The ambitious Italian Faraldo Racing squad, will carry a Grand Prix racing vibe about them at this years KDM Hire Cookstown 100, as they run reigning Duke Road Race Rankings champion Derek McGee on a former Moto 3 World Championship points finishing, Honda.
The proven machine previously piloted by Niccolo Antonelli, back in the early 2010’s ran under the Gresini Racing banner, who presently lead Aprilia’s Moto GP World Championship challenge.
Since acquiring the steed, Francesco Faraldo’s Faraldo Racing team, have put the hours and some in, to get the machine ready for this months competition on the famous Orritor circuit.
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Confident of contending for class honours at Cookstown, the Faraldo Racing squad have no question a rider of the highest calibre leading their national roads challenge in 2019, in Mullingar’s Derek McGee.
The amiable McGee more known for his ability on Supersport, Super Twin, 1000cc machinery, has also showcased in recent years a deft touch on 125/Moto 3 mounts, illustrated by securing last year at Cookstown the 125/Moto 3 class crown.
Once again amongst the prime contenders for class honours, it wouldn’t at all be a surprise if this month sees McGee provide Faraldo Racing, with not only a first Cookstown victory, plus also a first Irish roads triumph.
Words by Stevie Rial