NW200 is Grahams goal

Coming from the ‘North West’ part of our country can mean only one thing for a budding young motorcycle racer, and that is, “ To, One day, compete in the North West 200 International road races”. Of course, this takes a few years of experience, and one such fella, prepared to wait until the time is right, is 23 years old Limavady rider Graham McAleese. McAleese started his short circuit racing onboard a pre-injection Kawasaki, taking 11th in the 2019 championship. Since then, although there wasn’t much racing, Graham has made the best of things, and also changed to a more modern machine, in the form of a 600 Honda Just last month, Graham had his first road race, the 2021 Armoy race of legends on board his N&S McIlwaine Honda CBR 600rr where he finished 13th in senior support. The KDM Cookstown 100 is just another stepping stone for Graham as he prepares for his journey on the roads with his goal, being able to compete in his local race the NW200 I asked Graham for his thoughts, looking ahead to this weekends KDM Hire Cookstown 100 “I'm looking forward to this year's event. Rolling off the back on a great debut and Armoy I’m planning on similarly heading into The Cookstown! learning my trade on the roads and enjoying the process as I go along. I will be riding my N&S McIlwaine Honda in senior support and Keith Nichol racing production twin in the junior support class. I am also sitting 2nd in USBK Championship in the supersport cup. I cannot forget that none of this would be possible without the help of my family friends and loyal sponsors. I am grateful for all they do and hope we have plenty of success over the next years ahead. Many thanks, Baylon and hope to see you over the weekend.

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