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Webber Eyes Podium Finish In Penultimate Race

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Australian Red Bull driver Mark Webber says a mixture of the Texan countryside, hard training and the hospitality of old Texan friends from his time spent there during his amateur cycling days has inspired positivity for his penultimate race at the US Grand Prix.

Writing in his exclusive blog on the sport social network, Sportlobster.com, keen amateur cyclist Webber, who used to visit Austin and cycle with former friend – disgraced cyclist, Lance Armstrong – says meeting old friends and training in the Texan countryside has helped preparations. Continue reading

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Cookstown 100 – First race of the Irish Road Racing season off to a flying start

The Irish Road Racing season got off to a successful start last weekend as competitors from all over the World descended upon the small town of Cookstown in Northern Ireland for the Cookstown National Road Race.

Competitors from as far afield as Australia and the Czech Republic to The Start in British Super Bikes and TT legends were amongst the list of entries. From the Czech Republic was Michal Dokoupil otherwise affectionately known as “Indie” for his Indian headdress he often wears on laps of honour.  Australia was represented by Cameron Donald who has taken the Irish Road Race and Irish Super Bike scene by storm didn’t get to race but supported the riders from behind the scenes. Guy Martin who is the lap record holder for Cookstown 100 also came from the UK.

Overall winners as usual were Ryan Farquhar , Michael Dunlop, Guy Martin and William Dunlop. Other winners included Keith Costello in the Classics and Adrian Archibald achieved a 3rd place podium in the grand final. Amongst the competitors were Davy Morgan, Sam Dunlop, Darren Gilpin, Paul Maguire, Micko Sweeney and John Burrows but to mention a few. Next race is May Bank Holiday 4th and 5th May in Tandragee, Co. Armagh.

Cookstown 100 2012 results:

