Taiwan based Roger Chen encapsulated the true spirit of Irish Road Racing, at the KDM Hire Cookstown 100.
Competing in the Junior Classic race, he propelled his 350 Honda mount, to a very respectable 11th in class, and overall a top 20 finish.
Photo by Rod Neill
After completing the race, Roger showcased his delight at finishing the seven lap encounter, having thoroughly enjoyed every minute of action around the famous Orritor Circuit.
Owner of the RTR (Roger Taiwan Racing) team, it’s great to see riders like Roger from different corners of the globe embarking upon the Irish roads scene.
It showcases the sheer worldwide appeal of real roads competition within the Emerald Isle.
Alongside his Cookstown exploits, the Around A Pound Tandragee 100 marked Roger’s maiden Irish roads venture.
Same as last weekend, he piloted his 350 Honda steed, as he went onto wrap up 25th place finish overall in the Classic race.
One of Asia’s most enthusiastic pure road racing exponents, in my opinion he showed at Tandragee and Cookstown, what road racing is all about, enjoying the experience, having a great time, taking on fresh new challenges and accomplishing long held goals.
Words by Stevie Rial