Recent Supersport victor at Kirkistown, Paul Jordan, who leads this year Dafabet Devitt Racing’s International roads challenge, has recently expressed his confidence about enjoying a strong stint on the fabled Triangle course, at this years North West 200.
Fourth in last August’s feature Ulster GP Superbike race, reigning Armoy Supersport champion Jordan is widely regarded as one of Irish road racing’s fastest rising stars.
Alongside piloting proven Dafabet Devitt Racing run Kawasaki machinery, in the Superstock, Superbike races, Jordan’s upcoming North West 200 tenure, will also see him pilot the Alastair Russell backed YZF R6 Yamaha within the ultra competitive Supersport encounters.
Confident of contending for top quality results, Jordan candidly stated when looking ahead to the opening International roads event of 2019:
“I’ve never really had a lot of North West luck. Usually I’ve been racing bikes there that I haven’t ridden before so I was starting on the back foot. But this year will be a different kettle of fish as the bikes will be a lot more familiar to me.
I want a really good crack at the 600cc races. I will do plenty of homework and then get stuck in.
I want to try to build on every practice and qualifying session, and watch what the top riders like Alastair Seeley are doing. I will try to pick up some of the wee things they do that I don’t.”
Photo by Stephen Davison
Jordan who’s 2019 roads season, begins on Friday at the KDM Hire Cookstown 100, went onto add:
“Before I only had one bike at the North West but with two machines this year I will have a lot more track time and that will help me get up to speed quicker.
With six races I will have a chance to improve in each one, but it does mean that it is going to be busy!”
Reminder race week at the 2019 North West 200, begins on the 12th of May, with competitive action concluding on the 18th of May.
Words by Stevie Rial