250

1­   –   250R 6 William DUNLOP Honda

2 ­   –    250R 71 Davy MORGAN Honda

3 ­   –   250R 97 Seamus ELLIOTT Honda – Logan Racing

4­   –    250R 19 Kevin STROWGER Honda

5 ­   –   250R 17 Paul HEDISON Honda

6 ­   –   250R 11 Peter WAKEFIELD Honda – PW Racing

7 ­   –   250R 38 Darren GILPIN Honda

SUPERSPORT 400

1 ­   –   400R 96 Andy FARRELL Kawasaki 400 – FCS

2 ­   –   400R 117 Alastair BAYLEY Honda 400 – ABR Moto

3 ­   –   400R 18 Vic ALLAN Kawasaki 400

4 ­   –   400R 54 Johnny McCAY Kawasaki 400

5 ­   –   400R 22 Rikki McGOVERN Honda 400

6­   –   400R 9 Gavin LUPTON Honda 400

7 ­   –   400R 1 Paul MAGUIRE Kawasaki 400

8 ­   –   400R 38 Derek WILKIE Kawasaki 400

9 ­   –   400R 21 Roy SCOTT Yamaha 400 – Knipe

10 ­   –    400R 42 Brian LOUGHLIN Honda 400

11 ­   –    400R 57 Yvonne MONTGOMERY Kawasaki 400

Moto 450

1 ­   –   M450 77 Ryan FARQUHAR Kawasaki 450 – KMR Kawasaki

2 ­   –   M450 8 Anthony McCOLGAN KTM 450

3­   –    M450 3 Darren GILPIN Honda 450

4 ­   –   M450 171 Dave WALSH KTM 450 – DRW Racing

Classic 250cc

1 ­   –   C250 11 Peter WAKEFIELD Suzuki 250 – Carbutt Racing

2 ­   –   C250 76 Philip SHAW Suzuki 250

3 ­   –   C250 27 Bryan ALLAN Honda 250

4 ­   –   C250 40 Barry DAVIDSON Honda 198 – Dempster

5 ­   –   C250 23 Alan SMALLBONES Ducati 250

6 ­   –   C250 43 Alex McVICKER Honda 250 – John Ennis 4

7 ­   –   C250 30 Robert WRIGHT Honda 250

8 ­   –   C250 69 Allen GIBSON Honda 250

Classic 350cc

1­   –    C350 6 Keith COSTELLO Drixton Honda 350 – Gerry O’Sullivan

2 ­   –   C350 8 Allan BREW Drixton Aermacchi 349 – M & D Jacobs

3­   –    C350 40 Barry DAVIDSON Drixton Honda 350 – Dempster Racing

4 ­   –   C350 2 Freddie STEWART Honda 350

5 ­   –   C350 36 David HASTINGS Honda 350

6 ­   –   C350 10 Denis GALLAGHER Drixton Honda 350

7 ­   –   C350 9 Sam KINKEAD Drixton Honda 350

8­   –    C350 4 Billy LYLE Honda 350 – Stewart

9 ­   –   C350 167 Herbie RONAN Honda 350

10 ­   –   C350 18 Thomas HOGG Honda 350 – Leonard

11 ­   –   C350 17 Roy PHIPPS Honda 350

12 ­   –   C350 49 Cathal WHELAN Honda 350

13 ­   –   C350 211 Tim STEPHENSON Seeley Honda 350 – John Bell

Senior Classic

1 ­   –   C1000 12 Richard FORD Norton 920 – Bob Jackson Racing

2 ­   –   C1000 67 Mark McGAW Seeley Weslake 850

3 ­   –   C1000 11 John SCOTT R North Triumph 930

4 ­   –   C500 2 Freddie STEWART Honda 500

5 ­   –   C500 150 John JONES Seeley Matchless 496

6 ­   –   C500 5 Gary JAMISON Honda 500

7 ­   –   C500 9 Sam KINKEAD Drixton Honda 500

8 ­   –   C500 4 Billy LYLE Drixton Honda 500 – Cairnduff

9 ­   –   C500 50 Martin LYONS Honda 500

10 ­   –   C500 143 Terence ANDERTON Seeley G50 499

11­   –    C500 17 Roy PHIPPS Norton Gold Star 499

12­   –    C500 34 Trevor STEWART Honda 360 – Stewart Racing

Moto 3

1 ­   –   125R 6 William DUNLOP Honda 125 – James Delaney/TorqueTronix

