O’ Carroll’s Brazilian job

Road racer Anthony has found a very unusual way to keep active during the motorcycle racing off-season.

The Ballyduff man has been invited to act as a racing instructor in Brazil.

O’Carroll will work with São Paulo-based Dezero Racing when he visits the country in late January and early February.

The Irish Road Racing season gets underway in April with the Cookstown 100.

O’Carroll, who was a frontrunner in the Irish Junior and Senior support categories last season, is planning a full campaign in the Irish National Road Racing Championship this year.

He has not ridden a race bike since last September and was looking for ways to keep his hand in during the very long Irish off-season

O’Carroll is visiting Brazil later this month as part of a late winter holiday.

He decided to contact local motorcycle racers in the off chance there may have been opportunities to ride on some famous Brazilian race tracks while there.

Brazilian motorcycle racers there are huge fans of Irish Road Racing and after a few initial enquires O’Carroll was invited to ride Dezero Racing’s BMW 1000RR Superbike and a yet-to-be-announced 600cc machine.

He will teach some of Dezero Racing’s riders the skills needed to race a motorcycle on closed roads.

“They are a firmly established organisation down there,” he said.“I was going there on holiday and was looking to do a few track days while there, one thing led to another, and they invited me to ride with their riders and show them a few things. It is a chance of a lifetime. They are taking this very serious, and have already been in touch looking for my suit size and height and weight so they can set up the bikes before I get there.”

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