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Cork’s Casey Set For Maiden Mountain Course Expedition At TT 2019

Joining accomplished IRRC exponents Lukas Maurer, David Datzer and Jonathan Goetschy, Cork’s Ray Casey is the latest racer to announce his intention to make his first foray into Mountain Course competition at TT 2019.

Recent years have seen ex Motocross star Casey quietly impress at selected national meetings, securing very creditable results at Faugheen, Walderstown and the newly reincarnated Enniskillen Road Races.

His racing CV also includes action at the 2017 Ulster Grand Prix, banking a 26th place finish within the opening Supersport encounter on his event debut on the ultra fast, technical, famous Dundrod course.

Photo by John Burke Photography

Speaking recently via www.iomttraces.com about his TT 2019 campaign which will see him tackle the four lap Monster Energy Supersport races, he stated:

“I feel that this is the time to make my TT Races debut. I’ve really enjoyed competing on the roads to date but the Isle of Man TT is a huge challenge and one that I’m not underestimating.

My visit to the Isle of Man this weekend was great, and I’ve already had really good insight from the Rider Liaison Officers Johnny Barton and Milky Quayle.”

He went onto add via Twitter, a quote which it’s fair to say everyone can associate with:

“If your dreams don’t scare you they’re not big enough.”

Words by Stevie Rial

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