Closing in on thirty years of race action, the vastly respected, hugely popular Davy Morgan is still as hungry as ever to contend for standout results at National, International roads affiliated events.
2004 Senior Manx GP winner, he carries a TT Races CV that boasts overall 16 top 15 finishes, and four top ten finishes, which includes a top five finish within the 2008 Lightweight 250 TT, ran at the time on the Castletown based Billown course.
Set to return again to Manx shores in May for TT 2019, his 2019 race plans also include the Tandragee 100, Southern 100, Ulster Grand Prix, Armoy Road Races, potentially the Cookstown 100 and the newly reincarnated Enniskillen Road Races.
As in 2018, the former DMRR Honda racer’s 1000cc machine of choice for 2019, will be his own teams S1000RR BMW, whilst Supersport machinery wise, he sticks with Kawasaki’s proven ZX-6R steed.
Multi times an International road race victor on two stroke machinery, this season will also see Morgan synonymous with his distinctive pink helmet, tackle his trusty RS 250 Honda at selected events.
Speaking recently via the DM71 Road Racing Facebook page, he candidly spoke about the season ahead:
“For 2019 the plan at the moment is to race the BMW & Kawasaki as much and as often as possible and the Honda at selected events, how many is totally dependent on our race budget.
In preparation for the season I will get a test day probably at Kirkistown, hopefully an Irish Superbike meeting at Bishopscourt, followed by possibly the Cookstown Road Races all of which will be weather dependant as there is no room for hot foreign testing for DM71 Road Racing.
We will then definitely be at the Tandragee Road Races, before heading to Isle of Man for the TT Road Races. After that we will see what money is available and select what meetings we can compete at, if any.
We would like at the very least to do Enniskillen, Skerries, Southern 100, Armoy ‘Race of Legends’, Ulster Grand Prix and the East Coast Racing Festival, but everything is budget driven and if we have enough we will do these and the others I haven’t mentioned as well.”
Words by Stevie Rial