RRI March 2022
Road Racing Ireland

RRI March 2022

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Inside this issue:

Seeley and Johnston Set to Go Head to Head at 2022 NW200

William Dunlop Statue Unveiled in Ballymoney

Remembering William: Last month a bronze statue of William Dunlop was erected in Ballymoney’s Dunlop Memorial Garden beside a similar statue of his father, Robert. Paddy Flynn, the owner of the famous Flynn Honda which William raced to some of his first major wins, was amongst the gathering. He recalled his memories of working alongside the young Ballymoney rider with RRI’s Stephen Davison.

Laffins and McGlinchey: More and more riders from Ireland are travelling across the Irish Sea to pursue their dreams of becoming champion motorcycle racers. RRI’s Maurice Montgomery has been talking to two young hopefuls who hope that journey will finally pay off for them in 2022.

For a rider who didn’t begin racing until he was 26, Steve Plater packed a lot into his competitive career. The Lincolnshire racer, who won at the North West 200, Isle of Man TT and Macau Grand Prix alongside claiming BSB race victories and becoming British Supersport champion, recalls the highs and lows with RRI’s Phil Wain.

Ten minutes with John Barton

In 2021 Mike Browne claimed his maiden Superbike victory on the roads aboard the Burrows Engineering/RK Racing Suzuki at the Cookstown 100. RRI’s Danny Ferguson traces the Cork rider’s ascent from also ran to leading contender on the Irish road racing scene.

RRI’s Phil Wain delves into the record books to discover which international road racers have enjoyed the most success at the NW200, Isle of Man TT, Ulster Grand Prix and Macau.

RRI’s German correspondent, Andy Jordan, examines the history of the Schleiz road races which has survived for almost 100 years on a circuit that offers a unique blend of challenges.

Plus Paddock Gossip and more.