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WSBK: Imperious Rea doubles up to break Jerez duck in style

Jonathan Rea’s historic season continued apace at Jerez as the triple World Superbike champion clinched a sizzling double for his first ever wins at the Spanish circuit.
Jonathan Rea leads Marco Melandri, Tom Sykes and Chaz Davies in the opening race at Jerez in Spain on Saturday.

WSBK: Jerez winner Rea went 'all-in' for maiden victory

Jonathan Rea said he threw caution to the wind as the World Superbike champion toasted his first ever victory at Jerez in Spain.
Glenn Irwin celebrates his Sunflower Trophy success at Bishopscourt with a burnout on the PBM Be Wiser Ducati.

SUNFLOWER: Sublime Irwin retains trophy at Bishopscourt

Glenn Irwin has won the Sunflower Trophy race at Bishopscourt for the second year running on the PBM Be Wiser Ducati.
Jonathan Rea has surprisingly never won a World Superbike race at Jerez in Spain.

WSBK: Rea fastest despite 'strange' practice crash at Jerez

World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea set the pace at Jerez in Spain despite suffering a heavy crash in FP2 on Friday.
Glenn Irwin won the opening Superbike race at the Sunflower Trophy meeting on Friday on the PBM Be Wiser Ducati.

SUNFLOWER: Irwin off to flying start with victory in Superbike opener

Glenn Irwin picked up where he left off in 2016 at the Sunflower Trophy meeting as he opened his account with victory in the first AJ Plumbing Supplies Superbike race at Bishopscourt on Friday.
Jonathan Rea celebrates his record third successive World Superbike title in France.

Marquez praise for triple World Superbike champion Rea

MotoGP superstar Marc Marquez has heaped praise on Jonathan Rea following the Ulster rider’s historic three-in-a-row World Superbike title feat.

Charles Stuart (25) on the Parker Transport Yamaha R1.

ISB champion Stuart aiming to impress at Sunflower

Irish Superbike champion Charles Stuart won’t mind if it rains on Saturday at the JAS Finlay Sunflower Trophy meeting at Bishopscourt.

Jonathan Rea in action at Magny-Cours in France.

World champion Jonathan Rea targets maiden win at Jerez

Jonathan Rea already has a record third straight World Superbike title safely in the bag but the history-making Ulster rider isn’t about to rest on his laurels.

Tommy Bridewell (left) and Richard Cooper are set to make their debuts at the North West 200 in 2018.

NW200: Cooper and Bridewell set for debuts in 2018

Two former British Superbike race winners are set to make their debuts at next year’s international North West 200 with Richard Cooper and Tommy Bridewell preparing to tackle the Triangle course.

Michael Laverty on the Tyco BMW in 2016.

Laverty rejoins Tyco BMW for 2018 and confirms Sunflower Trophy return

Michael Laverty will join Christian Iddon in Northern Ireland’s Tyco BMW team for the 2018 MCE British Superbike Championship.
Keith Farmer has won nine times in the British Supersport Championship this year.

Keith Farmer targets BSB return in 2018

Keith Farmer hopes to return to the MCE British Superbike Championship in 2018 and has already attracted interest from some of the biggest teams in the paddock.

World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea has been confirmed as the star guest for the Cornmarket Motorbike Awards in January.

Jonathan Rea confirmed for motorcycling’s big awards night in Belfast

World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea has confirmed his appearance at the Cornmarket Motorcycle Awards in January.

Charles Stuart sealed the Irish Superbike title with one round remaining.

Champions crowned at St Angelo

Saturday’s penultimate round of the Irish Superbike Championship at St Angelo saw three new champions crowned at the airfield circuit in Co Fermanagh.

Pictured at the launch of the Sunflower Trophy races yesterday are (from left): Mathew Campbell, Glenn Irwin, Jim Finlay, Alastair Seeley, Sam Laffins and Jason Lynn, with Clerk of the Course Adrian Craig (front).

Sunflower Trophy meeting will mark two milestone anniversaries

The JAS Finlay Sunflower Trophy meeting was launched on Friday as the event prepares to mark two special milestones at Bishopscourt in a fortnight’s time.

Pictured following the announcement of plans for a new road race in Co Fermanagh are (from left): Rodney Shaw (Enniskillen & District Club chairperson), Sean Cox, (Cleenish Community Association chairperson), Fiona Ferris (club secretary), Gillian Conlon (club treasurer), Trevor Kennedy (vice chairperson) and Gary McBrien (club member and local resident)

Plans in gear for new road race in Co. Fermanagh next year

Plans are underway to revive the Enniskillen 100 road races next year more than six decades since the last race was held between the hedges in Co Fermanagh in 1952.
Jonathan Rea celebrates victory at Magny-Cours in France at the weekend with runner-up Marco Melandri (left) and Tom Sykes.

New racing circuit in NI would inspire next generation, says Jonathan Rea

World Superbike king Jonathan Rea says a proposed new £30 million motorsport circuit in Northern Ireland would help set the next generation of young riders on the path to their dreams.

World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea pictured at Belfast City Airport on Sunday evening after flying into Northern Ireland following his latest title success with Kawasaki.

Jonathan Rea has Carl Fogarty’s record in sight

Three-time World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea says emulating racing great Carl Fogarty is his next natural target in 2018.


WATCH - Jonathan Rea arrives back in Northern Ireland

3 times World Superbike Champion champion Jonathan Rea is greeted by family and fans


COMMENT: Young boy who idolised Joey is now a sporting icon himself

Ever since he was a wide-eyed schoolboy motocross racer, Jonathan Rea dreamed of one day becoming a world champion.

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