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Paul Williams/Shaun Wynne Set For Cookstown 100 Returns

Making the trip back to the KDM Hire Cookstown 100 will be Welsh rider Paul Williams, who took his BMW to a hard fought win in the KDM Hire Cookstown 100 B race last year, not a bad result for his road race debut!.

Joining Paul will be Bristol’s Shaun Wynne, both riders will compete for the SMWR Racing & Potchys MOT Station team.

Both riders made their debut last year, and whilst the lure of road racing is enough to tempt anyone back, both guys felt, that it was the Heartfelt warmth of the organisers and local race fans, that made them so welcome, they just had to make the return journey come end of April this year again!.

Photo by Baylon McCaughey

41 Year old Williams has forsaken the BMW for a 675 Triumph for the 2017 season, and married with four kids, Williams has been riding bikes of all sorts all his life, let it be a Moto Crosser, or a Gold Wing Trike. It has to have wheels laughs Paul, who began racing at Pembrey in 2014, where on board his BMW he won each of the four races he started in, and for good measure, beat the newcomers lap record.

The following year, he contested the Gloucester road race championship, where he came out victorious as the Newcomer and 1300 street locks champion! Last year he contested the endurance championship, where he was placed second overall at the end of the year.

Paul also made his Manx Grand Prix debut, finishing 8th in the newcomers and 24th in the senior, with a personal best lap of 114.20 mph.

Hailing from Mountain Ash, Abercynon in South Wales, Paul said “Having enjoyed the hospitality here at Cookstown last year, along with a fantastic circuit, there was no question of us not returning! we did the Manx GP last year, and we are hoping to get in more Irish road races this year in preparation for the Manx later in the season.

Photo by Baylon McCaughey

Anyone who wishes to come and see us in the paddock, are more than welcome, we love having a chat with the enthusiastic Irish road race fans, Shaun is riding #777, in 600 and Super Twins race, whilst I will be riding #38, on my 675 Triumph and Super Twin.

All the aforementioned wouldn’t be with the support of his sponsors and friends, M&B Scaffolding, DW Motorcycles, Potychys MOT Station, Jeff Hicks Plastering and Aidies HIAB Hire.”

Words by Baylon McCaughey

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