Set for a ‘Strive For Five’ Welsh Open crowns, 2015 TT Privateers champion Dan Cooper is amongst the early confirmed entrants, for the 2018 Aberdare Park Road Races.
Stroud’s Cooper is anticipated to pilot this July at Aberdare, his own teams CBR 600 Honda, within the Park Challenge and feature Welsh Open races.
Photo by Steve Snelling
Already established as an all time great of the tight and twisty Aberdare course, all competitors venturing this year to Wales at present only real roads venue, are all aware of the former Ulster GP race winner’s ability, credentials and formidable pace.
Outside of Cooper, additional high profile early event entrants include ‘Park’ returnee John Simpson, who’s joining forces with Trickbits Racing to pilot a high spec Super Twin Suzuki.
Leading Welsh road racers ‘Park’ bound include Paul ‘Potchy’ Williams, who holds the number 70 plate for the RST Superbike, Royal London 360 Quantum Superstock and Pokerstars Senior races at TT 2018.
Seasoned closed roads exponents also anticipated to feature in July, include flat track supremo Peter Boast, Shaun Wynne and Lightweight 400 class mainstay, Alister Chadwick.
Words by Stevie Rial