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E15 Racing unveil the 2017 RS Racing KTM...
E15 Racing have unveiled Eugene McManus Jnr's new ride for the 2017 Hel Performance Motostar British Championship. Eugene and the team are looking to build on some solid results during the 2016 campaign and are hoping the team can become one of the front runners in this extremely competitive series.
Eugene Snr; "Eugene will be riding a 2016 model KTM purchased from the world Moto3 Team RBA. We had originally planned to ride the Same 2014 KTM we used last year and had it totally refreshed ready for the off when this opportunity came about. Eugene will again take part in the Motostar British Championship riding under the RS racing banner with continued support from all our sponsors;
MV commercial, Caffery International, MMB Surfacing J&F Group (specialist cars sales ), VC Racing, CAS Commercials, Road Racing Ireland Magazine, Arai Helmets. We also welcome Maxol lubricants, one of Ireland's leading fuel and oil suppliers, Willis insurance & Risk Management and Craig Contracts Civil engineering & Plant hire "
Eugene will have the support and help of Michael King who prepares the bikes, he incidentally looked after his dad's bikes along side Ex Road Racer Richard Hewitt. Eugene's school friend and best pal Aodhan Tolan will accompany Eugene at every Round, Aodhan himself is being mentored by Ryan Saxelby, looking in detail at the computerised side of motorcycle racing.
Eugene snr added;
"Going back for the second year, some may see as easier though from experience it can prove more difficult ... Maybe Eugene over achieved last year in some respects so he has created a fairly high level of expectation ..With the help of Patrick from Spartan Fitness Belfast, Eugene has developed his fitness and strength this winter more so than last year which can't be a bad thing , at least showing discipline and focus for the journey he has chosen" Eugene Jnr " I cant wait for testing to start now, the bike looks awesome, I would like to thank all my personal sponsors, Paddy at Spartan Fitness for getting me in shape and Ryan at RS Racing"
You can follow all of Eugene's progress here throughout the season or on our social media pages;
All images kindly supplied by Gavan Caldwell
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