N Ireland road racing cancelled
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N Ireland road racing cancelled
10-02-2023, 07:33 AM
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Just woken up to this news. Not good at all for the Road Racing scene.
Hopefully the Isle of Man won't be impacted too.
Will the Irish calendar be affected?
10-02-2023, 09:05 AM
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Have just read the post from Stephen Watson ( [/url]@winkerwatson1 )

& he has listed -

North West 200
Tandragee 100
Cookstown 100
Armoy Race of Legends
Ulster Grand Prix
Sunflower Trophy
USBK Championship
All Trials events.


 So there's more than just the roads!  Confused

MX is ok, apparently.
[url=https://twitter.com/winkerwatson1]
10-02-2023, 09:16 AM
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I hope this sorry situation can be resolved soon.
10-02-2023, 09:27 AM
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'elf & safety

The ruination of road racing
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10-02-2023, 10:09 AM
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(10-02-2023, 10:09 AM)Chris_Sav Wrote: 'elf & safety

The ruination of road racing

it was only ever going to be ..... next up will be the emissions from racing bikes causing floods and hurricanes and blizzards and heatwaves..
10-02-2023, 11:27 AM
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(10-02-2023, 09:05 AM)captainsparkledotcom Wrote: Just woken up to this news. Not good at all for the Road Racing scene.
Hopefully the Isle of Man won't be impacted too.
Will the Irish calendar be affected?

Am wondering how many 2023 road racing only bikes/teams will be arriving at TT2023 with machines not having ever seen a road circuit...
10-02-2023, 11:31 AM
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(10-02-2023, 07:33 AM)Dogsbody Wrote: Big blow for racing
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-64591498

 Insurance is an issue for the MCUI (Motorcycle Union of Ireland) so races in the south of Ireland racing will be affected too. A decision on the running of Kells, Skerries, Walderstown and other road race meetings will be made in the next week. Crossfingers
10-02-2023, 05:44 PM
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I don't get why short circuit racing and trials are being affected by this issue when it's clearly the roads side of the sport which are upping the insurance premiums.

How has motocross escaped this?
10-02-2023, 08:50 PM
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This is a real disaster for all road racing. Many teams build for a full season of roads events that include the TT and the manx.

I fear this won't get sorted and the fallout could affect the TT and racing on the island.

Are teams going to invest and prepare for just one event in the year? I don't think so.

The TT is the pinnacle of pure road racing but cannot carry the sport single handed.

I fear for the whole road racing future. I'm starting to think we've had the best years and the future is looking bland.




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10-02-2023, 11:18 PM
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We've certainly seen the best years of the island racing go by in my view.

This year will likely be my last.

On the flip side

https://www.northwest200.org/statement-f...est-200-2/

NW200 have not given up the fight, so possible good news that may cascade.
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11-02-2023, 09:50 AM
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What i do not understand surely the overall money that all racing makes in ireland .must be more than the insurance, the northwest must be going to lose say a million ,its going to be massive hit on their economy.just does not add up to me
11-02-2023, 01:22 PM
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A gofundme has been created to try to raise the shortfall, enabling all NI road racing to proceed......

https://www.gofundme.com/f/mcuiucinsuran...023/donate

12-02-2023, 12:07 PM
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(11-02-2023, 01:22 PM)boon345 Wrote: What i do not understand surely the overall money that all racing  makes in ireland  .must be more than the insurance, the northwest must be going to lose say a million ,its going to be  massive hit on their economy.just does not add up to me

most meetings lose money....

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12-02-2023, 12:08 PM
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(12-02-2023, 12:08 PM)excollier Wrote: most meetings lose money....


Events trying to bring in more money has been demonised by a certain segment of fans, with now disastrous consequences.
14-02-2023, 05:56 PM
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has anyone viewed that gofundme page
i looked see how it was going but it dont look right not the same as anyother ive donated too
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14-02-2023, 10:56 PM
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(14-02-2023, 10:56 PM)scaramanga Wrote: has anyone viewed that gofundme page
i looked see how it was going but it dont look right not the same as anyother ive donated too

looks legit to me....mcui pops up when you go to their search:

https://www.gofundme.com/s?q=

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15-02-2023, 03:13 PM
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(14-02-2023, 10:56 PM)scaramanga Wrote: has anyone viewed that gofundme page
i looked see how it was going but it dont look right not the same as anyother ive donated too

Looks OK same one I gave my money to
17-02-2023, 02:55 PM
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update:

"Emergency meeting has been called for tonight by the MCUI because a new quote has been issued by the insurance company so fingers crossed"

09-03-2023, 09:50 PM
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Has there been amy news yey
12-03-2023, 08:28 PM
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