Wednesday, May 25

Meet the Riders - Graham Whitmore

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Giddy up there Graham and give us the news...

Name: Graham Whitmore

Hometown: Gorey, Co Wexford

First motorbike memory: getting my first bike at the age of 2 it was a pw50 (still have it!)

2016 racing class: Lightweight Supersport

Favourite track: Only raced at 2 but Mondello

Best result: 1st in two championships last year

Ambition or goal: Try get across the seas and make a name (easier said than done)

Advice for new competitors: Never give up and tell yourself you’re good, have the right people around you.

Motorcycle hero: Jonathan Rea but also Glenn Irwin, 2/3years ago he was struggling to pay for his ride for the weekend and finally got sorted and went out with nothing but heart and pure skill and won the race. Down but not out. 

MotoGP v WSBK: MotoGP 

Valentino or Casey: The Goat 

Money no object motorcycle: Ducati Panigale 

My plans for this year is to try and defend both championships I won last year and to enjoy it.
My main sponsors are Toss Byrnes, J&V tyres, Chambers transport, Powers of Gorey and James Doyle.

Also like to say thanks to my Da for keep the bike right and my girlfriend Nicole for getting me into the gym. Thanks guys and thanks Irish superbike racing. #123

Images courtesy of Big Joe and James Foley

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