RRI April 2022
Inside this issue:
The last time Peter Hickman raced a motorbike in anger on a road circuit he won every race he started and set a new world record at the Ulster Grand Prix. RRI’s Stephen Davison caught up with the BSB rider turned road racing legend to hear about his 2022 ambitions during his recent visit to Cork.
Aoife Griffin makes her mark
Bishopscourt thumbs up from Josh Brookes as PBM Ducati test in Co. Down.
NW200 Newcomers: Have you ever wondered what is involved in making a racing debut at the North West 200? Where would you start? What happens after you post off your entry? RRI’s Maurice Montgomery joined six newcomers who are planning their first visit to the north coast in 2022 during their newcomer’s induction days.
Cooksown's Centenary Celebrations: Run for the first time as a 30-mile event on Thursday, June 15, 1922, four months before the first Ulster Grand Prix, the Cookstown 100 is now Ireland’s oldest road race. As the organisers prepare to celebrate the centenary in April, RRI’s historian, Harry Havelin, looks back at the history of the Co. Tyrone race meeting.
With two former world champions, three previous BSB champions and 15 BSB race winners amongst the 34 riders and six manufacturers on the grid of this year’s Bennett’s British Superbike Championship, the 2022 series should be as fiercely competitive as ever. RRI’s BSB correspondent, Phil Wain, weighs up the chances of the principal contenders.
Ten Minutes with Christian Iddon
Chawke Brothers: James Chawke burst on to the Irish road racing scene with a brilliant win at the Manx Grand Prix four seasons ago. Along with younger brother, Liam, the Co. Limerick siblings appeared to have a bright future ahead of them before their progress was halted by a global pandemic and a nasty infection.
Michael Russell aims for TT 2022 glory on two and three wheels.
RRI’s Gavan Caldwell set out to track down Tommy Robb after recent rumours that the Belfast born racing legend had slipped off this mortal coil proved to be false.
Plus Paddock Gossip, World Superbikes, MotoGP and more.