baylon McCaughey

 








 

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Programme of Events

Sunday 22nd  April
Club Ride Out

Tandragee Recreation Centre
10:30am - 3pm

Friday 4th May
Practice Day
Roads Close 3pm

Saturday 5th May
Race Day
Roads Close 10.00am

 

More details posted soon

Tandragee100 - North Armagh Club

Fri 4th and Sat 5th May

The North Armagh Club are looking forward to welcoming everyone to its annual Road Races at Tandragee on the first weekend of May (just two weeks before the NW200)...

 

It promises to be one of the best ever and has attracted a hugh entry - Please Click here for copy of Press Night details.The Club is pleased to announce it has received an entry from the popular Guy Martin ... Read more here.

Pic by- Stephen Davidson - Pacemaker


NW200



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Race & Practice
week
Schedule
Here.

 


The Ulster Centre would like to thank all of the racing Sponsors who have either renewed or joined us in 2018 - we would ask all race fans to support these businesses. Lastly, we wish everyone well for a very enjoyable and successful season ahead.

      
                 Ulster Superbike Championship:


USBK

Commencing on Easter Saturday, the newly re-modelled Ulster Superbike Championship has got off to a superb start with a very successful and enjoyable day's racing at Bishopscourt hosted by the Road Racing Club (MCRRCI).

Unfortunately Round 2 at Kirkistown hosted by the B & D Club was cancelled due to very poor weather conditions - See info above and links below.

Easter Saturday - 31st March

Bishopscourt
Motorcycle Road Racing Club of Ireland

hosting 41st Enkalon Trophy Races

Pre- race Press release Here

Click on Logo opposite for MCRRCI information

Results
Click
Here:

By R Agnew & Team

 

 Easter Monday - 2nd April

  Kirkistown

    Belfast & District Motor Club

Featuring Mayor's Cup Trophy Race
Clubs Press release Here

       Click on Logo opposite for B&D information

Event

cancelled

                
 MCUI(UC) Marshals Association Training at Dundrod

Sun 11th March: The UC Safety Committee held a Marshals Training day at the Dundrod Race Center and David Wood House outside Lisburn. Over 80 marshals were in attendance.  If you are interested in finding out more about Marshaling you can access their Facebook page by clicking on their logo opposite. If you would like to join, take the first step by accessing the application form - here: and send to the Membership Secretary - Stevie Blair. You can be assured of a very warm welcome and meeting many new and good friends. The Ulster Centre and all Clubs are very appreciative and proud of our Road and Flag Marshals - of course, without them we would not be able to run our events.  



Two of the four Marshal Training groups Training at Dundrod - Sunday 11th March.
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Race of Legends at Armoy celebrates its 10th Birthday with the Bayview Hotel as title sponsor - More here...

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       Championship Trials - Information

Ulster Trials Championship Standings

Click here. (11th April)

Last UC Trials Event:

Ballynacraig Wood Trial
Saturday 3rd March
BT30 9ES

Hosted by Lisburn & DMCC
Click here for more info.


Earlier results: here

Sat 10th Feb
:
Results and link to North Monaghan Mountfield Trial Click Here (Courtesy of Lisburn Club)

 

Sat 27th Jan:
The Temple Motorcycle Club hosted the Terry Hill Trial at Wightman's,
Ballynahinch

RESULTS - Plz click Here

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2018 Ulster Superbike Championship is live !

The MCUI(UC) officially launched the rebranded Ulster Superbike Championship on Wednesday (7th February) at the Chimney Corner Hotel, Glengormley outside Belfast.
This very welcome and good news for spectators, competitors and the hard working hosting Clubs as it provides many new and exciting prospects for the 2018 motorcycling season.  

USBK Logo

The new USBK logo and very valuable sponsors (see below) were revealed as well as a newly developed and dedicated website / facebook page - Click on logo opposite for website and here to open the Facebook Page...

