Crean to contest Irish Road Racing national championship with Italian team Faraldo Racing

Crean to contest Irish Road Racing national championship with Italian team

Tralee rider Daragh Crean will contest the Irish Road Racing championship for the first time after securing a deal to race for Italian team Faraldo Racing this season.
Crean, a class frontrunner in the Dunlop Irish Masters Championship in Mondello Park made his road racing debut at the Waldersrtown event last July on his Aprilia RS660.
His deal with Isle of Man-based Italian team Farlado Racing will result in a very busy year for Crean who finished second in the Masters Supertwin championship last year.
Crean will contest seven of the eight Irish National Road Racing events on Faraldo’s FR450R, beginning with the Tandragee meeting on April 28 and 29 in the support categories aimed at newcomers.
He will also race his own Aprilia on closed road events and will continue with his Mondello Park Masters commitments for another year too.
“I am really looking forward to riding the Faraldo Racing 450 in 2023, looking forward to the challenge of riding a new bike and also competing in the Supertwin Championship at the Mondello Masters,” said Crean.
He will miss the opening road race of the season, the Cookstown 100, as it clashes with the opening round of the Masters.
There are other potential date clashes in the year ahead too but decisions will be made closer to events and depending on which championship is offering more of a chance of success as the season progresses.
“We are very happy to work again with an Irish rider. Darragh will be on board our new FR450R from the Tandragee 100 because unfortunately, the Cookstown 100 clashes with one of the Mondello Masters rounds. We look forward to starting working with him,” added team owner Franceso Faralodo.

21st – 22nd April – Cookstown 100
28th – 29th April – Tandragee 100
24th – 25th June – Kells
1st – 2nd July – Skerries
8th – 9th July – Walderstown
15th – 16th July – Faugheen
22nd – 23rd July – Munster
28th – 29th July – Armoy
5th – 6th August – Athea
18th – 19th August – Ulster Grand Prix

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