2 ­   –   125R 86 Nigel MOORE Honda 125

3 ­   –   125R 56 Sam WILSON Honda 125 – Logan Racing

4 ­   –   125R 18 Paul ROBINSON Aprilia 125 – Stoneyford Concrete

5­   –    125R 61 Paul JORDAN Honda 125

6 ­   –   M3 4 Barry DAVIDSON Honda 250 – Bob Wylie

7 ­   –   125R 33 Sam DUNLOP Honda 125

8 ­   –   125R 333 Warren REEVE Honda 125 – Flexipatch

9 ­   –   125R 54 Adrian COLEMAN Honda 125

10­   –    125R 3 Gary JORDAN Honda 125 – Jack Sands Performance

11 ­   –   125R 17 Paul HEDISON Honda 125

12 ­   –   125R 44 Craig GIBSON Honda 125 – Peter Simpson Construction

13 ­   –   125R 9 Wayne KENNEDY Honda 125 – Harp Farm

14 ­   –   125R 97 Seamus ELLIOTT Honda 125 – Logan Racing

15 ­   –   125R 49 Malcolm LOVE Aprilia 125

16 ­   –   125R 14 Jack SANDS Honda 125

17 ­   –   125R 75 Mark McNEILLY Honda 125 – Quarry Pro

18 ­   –   125R 59 Sarah BOYES Honda 125

19 ­   –   125R 15 Peter McKILLOP Honda 125 – Law Commercials

OPEN A

1 ­   –   SBKR 18 Guy MARTIN Suzuki – Tyco Suzuki by TAS Racing

2 ­   –   SBKR 77 Ryan FARQUHAR Kawasaki – KMR Kawasaki

3 ­   –   SBKR 3 Michael DUNLOP Honda – Hunts/McAdoo Racing

4 ­   –   SBKR 6 William DUNLOP Honda – Wilson Craig Racing

5 ­   –   SBKR 13 Adrian ARCHIBALD Kawasaki – AMA Racing

6 ­   –   SBKR 16 John BURROWS Suzuki – Cookstown BE Racing

7 ­   –   SBKR 71 Davy MORGAN Suzuki – Strangford Holiday Park

8 ­   –   SBKR 33 Steve MERCER Honda

9 ­   –   SBKR 44 Jamie HAMILTON Kawasaki – KMR Kawasaki

10 ­   –   SBKR 111 Brian McCORMACK Honda – CD Racing

11 ­   –   SBKR 65 Michael SWEENEY BMW – MJR Racing

12 ­   –   SBKR 122 Alan BONNER Honda

13 ­   –   SBKR 186 Derek McGEE Yamaha 600

14 ­   –   SBKR 31 Shaun ANDERSON Suzuki – Team GAS Racing

15 ­   –   SBKR 9 Wayne KIRWAN Honda 600 – MRP Racing

16 ­   –   SBKR 42 Rob BARBER BMW

17 ­   –   SBKR 96 Andy FARRELL Yamaha – Farrelly Racing

18 ­   –   SBKR 150 William DAVISON Honda 600 – Hill Contracts

19 ­   –   SBKR 64 Stephen McKNIGHT Yamaha 600

20­   –    SBKR 123 Michal DOKOUPIL Yamaha 600

Cookstown 100

1 ­   –   SBKR 77 Ryan FARQUHAR Kawasaki – KMR Kawasaki

2 ­   –   SBKR 3 Michael DUNLOP Honda – Hunts/McAdoo Racing

3 ­   –   SBKR 13 Adrian ARCHIBALD Kawasaki – AMA Racing

4 ­   –   SBKR 36 Michael PEARSON Honda – MPRSC/Richard Rawson

5 ­   –   SBKR 18 Guy MARTIN Suzuki – Tyco Suzuki by TAS Racing

6 ­   –   SBKR 16 John BURROWS Suzuki – Cookstown BE Racing

7 ­   –   SBKR 6 William DUNLOP Honda 600 – Wilson Craig Racing

8 ­   –   SBKR 71 Davy MORGAN Suzuki – Strangford Holiday

9 ­   –   SBKR 44 Jamie HAMILTON Kawasaki – KMR Kawasaki

10 ­   –   SBKR 65 Michael SWEENEY BMW – MJR Racing

11 ­   –   SBKR 31 Shaun ANDERSON Suzuki – Team GAS

12 ­   –   SBKR 42 Rob BARBER BMW

13 ­   –   SBKR 33 Steve MERCER Honda

14 ­   –   SBKR 9 Wayne KIRWAN Honda 600 – MRP Racing

15 ­   –   SBKR 150 William DAVISON Honda 600 – Hill Contracts

