Motorcycle racing is back as Murphy commits to Bishopscourt

Andrew Murphy is the first local racer to commit to a new motorcycle racing season.

The Motorcycle Union of Ireland (Ulster Centre) that the governing body has secured insurance for Northern Irish events.

The sport faced an uncertain future after federations in both Northern Ireland and The Republic of Ireland were unable to secure insurance.

Thanks to the work of the Ulster Centre and a crowd-funding effort, insurance has now been secured for events in the North.

As a result, the Templepatrick Motorcycle Racing Club will run a round of the Ulster Superbike Championship on Saturday

Murphy has entered in the 400cc class – he finished second in this class in the Dunlop Masters National Championship last season

More Kerry riders are expected to enter Saturday’s event.

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