A number of top riders and teams have already been confirmed for the North West 200, Isle of Man TT and Ulster Grand Prix next year, which take pride of place on the 2014 road racing calendar.

The new-look Honda Motor Europe team of John McGuinness and Manx rider Conor Cummins will compete at the North West 200 and TT along with Tyco Suzuki's Guy Martin and new signing William Dunlop, who will also spearhead the entry at the Ulster Grand Prix.

TT hero Michael Dunlop has suggested he may take a year out in 2014 after parting company from Honda, but hasn't completely ruled out a return next season.

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British Supersport star Alastair Seeley will be back at the North West 200 in 2014 - the only roads meeting the Northern Ireland man competes in - when he will bid for more wins on the Mar-Train Racing machines.

Milwaukee Yamaha's Josh Brookes and Ian Hutchinson are also expected to compete at the North West, although Shaun Muir has threatened to boycott the Isle of Man TT as a result of rule changes limiting the use of after-market electronics systems such as the Magneti Marelli unit used on his roads machines.

The opening race of the year is the Ian Watson Spring Cup at Scarborough, where Guy Martin will expect to begin the new campaign on a winning note, while the first Irish road race is the Cookstown 100 on April 26.

APRIL

Ian Watson Spring Cup, Scarborough April 13

Cookstown 100 April 26

MAY

Tandragee 100 May 3

NORTH WEST 200 May 13-17

JUNE

ISLE OF MAN TT May 24-June 6

Barry Sheene Festival, Scarborough June 21-22

Bush Road Races June 28

JULY

Skerries 100 Road Races July 5

Southern 100, Isle of Man July 7-10

Walderstown Road Races July 13

Cock o' the North, Scarborough July 19-20

Cork Road Races July 20

Armoy Road Races July 26

AUGUST

Mid Antrim 150 August 2

Cahir Road Races August 10

ULSTER GRAND PRIX August 13-16

Kells Road Races August 24

Isle of Man Festival of Motorcycling [Classic TT & Manx GP] August 23-August 29

SEPTEMBER

Killalane Road Races September 7

Scarborough Gold Cup September 13-14

NOVEMBER

Macau Grand Prix TBC

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