Thursday, March 17

Meet the Riders - John Ward

Next up in our Meet the Riders section is John Ward from Donadea in Kildare, who will be racing an FZR600 in the Pre-Injection class.

We've noted that John has been quite active in securing sponsorship for his efforts and recommend riders follow similar strategies in securing their own.

Over to you John and best of luck in 2016 from!

Name: John Ward

Hometown: Donadea, Naas

First motorbike memory: My neighbour’s GS1000

2016 racing class: Pr- injection

Favourite track: Mondello

Best result: 3rd in the 1995 Street Bike Series

Ambition or goal: Learn as much as I can

Advice for new competitors: Listen to everybody but pick your advice

Motorcycle hero: Kevin Schwantz

MotoGP v WSBK: MotoGP

Valentino or Casey: Valentino

Money no object motorcycle: Rotary Norton

JW Racing is delighted to announce our main sponsor for the 2016 racing seasonShoemaker Kennels and Cattery will become the main sponsor of the #76 motorcycle driven by John Ward for JW Racing for the 2016 pre-injection racing championship season.
Also assisting the team will be the Irish Parachute Club.I am honoured to have shoemaker Kennels and the Irish Parachute Club on board, and that they chose JW Racing to see what pre injection racing is all about. To have these amazing companies assist me in my first year’s competitive racing since 1995 is a dream come true.I will be competing in the Irish pre injection short circuit championship. My first race is at Mondello on the 20th March which will be my first race in 21 years.
 I will be riding an FZR600r.

The Irish Parachute Club (Skydive IPC) in Clonbullogue, Co Offaly where I work are also helping me out with my sponsorship,  If any of you are looking at raising sponsorship I have been authorised by the Irish parachute club to assist in fundraising, for example if you get 10 mates to do a sponsored parachute jump for you that works out at €2600 for your racing year. Please feel free to contact me on 0857123211 for additional details or come see me in the Paddock where I will have all the information with me.

Alternatively why not book yourself in for a tandem skydive, you'll be helping my sponsorship and yourself by crossing something off your bucket list! Please use his reference ‘John Ward’ when you make a booking!

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