In the latest major development ahead of the 2020 roads season, Metzeler King of the Roads series winner Derek Sheils has officially parted company with long term suitors BE (Burrows Engineering) Racing.
Since first linking up together in 2016, the partnership has yielded momentous achievements a plenty which include two Irish Road Race Superbike Championship titles, top five finishes at the North West 200 and Ulster Grand Prix.
Three Ulster Road Race Superbike Championship crowns, 2019 Armoy ‘Race of Legends’ runner-up plus Grand Final triumphs at Cookstown, Tandragee, Skerries, Kells, Faugheen, Killalane, Munster 100 and Walderstown.
Photo by Rod Neill
The dominant 1000cc machinery force at national roads events in recent years, Superbike Classic TT runner-up Sheils stock has unquestionably rose and rose during his tenure with John Burrows, BE Racing squad.
Speaking today via Twitter, BE Racing wished Sheils all the best for the future:
“We would like to wish Derek Sheils all the very best for the future. We’ve had a fantastic four years together with plenty of wins and lots of craic along the way. We hope to announce our plans for 2020 very soon.”
Words by Stevie Rial