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Enterprising 2021 Race Plans In The Pipeline For Ducati, MV Agusta Pilot Murphy

MV Agusta, Ducati pilot regular David Murphy has exciting plans in the pipeline for next year’s road race season.

Three times a top 25 Manx GP finisher, Red Line Road Racing’s Murphy is hoping to return to Manx shores in 2021 plus is looking into the possibility of roads action in Mexico.

Speaking recently about his 2021 race plans, he stated:

“I am again going to compete in all the Irish road races next year along with the Manx GP and with the possibility of an International road race in the Czech Republic and even the possibility of racing in Mexico.

Obviously this is all dependant on this dreaded Covid getting sorted.”

A first time Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough winner at August’s Barry Sheene Classic, the Blackburn racer’s brutally honest reflection on his latest Scarborough is as follows:

“Sadly I finished near the back of the Classic Superbike class at Oliver’s Mount but the bike (Ducati 888) is virtually stock, was hastily built a few days prior and was just happy it got a run out.

Overall I’d say my performance was very poor due partly to riding 2 new bikes with no testing and coming across lots of problem areas primarily with the MV, missing a lot of power and a poor set-up. But you live and learn I suppose.”

Despite the machinery problems at Scarborough, the ever cheerful Murphy still showed flashes of good form as illustrated by Non Qualifiers race success and is another one to watch for future Oliver’s Mount meetings.

Words by Stevie Rial

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