Tuesday, April 19

Meet the Riders - Joe Grant

Name:   Joe Grant

Hometown:  Dungarvan, Co.Waterford.

First motorbike memory:  Crashing a CG125 into a ditch because it had flat tyres!!

2016 racing class:  Pre-Injection.

Favourite track:  Bishopscourt.

Best result:  4th Pre-Injection 2016, 4th Supersport Cup (14th in pro race) 2015.

Ambition or goal: To get a podium!

Advice for new competitors:  Enjoy it. Everyone in the paddock is helpful and approachable.

Motorcycle hero:  Valentino Rossi, Eugene Laverty.

MotoGP v WSBK: MotoGP.

Valentino or Casey: Always Rossi.

Money no object motorcycle:  Desmosedici or H2R.

This year we hope to try finish in the top 10 in the Masters Championship. Aidan McNamara crash repairs have done a beautiful job on designing and painting my R6 and it is getting lots of attention in the paddock. Toyota Waterford have done my race numbers and vinyl’s for the bike and van this year and Tom Dunphy in CrossFit Waterford has been keeping me fit in preparation for this season.

We got off to a good start with a 4th and 7th in the first Masters round and had some solid finishes in the Easter races with a 7th, 12th and 11th over that weekend. I am hoping to do as many rounds as I can afford this year and try to get as much publicity for my sponsors as I can.

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