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Johnston Returns To BMW Motorrad Machinery With Newly Formed Ashcourt Racing Squad

Returning to piloting S1000RR BMW machinery, allied to competing for the newly formed Ashcourt Racing squad, are just some of the enterprising, fresh new challenges ahead for six times International Road Race winner Lee Johnston.

Alongside competing on S1000RR BMW’s at TT 2019, the North West 200 and Ulster Grand Prix, he will also pilot in the Supersport encounters at the International events Yamaha’s proven, hugely successful YZF-R6 steed.

Established over the past five to six years as a truly world class, top calibre International roads exponent, the ever cheerful Johnston is confident that 2019 can prove another tumultuous year in terms of accomplishments, banking countless rostrum finishes and setting many a new personal best lap speed.

Alongside title backing from Kingston Upon Hull based Ashcourt Racing, Johnston’s 2019 roads quest is also backed by loyal sponsors Burdens and Phil Reed’s East Coast Construction company, plus renowned TT, all round motorsport sponsor Motul.

Prior to beginning his latest International roads tenure at the North West 200, ‘General Lee’ will be gaining valuable track time taking in the ultra competitive BSB affiliated, British Supersport series.

Although the 2018 season with the works Honda Racing squadron provided a mixed bag in terms of results, feats, progress at the highest level, there was also many top moments including finishing runner up in the reduced in distance feature Ulster GP Superbike race.

Hoping to bolster and some his already highly impressive road racing CV, expect him to prove a thorn in the side of many a fellow world leading International Road Racer in 2019, plus most of all remind everyone of his prowess at the ‘Big Three’ roads meets.

Words by Stevie Rial