Thursday, March 24

Meet the Riders - Eoghan Delaney

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Name: Eoghan Delaney

Hometown: Santry Dublin 9

First motorbike memory:
Heading to Skerries Road races on the back of my dad’s Honda cb1 400 in 1998 aged 4

2016 racing class:
This Season is a big step up and change of scenery for me running the Delaney Racing zx10 backed by Ronan Pentony Motorcycles and Spratt Logistics in the Thundersport GP1 Elite series in England.  I decided to miss the first round of the Thundersport calendar to get some testing done at Bishopscourt and Kirkistown on-board the new machine which paid off massively getting loads of track time and a good insight into what the zx10 is like ahead of Donington Park on the 26th of March. The plan is to get in 5/6 rounds of the 9 round championship as well as 2 or 3 rounds of the Adelaide masters series if possible. My goal this year is to try and run in and around the top 10 mark in any race which I compete in in the Thundersport calendar and to try and compete for top 5 and podium finishes at some of the Masters rounds. This being only my 4th full season of racing I still have a lot to learn but look forward to the challenge which lies ahead. However none of this would have been made possible if it wasn’t for my Mam and Dad who have backed me in everything I do along with my sister and my girlfriend. Ronan Pentony of Ronan Pentony Motorcycles who has played a massive role in my racing career from day one and has decided to come with me to England to help me out as much as he can. Sam and Paddy Spratt from Spratt Logistics have also been behind me from the beginning backing me and giving me there full support which is greatly appreciated. I have been working hard over the winter with my personal sponsors at xlr8fitness trying to get in shape along with work in Power tool Repair Service trying to save as much as possible. PTRS have been very supportive in time off and helping me out throughout the years with my racing. I hope to learn more over in England and try improve my riding every time I go out. I would like to thank all of the above along with other family and friends who support me.

Favourite track: Favourite Track to race so far is Bishopscourt but I would love to race Misano in San Marino.

Best result: 1st in the SuperSport cup series in 2014

Ambition or goal: I think everyone’s answer to an ambition or goal in any sport is to be the best but I would love to be an Irish Superbike champion at some point in my career. Last year was I missed out on 2nd place in the Superbike cup championship by a point after missing 5 races.

Advice for new competitors: Don’t worry about what others say or do around you, Concentrate on your own racing and the results will come in time.

Motorcycle hero: Martin Finnegan #45

MotoGP v WSBK: in my opinion BSB is better than the two but if I was to make a call on MotoGP vs WSBK it would be MotoGP because them lads are on a different level of lean and machinery.

Valentino or Casey: Valentino all day long. If the question was Valentino or Casey’s Missus the answer might be different!

Money no object motorcycle: If money wasn’t an issue I would love a crack on an M1 Yamaha or Kenny Roberts tz750. Big fan of the two smokers.

All the best Eoghan! 

Image courtesy of Derek Wilson (c)

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