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Rising Roads Star Dan Hegarty On The Lookout For Prospective Sponsors

Rising roads star Dan Hegarty is on the lookout for much needed sponsorship, for the 2016 pure road racing season.

Fourth place finisher in the 2015 Steve Henshaw International Gold Cup, is planning to return to Oliver’s Mount this year alongside competing for the sixth time at the Isle of Man TT.

Since making his TT debut in 2011, Dan has gone from strength to strength, around the most iconic of all road race circuits, the Mountain Course.

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Without a doubt TT 2015, was his strongest TT Races to date. Piloting ILR/Downshift Motorsport ZX10R Kawasaki he finished an excellent 13th in the RST superbike race.

This result was backed up by top 20 placing in the Royal London 360 superstock TT, 18th position in the blue riband Pokerstars senior TT, along the way lapping in excess of 126 mph.

Alongside his TT exploits, last year also saw him dazzle around Oliver’s Mount.

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Having impressed on his mount debut at the Spring Cup National Road Races, it was at the prestigious Scarborough Gold Cup, where Hego mixed it with multiple international road racing stars.

Fourth place finish in the Steve Henshaw international gold cup, was a huge personal best result for Dan in an international road race.

Results wise it got even better in the second senior race of the meeting, as he finished a quite brilliant second, finishing in front of lightweight TT winner Ivan Lintin and 23 times TT winner John McGuinness.

Dan is confirmed to pilot his own teams Classic Joinery/RTR Motorcycles backed ZX10R Kawasaki, in this years superstock TT and around Oliver’s Mount.

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ARMR are backing him for his leathers for 2016 on the roads, whilst America based Bell Helmets are his backers helmets wise, Dan cannot thank both of them enough for their help and support.

An exciting 2016 roads campaign is in prospect for a rider tipped to in the future become a podium finisher at the TT Races, North West 200 and Ulster Grand Prix.

Words by Stevie Rial

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