Tuesday, May 17

Meet the Riders - Dave Butler

One of the nicest pilots from the paddock is Mr Dave Butler. As comical as he is off the bike, all that disappears when the start light go out.

Take it away Dave.

Name: Dave Butler

Hometown:Churchtown, Dublin

First motorbike memory: Sitting on the wall in Fore Village back in the 80’s eatin sambos as the bikes were racing by 

2016 racing class: Supertwin\Sidecar Passenger with Mick Donovan

Favourite track: Oulton Park\Cadwell Park

Best result: Irish Champion 2012/ Thundersport GB 2013

Ambition or goal: TT/Manx Grand Prix, race at Daytona, New Zealand Road Races

Advice for new competitors: Easy… Have fun, don’t force it your time will come

Motorcycle hero: Has to be Joey, along with many others

Moto GP v WSBK: Moto Gp for Technological reasons. WSB/WSS for racing

Valentino or Casey: Both, for different reasons…

Money no object motorcycle: Britten or KR3 2-Stroke

2016 Plans:
As many events I can do. Just having fun and enjoying racing again.

Myself (working my nuts off)
Spears Enterprises
Jtec Sports
Murray Motorsport

Bike: Kawasaki ER6 Supertwin
Built by myself for Thundersport a couple of years back and maintained by myself throughout the year
Engines built by my Uncle Des with help from Spears Enterprises in the States

Photos: (c) Andy Quinn

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