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Shirlaw’s Motorcycles To Back Derek Sheils TT 2016 Campaign

Shirlaw’s Motorcycles are confirmed to back 2013 Irish road race superbike champion Derek Sheils, TT 2016 campaign.

Derek is all set to compete on a brand new ZX10R Kawasaki for his own team, which will run in the Shirlaw’s Motorcycles colours, turquoise blue, red and white in the RST superbike, Royal London 360 superstock and Pokerstars senior races.

His most momentous moment to date around the iconic Mountain Course, was in the 2009 newcomers A Manx Grand Prix, when he finished in second place.

Since making his first TT Races appearance in 2013, Derek has chipped away with his lap times on the most famous road racing circuit, in the world.

He has the undoubted pace to be in contention for TT privateers championship victory, in my opinion he is amongst the favourites for success in the highly coveted championship.


Photo by Rod Neill

Derek’s 2016 roads season, has been highly a successful so far, following grand final victory at the Mid Antrim 150, open and grand final victories at the Cookstown 100, plus series of highly quality finishes at Tandragee.

Currently holding third position in the Duke Road Race Rankings championship, Derek goes into TT 2016, amongst the most in form riders between the hedges.

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