Finishing runner up in Road Racing News top five roads teams from 2018, is Irish Road Race Superbike champions, McGee Racing.
Derek McGee’s close knit, well run outfit has enjoyed multiple tumultuous moments on the roads in 2018.
Establishing himself amongst the undoubted modern day Irish roads greats, Mullingar’s McGee was regularly in unbeatable form this season at the national meetings.
Formidable on 125/Moto 3, Super Twins, Supersport machinery, he also showcased and some this year his raw talent on 1000cc machinery.
Gaining the maximum and some out of his own teams NJ Doyne backed Kawasaki, main highlights from a stellar 2018 roads tenure have included big bike double victories at Walderstown and Faugheen.
Plus dominating the inaugural Richard Britton Memorial feature race, at the newly reincarnated Enniskillen Road Races.
Additionally runner up in a thrilling Grand Final encounter at Tandragee, outpacing the likes of Derek Sheils, Michael Dunlop to bank pole position for the 1000cc encounters at Cookstown, he’s undeniably proven he’s now worthy of the term ‘World Class’.
Photo by Rod Neill
Outside of the national meets, he quietly impressed at the North West 200, showing strong form on route to a very respectable tenth place finish in the opening Superstock race.
TT 2018 saw the highly rated McGee bank more another notable result from 1000cc competition, finishing 15th in the record breaking RST Superbike race.
When small but ambitious teams like McGee Racing have sustained success, there’s a feel good factor about it.
Pure road racing to many is about teams like successive Irish Road Race Superbike champions, McGee Racing, who event in, event out match grow in stature within the closed roads fraternity.
Words by Stevie Rial