Vicars junior debuts at KDM Cookstown 100

Yorkshire youngster Brad Vicars will be debuting at the 2015 KDM Cookstown 100, and as he only turned 18 in December, he will could well be the youngest competitor riding.

After three years of racing and winning various club championships (north east minitwins, Aintree  minitwins and supertwins, Darley moor mini sound of thunder and formula Darley in 2013 and retaining both Darley Moor titles in 2014) Brad stepped up to follow his father’s footsteps into pure road racing at the 2014 Scarborough gold cup, achieving creditable top ten finishes in the super lightweights on the underpowered (compared to the Kawasaki’s) Suzuki SV.  The whole experience of road racing, including the closeness of the crowds and the general buzz gripped the youngster and he became hooked.

The main aim for Brad this season is to develop his riding skills and with that he knows speed will come. This year is mainly going to be as many Thundersport rounds as finances allow, along with Scarborough and Darley Moor, maybe some racing with the northeast club. The KDM  Cookstown100  is a tester, dipping his toes into the Irish road scene, but with UK commitments and the huge costs in crossing the Irish sea to compete, this will probably be the only one this year.

Brads father Neil, a seasoned road racer and a regular here at the KDM Cookstown 100 for quite a few years, Neil also campaigned various other Irish road races and the Manx GP consistently from 2004 to 2013, when he then took a back seat to help out the youngster.

Funding didn’t run to two riders in the family run team of AJB racing!

Neil choose the KDM Cookstown 100  to be Brad’s first roads event because it’s a fast and flowing circuit which suits his style of riding and is relatively easy to learn.

Brad, a student who is studying motorsport at Askham Bryan college, now has a Kawasaki ER6 and is quite literally “chomping at the bit”  to compete on the road in both the junior support and the supertwin races.

AJB racing (named after siblings, Amy, Jake, Brad) are supported by Merlin Sidecars, Askham Bryan college, BDS motorcycles, Associated Polymer Services , North Yorkshire Road Racing Supporters Club, and the family food budget, and would like to thank everyone involved in making Brads dream possible.

Programme of Events ‘Cookstown 100’ 2015

Thursday 2nd April

Press Launch

Royal Hotel from 7.30pm

Thursday 9th April

Liaison Night

Royal Hotel 7.30pm

Saturday 18th Treasure Hunt and BBQ

Sign on Burn Road Car Park from 6.00pm

Sunday 19th April

Annual Bikers Service

Orritor Presbyterian Church 3.30pm

Tuesday 21st April

Vintage Vehicle Run

Union Street Car Park from 6.30pm leaving at 7.30pm

Thursday 23rd April

Classic Bike Run

Sign on from 6.30pm in Burn Road Car Park leaving 7.15pm

Friday 24th April

Practice Day

Roads Close 12 noon

Saturday 25th April

Race Day

Roads Close 10.00am

 

 

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