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Adam McLean 'unlikely to race again this year' after death of McAdoo team-mate James Cowton

Young prospect Adam McLean says he plans to take some time out of the sport in the wake of the recent tragedies that have left a dark cloud hanging over road racing.
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Louise Dunlop: My boys have shown me devoted love

Grief-stricken Louise Dunlop says her sons, Michael and Daniel, have been a tower of strength following the tragic death of her eldest boy William at the Skerries 100 road races.

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Ballymoney man William Dunlop, who sadly died following an incident in practice at the Skerries 100 on Saturday.

William Dunlop killed in practice at Skerries 100

Northern Ireland motorcycling star William Dunlop has been tragically killed in practice for the Skerries 100 near Dublin.
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Magherafelt's Paul Jordan.

Paul Jordan vows to seize his chance on Temple Golf Club Yamaha

Paul Jordan intends to make his big chance count after the Magherafelt rider was handed the opportunity to ride the Temple Golf Club Yamaha for the rest of the season.

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Paul Jordan in action on his 600 Yamaha at the Cookstown 100 in April.

Paul Jordan 'can't wait' for Skerries after joining Dunlop at Temple Golf Club Yamaha

Magherafelt’s Paul Jordan says he is relishing the opportunity to race alongside his friend William Dunlop in the Temple Golf Club Yamaha team this weekend at the Skerries 100.
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TT 2018: Tyco BMW team manager Philip Neill 'numb' after Dan Kneen's tragic death

Tyco BMW team manager Philip Neill has spoken of his shock following the tragic death of Dan Kneen in a crash in practice for the Isle of Man TT.

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James Cowton celebrates his Supertwin victory with Winston (left) and Jason McAdoo.

NW200: James Cowton delivers coveted victory for McAdoo Racing team

The Cookstown-based McAdoo Racing team had plenty of cause for celebration on Saturday after James Cowton won his maiden race at the North West 200.

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The North West 200 is the first major international road race of the season.

NW200: Practice, race schedule and roads closing times

Race week is underway at the North West 200 on the North Coast.
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Open A Superbike winner Derek Sheils on the podium at the Cookstown 100 on Saturday with runner-up Michael Dunlop (left) and Michael Sweeney.

COOKSTOWN 100: Derek Sheils maintains unbeaten winning streak on Suzuki

Derek Sheils was disappointed to miss the chance of challenging for his third successive Superbike double at the KDM Hire Cookstown 100 Saturday.
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Ballyclare's Darren Keys came off his Suzuki at Braeside corner in the Senior Support race.

COOKSTOWN 100: Racing abandoned following spate of crashes

The KDM Hire Cookstown 100 was abandoned on Saturday following a series of crashes.
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Derek Sheils won the Open Superbike race for his fifth successive victory on the Burrows Suzuki at the Cookstown 100.

COOKSTOWN 100: Derek Sheils and Michael Dunlop make winning start to new season

Derek Sheils secured his fifth successive victory on the Burrows Engineering Racing Suzuki at the KDM Hire Cookstown 100 on Saturday.
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Michael Dunlop on the Tyco BMW during practice at the Cookstown 100 on Friday.

COOKSTOWN 100: Michael Dunlop third fastest on Tyco BMW as Derek McGee seals pole

Michael Dunlop qualified third fastest on the Tyco BMW Superbike as he rode the S1000RR for the first time on the roads in practice at the KDM Hire Cookstown 100 on Friday.
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Guy Martin on the Honda Racing Fireblade at the Cookstown 100 in 2017.

Guy Martin in late withdrawal from Cookstown 100

Guy Martin is a late withdrawal from this weekend’s KDM Hire Cookstown 100.

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Michael Dunlop has tested the Tyco BMW at Kirkistown in Co Down. Pictures: Jimmy Graham.

PICTURES: Michael Dunlop tests Tyco BMW at Kirkistown

Michael Dunlop has tested the Tyco BMW at Kirkistown in Co Down as the 15-time Isle of Man TT winner warms up for the opening road race of 2018 at the Cookstown 100 this weekend.

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Glenn Irwin on the PBM Be Wiser Ducati at Brands Hatch.

BSB: Glenn Irwin and Michael Laverty on podium at Brands Hatch

Northern Ireland’s Glenn Irwin and Michael Laverty finished on the podium in second and third respectively in Sunday’s second Bennetts British Superbike race at Brands Hatch.
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Michael Dunlop will compete in the Superbike class for the Tyco BMW team in 2018.

Dunlop set for Tyco BMW debut

Michael Dunlop is due to make his debut on the Tyco BMW Superbike at the KDM Hire Cookstown 100 this month.

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Michael Dunlop will ride a Superbike for the Tyco BMW team in 2018.

COMMENT: Tyco BMW debut for Michael Dunlop at Cookstown 100?

Thursday’s official launch of the KDM Hire Cookstown 100 has raised the sense of anticipation with the new Irish road racing season now only weeks away.

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Derek Sheils on the Cookstown B.E. Racing Suzuki at last year's Cookstown 100.

Cookstown 100: Derek Sheils will take all the beating, says John Burrows

John Burrows says Derek Sheils will take all the beating at this year’s KDM Hire Cookstown 100, which was launched on Thursday night at the Royal Hotel.
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William Dunlop with his Temple Golf Club Yamaha R1 and Caffrey Yamaha R6 machines.

William Dunlop set for Cookstown 100 curtain-raiser

William Dunlop will kick-start his 2018 road racing campaign on the striking red and white Temple Golf Club Yamaha machines at next month’s KDM Hire Cookstown 100.

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Peter Hickman at Ballaugh Bridge on the KMR/IEG Kawasaki in the Lightweight race at the Isle of Man TT in 2017.

TT 2018: John McGuinness set for Lightweight debut on Ryan Farquhar’s KMR Kawasaki

Ulster team owner Ryan Farquhar has struck a deal with Isle of Man TT legend John McGuinness to ride for his KMR/IEG Kawasaki team in the Bennetts Lightweight TT.

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