Killarney motorcycle racer eyes British Superbike Championship
Killarney Motorcycle racer Kevin Coyne has set his sights on competing in the British Superbike Championship later this year.
The 17-year-old will compete in both the Irish and Northern Irish Supersport Championship on board his Kawasaki Ninja 400.
If everything goes according to plan, he hopes to enter the two final rounds of the British Super Bike Championship, Donington Park on October 2 to 4 and Brands Hatch on October 16 to 18.
Coyne started racing last year and finished on third in junior category races on three occasions before graduating to the Superbike class late last year. However, a testing accident ruled him out of action for the remainder of the year but he did lend his Kawasaki Ninja 400 to Tipperary racer Oisin Maher for the Brands Hatch BSB round last season and this stirred his ambition to race there himself.
“The level of racing in Britain is much higher than Ireland and if you look at all the Irish names that have made it, they have all raced in in the BSB,” Coyne told the Killarney Advertiser.
His season will begin with a three-day test at the Circuito de Velocidad de Cartagena, not too far from Alicante in Spain early next month. This will be followed by an Irish test session in Mondello Park in County Kildare in mid-March ahead of the first round of the championship at the same venue on March 28 and 29.
This article was originally published in the February 14 issue of The Killarney Advertiser. Kerry Motorsport News is the motorsport content provider to The Killarney Advertiser.