Anthony O’Carroll will race in at least 25 different meetings this year at home and abroad.
The Ballyduff racer launched his 2022 racing season at the No Hopers Motorcycle Club’s 31st annual Down and Out Rally at the Ballyroe Hotel on Saturday night last.
He is committed to all six rounds of Dunlop Masters Irish Superbike championship on his Kawasaki – will race on the Supersport Cup class at Mondello Park this year.
He will also race on as many Irish Road Races as possible and so far only the Cookstown 100 and the Munster 100 events clash with his Mondello plans.
He has bought a second Kawasaki SuperTwin especially for road racing and will race his two bikes in three different classes on the closed-road events. There are eight different road races on the calendar for 2022.
O’Carroll also hopes to enter several rounds of the Ulster Superbike Championship and if that is not enough, he has also committed to several races in Britain.
“I am mainly focused on the Masters’ but taking as many races as possible elsewhere too,” he said. “The only real clash I am concerned about is Munster 100. We can drop one round of the Masters’ championship ship and Munster is really the home event since Athea doesn’t run anymore.”
His first races of the season will be the opening round of the British Thundersport Championship which takes place at Brands Hatch on the weekend of March 25-27.
As a result, he will miss the official Masters’ test session scheduled for the same weekend.
“The level of competition is very high in England so I think it will benefit me more by going to Brands Hatch.
He also hopes to drive in the Kerry Winter Rally in late October.
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