Four times Aberdare Park Welsh open champion Dan Cooper, has announced today his plans for the 2018 international roads season which includes him remaining S1000RR BMW mounted for the 1000cc encounters around the Triangle, Mountain Course and Dundrod.
Alongside the Impcross Engineering backed BMW, his 2018 machinery stable also includes a CBR 600 Honda, plus the KW Electrical Services/CMS Racing Z650 Kawasaki.
One of the most improved road racers of recent times, he’s grown and grown in stature on the roads, since first venturing into closed roads competition at TT 2010.
TT Privateers champion in 2015, Ulster GP Super Twins race winner in 2016 and last year a rostrum finisher for the first time at the North West 200, year in year out he consolidates why he is more than worthy of being touted now as a truly ‘World Class’ road racer.
Photo by Nick Wheeler
Without a doubt amongst the firm favourites for Super Twins success at the ‘Big Three’ international roads meets, he’s also going to be one to watch this year within the Supersport/1000cc classes, of which he is in my opinion under rated by some.
Outside of the internationals, it wouldn’t at all be a surprise to see the diminutive Cooper venture back again to Aberdare Park in July, which in recent years has yielded prodigious moment upon moment for the former Ulster GP race winner.
Words by Stevie Rial