“Never hold a good man down” is an old saying, and in the case of 32-year-old Eoin Ó Siochrú from Shankill Co. Dublin, he is on a mission for the new 2024 racing season.
Despite little road racing taking place on the Irish roads, Eoin is still ultra dedicated to the new season, and he said, “I have even given up my job as a medical device engineer, to focus all my time and effort into this season, and we have exciting news due in a few weeks.”
Biking was always in the Ó Siochrú family, with Eoin’s Mam and Dad keen bikers, and despite losing them both to cancer in two years while in college, they knew he had the ambition to race, especially over the TT mountain course.
Eoin started racing 10 years ago, and despite crashing in qualifying in the Production Twin class in Mondello, he still managed a fine 9th place in all three races that weekend.
Since then, he has achieved great results on the roads, with wins at Cookstown, Armoy, Kells, Skerries, as well as Bishopscourt. Podiums in Tandragee, Mondello, Armoy, Cookstown & Skerries (moto3), and a fine 13th place at the last Ulster GP in the Super Twin race (on a stock twin).
The dream of competing over the iconic TT Mountain course, came to fruition in 2022, when he competed at the Manx GP, coming home 11th and he was the top Irish rider in the twins’ race taking home a prized bronze replica.
In 2023 he returned to the Manx and this time he went one better taking a hard-won silver replica with a lap speed of 113mph, and again the top Irish rider in the twins’ race, despite blowing his good engine 3 miles into the first night of practice, and he had to run a stock motor for the rest of the event.
With the new plans due in the next few weeks, Eoin is putting all his time into fundraising for the busy season that is planned, and to raise funds, he is running a raffle to give someone a chance to ride for three days in Catalunya, Spain, in August with Motocraft.ie, on a trip worth €1780.
Tickets are €50 and can be entered through his social media.
“I am really excited about the new plans that will be announced shortly, and I really can’t wait to let everyone know, and get back on a bike for the busy season ahead.
Like all riders, finance is a major factor, and I am hoping to get the ball rolling with the raffle, and I would dearly love for more sponsorship to help with the new season, and I have several opportunities available on the bikes, and the team wear, and even if companies were willing to come on board for a particular event.
That would be great, and you can be sure of good coverage, and a professional approach from myself and the team.”
Photo credit: Traceys Pics
Words by Jack Corry