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ECTA Racing’s Norbury Ready For Roads Season After Productive Weekend At Anglesey

Recording in total four top five finishes, at the season opening Wirral 100 Anglesey meeting, ECTA Racing’s Mike Norbury left Wales confident about the potential of his Superstock/Supersport mounts for the 2018 roads season.

Prior to finishing fifth within the eight lap Senior open race, the Manchester racer aboard the ECTA S1000RR BMW, had impressed in chalking up a brace of third place finishes in the Powerbikes races.

Additionally fourth in the opening Paul Bland Motorsport Formula 600 encounter, when reflecting yesterday via Facebook on the weekend’s competition at Anglesey, the fifth place finisher in the 2017 Newcomers A Manx Grand Prix, candidly stated:

“On the way back from a good weekends testing at Anglesey, found a good set up with the help of Teut Wiehn at TW suspension.

The ECTA Racing/ECTA Training bikes are feeling good for this year, and cant wait to get to the Spring Cup in a few weeks time.

Managed PB’s in every race and got two 3rd’s on the BMW, and a 4th on the 600. Slight mishap in the second 600 race, with a back marker, at last corner of the race, when battling for third.

Got back out for the Senior Open, head wasn’t really with it came back 5th. All in all looking positive for the start of the roads season in a few weeks and fitness was spot on, thanks to Andrew Smith even dying with the lurgi still felt okay.

I’d like to thank all my sponsors: ECTA Training, Rawson Digital, Pipe Werx, TW Suspension, R&G crash protection, Hel brake lines, Spada leathers, Shoei helmets, Eazigrip, Kast energy technologies, Yorkshire stove solutions.”

As Mike stated above, his first roads meeting of 2018, sees him return to Scarborough for the two day Spada Spring Cup, which alongside the prestigious Bob Smith Spring Cup will also include the re run 2017 Steve Henshaw International Gold Cup.

Words by Stevie Rial