Road Racing News

Spring Cup National Road Races Preview – Part 1

With an overall entry list of 162 competitors the 2015 Spring Cup National Road Races has a dazzling entry list which features rising stars, up and coming road racers, TT stars, Manx Grand Prix stars.

Superbike races in particular at the popular meeting look set to produce high quality racing.

All eyes will be on Guy Martin at the 2015 Spring Cup National Road Races as the Tyco BMW rider bids to begin his season in the best possible way with spring cup feature race victory.


The spring cup will mark Guy’s first pure road racing action on a BMW, Lee Johnston has also joined the German manufacturer’s ranks in 2015.

East Coast racing rider Lee is tipped by many to secure multiple international road race victories this year, alongside competing on a S1000RR BMW in superbike races, supersport races at spring cup will see Lee 675 Daytona Triumph mounted.


Dean Harrison enjoyed the best season of his career last year, the 2014 lightweight TT winner is set to give the new R1M Yamaha its pure road racing debut at Oliver’s Mount on the 11th of April.


Mar Train racing and Dean are greatly looking forward to their first competitive action of the year, second fastest rider in Oliver’s Mount history Dean will once start as one of the strong favourites for multiple victories around the mount.

Ivan Lintin this year embarks on a new challenge with the RC Express racing team. 2014 Steve Henshaw international gold cup winner Ivan arguably goes into the spring cup favourite for feature race victory.


Following six wins at last year’s gold cup Ivan proved that having competed around the mount for eight years that he is now firmly established as one of the riders to beat around the road race circuit which celebrates its 69th anniversary at this year’s Scarborough gold cup.

James Cowton surprised many people in 2014 as the prodigiously talented rider secured Duke road race rankings championship victory.


For superbike races at the spring cup James is CBR 1000 Honda Fireblade mounted as he embarks on what is set to be a busy 2015 road racing season for the Danny Tomlinson racing rider.

Daley Mathison is tipped by many to become in the future a multiple international road race winner. One of the standout moments of Daley’s 2014 road racing season was achieving sixth place finish in feature superbike race at the Ulster Grand Prix as he finished in front of eight times TT winner Ian Hutchinson.

Last year’s gold cup saw Daley impress many with series of top class performances which included second place finish in opening superbike race finishing in front of TT legend John McGuinness.


Armed with an ex Tyco Suzuki superbike Daley could cause many a surprise or two at the spring cup as could James Neesom.

2014 super twins Manx Grand Prix winner James has gone green for superbike races this year competing on his own teams ZX10 Kawasaki.


Another rider who is ZX10 Kawasaki mounted for superbike races at the spring cup is Mark Goodings. Mark is planning to this year compete for the first time at the Isle of Man TT which is set to see him hold start number 87 for superbike, superstock and senior races.

Mark’s brother Mick Goodings enjoyed a fine years action around the mount in 2014 which included sixth position in Steve Henshaw international gold cup.

Mick is CBR 1000 Honda mounted for superbike races this season around the mount as the circuit specialist bids for more results of the highest quality around the road race circuit which celebrates this year its 69th anniversary.

Ryan Farquhar returns to competition in superbike races this year and the spring cup is set to mark his first action on his own team’s new ZX10R Kawasaki superbike.

Last season proved Ryan had lost none of his talent, ability, drive and determination. He goes into the 2015 road racing season as confident as ever of his competitiveness across all classes.

Jamie Coward missed the vast majority of last season following injuries sustained in crash at Tandragee 100. Now fully recovered Jamie goes into this season greatly looking forward to competing again in pure road racing.

For the spring cup Jamie is CBR 1000 Honda Fireblade mounted for superbike races as he aims to begin his return to pure road racing action with top quality performances and results.

2012 spring cup feature race winner Steve Mercer returns to the mount for the first time in three years. Steve who holds number 20 for superbike, superstock, senior races at TT 2015 is armed with Honda machinery for superbike and feature races.


Davy Morgan is another top rider who is Honda mounted for superbike races, the 2004 senior Manx Grand Prix winner goes into the 2015 road racing season as motivated as ever to chalk up results of the highest quality.

2014 junior Manx Grand Prix winner Andy Lawson, Keith Pringle, Scott Campbell, Michael Russell and Gareth Keys add further quality to an outstanding line up in superbike races.


Seamus Elliott, Tom Weeden, Adrian Harrison, Darren Cooper, Colin Stephenson all have the potential to cause a surprise or two as they all bid to start their 2015 road racing season’s in extremely positive fashion.

With one of the best entries ever assembled for the spring cup exciting is building ahead of the opening pure road race of 2015.


Multiple questions will be answered at the spring cup which include how quickly has Guy Martin adapted to the S1000RR BMW plus how competitive the new R1M Yamaha looks.

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