16 ­   –   SBKR 96 Andy FARRELL Yamaha – Farrelly Racing

17 ­   –   SBKR 28 Paul GARTLAND Suzuki – Team GAS Racing

18 ­   –   SBKR 111 Brian McCORMACK Honda – TAG Racing

Open B

1 ­   –   SBKR 52 Robert WILSON Kawasaki 600 – Stoddart Racing

2 ­   –   SBKR 25 Ivan SHANLEY Yamaha 600 – TY-Rock

3 ­   –   SBKR 28 Paul GARTLAND Suzuki – Team GAS Racing

4 ­   –   SBKR 24 Craig SHIRLAW Kawasaki 600 – Shirlaws Motorcycles

5 ­   –   SBKR 11 Callum LAIDLAW Yamaha 600

6 ­   –   SBKR 26 Dennis BOOTH Suzuki a

7 ­   –   SBKR 22 Stephen McILVENNA Yamaha 600

8 ­   –   SBKR 119 Kevin STROWGER Suzuki

9 ­   –   SBKR 35 Trevor FERGUSON Suzuki 750

10 ­   –   SBKR 103 Reuben McPHEE Yamaha 600 – N.J.T. Racing

11 ­   –   SBKR 54 Corran SMYTH Suzuki – Team GAS Racing

12 ­   –   SBKR 27 James McCANN Yamaha 600 – Dixons Contractors

13 ­   –   SBKR 17 Olin HANAK Honda 600

14 ­   –   SBKR 12 Alan JACKSON Honda 600 – W A Corless / Jackson Racing

15 ­   –   SBKR 911 Adam SHERIFF Yamaha

16 ­   –   SBKR 113 Ronan PENTONY Yamaha 600 – RPMcycles.ie

Supersport A

1 ­   –   SSPR 77 Ryan FARQUHAR Kawasaki – KMR Kawasaki

2 ­   –   SSPR 6 William DUNLOP Honda – Wilson Craig Racing

3­   –    SSPR 3 Michael DUNLOP Suzuki – Ard Na Mara/McAdoo Racing

4 ­   –   SSPR 111 Brian McCORMACK Yamaha – CD Racing

5 ­   –   SSPR 13 Adrian ARCHIBALD Yamaha – AMA Racing a

6 ­   –   SSPR 65 Michael SWEENEY Yamaha – MJR Racing

7 ­   –   SSPR 16 John BURROWS Honda – Moira MRC

8 ­   –   SSPR 25 Ivan SHANLEY Yamaha – Ty-Rock

9 ­   –   SSPR 123 Michal DOKOUPIL Yamaha

10­   –    SSPR 52 Robert WILSON Kawasaki – Stoddart Racing

11 ­   –   SSPR 9 Wayne KIRWAN Yamaha – MRP Racing

12 ­   –   SSPR 96 Andy FARRELL Yamaha – Farrelly Racing

13 ­   –   SSPR 64 Stephen McKNIGHT Yamaha

14 ­   –   SSPR 24 Craig SHIRLAW Kawasaki – Shirlaws Motorcycles

15 ­   –   SSPR 97 Seamus ELLIOTT Yamaha – Logan Racing

16 ­   –   SSPR 28 Paul GARTLAND Honda – Auto Tech / Bar Doe

17 ­   –   SSPR 44 Glenn WALKER Kawasaki – Scotts Garage

18 ­   –   SSPR 30 Wayne KENNEDY Suzuki – GB Racing

19 ­   –   SSPR 26 Dennis BOOTH Yamaha

Supertwins A

1 ­   –   Stwins 77 Ryan FARQUHAR Kawasaki 650 – KMR Kawasaki

2 ­   –   Stwins 44 Jamie HAMILTON Kawasaki 650 – KMR Kawasaki

3 ­   –   Stwins 65 Michael SWEENEY Kawasaki 650 – Kiely Heating Racing

4 ­   –   Stwins 96 Andy FARRELL Kawasaki 650 – Farrelly Racing

5 ­   –   Stwins 16 John BURROWS Kawasaki 650 – KBM Racing

6 ­   –   Stwins 71 Davy MORGAN Kawasaki 650 – CMS

7 ­   –   Stwins 57 Ian MORRELL Suzuki 650 – Hogg

8 ­   –   Stwins 113 Ronan PENTONY Suzuki 650

9 ­   –   Stwins 3 Anthony McCOLGAN Kawasaki 650

10 ­   –   Stwins 24 Craig SHIRLAW Kawasaki 650 – Shirlaws Motorcycles

11 ­   –   Stwins 43 Robbie LYALL Kawasaki 650

12 ­   –   Stwins 103 Reuben McPHEE Suzuki 650 – North West Gas.

