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BE Racing Unveil Striking New Livery, Confirm North West 200 Return

John Burrows highly regarded, vastly successful BE Racing team alongside confirming their participation in May’s North West 200, have unveiled the striking new livery which will embolden their immaculately prepared Suzuki steeds.

The BE Racing team who for 2019 will be known as BE Racing In Conjunction With Richardson Kelly Racing, brand new livery has more than a touch of works Suzuki feel about it, with blue and yellow featuring heavily.

Photo’s by Stephen Davison

Whilst the teams colour scheme may have changed, title sponsorship may have changed, one aspect remains the same for this season, working again with multi Irish Road Race Superbike champion Derek Sheils.

Speaking recently about 2019 International roads competition, plus looking ahead to action at the FonaCAB International North West 200 in association with Nicholl Oils, he candidly stated:

“My main ambition in 2019 is to get some strong top ten finishes in all of the international road races.

I never seem to have enough power and top speed for the North West (200). It is hard to compete with little fellows on factory machinery around there.

I got that 5th place in 2017 in the damp but had to ride the wheels off the bike when it was dry in the second race just to get 9th. The new Suzuki’s should help us close that gap this time around.”

New team mate 2016 Senior Manx Grand Prix winner Tom Weeden, added about his expectations, aims for the season ahead:

“Joining the Burrows RK Racing team is a massive opportunity for me and I have got to make the most of it.

I made my debut at the North West (200) in 2013 and my best finish has been 17th in a Supersport race. I want to be pushing into the top ten bracket this time around.”

BE Racing In Conjunction With Richardson Kelly Racing, Team Principal John Burrows, confident that his team can be in the mix for first rate results a plenty this year, spoke recently about the outfit’s expectations for May’s North West 200:

“We are coming to the North West with our new sponsor this year, and it will be an important event for us and our riders after they both missed last year’s meeting.

I want to help Tom get his spark back after his injury. He was the fastest newcomer at last year’s Ulster and he hasn’t forgotten how to ride a motorbike.

Derek had that great 5th in 2017 and I want to see him back up there at the front, mixing it with Glenn Irwin, Alastair Seeley and the rest of the front runners.”

Words by Stevie Rial

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