Blame YouTube!

Blame YouTube! YouTube is the modern-day social platform, and it certainly has a lot to answer for! Just ask Ryan Whitehall! Unlike many of his predecessors, it was through watching YouTube videos of motorcycle racing, that the Isle of Wight competitor decided to go motorcycle racing! No doubt, this is probably one of the most bizarre introductions to the sport, but it also just shows, how days social media platforms, do work! The, now 27-year-old lorry driver from Niton, in the Isle of Wight, has now been racing for 6 years. It was at the Thundesport meeting at Oulton Park, that the young 21-year-old made his track debut. I've no doubt, that the name Ryan Whitehall, really became known, was for his rather spectacular crash at Armoy, where he suffered some serious injuries. Undeterred, Ryan returned to the scene of this incident and took a win in the 600(B) race in 2023. Last year at Cookstown, Whitehall took an excellent second place in a rather damp Open B race. Ryan again returns to the Cemcor Cookstown 100 this year and will compete in both Supersport 600 and Open classes on board Yamaha R6 and R1 machines. Sponsors WR Racing & 2024 Cemcor Cookstown 100; Friday/Saturday 26/27 April This is a ‘Closed Event’ Roads Close Friday & Saturday @ 7.30 am Newcomers Bus; Friday @ 10.00am 17 Practice sessions Time permitting, Three races; Supertwin B, Supersport 600( Fastest 23) & Open events(Fastest 23)


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