Murphy keeps match fit by racing Pit Bikes in off-season

Andrew Murphy is keeping himself match fit in the offseason by racing Pit Bike Mini Motos at Watergrashill County Cork recently.

The miniature bikes are often used as a form of transport at big race tracks around the world – hence the

name – but racers compete on them too, mainly in the off-season, to keep their hands in.

The Mountcollins rider, runner-in the Dunlop Masters Supersport class this year, was back at a racetrack for the first time since the final Irish round in October just over a week ago.

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He was racing a 140cc Stomp but was side-lined after about 30 laps with a gearbox problem.

“It was good to get the laps in any way,” he said. “It all helps. They are only practice days and a bit of fun. There are talks of another even in County Offaly during the Christmas break and I will go there if I am ready. I already have the gearbox out of the Stomp.”

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