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Farmer targets Superstock title as springboard to BSB ride in 2019

Keith Farmer says he will use the added incentive of a British Superbike ride in 2019 to fire him to the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 title next year after joining the Tyco BMW team.

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Glenn Irwin was visibly upset as he returned to the paddock following Dan Hegarty's fatal crash in the Macau Grand Prix. Picture: Stephen Davison/Pacemaker.

Macau GP: Distraught Irwin dismisses victory in Far East as 'irrelevant'

Glenn Irwin became the first rider since Phillip McCallen in 1996 to win the Macau Grand Prix but there was little cause for celebration as the race was overshadowed by a fatal crash on Saturday.
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Keith Farmer became a British champion for the third time this year after winning the British Supersport Championship for the Appleyard Macadam Racing team.

Keith Farmer joins Tyco BMW for 2018 Superstock 1000 bid

Keith Farmer has signed with Northern Ireland’s Tyco BMW team to compete in the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 Championship in 2018.
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Glenn Irwin on a sombre podium at the Macau Grand Prix with runner-up Peter Hickman (left) and Michael Rutter.

Macau GP: Irwin wins as race marred by fatal crash

Northern Ireland’s Glenn Irwin has claimed his maiden victory in Saturday’s tragedy-hit Macau Grand Prix.
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Glenn Irwin became the first rider from Northern Ireland since Phillip McCallen in 1995 to claim pole at the Macau Grand Prix.

Macau GP: Sizzling Irwin claims pole with unofficial lap record

Glenn Irwin dipped under Scottish rider Stuart Easton’s seven-year-old lap record to claim pole position for Saturday’s 51st Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix.
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Announcing Vauxhall's sixth year as title sponsor of the International North West 200 are Simon Oldfield, Vauxhall's Marketing Director, Martin Jessopp, NW200 Supersport and Supertwins race winner and Event Director, Mervyn Whyte.

Vauxhall confirmed as title sponsors of North West 200 for sixth year

Vauxhall will continue as title sponsors of the North West 200 in 2018 for a sixth consecutive year.

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Glenn Irwin claimed provisional pole on the PBM Ducati during first qualifying at the Macau Grand Prix.

Macau GP: Irwin claims provisional pole to throw down gauntlet

Glenn Irwin has claimed provisional pole for the Macau Grand Prix after topping the times in the opening qualifying session.
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Glenn Irwin set the pace during opening practice at the Macau Grand Prix.

Macau GP: Irwin tops opening practice session on PBM Ducati

Glenn Irwin topped the opening practice session for the 51st Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix after knocking eight-time winner Michael Rutter off the top spot with his final flying lap.
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Andrew Irwin will ride for the CIA Landlord Insurance Honda team in the World Supersport Championship in 2018.

Andrew Irwin makes step up to World Supersport Championship for 2018

Andrew Irwin will contest the World Supersport Championship in 2018 with Simon Buckmaster’s PTR team.

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Northern Ireland's Jamie Ward with Switzerland's Stephan Lichtsteiner and Yann Sommer

FOOTBALL: Northern Ireland's World Cup dreams are over

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Skipper Rory Best training with the Ireland squad this week

Schmidt keeps faith in Best for captaincy

Rory Best will captain Ireland for this season then head coach Joe Schmidt will reassess his World Cup 2019 plans next summer.

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Peter Hickman on the Smiths Racing BMW at the Ulster Grand Prix.

Hickman confirms BSB and roads deal with Smiths Racing for 2018

Peter Hickman is aiming to hit the ground running in 2018 after signing with the Gloucester-based Smiths Racing team for a second season.
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Jonathan Rea won the final two races of the 2017 World Superbike Championship in Qatar to set a new points record.

WSBK: Rea doubles up in Qatar to set new points record

Jonathan Rea capped an historic triple title-winning season in perfect style as the World Superbike champion set a new points record in Qatar on Saturday night.
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Jonathan Rea will start from pole in race one at the final round of this year's World Superbike Championship in Qatar.

WSBK: Rea on pole for opening race in Qatar

Jonathan Rea has claimed pole position at the final round of the 2017 World Superbike Championship in Qatar.

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Jonathan Rea was fastest in free practice on Thursday in Qatar.

WSBK: World champion Rea fastest under floodlights in Qatar

Jonathan Rea began his quest to set a points record in the World Superbike Championship in fine style as the Ulster rider topped free practice in Qatar on Thursday night.
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Ulster's Rory Best

RUGBY: Rory Best to win 200th Ulster cap

Rory Best will become the fourth Ulster player to reach the 200 caps milestone when he plays against Leinster on Saturday in the Guinness PRO14 at Kingspan Stadium, Belfast.

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Ulster and Ireland winger Jacob Stockdale

RUGBY: Impressive Ulster winger Jacob Stockdale included in Ireland squad

In-form Ulster winger Jacob Stockdale has the chance to add to his two Ireland caps during the summer by being included in the Irish panel for next month's Guinness Test series.
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WATCH: An upbeat Rory Best on his return to playing with Ulster and what lies ahead

International hooker Rory Best made a timely return to playing last Sunday following a hamstring injury.

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Rory Best

Best believes IRFU policy is correct

Irish captain Rory Best believes the Irish Rugby Football Union’s current policy of not selecting players who opt to play overseas is right because it protects those in the National squad.

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John McGuinness in action on the Honda Racing Fireblade SP2 during practice at the North West 200 in May.

NW200: McGuinness keen on Triangle return in 2018

Six-time North West 200 winner John McGuinness has confirmed he intends to return to the international road race next year.
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