13 ­   –   Stwins 33 David HOWARD Suzuki 650

14 ­   –   Stwins 155 Scott CAMPBELL Suzuki 650

15 ­   –   Stwins 93 Ciaran O’CALLAGHAN Suzuki 650

16 ­   –   Stwins 84 Maria COSTELLO Kawasaki 650 – Pizza Racebike

17 ­   –   Stwins 64 Stephen McKNIGHT Suzuki 650

18 ­   –   Stwins 70 Peter WHITESIDE Kawasaki 650

19 ­   –   Stwins 7 Dave WALSH Suzuki 650 – DRW Racing

20 ­   –   Stwins 32 Joe PHILLIPS Kawasaki 650

21 ­   –   Stwins 100 Josh TRIGWELL Kawasaki 650 – McKinstry Racing

Junior Support B

1 ­   –   SJUN 22 Richard FORD Kawasaki 400 – RMKD

2 ­   –   SJUN 106 Bernard DALY Honda 400 –

3 ­   –   SJUN 54 Johnny McCAY Kawasaki 400

4 ­   –   SJUN 22 Rikki McGOVERN Honda 400

5 ­   –   SJUN 9 Gavin LUPTON Honda 400

6 ­   –   SJUN 42 Brian LOUGHLIN Suzuki 650

7 ­   –   SJUN 153 Noel BERTRAM Suzuki 650

8 ­   –   SJUN 38 Derek WILKIE Kawasaki 400

9 ­   –   SJUN 17 Paul HEDISON Honda 250

10 ­   –   SJUN 88 Brendan FLYNN Suzuki 650

11 ­   –   SJUN 63 Thomas HOGG Suzuki 650

12­   –    SJUN 81 Julian KIRK Kawasaki 650

13 ­   –   SJUN 2 John McCANN Suzuki 650 – bestbikesarmagh.com

14 ­   –   SJUN 57 Yvonne MONTGOMERY Kawasaki 400

15 ­   –   SJUN 49 Stephen DAVISON Suzuki 650

16 ­   –   SJUN 16 Roy BEATTIE Kawasaki 400

Junior Support A

1 ­   –   SJUN 155 Scott CAMPBELL Suzuki 650

2 ­   –   SJUN 50 Peter O’FLAHERTY Suzuki 650

3 ­   –   SJUN 43 Robbie LYALL Kawasaki 650

4 ­   –   SJUN 174 Rodney PATTON Suzuki 650 – Patton Racing

5 ­   –   SJUN 97 William HARA Suzuki 650 – Spotless

6 ­   –   SJUN 100 Josh TRIGWELL Kawasaki 650 – McKinstry Racing

7­   –    SJUN 117 Alastair BAYLEY Honda 400 – ABR Moto

8 ­   –   SJUN 70 Peter WHITESIDE Kawasaki 650

9 ­   –   SJUN 32 Stephen McKEOWN Suzuki 650 – DTR Tyres

10 ­   –   SJUN 30 Aron HATCH Suzuki 650 – Mongey Transport

11 ­   –   SJUN 47 Davie BLACK Suzuki 650 – John Hunter

12 ­   –   SJUN 69 Ronnie SCOTT Kawasaki 650

13 ­   –   SJUN 125 Nigel HOWARD Suzuki 650

14 ­   –   SJUN 118 Tommy HEAPHY Suzuki 650

15 ­   –   SJUN 21 Roy SCOTT Yamaha 400 – Knipe

16 ­   –   SJUN 168 Noel MURPHY Kawasaki 650

17 ­   –   SJUN 59 Anthony AMBLER Suzuki 650

18 ­   –   SJUN 95 Robert GORDON Honda 400

19 ­   –   SJUN 18 Vic ALLAN Kawasaki 650

Senior Support

1 ­   –   SSEN 15 Paul MAXWELL Yamaha 600

2 ­   –   SSEN 911 Adam SHERIFF Yamaha 600

3 ­   –   SSEN 39 Oliver DUPUY Yamaha 600

4 ­   –   SSEN 60 George SCOTT Honda 600

5 ­   –   SSEN 38 Derek WILKIE Kawasaki 600

6 ­   –   SSEN 81 Julian KIRK Yamaha 600

7 ­   –   SSEN 57 Adrian LOGUE Suzuki 750

8 ­   –   SSEN 46 Stephen WILSON Suzuki 750

9­   –    SSEN 192 Michael LARKIN Suzuki 750

10 ­   –   SSEN 32 Aaron BOYD Suzuki 600 – Team Miserable

11 ­   –   SSEN 59 Paul SIMPSON Suzuki 750

12­   –    SSEN 34 Yvonne MONTGOMERY Suzuki 600

13­   –    SSEN 19 Stephen BEATTIE Triumph 675 – CB Car Parking

14 ­   –   SSEN 18 Stuart ROBB Honda 600 – Moto World

Double Celebrations for Moynalvy as Amigos racer Derek Shiels wins at Oliver’s Mount

There were double celebrations last week in Fagan’s “Scuts” bar, Moynalvy, Co. Meath as Amigos Racing Supporters welcomed home #82 Derek Shiels after his double podiums at the Ian Watson Spring cup at Olivers Mount, Scarborough, North Yorkshire.

Derek’s first win of the day came in Race four, heat two on his CBR 1000 in a time of 8:05.069 with a comfortable win over 2nd place Ivan Lintan, who was almost 7 seconds behind Derek crossing the finish line.

Derek’s 2nd place on the podium came after an intense battle with fellow Irish rider #77, Ryan Farquhar on his ZX10, the Ian Watson all-comers race seen Derek in the lead for 7 out of the 8 laps, when Ryan slipstreamed Derek on the final lap to gain victory but with only 2 seconds between the top two riders the race approaching the finish line was breath-taking with the two riders almost head to head at the chequered flag.

Derek, originally from Drumcree in Co Wicklow is now gearing up for the Irish Road Racing season with Cookstwon 100 Road Races in Northern Ireland being the first on the Irish calendar.  Amigos road racing supporters are starting their fundraising campaign in order to sponsor Derek for the season.  A mechanic by trade, Derek is sporting a newly revamped CBR 1000, #82 supporters may be surprised to know it is indeed the same bike, the old Yellow and white having been replaced with a sleek black, gold and white cosmetic upgrade provided by SD designs.

Derek has been consistently in the top 10 in the Irish Nationals and had pride of place on the podium after taking the chequered flag in Skerries, North County Dublin in July last year, when he held off #16 John Burrows, #6 William Dunlop and #3 Michael Dunlop to claim the victory.  He also saw podiums at Bush, Walderstown, Munster and Killalane.  His right hand men, Mark Kavanagh and Derek Wilson are ready to get stuck in yet again for the 2012 racing season with support from his girlfriend Alicia, Derek is ready to take to roads for more podium positions this year.

The Derek Shiels fundraiser will be held in Bewleys Hotel, Ballsbridge on the 12th of May 2012 at 8pm with a slideshow of Derek’s best shots being kindly sponsored by sports photographer Stephen Davidson.

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