Darlington’s Stephen Degnan is all set to embark this year upon a full scale roads challenge, having confirmed recently his plans for the 2019 season.
A proven exponent of the tight, twisty, iconic course of Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough, last year saw roads stalwart Degnan enjoy productive maiden North West 200, Ulster GP campaigns.
Planning to return to the Triangle, Dundrod course based events, his 2019 roads itinerary also includes participation at all national events beginning with April’s Cookstown 100.
Set to compete under his own teams banner on ZX6R, ZX10R Kawasaki machinery, the welder by trade who will be working this year with mechanic mainstay Mark Child, recently stated about 2019 action on the roads:
“I aim to make all the A finals and qualify for all the big International races. I hope to improve on my best result of 15th in the North West 200 Superbike race which I achieved first time there.
I am really looking forward to racing this season and in particular returning to the North West 200 and Ulster GP, which I did both as a newcomer last year. I will also be doing some selected UK circuit events for bum in the seat time.”
The experienced privateer racer also candidly added:
“I like to show the average fan that if you really want to you can race at the Ulster GP and North West 200, without been a top sponsored rider. I’m just the same as those watching me so they can relate to me more.”
Words by Stevie Rial