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At 5.34 miles the Tan­dragee 100 cir­cuit is the long­est of the Ir­ish Na­tional cir­cuits. The Co Ar­magh course was first used in 1958 and with 20 wins, Ryan Far­quhar holds the record for the most num­ber of vic­to­ries while Michael Dun­lopõs lap record of 109.297mph, set on a Kawasaki, has stood since 2011.

But events like Tan­dragee are un­der threat with the num­ber of Na­tional events drop­ping from a dozen to just seven this year. Run in small, out-of-the-way places, there are three Na­tional events in the North Ð Tan­dragee, Cook­stown and Ar­moyð plus four in the South Ð Sk­er­ries, Walder­stown, Faugh­een and Kil­lalane. They con­tinue to ex­ist al­beit strug­gling un­der the pres­sures of ris­ing in­sur­ance costs and fall­ing rev­enues.

Tan­dragee sur­vives but life is tough

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