 

On behalf of the governing body for Road Racing, Short Circuits and Trials in Ulster, John McAallister (UC Chairman) announced an overall championship prize pot of over £50,000 for 2018 season. To much applause John explained this will be paid out to competitors at selected events during the season and at the end of season awards night next January. Full release details - please click here...

All media enquiries to Mark Sanlon 07861747004 / marksanlon@msn.com

Photos - 2017 Superbike top finishers Charles Stuart (25), Carl Phillips (32), Cody Nally (57) and Mark Glasgow (50).                    

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              2017 Short Circuit and Road Racing Championship              Presentations and Awards - Friday 12th January 2018

The Annual Tarmac Short Circuit and Road Racing competition awards event for 2017 was held in the La-Mon House Country Club Hotel on Friday 12th January.  The event was organised by Jim Cray and Ivan Davidson and the evening was compered by George McCann and Roy Neill. Around 500 people from all corners of Ireland and the UK were present. See links below for the award listings. Championship sponsors included Dunlop and Avon tyres as well as Global Oils.  Over 150 prizes were presented to the worthy winners. Lee Wood presented the coveted David Wood Scolarship Award for 2018 to Gary McCoy. We wish him and everyone well for a successful and prosperous year ahead.

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   * IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR COMPETITORS*


 Sat - 24th Feb  Use of On-Board Cameras

Within Supplementary Regulations:
- Only competitors authorised by COC will be permitted to film from on board camera’s.
- Applications must be made in writing to COC.
- Where such approval is granted, the installation of the camera and associated equipment is further subject to approval of the chief scrutineer.
- A copy of insurance policy must be forwarded with entry form prior to closing date for inspection, otherwise no onboard cameras will be allowed to be used.

- Competitors using personal on-board camera must have a Public Liability Insurance with minimum cover of £2 million.

 

Wed 14th Feb:    Competition Licence Medicals

The MCUI(UC) is aware some competitors are having problems arranging a medical with their GP and this is creating difficulties for them completing their application for a Competition Licence.
With the agreement of the MCUI(UC), Medical Panel competitors can now arrange to have their mediical carried out by Dr Campbell Brown: Mobile 0788 418 0815 at his place of work in the Enniskillen Hospital. It will be an after hours service with a fee of £25-£30.

Riders must provide their Medical Card complete with their Health & Care Number along with the MCUI(UC) approved Medical Form. Your Health & Care number must be provided to allow the doctor access your medical records.  The MCUI(UC) would like to thank Dr Brown for his help in this matter.
John McAllister- Chairman MCUI(UC).

Sunday 11th Feb:  Avon Tyres Competitor Registration
Competitors taking part in the Lightweight Supersport and / or the Production 650 StockTwin classes in 2018 are eligible to register for the Avon Tyres / USBK Championship grouping.    Please click here   for more information and Registration details.
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MCUI(UC) Statement: 14th Dec 2017

Further to statement below on the 8th December 2017, the Motorcycle Union of Ireland (Ulster Centre ) Ltd confirms it will continue to run the Irish Short Circuit Championship throughout 2018.

The Championship will be contested over all 10 scheduled Ulster Centre Events in conjunction with the Ulster Superbike Championship.

Further news relating to the Ulster Superbike Championship will be released in due course.

8th December: The MCUI(UC) are committed to finding a resolution to the current situation regarding Irish Short Circuit Championship Events. 
Several meetings will take place next week and over the coming weeks to resolve this issue.
We understand riders confusion and the need for clarification as bikes are being prepared, tyres are being considered and race seasons are being planned.
We want this resolved this side of Christmas and will work tirelessly to achieve it.
As soon as we have any information regarding 2018 Short Circuit Championships we will issue a press release through the MCUI(UC) website and other media outlets.

Competitors please note - The Rules and Regulations Tab includes a new link to the new Supermono Technical Regulations for 2018.
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Scrutineering
Anyone wishing to enquire about scrutineering please contact Stephen Hawthorne (Convenor) Mobile: 07403919100.

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