2012 Isle of Man TT
The Moira Motorcycle Racing Club (MRC) has announced who will pilot its Honda CBR 600 RR Supersport motorcycle at the 2012 Isle of Man TT fueled by Monster Energy – the Irishman John Burrows.
Moira MRC originally had David Lumsden slated to ride the ex-Keith Amor supersport machine, but when things didn’t materialize, Burrows was quickly selected.
Burrows first outing on the Moira MRC Honda will be the Cookstown 100 in April, which will provide much prepping for the Isle of Man TT.
Colly Walker (Moira MRC chairman) says: “Following our rather short-lived association with David Lumsden, the club began looking around for another rider to ride the bike, and we had quite a few guys interested in riding for us.
“It wasn’t an easy decision for the club, however, John’s professional approach to the sport, and his popularity amongst the public, coupled with the fact he is a excellent rider, certainly made him a favourite choice for the club.
“I got to know John through Andrew Neill at the races. I always admired John’s professionalism and the effort he put into his machinery, they always turned out immaculate. I am really pleased we have John riding our bike this year and we, as a club, look forward to working with him.”
John Burrows says: “I am chuffed to have been asked to ride for the Moira MRC. Before I started racing, I always admired the Moira MRC team; top class riders on good machinery, backed by an enthusiastic club. I have met up with the club, and together I hope I can repay the faith they have shown in me, and I am certainly looking forward to riding the Honda.
“I am also honored to be riding for the club, as I was great friends with Andrew Neil, who is held in high esteem by the club.”
The Moira MRC, which recently celebrated 30 years of support to motorcycle racing, has supported riders like Woolsley Coulter, Gary Dynes, Dave Leach, Andrew Neil and Gary Jess, among others.
And Moria MRC’s new rider will be busy in 2012. He will also compete in road races in the Supertwins class, including the Ulster Grand Prix and the North West 200.